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Federer Withdraws from Year-End Final with Back Injury

Chalkdust Chronicles – Sad end to a low-key tournament   (November 16, 2014) LONDON – After semi-finals that finally set the tournament alight, there was an audible gasp from the crowds who had gathered for the Finals as Roger Federer wandered out in a cardigan and trousers to announce that he was pulling out of the ATP World Tour Finals with World No. 1 and two-time defending...
Via Tennis Panorama
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Barclays ATP World Tour Finals: Djokovic claims title just by stepping onto the courts

Roger Federer fought hard to earn a place in the 2014 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals championship match, but his body did not allow him to compete for the title. As Djokovic found out Sunday, it does pay to show up. In a bizarre twist of events, Federer withdrew from the 2014 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals championship match with a back injury. Federer is the ultimate class act...
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

ATP World Tour Finals Wrap-Up: Djokovic Wins, No Final Is Played, And Team Switzerland Is A Mess On The Eve Of Davis Cup

The ATP’s season-ending championship (before the International Tennis Federation puts the capper on the tennis year with the Davis Cup Final) is called the World Tour Finals. The acronym for the event, as you can plainly see, is WTF. This year in London, “WTF” was the universal reaction to the showcase singles tournament held in tennis’s most receptive global city. The event...
Via Attacking The Net
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

ATP World Tour Finals Wrap-Up: Djokovic Wins, No Final Is Played, And Team Switzerland Is A Mess On The Eve Of Davis Cup

The ATP’s season-ending championship (before the International Tennis Federation puts the capper on the tennis year with the Davis Cup Final) is called the World Tour Finals. The acronym for the event, as you can plainly see, is WTF. This year in London, “WTF” was the universal reaction to the showcase singles tournament held in tennis’s most receptive global city. The event...
Via Bloguin Best
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 ATP Season In Review: Federer’s Revival, Hardcourt Chaos, And The Big Three

In reviewing a full year of men’s tennis, there’s no need to cover new ground — it’s been covered. You know the major stories. The time spent looking back at 2014 on the ATP World Tour is best used in the service of perspective and, in spots, appreciation for what’s happened since early January. The Davis Cup is its own separate drama — that will be written about next...
Via Attacking The Net
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 ATP Season In Review: Federer’s Revival, Hardcourt Chaos, And The Big Three

In reviewing a full year of men’s tennis, there’s no need to cover new ground — it’s been covered. You know the major stories. The time spent looking back at 2014 on the ATP World Tour is best used in the service of perspective and, in spots, appreciation for what’s happened since early January. The Davis Cup is its own separate drama — that will be written about next...
Via Bloguin Best
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal to return to action in January's Abu Dhabi exhibition

  Rafael Nadal says he will return to playing at the start of the year. The 14-time Grand Slam champion hasn't played since having his appendix removed this month, forcing him to miss the season-ending ATP finals. Nadal says ''I will play in Abu Dhabi in January, and after that I will play my first official tournament in Doha.'' The Abu Dhabi exhibition tournament...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams Shows Off Her Curves In Lingerie Photo Shoot (Photos)

  Serena Williams looks absolutely beautiful and hot in this photo shoot. The tennis star stripped down and showed off her toned body for this Australian lingerie label, Berlei. How does she feel about her body? Take a look. “‘I’m a normal woman – I can get self-conscious. But I think that is just natural for women to feel that way,’ she said. ‘I have learned to be...
Via Geeks and Cleats
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Draw Set for Davis Cup Final – France Versus Switzerland

(November 20, 2014) The draw has been set for the Davis Cup final between France and Switzerland this weekend in Lille, France on a clay court. After speculation about Roger Federer, who pulled out of the final ATP World Tour Finals with a back injury, the 17-time major champion will participate in Davis Cup this weekend. Roger Federer will face off against Gael Monfils in the second...
Via Tennis Panorama
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Venus, Hingis, Roddick commit to play team tennis' 40th season

  Billie Jean King's tennis league will celebrate its 40th anniversary this summer, featuring players Venus Williams, Andy Roddick and Martina Hingis. The 40th season of World Team Tennis will kick off with the player draft on March 16 in Indian Wells, California. WTT announced Thursday the regular season will run from July 12-29, with the conference championships on July 30...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Tsonga criticizes French crowd for lack of support

LILLE, France (AP) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga rued the lack of support of his home crowd Friday after losing to Stan Wawrinka in the opening singles match of the Davis Cup final between France and Switzerland. Despite the presence of a record crowd of 27,432 spectators in the stands of the Pierre Mauroy stadium, Tsonga said after his 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 loss to the fourth-ranked Swiss that...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Tsonga criticizes French crowd for lack of Davis Cup support

LILLE, France -- Jo-Wilfried Tsonga rued the lack of support of his home crowd Friday after losing to Stan Wawrinka in the opening singles match of the Davis Cup final between France and Switzerland. Despite the presence of a record crowd of 27,432 spectators in the stands of the Pierre Mauroy stadium, Tsonga said after his 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 loss to the fourth-ranked Swiss that...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Federer fit for doubles in Davis Cup final

LILLE, France (AP) Roger Federer is fit enough to play the Davis Cup final doubles with Stan Wawrinka against French pair Richard Gasquet and Julien Benneteau on Saturday. France and Switzerland ended the first day at 1-1 after Wawrinka defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Federer lost in straight sets to Gael Monfils in the opening singles on Friday. Switzerland's Marco Chiudinelli...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Federer, Wawrinka give Swiss 2-1 lead over France in Davis Cup final

  Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka defeated Richard Gasquet and Julien Benneteau 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 to give Switzerland a 2-1 lead over France in the Davis Cup final on Saturday. Federer and Wawrinka did not concede a single break and dominated the key points to withstand their opponent's charge in the second set. The teams ended the first day level at 1-1 after Wawrinka defeated...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Switzerland Takes 2-1 lead over France in Davis Cup Final

#459411544 / gettyimages.com (November 22, 2014) Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka gave Switzerland an important 2-1 lead in the Davis Cup final on Saturday, when they defeated France’s doubles team of Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 in Lille, France. Switzerland’s captain Severin Luthi made the move to place the 2008 Olympic champion doubles team instead...
Via Tennis Panorama
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Davis Cup finals: The Swiss finally take a stand

The Davis Cup finals are underway and after two days of play in Lille, France, the Swiss are well on their way to winning a title. Dominant play by Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka took the neutrality out of Switzerland and put them on the offensive. Despite many concerns coming into the competition, Switzerland has done remarkably well. They lead the French 2-1 and with a win...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Davis Cup: Richard Gasquet replaces Tsonga, will face Roger Federer

LILLE, France -- Richard Gasquet will play the first reverse singles match of the Davis Cup final against Roger Federer Sunday as France looks to overturn a 2-1 deficit against Switzerland. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was initially set to face the 17-time Grand Slam champion but is sidelined with an elbow injury that already ruled him out of the doubles rubber, according to the French tennis...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Federer clinches first Davis Cup title for himself, Switzerland

LILLE, France -- Roger Federer defeated Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in the first reverse singles match Sunday as Switzerland took an unassailable 3-1 lead against France to win the Davis Cup final. The 17-time Grand Slam champion gave Switzerland its first title in the team competition and added the only big trophy in tennis missing from his collection. Federer and Stan Wawrinka...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Switzerland Wins Its First Davis Cup — Federer Gets The Headlines, Many Deserve The Credit

On a certain undeniable level, the big banner headline for the 2014 Davis Cup Final is simply this: ROGER FEDERER WINS ELUSIVE DAVIS CUP TITLE, ADDING TO HIS LEGACY. When any athlete with Federer’s level of stature and centrality wins a prestigious championship for the first time at a latter point in his or her career, it’s a big deal. It should be. This is a point which does...
Via Attacking The Net
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Switzerland Wins Its First Davis Cup — Federer Gets The Headlines, Many Deserve The Credit

On a certain undeniable level, the big banner headline for the 2014 Davis Cup Final is simply this: ROGER FEDERER WINS ELUSIVE DAVIS CUP TITLE, ADDING TO HIS LEGACY. When any athlete with Federer’s level of stature and centrality wins a prestigious championship for the first time at a latter point in his or her career, it’s a big deal. It should be. This is a point which does...
Via Bloguin Best
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Team Switzerland, Davis Cup champions at last

Stan Wawrinka was the backbone of the Swiss tennis team, who were competing to earn their first ever Davis Cup trophy Roger Federer defeated Richard Gasquet in straight sets on Sunday to lead his country to their first Davis Cup trophy. After hitting a cleverly disguised drop shot to win the match, Federer fell to his knees and took a bath in the red clay to celebrate. The list of...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal to open tennis academy in home town in 2016

MADRID -- Rafael Nadal will open a tennis academy on his home island of Mallorca in 2016. The 14-time Grand Slam winner has held a groundbreaking ceremony for the academy in his home town of Manacor. Nadal says ''this is a special day for me, this project that we have been working on for many years is finally a reality.'' He says the plan is to ''begin with a summer camp in 2016...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Murray makes more changes to coaching team

LONDON (AP) Andy Murray has made further changes to his support team by splitting with assistant coach Dani Vallverdu and fitness trainer Jez Green. The former Wimbledon and U.S. Open champion says in a statement released Wednesday that ''we sat down at the end of the season and decided that a change would be best for all of us.'' Murray hired Amelie Mauresmo as his coach in June...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Andy Murray makes more changes to his coaching team

LONDON -- Andy Murray has made further changes to his support team by splitting with assistant coach Dani Vallverdu and fitness trainer Jez Green. The former Wimbledon and U.S. Open champion says in a statement released Wednesday that ''we sat down at the end of the season and decided that a change would be best for all of us.'' Murray hired Amelie Mauresmo as his coach in June,...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

IPTL: Federer, Djokovic, Serena head new tennis league

There's no rest for Roger. Back near the top of the rankings, and fresh from his long-awaited Davis Cup triumph with Switzerland, Roger Federer is getting ready for the International Premier Tennis League that gets under way on Friday. Joining Federer in the franchise-based, short-format competition will be the top-ranked players in men's and women's tennis, with Novak Djokovic and...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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