Found November 05, 2012 on Tennis Grand Stand:
The winners of the annual ATP World Tour Awards were announced today and it’s no surprise that Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and the Bryan Brothers are each taking home a couple of awards. Full round up of nominees and winners below! World No. 1′s Novak Djokovic This honor is based solely on year-end rankings and the 25-year-old Serb has done his part to make it his second consecutive year at the top. Coming into London, Novak Djokovicis not only 2000 points above any of his compatriots, but he also won the Australian Open in January and backed it up with two more Slam finals’ appearances at Roland Garros and the U.S. Open. His match record for the year is 70-11 and it’s the third time in four years that he’s had at least 70 wins — that’s no easy feat! Likewise, the American duo of Mike and Bob Bryan snatched the Doubles No. 1 for a fourth successive year and record eighth time overall. They captured seven titles for the season, including a record-equalling 12th Slam trophy at the U...

Djokovic shows he means business

Novak Djokovic's roar of triumph when he completed a 7-6 (4), 6-3 victory over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Monday said a lot about the Serb's intentions here at the O2 Arena in the ATP World Tour Finals. It was not just beating Tsonga -- he'd done that four times before this year -- but the fact that he had got himself back on track after a difficult week in Paris which saw...

Federer starts ATP Finals with win

After taking care of Janko Tipsarevic 6-3, 6-1 in his first round robin match at the ATP Tour World Finals here, Roger Federer was asked what he wasn't good at, a reasonable question for someone who comes across as Mr. Perfect. "I can't cook," Federer smiled. "There's many things I can't do that I wish I could do. I can't skate. I would love to...

Federer wins ATP Finals opener

Roger Federer opened his quest for a seventh season-ending tour title looking like the man to beat - again. The 17-time Grand Slam champion won his record 40th match at the tournament, defeating Janko Tipsarevic 6-3, 6-1 Tuesday in his opening Group B match. Federer lost only eight points on his serve under the roof of the O2 Arena while converting four of his nine break points...

Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic back Andy Murray’s desire for more testing

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Federer reaches semis at ATP finals

Roger Federer advanced to the semifinals at the ATP finals with a match to spare. The six-time champion earned his second straight victory at the season-ending tournament, this time beating David Ferrer 6-4, 7-6 (5) on Thursday. But it wasn't so easy for the 17-time Grand Slam champion, who improved his record to 14-0 against Ferrer. Two days after controlling his opening match...

Novak Djokovic dons Dark Vader mask before match

Last week, tennis star and #1-ranked men's player Novak Djokovic faced American Sam Querrey in an indoor singles match in Paris, France on Halloween.Before Novak entered the court, he decided to don a Dark Vader mask and wear it out to get into the spirit of the dark side: Sadly, Novak's ruse didn't really help him in the match since he lost in three sets, 0-6, 7-6, 6-4.

Djokovic, Murray could meet again

Andy Murray said the last two minutes of the match decided it. Novak Djokovic called it "another great match - another great performance from both of us." Their battles are becoming epic dog fights and this one, in the round-robin stage of the ATP World Tour Finals at London's 02 Arena, went the way of the World No. 1 by 4-6, 6-3, 7-5. Murray started like an express...

Djokovic beats Murray at ATP finals

Novak Djokovic got the big break when he needed it late in the third set to hold off Andy Murray 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 Wednesday at the ATP finals. Djokovic, however, still hasn't advanced to the semifinals at the season-ending tournament for the top eight players in the world. But he can make it through if Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeats Tomas Berdych in the other Group B match later Wednesday...

Del Potro clinches spot in semis

Juan Martin del Potro clinched the last spot in the semifinals of the ATP finals on Saturday, beating already qualified Roger Federer 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-3 in their final round-robin match. It was Federer's first loss in the indoor tournament since 2009, ending a 12-match winning streak. He went undefeated in winning the last two titles and had won his first two group-stage matches...

McEnroe, Courier and Rafter Weigh in on Big Four Debate

  (November 5, 2012) PHILADELPHIA - Ever since 2003 when Roger Federer burst onto the tennis scene and began an era of domination, which now extends to the so-called “Big Four” of Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, and Novak Djokovic, the tennis world has questioned how long it can go on. As the 2012 tennis season wraps up, with just the World Tour Finals left, that question...
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