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November 18th, 2014

Roger Federer: There Are No Hard Feeling Between Me And Stan, We Are Friends, Not Ememies!

Meeting the press today three days before the start of Switzerland’s Davis Cup final against France, Roger Federer downplayed any issues he has with teammate Stan Wawrinka over their semifinal match last Saturday at the ATP Finals in London.

“I was on the other side of the court, quite far away,” Federer told the Guardian. “We had a conversation after the match. Everything’s totally relaxed about the situation.

“I just wanted to see if there was were any hard feelings because it …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:44 pm in Davis Cup | 46 Comments »

November 18th, 2014

Rafael Nadal Set To Return January 1, 2015 At The Abu Dhabi Exo

Rafael Nadal confirmed that he will return to tennis – exo tennis – at the start of the year in Abu Dhabi. The money-rich exo runs from January 1-3, 2015.

Nadal will be joined by world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka, Andy Murray, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Gael Monfils for the lucrative event.

Nadal’s first official ATP event will be at Doha just a few days later.

After having his appendix removed and further stem cell treatments on his back, Nadal …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:51 am in 2015 Season, Exhibitions | 63 Comments »

November 18th, 2014

Did Mirka Federer Call Stan Wawrinka A Cry Baby? Here’s The Video

Day three of the Federer-Wawrinka gate brought with it a new video of Mirka Federer allegedly calling Stan Wawrinka a “cry baby”.

The incident in the video takes place in the 11th game at 5-5, 40-40 when Wawrinka, who just lost three match points in the previous game, backed away from a Federer serve because of something said from the crowd. Was it Mirka heckling Wawrinka with a “cry baby” for complaining to chair umpire Cedric Maurier when he was changing …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:39 am in Videos | 57 Comments »

November 17th, 2014

Roger Federer Took The Plane To Davis Cup, Stan Wawrinka The Train [Video]

Following their epic semifinal Saturday in London, the top two Swiss stars have arrived in Lille, France where on Friday they will face the French team in the Davis Cup final.

While the Swiss are looking for their first Davis Cup trophy in their first final since 1992, France is bidding to win its 10th Davis Cup title and its first since 2001.

Federer arrived into Lille by private jet while Stan Wawrinka took the train.


Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:40 pm in Davis Cup | 56 Comments »

November 17th, 2014

Is Roger Federer’s Wife, Mirka, To Blame For The Rift With Stan Wawrinka?

According to London’s Telegraph, Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka are at odds because of Roger’s wife. The story is that Mirka was heckling Wawrinka late his Saturday semifinal match with his husband.

Some of the points the article makes:
well-placed sources attested that the two men found themselves “thrashing out their differences” in the O2 Arena’s gym after Saturday’s semi-final.

The Telegraph understands that Mirka’s intense and even provocative support for her husband – which peaked just before Wawrinka served for the …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:25 am in ATP Finals | 86 Comments »

November 17th, 2014

Here’s Juan Martin Del Potro Training To Rocky’s Burning Heart [Video]

Juan Martin del Potro shared a new video of his latest training routine. The former US Open champion is recovering from left wrist surgery, and based on his workouts, he looks like he’ll be ready for 2015.

“I want to share with you this video, that sums up my first (2/3) weeks of pre-season training in Argentina.
Gym sessions, running in the beach and lots of tennis! I’m very happy with the results so far and feeling better everyday. Hope you …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:11 am in Videos | 10 Comments »

November 16th, 2014

John McEnroe Hints Of A Falling Out Between Federer And Wawrinka After Their SF [Video]

On ESPN2 today, John McEnroe hinted that after their thrilling semifinal match, good friends and Davis Cup teammates Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka had a falling out of some kind in the locker room.

“Something went on in the locker room,” McEnroe said on TV of the top two Swiss. “There was a long talk between the players that extended well into the night.”

What could this long conversation have been about – Wawrinka was upset at something near the end of …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 5:06 pm in ATP Finals, Videos | 21 Comments »

November 16th, 2014

Roger Federer: It’s A Very Disappointing End, But I’m Hopeful In A Few Days My Back Is Going To Be Better [Video]

Roger Federer spoke on camera after withdrawing from his ATP Finals match against Novak Djokovic today. Federer, who was seeking a seventh ATP Finals titles, withdrew from a match for just the third time in his career.

“I mean it’s a very disappointing end to the season,” Federer said. “I was playing so well here, had a great season so far. I was feeling great until yesterday’s tiebreaker. I felt all of a sudden the back …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 4:55 pm in ATP Finals, Videos | 30 Comments »

November 16th, 2014

Djokovic Wins Third Straight ATP World Tour Finals Title As Federer Withdraws

In one of the most disappointing finishes to any tennis season in recent history, today’s highly anticipated clash between the best two players in the world, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, at the ATP Finals in London never took place as six-time champion Federer withdrew ahead of the match with a back injury.

“Unfortunately, I’m not match fit to play the match tonight,” Federer told the crowd. “Clearly I wish it wasn’t so. I tried all year to be ready for …

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:34 pm in ATP Finals | 79 Comments »

November 16th, 2014

Bryan Brothers Win Fourth ATP Finals Title, Finish #1 For A 10th Time

Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan have collected their fourth season finale title in their sixth championship match at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.

The top-seeded American twins won their 103th team title with a 67(5), 62, 107 victory over seventh seeds Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo on Sunday afternoon at The O2 in London.

The Bryans have now clinched 10 or more tour-level titles in a single season on four occasions (also 2007, 2010, 2013). They complete the year with a …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:07 pm in ATP Finals, Doubles | 2 Comments »

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2 Roger Federer2 Maria Sharapova
3 Rafael Nadal3 Simona Halep
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6 Andy Murray6 Agnieszka Radwanska
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