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Nov 16, 2014

Federer hangs tough to set up Djokovic showdown

LONDON (Reuters) – Six-times champion Roger Federer survived a late-night Swiss semi-final thriller against Stanislas Wawrinka on Saturday to set up an ATP World Tour Finals showdown against Novak Djokovic.

After a week of one-sided group stage action at London’s O2 Arena, the season-ender burst to life with world number one Djokovic battling past Japan’s Kei Nishikori after a mid-match meltdown before Federer saved four match points in a near three-hour duel with compatriot Wawrinka.

Nov 16, 2014

Tennis-Federer hangs tough to set up Djokovic showdown

LONDON, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Six-times champion Roger Federer survived a late-night Swiss semi-final thriller against Stanislas Wawrinka on Saturday to set up an ATP World Tour Finals showdown against Novak Djokovic.

After a week of one-sided group stage action at London’s O2 Arena, the season-ender burst to life with world number one Djokovic battling past Japan’s Kei Nishikori after a mid-match meltdown before Federer saved four match points in a near three-hour duel with compatriot Wawrinka.

Nov 15, 2014

Tetchy Djokovic blames exhaustion for Nishikori scare

LONDON (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic said exhaustion and a loss of concentration played a part in a mid-match slump against Japan’s Kei Nishikori that nearly wrecked his hopes of a third consecutive ATP World Tour Finals title on Saturday.

A day after wrapping up the year-end world number one spot, a tetchy Djokovic dropped a set to Nishikori in the semi-finals before winning 6-1 3-6 6-0 at the O2 Arena.

Nov 15, 2014

Tennis-Tetchy Djokovic blames exhaustion for Nishikori scare

LONDON, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic said exhaustion and a loss of concentration played a part in a mid-match slump against Japan’s Kei Nishikori that nearly wrecked his hopes of a third consecutive ATP World Tour Finals title on Saturday.

A day after wrapping up the year-end world number one spot, a tetchy Djokovic dropped a set to Nishikori in the semi-finals before winning 6-1 3-6 6-0 at the O2 Arena.

Nov 15, 2014

Tennis-Djokovic halts Nishikori fightback to reach London final

LONDON, Nov 15 (Reuters) – World number one Novak Djokovic ended Kei Nishikori’s impressive debut at the ATP World Tour Finals with a 6-1 3-6 6-0 semi-final victory at the O2 Arena on Saturday.

The Serb was rattled by a mid-match onslaught from the Japanese who came back from a poor start to dominate the second set, only for his challenge to fizzle out in the decider.

Nov 15, 2014

Djokovic halts Nishikori fightback to reach London final

LONDON (Reuters) – World number one Novak Djokovic ended Kei Nishikori’s impressive debut at the ATP World Tour Finals with a 6-1 3-6 6-0 semi-final victory at the O2 Arena on Saturday.

The Serb was rattled by a mid-match onslaught from the Japanese who came back from a poor start to dominate the second set, only for his challenge to fizzle out in the decider.

Nov 15, 2014

Interview: Double the excitement, as dashing duos shine

LONDON (Reuters) – Billed as an aperitif before the main course served up by the likes of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, the unsung doubles players have provided the real excitement at this week’s ATP World Tour Finals.

World number one Djokovic and Federer have barely broken sweat to reach the semi-finals of the year-ending tournament – the former dropping nine games in three round-robin matches and his great Swiss rival offering up a mere 13.

Nov 15, 2014

Djokovic trounces Berdych, Wawrinka beats Cilic

LONDON (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic ensured he would end another year as world number one while adding another processional victory to a long list at the ATP World Tour Finals with his 6-2 6-2 demolition of subdued Czech Tomas Berdych on Friday.

The Serb, virtually guaranteed a semi-final berth before walking on court at the O2 Arena, made doubly sure by cruising past Berdych in little more than an hour.

Nov 14, 2014

Double the excitement, as dashing duos shine

LONDON (Reuters) – Billed as an aperitif before the main course served up by the likes of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, the unsung doubles players have provided the real excitement at this week’s ATP World Tour Finals.

World number one Djokovic and Federer have barely broken sweat to reach the semi-finals of the year-ending tournament – the former dropping nine games in three round-robin matches and his great Swiss rival offering up a mere 13.

Nov 14, 2014

Tennis-Double the excitement, as dashing duos shine

LONDON, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Billed as an aperitif before the main course served up by the likes of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, the unsung doubles players have provided the real excitement at this week’s ATP World Tour Finals.

World number one Djokovic and Federer have barely broken sweat to reach the semi-finals of the year-ending tournament – the former dropping nine games in three round-robin matches and his great Swiss rival offering up a mere 13.