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November 9th, 2014

Murray Forgets To Show Up At ATP Finals, Federer Gets Revenge; Djokovic Opens 3-Peat Bid Monday

One of the hottest players this fall, Andy Murray, fell completely flat in his ATP Finals opener today in London. Murray, who had won three titles since the US Open, was never in his opening round robin match with Kei Nishikori losing lifelessly to the Japanese No. 1 6-4, 6-4.

“It’s obviously disappointing to lose the first match,” said Murray. “I would have liked to have done better. I didn’t serve well enough today. I would say that was the biggest …

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:13 pm in ATP Finals | 66 Comments »

November 8th, 2014

What Does Roger Federer Have To Do To Finish 2014 Ranked No. 1?

#458588350 / gettyimages.comOn the eve of the ATP Finals, Roger Federer still has a chance – a longshot one – of finishing the year No. 1 for a record-equalling sixth time.

For Federer, who trails top man Novak Djokovic by 1,310 ATP Ranking points, to have any hope of finishing the year No. …

Posted by Staff @ 10:07 pm in Year-End No. 1 | 17 Comments »

November 8th, 2014

Roger Federer, Andy Murray Open Play Sunday At London ATP Finals

Six-time champion Roger Federer and British favorite Andy Murray headline the opening day Group B play of the 2014 ATP Finals Sunday in London.

Murray, winning of three titles this falls, is featured in the first singles match of the event. The three-time semifinalist begins his ATP Finals against US Open finalist Kei Nishikori. Despite making his first appearance at the ATP Finals, Nishikori isn’t just happy to be there.

“This is my first experience here” said Nishikori. “I am really excited …

Posted by Staff @ 9:54 pm in ATP Finals | 108 Comments »

November 8th, 2014

2014 ATP Finals Profile: Novak Djokovic

#458294002 / gettyimages.comNOVAK DJOKOVIC
Age: 27

Current ATP Rank: 1

2014 Highlights: 6 titles – Wimbledon, Paris, Beijing, Rome, Miami, Indian Wells; French Open finalist

ATP Finals History: 8th appearance (all consecutive), 3-time champion in 2008, 2013-2914

Notable Stat: Is on a 10 match winning streak at the ATP Finals (titles the last two years)

Finals Outlook: My …

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:54 am in ATP Finals | 27 Comments »

November 7th, 2014

Here They Are, The ATP’s Final 8 In Selfies

Just a few days before the kick off the ATP Finals on Sunday, the Elite 8 were on site slicked up for some promotional photos.

Here’s a sample:

Selfie RT @tomasberdych: Championfie @rogerfederer @keinishikori @cilic_marin @andy_murray @stanwawrinka @milosraonic pic.twitter.com/yMocrCAu9J

— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) November 7, 2014

Magnificent 8 :) – @DjokerNole @rogerfederer @keinishikori @milosraonic @tomasberdych @stanwawrinka @andy_murray pic.twitter.com/N9i6d3GrDr

— Marin …

Posted by Staff @ 7:04 pm in ATP Finals | 6 Comments »

November 7th, 2014

2014 ATP Finals Profile: Roger Federer

#458118696 / gettyimages.comROGER FEDERER
Age: 33

Current ATP Rank: 2

2014 Highlights: 5 titles – Basel, Shanghai, Cincinnati, Halle, Dubai; Finalist at Wimbledon, Indian Wells, Monte Carlo and Canada

ATP Finals History: 13th appearance, 6-time champion, 2-time finalist (8 finals in 12 tries)

Notable Stat: Has qualified and played 13 straight years, making it out of …

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:17 pm in ATP Finals | 48 Comments »

November 6th, 2014

2014 ATP Finals Profile: Stan Wawrinka

#458101018 / gettyimages.comSTAN WAWRINKA
Age: 29

Current ATP Rank: 4

2014 Highlights: 3 titles – Australian Open, Monte Carlo Chennai; Wimbledon, US Open QFs

ATP Finals History: 2nd appearance, SFs last year

Notable Stat: Hasn’t beaten a Top 15 player since win over Federer in the Monte Carlo final!

Finals Outlook: Kevin Anderson, Tatsuma Ito, Mikhail Kukushkin and Gilles Simon. Apart …

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:02 pm in ATP Finals | 22 Comments »

November 6th, 2014

Roger Federer Named 2014 ATP Fan Favorite; Murray, Bryans, Coric Also Win Awards

Bob and Mike Bryan, Roger Federer and Andy Murray have been honoured in the 2014 ATP World Tour Awards presented by Moët & Chandon. While the ATP World Tour No. 1 Presented by Emirates Award is still to be decided between Federer and Novak Djokovic, all the other award winners have been announced today with ceremonies planned to take place during the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals from 9 November.

Federer has been selected by his peers as winner of the …

Posted by Staff @ 10:21 am in ATP | 146 Comments »

November 6th, 2014

2014 ATP Finals Profile: Kei Nishikori

#457731436 / gettyimages.comKEI NISHIKORI
Age: 24

Current ATP Rank: 5

2014 Highlights: 4 titles – Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Barcelona, Memphis; US Open and Madrid Finals; Paris, Miami SFS

ATP Finals History: None

Notable Stat: Since the start of the US Open, has won 18 of his last 21 matches; he’s also the first Asian-born man to make the ATP …

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:08 am in ATP Finals | 10 Comments »

November 5th, 2014

2014 ATP Finals Profile: Andy Murray

#458193778 / gettyimages.comANDY MURRAY
Age: 27

Current ATP Rank: 6

2014 Highlights: 3 titles – Valencia, Vienna, Shenzhen; SFs at French, QFs at Australia, Wimbledon and US Open

ATP Finals History: 6th appearance, 3-time SF but has never made the finals; missed last 2013 but made SF in 2012 losing to Federer

Notable Stat: Tore up the Fall going 20-3 …

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:40 pm in ATP Finals | 63 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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