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Gritty Roger Federer Elevates Legacy with 2014 Davis Cup Performance

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2277406-gritty-roger-federer-elevates-legacy-with-2014-davis-cup-performance
There aren’t many firsts left in Roger Federer’s legendary career, but he achieved one on Sunday. in Lille, France, when he clinched the winning point in the Davis Cup final against France.
Federer’s 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 demolition of Richard Gasquet earned Switzerland its very first Davis Cup trophy and culminated [...]

Davis Cup Final 2014: Day 3 Scores and Results for France vs. Switzerland

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2277391-davis-cup-final-2014-day-3-scores-and-results-for-france-vs-switzerland
Roger Federer ensured Switzerland claimed the nation’s first ever Davis Cup title on Sunday, beating Richard Gasquet in three sets in the tournament’s fourth rubber.
Federer made quick work of his opponent to win 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in ruthlessly efficient fashion to claim one trophy that had previously eluded him. [...]

Davis Cup Final 2014: Day 2 Scores and Results for France vs. Switzerland

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2276686-davis-cup-final-2014-day-2-scores-and-results-for-france-vs-switzerland
Switzerland grabbed a 2-1 lead over France in the 2014 Davis Cup final, as Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka bested Richard Gasquet and Julien Benneteau in straight sets during Saturday’s doubles match.
The set scores were 6-3, 7-5 and 6-4, as shared by the Davis Cup’s official Twitter feed: 

Saturday’s match [...]

Davis Cup Final 2014: Day 1 Scores and Results for France vs. Switzerland

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2275832-davis-cup-final-2014-day-1-scores-and-results-for-france-vs-switzerland
The first day of the World Cup of tennis produced some memorable action as France and Switzerland shared the spoils in the Davis Cup final—tied at 1-1.
Stan Wawrinka defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the first match of the day, with the World No. 4 claiming his victory with a 3-1 [...]

What’s on the Line for France and Switzerland in the 2014 Davis Cup Final?

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2274895-whats-on-the-line-for-france-and-switzerland-in-the-2014-davis-cup-final
Throughout its 114-year history, the Davis Cup has provided tennis fans with intriguing matchups and epic battles. The 2014 Davis Cup final between Switzerland and France promises to be one of the most enjoyable in recent memory.
The Davis Cup tie gets underway Friday in Lille, France. The tournament features [...]

Davis Cup Final 2014: Format, Rules, Players and France vs. Switzerland Schedule

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2273616-davis-cup-final-2014-format-rules-players-and-france-vs-switzerland-schedule
The most prestigious international tennis team event takes place between November 21-23 as France battle Switzerland in the sport’s version of the World Cup—The 2014 Davis Cup final.
The event takes place at the Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille, giving the French home-court advantage on their favoured red-clay surface.
Leading the charge for [...]

Rafael Nadal Beats the Original Ronaldo in Charity Poker Game

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2273090-rafael-nadal-beats-the-original-ronaldo-in-charity-poker-game

Rafael Nadal is currently injured, while the original Ronaldo has now retired, but the two superstars still got their taste of competitive action on the poker table in London on Tuesday. 
Nadal won the battle between the two sporting giants, and in the video above, the Spaniard talked about how [...]

Rafael Nadal to return to playing in January (Yahoo Sports)

From Yahoo! Sports – Tennis News

MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal says he will return to playing at the start of the year.

Nadal criticizes captain for ‘false’ sexism debate (Yahoo Sports)

From Yahoo! Sports – Tennis News
MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal has criticized Spain’s female Davis Cup captain for feeding a ”false and absurd” debate that started when his coach and uncle questioned whether a woman could coach in the men’s game.

Men’s Tennis Stars with the Most to Prove in 2015

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2270512-mens-tennis-stars-with-the-most-to-prove-in-2015
Andy Murray  
Despite fighting admirably to reach the ATP Finals, where he disappointingly exited at the round-robin stage after being crushed by Roger Federer, there is little doubt that Andy Murray has lost his status as a member of the “Big Four.”
(Side note: Is it now a Big Three? [...]

Is Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka’s Alleged Feud Behind ATP Finals Chaos?

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2262390-is-roger-federer-and-stan-wawrinkas-alleged-feud-behind-atp-finals-chaos
Roger Federer’s late withdrawal from the ATP World Tour Finals stunned fans and sparked rumors of a possible rift, per Mike Dickson at the Daily Mail, between himself and Swiss compatriot Stan Wawrinka.
Just an hour before he was scheduled to take the court against Novak Djokovic, Federer announced via Facebook [...]

Despite Walkover, the WTF Win Solidifies This as the Novak Djokovic Era

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2269460-despite-walkover-the-wtf-win-solidifies-this-as-the-novak-djokovic-era
It was a disappointing end to a lackluster ATP World Tour Finals on Sunday, as Roger Federer was forced to withdraw with a back injury, thus making Novak Djokovic the winner by a walkover.
However, the unfortunate ending shouldn’t take away from Djokovic’s accomplishment. He won his third straight WTF [...]

ATP World Tour Finals 2014 Results: Full Tournament Scores, Highlights and Recap

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2269570-atp-world-tour-finals-2014-results-full-tournament-scores-highlights-and-recap
Novak Djokovic won his fourth ATP World Tour Finals title and third straight on Sunday at the O2 Arena in London after Roger Federer was forced to retire from the competition just minutes before the start of the final.
The 2014 WTF deserved a far more glorious finish than that, [...]

Novak Djokovic Wins 2014 ATP World Finals After Roger Federer Withdraws Injured

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2269440-novak-djokovic-wins-2014-atp-world-finals-after-roger-federer-withdraws-injured
Novak Djokovic is the 2014 ATP World Tour Finals champion after Roger Federer withdrew from the event with an injury minutes before the pair’s hotly anticipated final.    
The news was confirmed by SI Tennis on Twitter:

The Swiss maestro was made to battle hard to overcome compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka in [...]

Roger Federer Injury: Updates on Tennis Star’s Back and Recovery

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2269433-roger-federer-injury-updates-on-tennis-stars-status-and-recovery
Fans pining for a Roger Federer vs. Novak Djokovic showdown at the ATP World Tour Finals were left disappointed Sunday, as the Swiss star had to withdraw from the tournament due to an injury. 
SI Tennis on Twitter passes along the update:

According to Nick Atkin of ESPN.co.uk, Federer was dealing with [...]

Novak Djokovic vs. Andy Murray: 2014 ATP World Tour Finals Exhibition Recap

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2269517-novak-djokovic-vs-andy-murray-2014-atp-world-tour-finals-exhibition-recap
Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray 8-5 in a swiftly arranged exhibition match on the final day of the ATP World Tour Finals. BBC Sport shared the result:

The world No. 1 was supposed to be playing Roger Federer in a hotly anticipated final, but the Swiss maestro was forced to [...]

Federer pulls out of ATP Finals with back injury (Yahoo Sports)

From Yahoo! Sports – Tennis News

LONDON (AP) — 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 in this event to the top-ranked Serb and dealing a potential blow to Switzerland’s Davis Cup ambitions.

Roger Federer vs. Novak Djokovic: Preview for 2014 ATP World Tour Men’s Final

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2268884-roger-federer-vs-novak-djokovic-preview-for-2014-atp-world-tour-mens-final
They meet again. Tennis titans Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will clash to close out the ATP World Tour Finals on Sunday.
After cruising to the semifinals, Federer had to grind out a lengthy victory over Stan Wawrinka to advance to his ninth WTF final. Djokovic, meanwhile, can win for [...]

Roger Federer vs. Stan Wawrinka: Score and Recap from 2014 ATP World Tour Finals

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2268803-roger-federer-vs-stan-wawrinka-score-and-recap-from-2014-atp-world-tour-finals
Roger Federer had to dig deep to book his place in the final of the 2014 ATP World Tour Finals against Novak Djokovic, beating Stan Wawrinka 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 at the O2 Arena in London, England in one of the closest matches of the past year.
Sports Illustrated Tennis shared [...]

ATP Finals: Djokovic vs Federer for title (Yahoo Sports)

From Yahoo! Sports – Tennis News

LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer saved four match points on Saturday to ensure the most successful player at the ATP Finals will take on the best player of the season in a mouthwatering final.

Djokovic beats Nishikori to reach final in London (Yahoo Sports)

From Yahoo! Sports – Tennis News

LONDON (AP) — 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.

ATP World Tour Finals 2014 Results: Day 7 Scores, Highlights and Recap

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2268522-atp-world-tour-finals-2014-results-day-7-scores-highlights-and-recap
Novak Djokovic became the first player to book his place in the climax of this year’s ATP World Tour Finals after overcoming the challenge of in-form contender Kei Nishikori in Saturday’s semi-final.
The reigning champions awaits either Roger Federer or Stanislas Wawrinka in the final, with the two Swiss challengers [...]

Novak Djokovic vs. Kei Nishikori: Score, Recap from 2014 ATP World Tour Finals

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2267424-novak-djokovic-vs-kei-nishikori-score-recap-from-2014-atp-world-tour-finals
Novak Djokovic was made to battle hard for his spot in the last two of the ATP World Tour Finals, winning 6-1, 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 against Kei Nishikori. 
The result was confirmed by the official ATP World Tour Twitter account:

The World No. 1 looked unflustered against the Japanese player in [...]

ATP World Tour Finals 2014 Draw: Semi-Finals Line-Up, Dates, Times and More

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2267822-atp-world-tour-finals-2014-draw-semi-finals-line-up-dates-times-and-more
The grand finale of the ATP World Tour Finals is upon us as we reach the semi-finals of one of tennis’ most prestigious competitions.
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic confirmed his status as the current king of the sport, sealing his berth as the highest-ranked player of the year with [...]

ATP World Tour Finals 2014: Why Only Roger Federer Can Stop Novak Djokovic

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2267944-atp-world-tour-finals-2014-why-only-roger-federer-can-stop-novak-djokovic
Four remain at the 2014 ATP World Tour Finals, but only Roger Federer has showcased the capability of denying Novak Djokovic his third successive title at the O2 Arena.
Kei Nishikori and Stan Wawrinka join the world’s top two players in the semi-finals but exist with little more than vivid [...]

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