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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.

Nov 14, 2014

Djokovic trounces Berdych at Tour Finals, seals number one spot

LONDON (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic added another processional victory to the lengthening list at the ATP World Tour Finals with a 6-2 6-2 demolition of subdued Czech Tomas Berdych on Friday.

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

Nov 14, 2014

Djokovic trounces Berdych at Tour Finals, seals No.1 spot

LONDON (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic added another processional victory to the lengthening list at the ATP World Tour Finals with a 6-2 6-2 demolition of subdued Czech Tomas Berdych on Friday.

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

Nov 14, 2014

Tennis-Djokovic trounces Berdych at Tour Finals, seals No.1 spot

LONDON, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic added another processional victory to the lengthening list at the ATP World Tour Finals with a 6-2 6-2 demolition of subdued Czech Tomas Berdych on Friday.

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

Nov 14, 2014

Federer crushes Murray, Nishikori reaches semis

LONDON (Reuters) – Hidden behind the artistic beauty of Roger Federer’s tennis lurks the primal instinct of a cold-hearted killer and on Thursday Andy Murray was the unwitting victim as he was hammered 6-0 6-1 in his own backyard.

Already assured of a place in the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour Finals after Kei Nishikori’s three-set win in Group B earlier in the day, Federer only required a set against Murray to top the standings.

Nov 13, 2014

Federer happy Murray avoided ‘double bagel’

LONDON (Reuters) – Roger Federer was two points away from beating one of his fiercest rivals without dropping a solitary game but said he was happy not to beat Andy Murray 6-0 6-0 on Thursday.

The Swiss great was leading 6-0 5-0 and 30-0 on the hapless Murray’s serve when he missed a routine volley and the Briton dug deep to register on the giant scoreboard at the O2 Arena.

Nov 13, 2014

Tennis-Federer happy Murray avoided ‘double bagel’

LONDON, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Roger Federer was two points away from beating one of his fiercest rivals without dropping a solitary game but said he was happy not to beat Andy Murray 6-0 6-0 on Thursday.

The Swiss great was leading 6-0 5-0 and 30-0 on the hapless Murray’s serve when he missed a routine volley and the Briton dug deep to register on the giant scoreboard at the O2 Arena.

Nov 13, 2014

Nishikori beats stand-in Ferrer, now must wait

LONDON (Reuters) – Japan’s Kei Nishikori surged to a three-set victory over alternate David Ferrer at the ATP World Tour Finals on Thursday and must now wait anxiously to see if he has done enough to reach the semi-finals.

The 24-year-old lost the opening set to the Spaniard, who was a late stand-in for injured Milos Raonic, but played beautifully after that to seal a 4-6 6-4 6-1 win — his second in Group B after also beating Andy Murray.

Nov 13, 2014

Tennis-Nishikori beats stand-in Ferrer, now must wait

LONDON (Reuters) – Japan’s Kei Nishikori surged to a three-set victory over alternate David Ferrer at the ATP World Tour Finals on Thursday and must now wait anxiously to see if he has done enough to reach the semi-finals.

The 24-year-old lost the opening set to the Spaniard, who was a late stand-in for injured Milos Raonic, but played beautifully after that to seal a 4-6 6-4 6-1 win — his second in Group B after also beating Andy Murray.