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Nov 16, 2014

Djokovic wins ATP year-ender after Federer pulls out

LONDON (Reuters) – A mouth-watering finale to the season ended before it even began on Sunday when Roger Federer was forced to pull out through injury prior to his ATP World Tour Final showdown with Novak Djokovic.

The 33-year-old Swiss, who spent two hours 48 minutes defeating compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka in a gruelling semi-final the previous night, announced his decision on court as the 17,000-seat O2 Arena filled up for the expected final.

Nov 16, 2014

Tennis-Djokovic wins year-ender as Federer withdraws

LONDON, Nov 16 (Reuters) – A mouth-watering finale to the season ended before it even began on Sunday when Roger Federer was forced to pull out through injury prior to his ATP World Tour Final showdown with Novak Djokovic.

The 33-year-old Swiss, who spent two hours 48 minutes defeating compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka in a gruelling semi-final the previous night, announced his decision on court as the 17,000-seat O2 Arena filled up for the expected final.

Nov 16, 2014

I was lucky, says Federer after Wawrinka scrap

LONDON (Reuters) – Days before Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka team up for a shot at Switzerland’s first Davis Cup title, they were tearing lumps out of each other at the ATP World Tour Finals in London on Saturday.

Federer spent nearly three hours fighting off Wawrinka in an intense semi-final, admitting he was fortunate to save four match points before scraping through 4-6 7-5 7-6(6) and setting up a blockbuster season finale against Novak Djokovic.

Nov 16, 2014

Tennis-I was lucky, says Federer after Wawrinka scrap

LONDON, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Days before Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka team up for a shot at Switzerland’s first Davis Cup title, they were tearing lumps out of each other at the ATP World Tour Finals in London on Saturday.

Federer spent nearly three hours fighting off Wawrinka in an intense semi-final, admitting he was fortunate to save four match points before scraping through 4-6 7-5 7-6(6) and setting up a blockbuster season finale against Novak Djokovic.

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.