No repeat for Raonic

Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, London Round Robin, Day 1: [CR2] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. [CR8] Milos Raonic (CAN) Raonic could not duplicate the feat. Federer had no intention of creating a new trend, losing to Raonic, and he was brutally efficient in the first set.  Raonic was overwhelmed by nerves and it was evident…

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Home court, not an advantage

Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, London Round Robin, Day 1: [CR5] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs. [CR6] Andy Murray (GBR) Murray had won all three previous encounters; therefore, he expected to win today given his recent improved form and Nishikori’s less than stellar play in recent big matches. However, he did not count on Nishikori finally…

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Not enough doubles

The 2014 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals got underway today with a doubles match. Although I prefer singles, doubles has its own quirky appeal; however, the lack of media coverage for doubles makes it hard for fans to follow and get involved. Today’s match featuring the Spanish team of [TR6] Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez against the French…

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Who will claim the title?

The draw of the final men’s tournament of 2014, Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, was announced on the 3rd and the players in each group have been decided.  Who has the easier draw, [CR1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) or [CR2] Roger Federer (SUI)? Djokovic leads Group A  and has dominated  all three players in his group:…

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