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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 »

November 16th, 2014

Is This How Roger Federer Hurt His Back? [Video]

Earlier in the week, Roger Federer’s father, Robert, had some fun on the practice court with his star son. In the video below, Federer hilariously takes one in the back from his dad.

Unfortunately, Federer had to withdraw from his ATP Finals title match today against Novak Djokovic. Federer said he hurt his back late in his win over Stan Wawrinka yesterday in the semifinals.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:58 pm in Videos | 3 Comments »

November 16th, 2014

Roger Federer Withdraws From ATP Finals Match Against Djokovic Due To A Back Injury [Video]

Roger Federer made an unfortunate announcement on court today less than an hour before his scheduled championship match against Novak Djokovic in the London ATP Finals.

Due to a back injury, Federer told the crowd, he would be unable to compete in the match.

“I am sorry to announce that I cannot play the finals tonight vs. Novak,” Federer posted on facebook. “I hurt my back late in the match yesterday against Stan. I am very disappointed and I hope to be …

Posted by Staff @ 12:52 pm in ATP Finals, Videos | 62 Comments »

November 15th, 2014

Federer Saves 4 MPs In SF Thriller Over Wawrinka, Will Face Djokovic For ATP Finals Title; Who’s The Pick?

I guess that was worth the wait. After six days of rather ho-hum, uninspiring tennis, today we finally had some serious drama on semifinal day at ATP Finals in London.

First up was Novak Djokovic against Kei Nishikori in rematch of their US Open semifinal won by the Japanese. This time, with air temperature decidedly cooler – heck, it’s indoors in November! – Djokovic jumped out early and led with a break in the second. But after some crowd interference stunted …

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:49 pm in ATP Finals | 69 Comments »

November 14th, 2014

Djokovic v Nishikori, Federer v Wawrinka; ATP Finals SF Picks And Pans

And after six days of uninspiring round robin play, we’ve cut the field of eight in half. No shock that the top two, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, are in the mix but a bit of a surprise to see Stan Wawrinka and Kei Nishikori still on the final weekend.

Warwinka stumbled and bumbled toward the event losing four of five matches leading up, while Nishikori had to beat and did beat home favorite Andy Murray in his Sunday opener. So …

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:30 pm in ATP Finals | 224 Comments »

November 14th, 2014

Novak Djokovic Clinches ATP No. 1 Ranking For A Third Time

Congrats to Novak Djokovic who today clinched the ATP’s year-end No. 1 ranking for a third time. The Serb secured the spot after blowing out Tomas Berdych 62, 62 to reach the semifinals at the Barclays.

“Being No. 1 in the world is probably one of the most difficult and biggest challenges that a tennis player can have, so it’s incredibly fulfilling and I’m very happy with this achievement,” Djokovic said.

“It’s been a long year and it’s one of the ultimate …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:15 am in Year-End No. 1 | 60 Comments »

November 13th, 2014

Federer Embarrasses Murray At London ATP Finals; Djokovic Set To Clinch No. 1 Friday

What a wacky ATP Finals thus far. The first four days saw all straight set matches, that until today when Milos Raonic withdrew with a leg injury before his match against Kei Nishikori. Able-bodied David Ferrer stepped in and the former champion finally created some drama pushing the Japenese to three before falling in the end 4-6, 6-4, 6-1.

“It’s never easy playing against David because he’s very consistent from the baseline,” said Nishikori. “If I want to win, I have …

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:28 pm in ATP Finals | 71 Comments »

November 13th, 2014

Milos Raonic Withdraws From ATP Finals, Former Runner-Up David Ferrer Takes His Spot

A few hours before his final round robin match against Kei Nishikori, Milos Raonic announced his withdrawal From the Barclays ATP Finals in London today.

Raonic said he sustained an injury to his quad during his loss to Andy Murray on Tuesday.

I am sad to announce that I have to withdraw from the rest of this competition, due to a low grade tear in my quad. It was a hard decision..

— Milos Raonic (@milosraonic) November 13, 2014…

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:16 am in ATP Finals | 81 Comments »


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ATP - Nov 24 WTA - Nov 24
1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Roger Federer2 Maria Sharapova
3 Rafael Nadal3 Simona Halep
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Petra Kvitova
5 Kei Nishikori5 Ana Ivanovic
6 Andy Murray6 Agnieszka Radwanska
7 Tomas Berdych7 Eugenie Bouchard
8 Milos Raonic8 Caroline Wozniacki
9 Marin Cilic9 Angelique Kerber
10 David Ferrer10 Dominika Cibulkova
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