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ATP World Tour Finals live!

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
  • Guess who's in town ....
    11/6/2014 1:39:18 PM
  • The big-serving Canadian is getting pumped ....
    11/6/2014 1:40:19 PM
  • The Bird Man is ready ...
    11/6/2014 1:43:05 PM
  • Barry Cowan previews the ATP World Tour Finals

    11/6/2014 2:33:07 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
  • Andy Murray eyes a strong finish to the season

    11/9/2014 12:58:15 PM
  • GOOD AFTERNOON! [recommend]
    Hello and welcome to our coverage of the ATP World Tour Finals, live from the O2 in London. It's the sixth straight year the tournament has been held in North Greenwich and the eight man field is led by world No 1 Novak Djokovic and No 2 Roger Federer, who have won nine of the last 11 season-ending titles between them. Federer is on court later tonight against Milos Raonic, but first up we have Andy Murray's opening clash with Kei Nishikori. That begins no earlier than 2pm - there's some doubles action on court at the moment - and I'll bring you all the build-up, the action and reaction as Murray bids to end his season on a high having worked so hard to qualify for the event. 

    All the action is also live on SS3, if you're near a telly...
    11/9/2014 1:00:00 PM
  • MURRAY READY
    Murray played six tournaments in six weeks to qualify for London, his busiest period in almost 10 years. He won 20 matches in 37 days, winning his first title in 15 months in Shenzhen after saving five match points against Tommy Robredo in the final. He then won in Vienna and Valencia - again saving five match points against Robredo in Spain - to secure his place at the season finale.
    11/9/2014 1:19:31 PM
  • NISHIKORI ON THE RISE
    And what of Murray's opponent this afternoon? Well, he may be 0-3 and yet to win a set against the British No 1, but he won four ATP titles in six finals this year, becoming the first Asian player to qualify in the top 10 of the ATP rankings since 1973. And should he take Murray to a third set, the 24-year-old has a 20-2 record in decisive sets. He rose to a career-high No 5 in the rankings after reaching the final four in Paris. Stats!
    11/9/2014 1:33:11 PM
  • It's a stunning arena for tennis

    11/9/2014 1:40:15 PM
  • Murray v Nishikori coming up. The Japanese looks the value to qualify from this tough group IMO - bit.ly/1quA0YH #FinalShowdown


  • 11/9/2014 1:46:23 PM
  • Barry Cowan and Jamie Murray are ready for commentary duties...


    11/9/2014 1:49:59 PM
  • Here come the players...
    11/9/2014 2:04:22 PM
  • Murray and Nishikori arrive on court to a stunning reception from a packed O2. Game on in just a few minutes...
    11/9/2014 2:05:48 PM
  • 11/9/2014 2:13:53 PM
  • MURRAY 0-1 NISHIKORI
    Good stuff from Nishikori in his first service game as he takes it without alarm courtesy of a couple of unforced backhand errors from Murray.
    11/9/2014 2:19:48 PM
  • MURRAY 1-1 NISHIKORI*
    Murray races through his first service game - his Japanese opponent is going to have to get to grips with that serve out wide if he's to prosper today.
    11/9/2014 2:21:57 PM
  • MURRAY* 1-2 NISHIKORI
    Nishikori pushes a backhand wide to make it 15-15 and after pushing a return long, Murray misses the chance to step into the game with a short second-serve as his backhand is powered just wide. Some tit-for-tat at the net sees Nishikori push his drop shot into the tramlines and the Japanese then misses the chance to finish the game with a simple smash, aiming it straight at Murray, who recovers to win the point and take it to deuce. But two errors hand Nishikori the game, Murray dumping game point halfway up the net to his own disgust.
    11/9/2014 2:28:16 PM
  • MURRAY 2-2 NISHIKORI* 
    Murray opens the game with two wayward baseline shots to fall 0-30 down, so decides to mix it up with a drop shot. Nishikori reaches it easily, but although Murray's lob is weak, Nishikori's smash is weaker still and Murray gets another go. He makes no mistake and sees out the game to level it up.
    11/9/2014 2:32:31 PM
  • MURRAY* 3-2 NISHIKORI
    Three break points for Murray simply by doing nothing more than keeping the ball in play and waiting for the mistake. He's trying to take the pace off the ball as much as he can. Nishikori saves the first as a Murray forehand goes long and he follows that with a textbook approach to the net, allowing him a forehand smash. But he can't save the third because he double-faults and Murray has the first break of the match.
    11/9/2014 2:36:59 PM
  • MURRAY 3-3 NISHIKORI*
    Murray replies in kind with a double-fault first up from Murray as he looks to push home his advantage and Nishikori seizes on that to force two more errors. ANOTHER double-fault follows and Murray is broken to love to tie this match up once again.
    11/9/2014 2:40:49 PM
  • MURRAY* 3-4 NISHIKORI
    Neither player feeling particularly happy on serve at the moment. Nishikori saves a break point and a long drawn-out baseline slug is ended by a fine forehand down the line from him. He seals the game with a similarly devastating cross-court forehand. 
    11/9/2014 2:46:52 PM
  • MURRAY 4-4 NISHIKORI*
    Murray back on track with his serve too. Both players are so good at returning, it's imperative they keep those first-serve percentages high
    11/9/2014 2:51:56 PM
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  • MURRAY* 4-5 NISHIKORI
    Some shocking stuff from both players, Murray's drop-shot telegraphed well in advance, but Nishikori's response is equally poor and he misses an easy chance to put the point away, pushing a forehand wide. Another error takes the game to deuce, but a good approach sets up a simple backhand winner at the net. A rifle down the line is then too good for Murray and his weak backhand limps into the net for the game. Both players have 14 unforced errors in this match so far.
    11/9/2014 2:57:08 PM
  • MURRAY 4-6 NISHIKORI - First set Nishikori
    Cute from Kei. An exquisite drop-shot leaves Murray stranded. A long rally then ends with Murray pushing a backhand long. Nishikori is hitting the ball much flatter and harder than Murray, who's wary of his opponent's speed around the court, clearly. A forehand winner down the line brings up two set points for Nishikori. Murray saves the first with two booming forehands - the first of which just touches the line - but another dodgy drop-shot into the net hands Nishikori the set in 47 minutes. He's going to have to do this the hard way.
    11/9/2014 3:05:49 PM
  • MURRAY* v NISHIKORI 4-6 0-1
    NIshikori races through his service game, full of verve and vim after that first set. Murray needs another gear here.
    11/9/2014 3:08:25 PM
  • MURRAY v NISHIKORI* 4-6 0-2
    Nishikori on the attack again with a superb backhand that clips the baseline and Murray's short second serve allows him to step up and force another error and earn break point. He then follows a drilled forehand down the line with a beautifully disguised drop-shot and Murray is a break down in the second.
    11/9/2014 3:11:35 PM
  • MURRAY* v NISHIKORI 4-6 0-3
    A Nishikori double-fault, which a frustrated Murray can't help but take a swipe at, brings up 15-30, but he recovers and takes the game without further problem and he's now only three games from victory. 
    11/9/2014 3:15:28 PM
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  • 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
  • MURRAY v NISHIKORI* 4-6 2-4
    Murray holds to love in his most straightforward service game of the match. Nishikori, possibly steeling himself for his own service games. He just needs to win two more of those.
    11/9/2014 3:34:11 PM
  • MURRAY* v NISHIKORI 4-6 3-4
    Superb defence from Murray, on the run, to retrieve in the corner and he gets just enough on it to clear the net and force an advancing Nishikori into a mistake. Another winner forces two break-points and Murray grabs the first of those - his low backhand again forcing his opponent into a mistake at the net. We are back on serve...
    11/9/2014 3:37:43 PM
  • Murray's getting some treatment to his right calf during the break. Nishikori's had him on the run today and he's had a very busy few weeks. On he goes though...
    11/9/2014 3:38:45 PM
  • Murray's average groundstroke speed is nearly 10mph slower than his opponent. It may be a deliberate ploy by the Scot, but Nishikori has been on the front foot for the majority of this match.
    11/9/2014 3:40:27 PM
  • [betting]SKY BET ODDS
    Can Murray produce yet another remarkable comeback?
    Bet in-play with Sky Bet here
    11/9/2014 3:41:24 PM
  • MURRAY v NISHIKORI* 4-6 4-4
    No problem for Murray - he levels it up now has the momentum heading into the business end of the set.
    11/9/2014 3:43:38 PM
  • MURRAY* v NISHIKORI 4-6 4-5
    Nishikori holds, and just as in the first set, Murray must serve to stay in it. Murray has a chunter to the umpire during the break.

    11/9/2014 3:47:03 PM
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