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Federer, Wawrinka double up to give Swiss lead

Roger Federer will have the chance to clinch the last big prize in tennis eluding him. The 17-time Grand Slam champion and Stan Wawrinka swept aside Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 in the doubles to put Switzerland into a 2-1 lead against France in the Davis Cup ...

Nov 30, 2014

Toni Nadal hails 'greatest' Federer

Rafael Nadal’s uncle and lifelong coach Toni Nadal believes Roger Federer and not his 14-time Grand Slam champion nephew deserves to be considered the greatest tennis player of all time. Federer holds the record for Grand Slam titles with 17 and added his first-ever ...

Nov 29, 2014

Murray hits back at Henman criticism

Andy Murray has defended coach Amelie Mauresmo after former British No. 1 Tim Henman said the Scot had not been “playing the right way” recently, questioning the partnership. Henman claimed earlier this month that double Grand Slam winner Murray, who has slipped to sixth ...

Federer, Swiss capture Davis Cup

Nov 24, 2014

Federer, Swiss capture Davis Cup

Having stolen the limelight from Davis Cup stalwart Stan Wawrinka, Roger Federer quickly turned attention toward his Switzerland teammates after securing the winning point in the final against France on Sunday. Federer crushed Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 to give the Swiss a 3-1 ...

Nov 22, 2014

Monfils downs ailing Federer in Davis Cup

Davis Cup Roger Federer’s valiant attempt to shake off a back injury backfired spectacularly when the Swiss 17-time Grand Slam champion was swept aside by Gael Monfils Friday as France leveled the Davis Cup final at 1-1 on Friday. Monfils triumphed 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 ...

Beat-up Federer hoping to recover in time for Davis Cup final

Nov 20, 2014

Beat-up Federer hoping to recover in time for Davis Cup final

Roger Federer is set to defy crippling back pain and a questionable relationship with Swiss teammate Stan Wawrinka when he plays his first-ever Davis Cup final against France in Lille from Friday. The Swiss have never won the Davis Cup in its long history, ...

Nishikori reflects on momentous season

Nov 19, 2014

Nishikori reflects on momentous season

Kei Nishikori won’t lie: even he wasn’t expecting the season he had in 2014. “I never expected to come this far,” Nishikori said on Tuesday, a day after returning from London where he reached the semifinals of the ATP World Tour Finals. “My goal ...

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 ...

Nishikori into last four at ATP Finals

Nov 14, 2014

Nishikori into last four at ATP Finals

Kei Nishikori defeated Spain’s David Ferrer 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 in his final round-robin match at the ATP Finals in London on Thursday, booking a spot in the semifinals as the Group B runnerup. World No. 10 Ferrer, who came in as an alternate after ...