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Tennis Grand Stand:
By Ian Horne, editor of Shanghai-Masters-Live.com and Live-Tennis
After the US Open, the next major event of the 2012 season will be the Shanghai Rolex Masters. This competition has made its mark as a standout event and the second to last Masters 1000 series tournament on the ATP calendar. Sure, it might not boast the kind of history that many of the European and North American events can lay claim to, but entering its fourth year the Shanghai Rolex Masters can be described as a very significant competition. It’s even been voted Masters 1000 series Tournament of the Year for three years running.
The Qi Zhong Tennis Centre provides a superb location for this tournament, though it’s not the venue that’s going to make this year’s edition of the event so special. The real big draw here is the participation of the best players that the ATP has to offer, providing the prospect of watching Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray battle it out for the title. Here’s a q...
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A threat to "assassinate Federer for the purpose of tennis extermination" was posted on an online message board in China in advance of the Shanghai Rolex Masters.
The Shanghai Masters have reportedly increased security for Roger Federer in response to a death threat directed at the world No. 1-ranked player.
According to reports out of Shanghai, a user on the popular website Baidu.com threatened to assassinate Federer.
Here are the details of the AFP report:
“On October 6, I plan to assassinate Federer for the purpose of tennis extermination...
A Chinese state media report says security for the upcoming Shanghai Masters is being tightened after an online death threat against Roger Federer.
Shanghai's Youth Daily quoted tournament official Yang Yibin as saying police were notified about the threat and that security will be increased for Federer at the tournament, which starts this weekend.
The report says the threat...
A Chinese state media report says security for the Shanghai Masters is being tightened after an online death threat against tennis star 1 Roger Federer.
Shanghai's Youth Daily quoted tournament official Yang Yibin as saying police were notified about the threat and that security will be increased for Federer for the tournament, which starts this weekend.
The report says the...
Roger Federer is used to getting a lot of attention, but usually not of the scary kind. On a Chinese website, a user who goes by the name of "Blue Cat Polytheistic Religion Founder 07" posted this:
On October 6, I plan to assassinate Federer for the purpose of tennis extermination.
The user also apparently posted a doctored image of Federer decapitated on a tennis...
Roger Federer, the world’s number one tennis player, recently received an online death threat prior to a Masters series event in Shanghai, China.
According to various reports, an anonymous poster using the name “Blue Cat Polytheistic Religion Founder 07″ posted the threat on the popular Chinese website, Baidu.com. The posting read:
“On October 6, I plan to assassinate...
Top-seeded Novak Djokovic extended his perfect record at the China Open when he outlasted third-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France 7-6 (4), 6-2 in the final on Sunday.
Djokovic has won the tournament on all three occasions he has entered, beating Marin Cilic in the 2009 final and David Ferrer in 2010.
The Serb has won 65 matches this season, the most wins by any player on the...
Top-seeded Novak Djokovic barely broke sweat Friday in winning 6-1, 6-2 against Jurgen Melzer of Austria in the quarterfinals at the China Open.
Playing in his first event since losing the U.S. Open final to Andy Murray, the Serb served 12 aces and saved both break points he faced.
He delighted fans after the conclusion of his 53-minute match when he signed a television camera...
Defending champion and top-seeded Andy Murray moved into the semifinals of the Japan Open with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 win over seventh-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland on Friday.
The U.S. Open champion and Olympic gold medalist will play sixth-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada in the semifinals on Saturday. Raonic outlasted third-seeded Janko Tipsarevic 6-7 (5), 6-2, 7-6 (7) in a match...
By Abigail Hinto
BEIJING, China – The player who has broken Jo-Wilfred Tsonga‘s dreams every time, has done it again. Novak Djokovic remains unbeaten at the China Open as he wins his third title here in four years defeating Tsonga 7-6 (4), 6-2.
Tsonga was the better player for most of the first set. He was dictating with his forehand and changing up the pace with his sliced...
Milos Raonic of Canada outsted top-seeded Andy Murray to move into the final of the Japan Open, edging the defending champion 6-3, 6-7(5), 7-6(4) on Saturday.
Raonic, seeded 6th and ranked 15th, will meet Kei Nishikori in Sunday's final after he routed unseeded Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus 6-2, 6-2 in just over one hour.
Nishikori, ranked 17th, defeated Baghdatis for the first...
Canadian Milos Raonic saved two match points in a 6-3, 6-7(5), 7-6(4) upset over world No. 3 Andy Murray to reach his fourth final of 2012 on Saturday at the Japan Open Tennis Championships in Tokyo.
Roanic was within two points of winning the match in straight sets but could not close it out. Murray took a 4-1 lead in the final set, but Raonic came saving match points 5-6, benefiting...