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ATP World Tour Finals live!

    [tennis] The ATP World Tour Finals run from 9-16 November at London's O2 Arena. Check back here from midday on Sunday for live interactive coverage from the season-ending finale.
    11/6/2014 12:54:59 PM
    Big day of #tennis about to get under way. #ATP World Tour Finals on @SkySports in UK, #FedCup final on @EurosportUKTV
    Our @NetTalkTennis heads to the group markets for his best bets at the ATP World Tour Finals bit.ly/1Esh2do
    MURRAY v NISHIKORI* 4-6 1-3
    Brilliant from Nishikori, who has Murray pinned at the net and then beats him with a dipping backhand and the British No 1 is at deuce on his own serve again. A wayward backhand lands just the wrong side of the line to hand Nishikori a break point, but he pulls a forehand wide. Murray then finally finds a winner with a backhand down the line, only to then flop a drop-shot into the net and double-fault to face another break point. This is brilliant though, as Murray rallies from well behind the baseline with some superb defence before playing Nishikori at his own game and landing a drop-shot in the right spot. More good play into the net wins him an easy point and he finally gets on the board in the second set with a forehand cross-court thump. 
    11/9/2014 3:26:21 PM
    MURRAY* v NISHIKORI 4-6 1-4
    Another double-fault for Nishikori, but no matter as he holds, the game punctuated by another fine forehand down the line. A third change of shirt for the 24-year-old.
    11/9/2014 3:30:20 PM
    FEDERER 6-1 1-1 RAONIC*
    Raonic visibly trying to loosen himself up between points - he's feeling the nerves out in this huge arena. Fed, by contrast, looks ready to order pizza and watch a film. A love game for him.
    11/9/2014 8:45:12 PM
    FEDERER* 6-1 1-2 RAONIC
    A lovely cross-court winner from Federer and a Raonic double-fault puts the Canadian under pressure at 30-30. He responds well, but Federer forces deuce with another pinpoint block-return and drop-shot combo that has his opponent flailing. Raonic takes an extra couple of seconds to compose himself before serving, but it makes not a jot of difference as he thumps a backhand into the lower half of the net to set up break point. Better from Raonic this time as his approach to the net is solid and he finishes the smash well. Two more aces see him safely to his chair on serve.
    11/9/2014 8:54:05 PM
    FEDERER 6-1 2-2 RAONIC*
    Federer still moving well, Raonic less so and the six-time champion races to 40-0 before Raonic recovers to deuce. A big Federer serve gives him the advantage, but he then pushes a forehand long and this is the first time he's been made to work for his service game. A fine cross-court forehand from Ranic then clips the line to set up break point, but Roger responds with some classic serve-and-volley. Back comes Raonic - this time it's his turn to persist with testing the Fed backhand and Fed fails, setting up another break point. This one ends with a Raonic top-edge to square-leg and we're back to deuce again. This time it's the old serve-and-volley/ace combo that finally sees out the game for Federer.
    11/9/2014 9:02:54 PM
    FEDERER* 6-1 2-3 RAONIC
    Raonic is finding his range and hitting his forehand with much more conviction. He's finally settled in these surroundings and wins this game to love very convincingly. Federer forced to do a lot of running for no reward.
    11/9/2014 9:05:50 PM
    FEDERER 6-1 3-3 RAONIC*
    Under pressure for the first time in the match, Federer steps up and looks to be cruising at 40-0, but back comes a rejuvenated Raonic with some big shots from the baseline to win five points in a row and earn a break point. Fed responds by hitting the line and a couple of wild Raonic forehands later we are at 3-3 in the second.
    11/9/2014 9:12:38 PM
    FEDERER* 6-1 3-4 RAONIC 
    Raonic looks poised to race through a service gam, but a wasteful volley on the run 40-15 gives Federer a sniff, which is extinguished by a weak return into the net. Raonic's service games rattling by much quicker than Federer's at the moment.
    11/9/2014 9:16:26 PM
    FEDERER 6-1 4-4 RAONIC*
    Federer scrambling again as Raonic has him on the run - his groundstrokes are infinitely better this set - but at 15-30, Federer pulls out a wonderful dipping cross-court winner from behind the baseline and just like that he levels it up at 4-4.
    11/9/2014 9:20:05 PM
    FEDERER* 6-1 4-5 RAONIC
    Another backhand winner from Federer, but Raonic is dictating these points and Federer is having to produce brilliance to stay in the games. At 30-30, Federer has a chance to pile on the pressure, but his return off the second serve is weak and Raonic puts it away with ease. He follows that with a big serve and Federer is now serving to stay in the set.
    11/9/2014 9:24:40 PM
    FEDERER 6-1 5-5 RAONIC*
    An inexplicable error from Federer at 30-0, who has the simplest of volleys, but allows it to shank off his racket. No matter, he holds for 5-5. 

    11/9/2014 9:28:58 PM
    FEDERER* 6-1 5-6 RAONIC
    A fortunate net-cord denies Federer the chance to pile on the pressure at 30-15 and Raonic capitalises with two more big serves for 6-5.
    11/9/2014 9:32:04 PM
    FEDERER 6-1 6-6 RAONIC
    Federer falls 0-30 down in the game - this is where champions respond - and a big serve is followed by a rare - in this set at least - Raonic missed forehand to level it up. Raonic responds with a simple pass as Fed drops short to set up break point and set point - but two wild forehands and one wild backhand later and it's game to Federer. Raonic tightened up just at the crucial moment there.
    11/9/2014 9:37:32 PM
    GOOD AFTERNOON! [recommend]
    We're back for day two of the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 on the Greenwich peninsula in London. Yesterday saw the four players in Group B get their tournament going, with Andy Murray falling to defeat to Kei Nishikori before Roger Federer produced a masterclass to dispatch Milos Raonic in the evening session. 

    Today, it's Group A's turn and we begin this afternoon with Stan Wawrinka taking on Tomas Berdych for the 15th time. Wawrinka leads the head-to-head 9-5, but I'll have all the important stats as we build up to the match. Then, this evening, Novak Djokovic tackles Marin Cilic, defending an impeccable 10-0 record against the Croatian. So settle in with me for the day as I take you through the second day of the ATP's season finale.
    11/10/2014 12:59:32 PM
    NISHIKORI STEPS UP A LEVEL
    Kei Nishikori admitted after his straight-sets win over Andy Murray that belief was a huge part of his rise this year. When asked if the Japanese culture of respecting elders had held him back earlier in his career, he was candid in his response.
    After turning pro, I was feeling a lot of respect to everybody, especially top players. The first time I played Roger Federer, I couldn't play because I respected him too much. I wasn't going for the win. I was just playing tennis against my idol.
    But after a couple of years I got mentally strong. I have to be strong to beat them. Maybe that's one of the reasons we Asian players have to be really strong. You have to believe in yourself.
    11/10/2014 1:11:14 PM
    WAWRINKA v BERDYCH
    This afternoon's match-up sees two players go head-to-head for the 15th time, but only for the second time this year. Wawrinka and Berdych lat met at the Australian Open, where the Swiss won in four sets to extend his lead over Berdych to 9-5. Berdych has lost all four of his previous opening matches in the World Tour Finals, although he was a semi-finalist in 2011, when he lost to JoWilfried Tsonga.


    11/10/2014 1:19:58 PM
    WARWINKA* 6-1 4-1 BERDYCH
    Another Berdych service game, another round of deuce. He saves break point as Warwinka hits a backhand long, but his second serve - on which he's won just 5 of 20 points - puts him in trouble again and a backhand that wouldn't have hit the next court sees him fall 4-1 down. His head slumps - this is all over.
    11/10/2014 3:06:11 PM

    A glimpse of the media centre watching this afternoon demolition

    11/10/2014 3:08:47 PM
    WAWRINKA 6-1 5-1 BERDYCH*
    Berdych almost has his opponent in a sweat at 30-30, but a Warwinka ace - his third of the match - puts paid to that and he's just one game from victory. Doesn't stop him pulling out a new racket though...
    11/10/2014 3:10:52 PM
    WARWINKA BEATS BERDYCH 6-1 6-1
    Have to feel sorry for Berdych. A double-fault brings up 15-30, a long forehand makes it 15-40, despite his challenge, and his second serve is duly dispatched to complete a total demolition job by Wawrinka in just 58 minutes. Berdych just shakes his head as he slumps off court. He's lost all five of his opening matches in this tournament now.
    11/10/2014 3:14:20 PM
    I'll bring you all the reaction to that one-sided clash when the players emerge for the media.
    11/10/2014 3:19:19 PM
    11/10/2014 3:22:33 PM
    GOOD AFTERNOON! [recommend]
    We're back for day three of the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 on the Greenwich peninsula in London. Yesterday saw the four players in Group A get their tournament going, with both world no.1 Novak Djokovic and Australian Open champion Stand Wawrinka sweeping aside their competition in Marin Cilic and Tomas Berdych respectively.

    We begin this afternoon with the legendary Roger Federer taking on the other unbeaten member of Group A, Kei Nishikori. The Japanese superstar beat Andy Murray in the opening game of the tournament, but can he cause another upset today? Then, this evening, Murray will battle with Milos Raonic and both players will be desperate for a win to keep hopes of qualifying for the finals a reality. So settle in with me for the day as I take you through the third day of the ATP's season finale.
    11/11/2014 12:35:50 PM


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    11/11/2014 12:36:46 PM
    TUNE IN...
    Live on Sky Sports 3 right now we've got doubles action as Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic take on Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin. Nester & Zimonjic are a break up in the first set at the moment.
    11/11/2014 12:39:38 PM
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    Remember, if you're not a Sky Sports subscriber you can catch all the action, including Andy Murray's game tonight, with a NOW TV Day Pass. For just £6.99 you'll get 24 hours of broadcast from all 7 Sky Sports channels. Or pick up a week pass to catch the whole tournament for just £10.99.
    11/11/2014 12:42:12 PM
    NISHIKORI ARRIVES... [twitter]


    11/11/2014 12:44:41 PM

    MUST WATCH: Last night Novak Djokovic joined the Sky Tennis team to run through his victory over Marin Cilic at the SkyPad - and he offered some great insight...

    11/11/2014 12:46:35 PM

    TUNE IN: No. 2 seeds Nestor & Zimonjic are one set away from a shock #FinalShowdown exit.
    Today's order of play: http://pbs.twimg.com/media/B2KXVM8CYAEpFRb.jpg

    AFTERNOON EVERYONE!
    Welcome along! We are at the O2 in London today, providing you with coverage of what should be a great day of tennis. The first singles match (not before 2pm) features a clash between the great Roger Federer and US Open finalist Kei Nishikori. Both won their opening Group B encounters.

    And this evening (not before 8pm), Brit Andy Murray will bid to bounce back from his opening day defeat to Nishikori, when he takes on Milos Raonic of Canada. Keep it here for all the action![recommend]
    11/11/2014 12:56:03 PM

    It's not over just yet for Nestor & Zimonjic. They race to a 3-0* lead in the second set #FinalShowdown #SkyTennis http://pbs.twimg.com/media/B2KY8AdIMAA-6px.jpg

    DOUBLES UPDATE
    The day's doubles action is already up and running here. Second seeds Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic are taking on Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin, a French duo who are seeded fourth.

    Benneteau and Roger-Vasselin took the opening set 6-4 and they have just broken back in set two to trail 2-3.

    11/11/2014 1:04:52 PM
    TODAY'S PERMUTATIONS:

    We are only on day three but the winner of this afternoon’s match could find themselves through to the semis by the end of the day.

    Roger Federer advances if he wins today and Raonic beats Murray, or if he wins in straight sets and Murray wins in three.

    Kei Nishikori is through if he wins today and Murray beats Raonic, or if he wins in straight sets and Raonic wins in three.

    11/11/2014 1:23:17 PM
    MATCH TIE-BREAK!
    Today's opener is going the distance. Nestor and Zimonjic break the Roger-Vasselin serve and win the second set 7-5. The guys will now have a race to 10 points to decide the day's opening contest.
    11/11/2014 1:33:05 PM
    MATCH TIEBREAK ALERT:
    Nestor/Zimonjic break Benneteau/Roger-Vasselin to take the second set & force a match tiebreak! https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B2KhQDBCIAIAhbl.jpg
    [betting]WORLD TOUR FINALS PREVIEW
    Not long until the singles action resumes at the O2 Arena, live on Sky Sports 3HD. Here's Sky Bet's Tim Clement with the odds on Kei Nishikori seeing off Roger Federer:

    Find Sky Bet's World Tour Finals odds here
    11/11/2014 1:45:00 PM
    IT'S ALL OVER!
    Benneteau and Roger-Vasselin hit form in a big way in that match tie-break and they win it 10-4! The French pair have now won one, lost one here this year. Experienced duo Nestor and Zimonjic have won this end-of-season event twice before but are facing elimination this year after losing their first two matches.[game-set-match]
    11/11/2014 1:45:19 PM
    R FEDERER* 6-3 3-2 K NISHIKORI
    Federer tries the old chip-and-charge routine but may not bother again, as Nishikori passes with a backhand. Two more solid rallies follow from the young fourth seed and he secures an important hold of serve. Can he make inroads into Federer's delivery now?
    11/11/2014 3:07:08 PM
    R FEDERER 6-3 4-2 K NISHIKORI*
    Federer opens his latest service game with an ace and then proceeds to use his forehand to dictate affairs. Nishikori's favourite lob enters the equation to make it 40-30 but he then puts a forehand long and Federer holds once again.

    11/11/2014 3:11:30 PM
    R FEDERER* 6-3 5-2 K NISHIKORI
    Federer brilliantly turns defence into attack and wins one of the points of the match when Nishikori nets. Nishikori responds with a corking backhand winner but then nets a pair of backhands to set up break point. Federer goes long and Nishikori then serves his first ace of the day to save another break point. However, he errs with the backhand again and then serves a double-fault. Federer to serve for the match and I am afraid it has been a case of too many unforced errors from Nishikori today ... so far![break]
    11/11/2014 3:18:05 PM
    R FEDERER* 6-3 5-2 K NISHIKORI
    Federer long with a backhand and Nishikori has a point to get one of the breaks back ... but Federer saves the day with a big serve which is returned into the net. A backhand winner then sets up match point ...

    11/11/2014 3:21:50 PM
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