• Murray clinches ATP finals berth in Paris

    PARIS (AP) -- Andy Murray clinched a spot in the ATP Finals on Thursday after beating Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets at the Paris Masters and then sent a message to his critics by scribbling ''bad year'' on a courtside television camera.

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  • Wozniacki confident she can finish NYC Marathon

    Caroline Wozniacki started having nightmares of being rolled off the New York City Marathon course in a wheelchair. So going into Sunday's race, Wozniacki has never covered more than about 13 miles. On Saturday, Wozniacki lost in a third-set tiebreaker to top-ranked Serena Williams in Singapore in…

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  • London-bound Murray puts an end to 'bad year' babble

    LONDON (Reuters) - Andy Murray may not have enjoyed a successful season by his high standards but after booking his spot at the ATP World Tour Finals on Thursday, the two-time grand slam winner ensured 2014 is far from a "bad year". Murray, who has won three tournaments over the past month, crushed…

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  • Nishikori remains on course for ATP Finals

    Despite being one of the smallest players on the Tour, Kei Nishikori's performances are not going unnoticed at home. Nishikori, who is bidding to become the first Asian-born player to qualify for the season-ending ATP Finals, is enjoying a breakthrough season in which he claimed four titles and…

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  • Murray in Tour Finals, Djokovic and Federer win

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Andy Murray's recent resurgence continued when the Briton qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals by reaching the Paris Masters quarter-finals with a 6-3 6-3 win against Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov on Thursday. After dropping outside the world top 10 following his…

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  • Tennis-Tournament of Champions women's singles round robin results

    Oct 30 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Tournament of Champions Women's Singles Round Robin matches on Thursday RESULTS Group Serdika7-Garbine Muguruza Blanco (Spain) beat 3-Flavia Pennetta (Italy) 0-6 6-1 6-1 STANDINGS P W L F A Pts Group Serdika1. Garbine Muguruza Blanco 2 2 0 4 1 4 2.…

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  • Tennis-Slumping Wawrinka refuses to press the panic button

    By Julien Pretot PARIS, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Stan Wawrinka has only won two matches since the U.S. Open, yet there is no reason to panic, according to the Swiss, as the ATP World Tour Finals and the Davis Cup final loom. Third seed Wawrinka produced yet another erratic performance as he slumped to a…

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  • Kvitova, Kerber to play in Fed Cup final

    PRAGUE (AP) -- Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will lead the Czech Republic and Angelique Kerber will play for Germany in next week's Fed Cup final.

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  • Champion Djokovic breezes through at Paris Masters

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - World number one Novak Djokovic began his Paris Masters title defence with a routine 6-3 6-4 win over German Philipp Kohlschreiber in the second round on Tuesday. The top seed, who had a first-round bye, next faces 13th-seeded American John Isner or Frenchman Gael…

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  • Tennis-Raonic safely through despite bathroom hiccup in Paris

    PARIS, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Milos Raonic was a relieved man after spending over eight minutes searching for a suitable toilet before battling back to beat American Jack Sock in the Paris Masters second round on Wednesday. Sock had levelled the match by winning the second set before Raonic's long…

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  • Tennis-Chardy makes Federer fight for third round berth

    (Adds Nishikori through, updates Race to London table) By Julien Pretot PARIS, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Roger Federer kept up his hopes of finishing the year as world number one when he downed Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 7-6(5) 6-7(5) 6-4 in the second round of the Paris Masters on Wednesday. The world…

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  • Tennis-Murray one step closer to London after Paris win

    By Julien Pretot PARIS, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Andy Murray is within one match of securing his place in the ATP World Tour Finals after easing past local favourite Julien Benneteau 6-3 6-4 on Wednesday to advance to the third round of the Paris Masters. The Scot, who needs to reach the last eight at…

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  • First class Murray books ticket to London

    Andy Murray guaranteed his place at the World Tour Finals in London with a 6-3, 6-3 third round victory over Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov at the Paris Masters on Thursday. The 27-year-old Scot, who also stays on course for a fourth tournament victory in just six weeks, will now play either world…

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  • Federer, Murray advance at Paris Masters

    Roger Federer was made to fight all the way by local favorite Jeremy Chardy before reaching the third round of the Paris Masters on Wednesday, while Andy Murray moved one match away from qualifying for the ATP Finals. Federer could have sealed a quicker win but Chardy, who beat him on clay at the…

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  • Muguruza beats Makarova at Tournament of Champions

    SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Garbine Muguruza's perfect serve helped her to a surprise 6-2, 6-1 victory over top-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia in the group stage at the season-ending WTA Tournament of Champions on Wednesday.

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  • Murray on brink of World Finals as Federer battles through

    Paris (AFP) - Andy Murray turned in a clinical performance on Wednesday as he joined Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka, David Ferrer, Grigor Dimitrov and Milos Raonic in the third round of the Paris Masters.

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  • Chardy makes Federer fight for third round berth

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Roger Federer kept up his hopes of finishing the year as world number one when he downed Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 7-6(5) 6-7(5) 6-4 in the second round of the Paris Masters on Wednesday. The world number two, who has a chance of leapfrogging Novak Djokovic at the…

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