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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Top-ranked Ariya chases $1 mln at LPGA Tour Championship

Miami (AFP) – World number one Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand has captured almost every major LPGA award this season but still chases a $1 million bonus prize starting Thursday at the Tour Championship. The 22-year-old defending champion from Bangkok has won three titles this year, including her second major at the US Women’s Open plus the Ladies Scottish Open and her second Kingsmill Championship crown in three years. Ariya has already clinched the LPGA Player of the Year Award, the season money title, the Annika Award for best results in…

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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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Weird incorrect scorecard DQ ends golfer’s chance at European Tour card

There’s a good chance you haven’t heard of Tom Murray, currently No. 369 in the Official World Golf Ranking, before this post. There’s no chance you won’t feel bad for him after reading it, though. Murray appeared in good shape to earn his European Tour card after posting scores of 66 and 70 to begin this week’s final stage of Q School in Spain before experiencing a nightmare to every (competitive) golfer: signing an incorrect scorecard. Only this one came with a twist. RELATED: Golf’s all-time costliest rules mistakes Murray…

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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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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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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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Klaasen/Venus Improve To 1-1 In Group Play | ATP World Tour

Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus held their nerve on Wednesday to record their first victory in Group Llodra/Santoro at the Nitto ATP Finals. The South African-Kiwi tandem improved to 1-1 after the sixth seeds defeated seventh seeds Nikola Mektic of Croatia and Austria’s Alexander Peya 7-6(5), 7-6(5) in one hour and 43 minutes at The O2 in London. Two days on from a Match Tie-break loss to Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares, first-time qualifiers Klaasen and Venus were made to work hard for their 39th match win of the season…

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Rohit rested from India A tour of New Zealand

INDIA TOUR OF AUSTRALIA 2018 Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Tue, 13 Nov, 2018, 07:26 PM India batsman Rohit Sharma, who was originally in India A squad for their first four-dayer against New Zealand A, has been advised to rest, and won’t be available for the series. The decision was taken by BCCI’s medical team in consultation with the team management, ‘keeping in mind his recent workload’ it was announced on Tuesday (November 13). While he will miss the four-dayer set to be played in Mount Maunganui from November 16-19, he…

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