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Nov 12, 2014

Tennis-Djokovic destroys Wawrinka, Berdych back in mix

LONDON, Nov 12 (Reuters) – Ruthless world number one Novak Djokovic thrashed Stanislas Wawrinka 6-3 6-0 as he closed in on a stunning climax to his season at the ATP World Tour Finals on Wednesday.

The Serb responded to losing the first two games to steamroller the Swiss who was unfortunate to meet the defending champion at his imperious best.

Nov 12, 2014

Disappointed Cilic blames tiredness for ATP Finals flop

LONDON (Reuters) – Marin Cilic’s debut appearance at the ATP World Tour Finals is fast turning into a nightmare after his second consecutive drubbing at the O2 Arena on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old Croat, who qualified by virtue of winning the U.S. Open in September, arrived with high hopes but so far he has managed a mere six games in two matches.

Nov 12, 2014

Tennis-Disappointed Cilic blames tiredness for ATP Finals flop

LONDON, Nov 12 (Reuters) – Marin Cilic’s debut appearance at the ATP World Tour Finals is fast turning into a nightmare after his second consecutive drubbing at the O2 Arena on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old Croat, who qualified by virtue of winning the U.S. Open in September, arrived with high hopes but so far he has managed a mere six games in two matches.

Nov 12, 2014

No miracle cure says bouncing Czech Berdych

LONDON (Reuters) – Knock him down and one thing is certain about Tomas Berdych at the ATP World Tour Finals — he will bounce right up again.

The 29-year-old Czech has qualified for the year-ending showpiece beside the River Thames five years in succession and each time he has lost his opening match.

Nov 12, 2014

Tennis-No miracle cure says bouncing Czech Berdych

LONDON, Nov 12 (Reuters) – Knock him down and one thing is certain about Tomas Berdych at the ATP World Tour Finals — he will bounce right up again.

The 29-year-old Czech has qualified for the year-ending showpiece beside the River Thames five years in succession and each time he has lost his opening match.

Nov 12, 2014

Murray happy to still be in contention for ATP World Tour Finals

LONDON (Reuters) – Andy Murray could beat Roger Federer on Thursday and crash out of the ATP World Tour Finals or lose and go through to the semi-finals — such is the conundrum he faces.

However, the 27-year-old home favourite is glad just to still be in contention after Tuesday’s 6-3 7-5 defeat of big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic.

Nov 12, 2014

Classy Federer on brink of semis, Murray stays afloat

LONDON (Reuters) – Roger Federer’s class shone like a beacon over the murky waters of round-robin tennis with a 6-3 6-2 defeat of Kei Nishikori at the ATP World Tour Finals on Sunday before Andy Murray stayed afloat by defeating Milos Raonic.

The 33-year-old Swiss maestro, bidding for a seventh title at the ATP’s year-ending shootout, oozed confidence as he racked up his second consecutive victory in Group B.

Nov 12, 2014

Murray happy to still be in contention

LONDON (Reuters) – Andy Murray could beat Roger Federer on Thursday and crash out of the ATP World Tour Finals or lose and go through to the semi-finals — such is the conundrum he faces.

However, the 27-year-old home favorite is glad just to still be in contention after Tuesday’s 6-3 7-5 defeat of big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic.

Nov 12, 2014

Tennis-Murray happy to still be in contention

LONDON, Nov 11 (Reuters) – Andy Murray could beat Roger Federer on Thursday and crash out of the ATP World Tour Finals or lose and go through to the semi-finals — such is the conundrum he faces.

However, the 27-year-old home favourite is glad just to still be in contention after Tuesday’s 6-3 7-5 defeat of big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic.

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.