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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 ...

Djokovic earns year-end No. 1 ranking

Nov 15, 2014

Djokovic earns year-end No. 1 ranking

It was another easy win for Novak Djokovic, but certainly one that he will remember. The Serb’s celebrations at the O2 Arena after Tomas Berdych sent a final shot wide on Friday spoke volumes. Djokovic raised his arms above his head and gave a ...

Nishikori into last four at ATP Finals

Nov 14, 2014

Nishikori into last four at ATP Finals

Kei Nishikori defeated Spain’s David Ferrer 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 in his final round-robin match at the ATP Finals in London on Thursday, booking a spot in the semifinals as the Group B runnerup. World No. 10 Ferrer, who came in as an alternate after ...

Djokovic cruises past Wawrinka; Berdych bounces back

Nov 13, 2014

Djokovic cruises past Wawrinka; Berdych bounces back

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic withstood an early assault from Stan Wawrinka before crushing the third-seeded Swiss 6-3, 6-0 at the ATP Finals on Wednesday to close in on the year-end No. 1 spot. Djokovic will be guaranteed to finish top of the rankings for 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, ...

Djokovic, Wawrinka post dominating victories at ATP Finals

Nov 11, 2014

Djokovic, Wawrinka post dominating victories at ATP Finals

Two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic extended his indoor winning streak with an impressive 6-1, 6-1 win over Marin Cilic Monday in his opening round-robin match at the ATP World Tour Finals, after Stan Wawrinka put his recent struggles behind him with an equally comfortable ...

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 rises to No. 5

Nov 3, 2014

Nishikori rises to No. 5

by Jack Gallagher

When Kei Nishikori became the first Asian man to break into the top 10 in the ATP Tour rankings back in May, he said his next goal was to make the top five. Less than six months later, he has done it. Nishikori was ...

Nishikori trying to remain grounded amidst success

Nov 3, 2014

Nishikori trying to remain grounded amidst success

His mere presence causes hysteria and pandemonium in the Land of the Rising Sun and he has no tennis equal in a continent heaving with 4,427 billion inhabitants, yet self-effacing Kei Nishikori thinks he is simply “one” of the best players in Japan. One ...