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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Djokovic cruises to victory in Paris

Nov 3, 2014

Djokovic cruises to victory in Paris

Novak Djokovic became the first man to successfully defend his title at the Paris Masters with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Milos Raonic on Sunday, putting himself in a commanding position in his fight with Roger Federer for the year-end No.1 spot. Djokovic, who ...

Fatigued Nishikori falls to Djokovic in Paris semifinals

Nov 2, 2014

Fatigued Nishikori falls to Djokovic in Paris semifinals

Kei Nishikori admits his body is hurting after a tumultuous season that has seen him establish himself as a potential Grand Slam winner, but he has one last mountain to climb. That will come in London in eight days when the speedy Japanese star ...

Djokovic celebrates return with win

Oct 29, 2014

Djokovic celebrates return with win

In his first match since the birth of his first child, defending champion Novak Djokovic stayed on course to finish the season as No. 1 by defeating Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 6-4 in the second round of the Paris Masters on Tuesday. The top-seeded Djokovic ...

Nole aiming to stay No. 1

Oct 28, 2014

Nole aiming to stay No. 1

Novak Djokovic already feels like ‘No. 1′ after becoming a father last week and says his battle with Roger Federer for the year-end top global ranking is no more than a luxury problem. The 27-year-old Serb comes to the Paris Masters, which began on ...

Federer powers past Djokovic, into Shanghai Masters final

Oct 12, 2014

Federer powers past Djokovic, into Shanghai Masters final

Roger Federer blew away Novak Djokovic in a fearsome Shanghai Masters performance Saturday to end the Serb’s incredible winning streak in China and set up a final with Gilles Simon. A brilliant attacking display from the 17-time Grand Slam winner, who served with aggression ...