ATP Finals: Could the permutations be any more complicated?

All four players in Group Lleyton Hewitt can still mathematically qualify for the semi-finals of the ATP Finals in London Does your brain hurt trying to work out the permutations for the ATP Finals? Roger Federer beat Dominic Thiem on Tuesday to keep alive his hopes of making it through to the semi-finals at the 02 Arena in London. But whether or not he will qualify is horribly complicated. You can’t say he is through if he beats Kevin Anderson in his final group match on Thursday, because there are…

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The Secret To Roger’s Turnaround In London | ATP World Tour

One may wonder how Roger Federer bounced back from his first-ever straight-sets defeat in round-robin play at the Nitto ATP Finals. After recovering well on Tuesday with a victory against Dominic Thiem, the Swiss said that the answer was simple: a day off. “I will do the same again tomorrow because it worked. [The] important [thing] was not my forehand or my backhand or my serve or anything. I guess it was my head. For that sometimes, you need a break,” Federer said. “I’ve been playing a lot of tennis…

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Roger Federer beats Dominic Thiem to keep alive ATP Finals hopes

Roger Federer is chasing a 100th career title at the ATP Finals Roger Federer recovered from his first-match nightmare to keep alive his hopes at the ATP Finals with a comfortable victory over Dominic Thiem. Switzerland’s Federer, knowing defeat would mean he would not advance from his group, beat the Austrian 6-2 6-3. The six-time champion had slumped to a shock defeat by Kei Nishikori on Sunday but he cut down on his errors to win. Next up for Federer on Thursday is Kevin Anderson, who beat Nishikori 6-0 6-1…

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Roger Races Past Thiem To Keep SF Hopes Alive | ATP World Tour

Roger Federer had his back against the wall on Tuesday at the Nitto ATP Finals. But the six-time season finale champion responded in a major way. Federer defeated Dominic Thiem 6-2, 6-3 in his second round-robin match of Group Lleyton Hewitt play to maintain his hopes of advancing to the semi-finals of the prestigious tournament for the 15th time in 16 appearances. Just two days after a shocking straight-sets defeat against Kei Nishikori — the 37-year-old’s first round-robin loss in two sets in 46 group-play matches at the Nitto ATP…

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Nishikori: ‘It Wasn’t My Day’ | ATP World Tour

Less than 48 hours after handing Roger Federer his first straight-sets loss in round-robin play at the Nitto ATP Finals, Kei Nishikori suffered a heavy 6-0, 6-1 defeat to Kevin Anderson on Tuesday. Narrowly avoiding just the second 6-0, 6-0 scoreline in tournament history, the result equalled the Japanese star’s heaviest tour-level defeat following a 6-1, 6-0 loss to Robin Soderling at the 2008 Intrum Stockholm Open. After falling to a 1-1 record in Group Lleyton Hewitt, Nishikori took some time to reflect on the match, which lasted just 64…

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Day 4 Preview: Novak Looks To Maintain Momentum Against Sascha | ATP World Tour

Five-time former champion Novak Djokovic was impressive in his first match of the 2018 Nitto ATP Finals, winning 42 per cent of return points to defeat big-serving John Isner. And the World No. 1 will look to keep it up on Wednesday when he faces third seed Alexander Zverev. “Playing Zverev, who also had a straight-sets win today, I look forward to that,” Djokovic said. “It should be a great match. I think [we’ve] played against each other only twice. We split wins. I played him recently in Shanghai, but…

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ATP Finals: Jamie Murray & Bruno Soares reach semi-finals in doubles

Jamie Murray (left) and Bruno Soares have won two Grand Slams titles together ATP Finals Venue: O2 Arena, London Dates: 11-18 November Coverage: Follow live coverage across BBC TV, radio, the BBC Sport website & mobile app. Live text commentary available on selected matches. Britain’s Jamie Murray reached the doubles semi-finals of the ATP Finals in London for a third successive year. The Scot and Brazilian partner Bruno Soares beat Colombia’s Juan-Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah 6-4 6-3. Breaks in the 10th game of the first set and fourth game…

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Roger That: Federer’s Kids Are Playing Tennis | ATP World Tour

The ATP World Tour has been put on notice: Roger Federer’s sons are playing tennis. “They’re only four, yes, but they’ve played for a few years now,” Federer told CNN Sport of his twin sons Leo and Lenny. “We roll the ball and hit it along the ground. The ball can bounce a bit more and they can whack it over the net sometimes.” But don’t forget, Federer has four children. The 37-year-old Swiss star has another set of twins, daughters Charlene and Myla, who are nine. “The girls also…

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ATP Finals: Kevin Anderson thrashes Kei Nishikori for second win

Five best shots from ’embarrassing’ Nishikori defeat against Anderson ATP Finals Venue: O2 Arena, London Dates: 11-18 November Coverage: Follow live coverage across BBC TV, radio, the BBC Sport website & mobile app. Live text commentary available on selected matches. Kevin Anderson is in a strong position to qualify for the semi-finals after beating Japan’s Kei Nishikori 6-0 6-1 to claim his second ATP Finals win. The South African, 32, comfortably won the first set to love in just 32 minutes at the O2 Arena in London. Anderson, ranked sixth…

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Kevin’s Hour Of Power | ATP World Tour

Meeting for the third time in as many tournaments, Kevin Anderson defeated Kei Nishikori for the second time in less than three weeks at the Nitto ATP Finals on Tuesday. In a repeat of the Erste Bank Open 500 final in Vienna, which Anderson also won in straight sets, the South African raced past Nishikori 6-0, 6-1 to improve to 2-0 in Group Lleyton Hewitt. Anderson landed 10 aces and won 82 per cent of first-serve points to move past Nishikori after 64 minutes. With his 47th tour-level victory of…

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