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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Djokovic cruises past Wawrinka; Berdych bounces back

Nov 13, 2014

Djokovic cruises past Wawrinka; Berdych bounces back

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic withstood an early assault from Stan Wawrinka before crushing the third-seeded Swiss 6-3, 6-0 at the ATP Finals on Wednesday to close in on the year-end No. 1 spot. Djokovic will be guaranteed to finish top of the rankings for the ...

Federer scores easy win over Nishikori

Nov 12, 2014

Federer scores easy win over Nishikori

Roger Federer made the most of Kei Nishikori’s erratic play Tuesday to secure a 6-3, 6-2 victory and move closer to a semifinal spot at the ATP Finals while Andy Murray posted his first victory to stay in contention at the elite tournament. Federer, ...

Djokovic, Wawrinka post dominating victories at ATP Finals

Nov 11, 2014

Djokovic, Wawrinka post dominating victories at ATP Finals

Two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic extended his indoor winning streak with an impressive 6-1, 6-1 win over Marin Cilic Monday in his opening round-robin match at the ATP World Tour Finals, after Stan Wawrinka put his recent struggles behind him with an equally comfortable ...