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October 30th, 2014

Djokovic v Murray Halloween Friday In Paris; Raonic, Ferrer Fighting For Final London Berth

Things went pretty smoothly for the top players today at the Paris Indoors Masters. The final Thursday of the ATP regular season saw veterans Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, David Ferrer, Tomas Berdych and Andy Murray who blasted Grigor Dimitrov all win rather decisively.

Australian Open Stan Wawrinka, however, fell to Kevin Anderson in a final set breaker. Not a terrible loss – losing to a big man like Anderson indoors – but Wawrinka really hasn’t been much of a factor since …

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:01 pm in Paris | 79 Comments »

October 29th, 2014

Raonic Toilet Adventure; Federer Tested Wed. in ATP Paris

Year-end championship hopefuls Milos Raonic and Grigor Dimitrov kept their campaigns alive on Wednesday at the Paris Masters, advancing into the third round.

The No. 7-seeded Raonic barely edged American qualifier Jack Sock in a big-serving contest 6-3, 5-7, 7-6(4), while the No. 9-seeded Dimitrov rolled over Pablo Cuevas 6-0, 6-3.

Raonic was “relieved” to get through the encounter after an eight-minute mid-match bathroom break where he struggled to find a suitable toilet in the stadium.

“Whoever the escort who took me was, …

Posted by Staff @ 6:31 pm in Tennis | 52 Comments »

October 29th, 2014

Father Djokovic Rolls In Paris Opener; Federer, Murray In Action Wednesday

Playing his first match as a father, Novak Djokovic had no trouble dispatching Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 6-4 in the opening round of the Paris Indoors Masters. The defending champion Djokovic is seeking a third Paris title this week, and was pleased with his start.

“It feels great! It’s different, obviously,” Djokovic told Sky Sports. “I’m trying to take as much positive energy as I can from what’s happened in the past few weeks. I’m very proud to be a father and …

Posted by Staff @ 12:22 am in Paris | 68 Comments »

October 27th, 2014

Novak Djokovic: After Becoming A Father Last Week I Already Feel Like I’m No. 1

Defending champion Novak Djokovic met the press for the first time in Paris today since he and wife Jelena Ristic welcomed their first child, baby boy Stefan, into the world last week. The top ranked Djokovic is in a fight for the No. 1 ranking this week in Paris, but he’s already on top of the world.

“Honestly, the way I feel right now, I feel like I’m already No. 1 with becoming a father last week,” said Djokovic. “For …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:47 pm in Paris | 38 Comments »

October 27th, 2014

No. 1 Race: Here’s What Roger Federer Has To Do To Pass Novak Djokovic This Week In Paris

Despite not having won a Slam, Roger Federer has a very real chance of finishing the season No. 1. In fact, Federer could be the top seed and the No. 1 ranked player at the London ATP Finals next month if he does well in Paris.

Specifically, Federer, who trails by 490 points, would pass Djokovic this week in Paris if the Swiss wins the title over a player not named Djokovic.

He can also pass Djokovic by reaching the final with …

Posted by Staff @ 11:00 am in Year-End No. 1 | 41 Comments »

October 27th, 2014

Poll: Who’ll Finish 2014 No. 1, Novak Djokovic Or Roger Federer

With just a few more weeks left in the 2014 season, the No. 1 ranking is still undecided between fathers Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.

Djokovic, who just welcomed the arrival of his first child last week, returns this week in Paris hoping to add to his 490 point lead at No. 1.

Federer, who has won his last 12 matches since the US Open, could hold the lead in the No. 1 race entering London if he makes the Paris …

Posted by Staff @ 10:33 am in Polls, Year-End No. 1 | 30 Comments »

October 27th, 2014

ATP London Race (27 Oct 14): Murray Surges, Federer Could Take The No. 1 Lead From Djokovic

A month ago Andy Murray’s London qualification was on perilous ground. However, after winning three titles in five events, including a thrilling win yesterday over Tommy Robredo in Valencia, Murray is now a solid No. 5 in the latest ATP Race standings.

“The others guys behind me will need to play extremely well in Paris to knock me out, so I’ve done everything I could,” Murray said yesterday.

With Rafael Nadal out, Murray, Kei Nishiori and Tomas Berdych appear to relatively safe …

Posted by Staff @ 10:24 am in ATP Finals, Year-End No. 1 | 6 Comments »

October 26th, 2014

Federer, Murray Win Keys Titles to Extend ATP Year-End Drama

Federer Coasts to 6th Swiss Open Crown

World No. 2 Roger Federer kept alive his hopes of wrestling the year-end No. 1 ranking away from Novak Djokovic, on Sunday defeating David Goffin 6-2, 6-2 in the final of the Swiss Open at Basel.

“I didn’t expect this kind of result but clearly I’ll take it, it’s great,” Federer said. “It’s indoors tennis, sometimes you just blow a guy out of the court and I’m happy it was me today doing that.

It was …

Posted by Staff @ 5:34 pm in Fall Season | 47 Comments »

October 26th, 2014

Tommy Robredo Gave Andy Murray The Double Bird After Losing To The Scot In The Valencia Final [Video]

Tommy Robredo probably doesn’t want to see Andy Murray anytime soon. And who can blame him? After blowing five matchpoints in a loss to Murray a month ago in the Shenzhen final, Robredo had revenge on his mind today in the Valencia, Spain final.

But would you believe Robredo once again blew five matchpoints this time losing to Murray in a final set tiebreaker 3-6, 7-6(7), 7-6(8).

The match, one of the best ATP finals of 2014, went 3-hours, 20-minutes with …

Posted by Staff @ 2:50 pm in Videos | 32 Comments »

October 26th, 2014

Serena Hammers Halep, Gets Revenge To Win Fifth WTA Finals Title

What’s the saying, Revenge is a dish best served in the finals? For Serena Williams that’s how it played out during the WTA Finals in Singapore this week.

Newcomer Simona Halep slammed Serena 6-0, 6-2 on Wednesday handing the World No. 1 one of her most embarrassing losses. With Serena’s semifinal fate squarely on Halep’s racquet Friday, the Romanian chose not to go down in straights to Ivanovic, which would have eliminated Serena. Instead, Halep played Ivanovic tough, taking …

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:36 pm in WTA Championships, Year-End No. 1 | 5 Comments »


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Rankings
ATP - Oct 27 WTA - Oct 27
1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Roger Federer2 Maria Sharapova
3 Rafael Nadal3 Simona Halep
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Petra Kvitova
5 Tomas Berdych5 Ana Ivanovic
6 David Ferrer6 Agnieszka Radwanska
7 Kei Nishikori7 Eugenie Bouchard
8 Andy Murray8 Caroline Wozniacki
9 Marin Cilic9 Na Li
10 Milos Raonic10 Angelique Kerber
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