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Nov 11, 2014

Evergreen Federer still defying Old Father Time

LONDON (Reuters) – Blessed with tennis genius, a multi-lingual father of two sets of twins, Roger Federer has plenty going for him, but on top of that he appears to be defying the ageing process.

At 33, the age when most sportsmen and women, particularly those practicing individual sports requiring speed, strength, stamina and agility, are winding down, the effervescent Swiss is hitting as hard and moving as nimbly as ever.

Nov 11, 2014

Tennis-Evergreen Federer still defying Old Father Time

LONDON, Nov 11 (Reuters) – Blessed with tennis genius, a multi-lingual father of two sets of twins, Roger Federer has plenty going for him, but on top of that he appears to be defying the ageing process.

At 33, the age when most sportsmen and women, particularly those practising individual sports requiring speed, strength, stamina and agility, are winding down, the effervescent Swiss is hitting as hard and moving as nimbly as ever.

Nov 11, 2014

Old master Federer tames Nishikori at Tour Finals

LONDON (Reuters) – Roger Federer produced another masterly display to beat Japan’s Kei Nishikori 6-3 6-2 and move a step closer to the semi-finals at the ATP World Tour Finals on Tuesday.

The six-times former champion was at his imperious best to subdue the 24-year-old U.S. Open runner-up and will reach the last four should Canada’s Milos Raonic defeat Andy Murray in the day’s other Group B match.

Nov 11, 2014

Tennis-Old master Federer tames Nishikori at Tour Finals

LONDON, Nov 11 (Reuters) – Roger Federer produced another masterly display to beat Japan’s Kei Nishikori 6-3 6-2 and move a step closer to the semi-finals at the ATP World Tour Finals on Tuesday.

The six-times former champion was at his imperious best to subdue the 24-year-old U.S. Open runner-up and will reach the last four should Canada’s Milos Raonic defeat Andy Murray in the day’s other Group B match.

Nov 10, 2014

Djokovic mauls Cilic in ATP Tour Finals opener

LONDON (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic began his challenge for a hat-trick of ATP World Tour Finals triumphs in London with a 6-1 6-1 demolition of Croatia’s Marin Cilic on Monday.

The Serbian world number one produced a ruthless display against a ragged U.S. Open champion, opening his Group A account with a 56-minute masterclass.

Nov 10, 2014

Tennis-Djokovic mauls Cilic in ATP Tour Finals opener

LONDON, Nov 10 (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic began his challenge for a hat-trick of ATP World Tour Finals triumphs in London with a 6-1 6-1 demolition of Croatia’s Marin Cilic on Monday.

The Serbian world number one produced a ruthless display against a ragged U.S. Open champion, opening his Group A account with a 56-minute masterclass.

Nov 10, 2014

Blink and you miss it as Djokovic and Wawrinka enjoy romps

LONDON (Reuters) – Woe betide any ticket holder who got stuck in the queue for an ice cream at the O2 Arena on Monday — the action might have been all over by the time they returned to their pricey seat.

Stanislas Wawrinka pummeled Tomas Berdych 6-1 6-1 in 58 minutes, then the evening’s main course turned into fast food as world number one Novak Djokovic needed two minutes less to send newcomer Marin Cilic packing.

Nov 10, 2014

Blink and you miss it as Djokovic and Wawrinka enjoy ATP Tour Finals romps

LONDON (Reuters) – Woe betide any ticket holder who got stuck in the queue for an ice cream at the O2 Arena on Monday — the action might have been all over by the time they returned to their pricey seat.

Stanislas Wawrinka pummelled Tomas Berdych 6-1 6-1 in 58 minutes, then the evening’s main course turned into fast food as world number one Novak Djokovic needed two minutes less to send newcomer Marin Cilic packing.

Nov 10, 2014

Federer will be ready for Davis Cup battle, says Wawrinka

LONDON (Reuters) – Stanislas Wawrinka has no doubt fellow Swiss Roger Federer will be ready for the Davis Cup final next week even if the 33-year-old goes all the way at the ATP World Tour Finals.

Both men are in action in the season-ender and the early signs are that they could be at the O2 Arena until the weekend after comfortable opening victories in round-robin play.

Nov 10, 2014

Tennis-Federer will be ready for Davis Cup battle, says Wawrinka

LONDON, Nov 10 (Reuters) – Stanislas Wawrinka has no doubt fellow Swiss Roger Federer will be ready for the Davis Cup final next week even if the 33-year-old goes all the way at the ATP World Tour Finals.

Both men are in action in the season-ender and the early signs are that they could be at the O2 Arena until the weekend after comfortable opening victories in round-robin play.