Federer, Swiss capture Davis Cup

Nov 24, 2014

Federer, Swiss capture Davis Cup

Having stolen the limelight from Davis Cup stalwart Stan Wawrinka, Roger Federer quickly turned attention toward his Switzerland teammates after securing the winning point in the final against France on Sunday. Federer crushed Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 to give the Swiss a 3-1 ...

Federer, Wawrinka double up to give Swiss lead

Nov 23, 2014

Federer, Wawrinka double up to give Swiss lead

Roger Federer will have the chance to clinch the last big prize in tennis eluding him. The 17-time Grand Slam champion and Stan Wawrinka swept aside Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 in the doubles to put Switzerland into a 2-1 lead ...

Nov 22, 2014

Monfils downs ailing Federer in Davis Cup

Davis Cup Roger Federer’s valiant attempt to shake off a back injury backfired spectacularly when the Swiss 17-time Grand Slam champion was swept aside by Gael Monfils Friday as France leveled the Davis Cup final at 1-1 on Friday. Monfils triumphed 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 ...

Beat-up Federer hoping to recover in time for Davis Cup final

Nov 20, 2014

Beat-up Federer hoping to recover in time for Davis Cup final

Roger Federer is set to defy crippling back pain and a questionable relationship with Swiss teammate Stan Wawrinka when he plays his first-ever Davis Cup final against France in Lille from Friday. The Swiss have never won the Davis Cup in its long history, ...

Nishikori reflects on dynamic success, stress on tour

Nov 18, 2014

Nishikori reflects on dynamic success, stress on tour

Kei Nishikori on Tuesday confessed to feeling a tad envious of his tennis rivals being cheered on courtside by wives and girlfriends, but showed lightning footwork to dodge the $6-million question. “Tennis players are always on the road so it must help relieve some ...

Djokovic wins ATP Finals after injured Federer withdraws

Nov 17, 2014

Djokovic wins ATP Finals after injured Federer withdraws

In a potential blow to Switzerland’s Davis Cup ambitions, Roger Federer pulled out of the ATP Finals less than one hour before his title match against Novak Djokovic on Sunday, handing a third straight title at the year-end event to the top-ranked Serb. The ...

Djokovic puts away Nishikori

Nov 16, 2014

Djokovic puts away Nishikori

Two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic overcame a lapse of concentration to beat Kei Nishikori 6-1, 3-6, 6-0 and advance to a third straight final at the ATP Finals on Saturday. The Serb, who sealed the year-end No. 1 spot after finishing unbeaten in the ...

Federer scores easy win over Nishikori

Nov 12, 2014

Federer scores easy win over Nishikori

Roger Federer made the most of Kei Nishikori’s erratic play Tuesday to secure a 6-3, 6-2 victory and move closer to a semifinal spot at the ATP Finals while Andy Murray posted his first victory to stay in contention at the elite tournament. Federer, ...

Nishikori rolls past Murray

Nov 10, 2014

Nishikori rolls past Murray

Kei Nishikori admitted he had to overcome a severe case of stage fright before marking his ATP Finals debut with an impressive 6-4, 6-4 victory over Andy Murray. Nishikori, the first Asian man to qualify for the prestigious season-ending tournament, had the honor of ...

Tennis' new generation ready for challenge

Nov 8, 2014

Tennis' new generation ready for challenge

A season that produced the biggest shakeup in men’s tennis for more than a decade draws to a close next week with three ATP World Tour Finals debutants striving to cap breakthrough years with a large exclamation mark. U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic, the ...

Nishikori beats Tsonga, stays on course for ATP Finals

Oct 31, 2014

Nishikori beats Tsonga, stays on course for ATP Finals

Kei Nishikori, bidding to become the first Asian-born player to qualify for the season-ending ATP Finals, beat former champion and local favorite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 in a third-round match at the Paris Masters on Thursday. The 24-year-old Nishikori is in sixth position ...

Federer stays on hot streak

Oct 30, 2014

Federer stays on hot streak

Roger Federer was made to fight all the way by local favorite Jeremy Chardy before reaching the third round of the Paris Masters on Wednesday, while Andy Murray moved one match away from qualifying for the ATP Finals. The 17-time Grand Slam champion completed ...