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Nov 9, 2014

Tennis-Nishikori powers to victory over Murray at Tour Finals

LONDON, Nov 9 (Reuters) – Japan’s Kei Nishikori made a stunning start to what will surely be the first of many appearances at the ATP World Tour Finals with a 6-4 6-4 win over home favourite Andy Murray on Sunday.

The opening group match of the elite season-ender began slowly but once world number five Nishikori found his range he dominated the twice grand slam champion in front of a sell-out crowd at the spectacular 02 Arena.

Nov 8, 2014

Raonic feeling like he belongs with the big guns

LONDON (Reuters) – If proof were needed that Milos Raonic deserves his place in the ATP World Tour Finals one only needs to rewind to last week in Paris when the Canadian finally got the better of Roger Federer.

Drawn to face Federer in the quarter-finals, the 23-year-old knew a seventh successive defeat against the Swiss great would almost certainly have scuppered his chances of qualifying for the elite season-ender for the first time.

Nov 8, 2014

Tennis-Raonic feeling like he belongs with the big guns

LONDON, Nov 8 (Reuters) – If proof were needed that Milos Raonic deserves his place in the ATP World Tour Finals one only needs to rewind to last week in Paris when the Canadian finally got the better of Roger Federer.

Drawn to face Federer in the quarter-finals, the 23-year-old knew a seventh successive defeat against the Swiss great would almost certainly have scuppered his chances of qualifying for the elite season-ender for the first time.

Nov 7, 2014

Old guard primed for new generation in ATP finale

LONDON (Reuters) – A season that produced the biggest shake-up in men’s tennis for more than a decade draws to a close next week with three ATP World Tour Finals debutants striving to sign off breakthrough years with a large exclamation mark.

U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic, the man he beat in New York Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic, the fresh-faced Canadian with dynamite in his serving arm, will all add plenty to the mix at the glitzy season-ender now in its sixth year of residence at London’s eye-catching O2 Arena.

Nov 7, 2014

Murray says he will win over home fans in London

LONDON (Reuters) – Andy Murray hopes to “win back” a few fans when he opens the ATP World Tour Finals on Sunday against Kei Nishikori.

The 27-year-old former Wimbledon champion received a barrage of abuse on Twitter when he publicly supported the pro-independence “Yes” campaign in the recent Scottish referendum on whether to stay within the United Kingdom.

Nov 7, 2014

Tennis-Murray says he will win over home fans in London

LONDON, Nov 7 (Reuters) – Andy Murray hopes to “win back” a few fans when he opens the ATP World Tour Finals on Sunday against Kei Nishikori.

The 27-year-old former Wimbledon champion received a barrage of abuse on Twitter when he publicly supported the pro-independence “Yes” campaign in the recent Scottish referendum on whether to stay within the United Kingdom.

Nov 7, 2014

Tennis-Old guard primed for new generation in ATP finale

LONDON, Nov 7 (Reuters) – A season that produced the biggest shake-up in men’s tennis for more than a decade draws to a close next week with three ATP World Tour Finals debutants striving to sign off breakthrough years with a large exclamation mark.

U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic, the man he beat in New York Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic, the fresh-faced Canadian with dynamite in his serving arm, will all add plenty to the mix at the glitzy season-ender now in its sixth year of residence at London’s eye-catching O2 Arena.

Nov 6, 2014

Liverpool target Chelsea after midweek tinkering

LONDON (Reuters) – All eyes will be on Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers’s team selection when they attempt to end leaders Chelsea’s unbeaten start to the Premier League season on Saturday.

Rodgers appeared content to sacrifice Tuesday’s Champions League clash at Real Madrid, leaving the likes of Raheem Sterling and Steven Gerrard on the bench as his side lost 1-0.

Nov 6, 2014

Soccer-Liverpool target Chelsea after midweek tinkering

LONDON, Nov 6 (Reuters) – All eyes will be on Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers’s team selection when they attempt to end leaders Chelsea’s unbeaten start to the Premier League season on Saturday.

Rodgers appeared content to sacrifice Tuesday’s Champions League clash at Real Madrid, leaving the likes of Raheem Sterling and Steven Gerrard on the bench as his side lost 1-0.

Nov 5, 2014

QPR’s Ferdinand should have known better, says FA

LONDON (Reuters) – The FA has justified the three-match ban handed out to Queens Park Rangers’ former England defender Rio Ferdinand over comments he made on Twitter, saying in a statement on Wednesday that he was a role model.

Ferdinand, 35, took to the social media network last week to describe the ban as “ludicrous”.