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    R FEDERER 6-3 6-2 K NISHIKORI
    A big second serve from Federer and he has wrapped up a comfortable victory![game-set-match]

    11/11/2014 3:22:54 PM
    R FEDERER 6-3 6-2 K NISHIKORI
    Just 69 minutes after starting, Roger Federer has made it two wins from two this week! Both players produced some great shots but Nishikori was far more inconsistent and could not re-produce the form he showed when he beat Andy Murray the other day. Federer is looking very good ahead of his clash with Murray in a couple of days.
    11/11/2014 3:27:29 PM
    R FEDERER 6-3 6-2 K NISHIKORI
     









    11/11/2014 3:32:08 PM
    STAT'S ENTERTAINMENT!
    Nishikori with 30 unforced errors out there today, which I am sure he will say is too many for just two sets of tennis. Federer had 18 in comparison and hit 17 winners to 15 from Nishikori. Federer won the aces battle 7-1 and served a single double fault to five from Nishikori. Lies, damned lies and statistics they say but I think those figures do a good job of telling the story in this case!
    11/11/2014 3:39:33 PM
    DOUBLES UPDATE
    Potential tie-break in this 'Barney Rubbles' clash here as the Dodig/Melo duo hold serve to make it 6-5. Both sides have broken serve once so far.
    11/11/2014 6:58:12 PM
    TIE-BREAK TIME!
    Lopez holds serve to love and the first set will be decided by a breaker.[tie-break]
    11/11/2014 7:02:09 PM
    SKY BET PREVIEW[betting]
    Here's Tim Clement of Sky Bet with a run through tonight's odds. Bet on Murray v Raonic here.
    11/11/2014 7:30:27 PM

    Plenty in the house watching the doubles here this evening!

    11/11/2014 7:35:03 PM
    DOUBLES UPDATE
    Another tight set. The teams broke serve in quick succession and Dodig/Melo have just held to make it 5-5.
    11/11/2014 7:43:17 PM
    A MURRAY 1-0 M RAONIC*
    Raonic wayward with a forehand on the first point of the match and Murray then volleys a winner into open court but the Brit follows that with a limp backhand and a double-fault. However, Raonic nets a backhand at 30-30 and Murray then powers down an ace. Decent start!
    11/11/2014 8:35:53 PM
    [mobile]IN-PLAY ODDS
    Keep up to date with the in-play odds and scoreboard via Sky Bet's mobile app.
    11/11/2014 8:36:17 PM
    A MURRAY* 1-1 M RAONIC
    Murray produces a nice return to make it 15-15 but Raonic slams down his first ace of the night and then keeps Murray penned in the corner to bag another point. Big serve from Raonic, Murray's return drifts long and it is 1-1.
    11/11/2014 8:39:21 PM
    A MURRAY 2-1 M RAONIC*
    Murray looks disgruntled after a forehand error and a Raonic winning volley fails to improve his mood. 15-30 but then 40-30 as Raonic nets a return and puts a backhand sliced approach shot long. Murray uncorks a clever backhand drop shot for his next trick and Raonic can't do much with it. Good recovery Andy! It is 2-1.
    11/11/2014 8:43:06 PM
    A MURRAY 2-1 M RAONIC*
    Wild forehand from Raonic to start that game but a big serve which Murray nets restores the equlibrium. Raonic puts another forehand wide and gestures to his camp but answer comes there none and he puts a forehand way long. 15-40! One break point saved with a great smash under severe pressure from Raonic and Murray then goes long. We are at deuce.
    11/11/2014 8:48:44 PM
    A MURRAY* 6-3 2-3 M RAONIC
    Raonic sends a forehand wide at 40-15 and Murray then reaches deuce with a screamer of a backhand down the line. Raonic noses ahead again with a big serve/smash combo platter but then just misses with an outrageous forehand. However, he survives, as a volley hits the net-cord and trickles over on game point. That was a good 10 minutes for Raonic!
    11/11/2014 9:34:57 PM
    THE GUYS ARE PUTTING ON A GOOD SHOW TONIGHT!




    11/11/2014 9:37:00 PM
    A MURRAY 6-3 3-3 M RAONIC*
    Raonic gets to 30-0 on Murray's serve but carelessly puts a second-serve return long. He is miffed. Raonic then nets to make it 30-30 and a backhand flies long to give Murray game point. He converts when Raonic is long with a forehand and Murray gets out of a jam without really doing much. He probably won't complain!
    11/11/2014 9:39:58 PM
    A MURRAY* 6-3 3-4 M RAONIC
    Great athleticism from Raonic, who puts away a smash even after the ball has hopped up off the net cord. An ace follows and that is a service hold to love which the seventh seed will consider very welcome.
    11/11/2014 9:42:22 PM
    A MURRAY 6-3 4-4 M RAONIC*
    New balls and Murray capitalises ... with a double-fault! He then puts a forehand long and finds himself in trouble again. A big first serve helps the cause and it is 30-30 when Raonic is loose with that erratic forehand. The same shot goes wide again and he then plants ANOTHER forehand into the net, allowing Murray to level up. 4-4 - I think they call this the business end of the set!
    11/11/2014 9:46:29 PM
    A MURRAY* 6-3 4-5 M RAONIC
    Raonic closes his eyes in despair as he puts what should have been an easy forehand winner just out to give Murray a sniff at 30-15.  However, all Murray can smell is the ball flying past his nostrils as Raonic hits a booming ace and the Brit will now serve to stay in the set. Good game from Raonic there!
    11/11/2014 9:50:05 PM
    A MURRAY 6-3 5-5 M RAONIC*
    Murray is wide as he tries to hit a backhand winner and it's 30-15 but he then pulls out a great serve and the return goes long. An ace follows and that is big-time serving! 5-5, exciting set.
    11/11/2014 9:53:28 PM
    A MURRAY* 6-3 6-5 M RAONIC
    Murray breaks through! He has the crowd on their feet with a stunning double-handed backhand pass to start this key game and a long Raonic backhand makes it 15-40. Raonic then comes to the net but Murray drops the ball at his feet and he nets! The crowd go mad, Murray will serve for the match.[break]
    11/11/2014 9:57:17 PM
    WHAT A NIGHT IN LONDON!




    11/11/2014 10:25:50 PM
    POST-MATCH REACTION
    11/11/2014 10:27:33 PM
    GOOD NIGHT EVERYONE!
    That is it from me here at the O2 for tonight. Thanks very much for your company today, it has been great fun! Sleep well and join us tomorrow for Group A action as Tomas Berdych takes on Marin Cilic and Novak Djokovic squares off against Stan Wawrinka. Should be another good day. Take care, see you then!
    11/11/2014 10:31:10 PM
    MORNING ALL (JUST ABOUT)!
    Yo, yo, yo. We are back at the O2 for another day of great tennis - hope you can come along for the ride! The singles action is in Group A today and Tomas Berdych will face Marin Cilic (no earlier than 2pm) this afternoon before defending champion Novak Djokovic tackles Stan Wawrinka this evening (not before 8pm).

    Of course, we will have plenty of fun and games before then, including doubles! Top seeds Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan are about to take on Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau. Could be a good one!
    11/12/2014 12:04:03 PM

    Wet day in London, they have had to put the roof up here!

    11/12/2014 12:15:28 PM

    Plenty of punters flocking in to watch what should be a lively afternoon session

    11/12/2014 12:16:38 PM
    DOUBLES UPDATE:
    If you are talking men's doubles, you need to start with Bob and Mike Bryan. The American duo are playing in the World Tour Finals for the 13th time and have finished as the top-ranked duo in the world 10 times in the past 12 years.

    However, the top seeds were beaten in their first match here so they need a result against Romania's Horia Tecau and Jean-Julien Rojer, of the Netherlands. Poor old Rojer is 0-7 in his career at this tournament and he will do well to break his duck today. The Bryans lead 4-2 in set one.
    11/12/2014 12:34:41 PM
    GROUP A PERMUTATIONS:
    So, yesterday we outlined what needed to happen for people to qualify for the semis and of course it all proved academic, because no one is through yet! Only a fool would repeat the trick expecting a different result, so here are today's scenarios to keep an eye on;

    Novak Djokovic is through to the semis if he beats Wawrinka and Cilic beats Berdych OR if he wins in straight sets and Berdych wins in three.

    Stan Wawrinka will reach the last four if he beats Djokovic and Berdych wins OR if he wins in straight sets and Cilic wins in three.
    11/12/2014 12:42:32 PM
    BERDYCH V CILIC PREDICTIONS:
    Thomas Berdych v Marin Cilic is this afternoon's singles encounter. We just caught up with Sky Sports expert Leif Shiras and got his take on the match:

    It is an interesting match, they both have very similar won-lost records this year. There is a lot at stake for both guys as they are in that 5-9 ranking area and there is a bit on the line in terms of bragging rights, not only at this event but in terms of who can go forward next year. If you make me pick, I'd probably go for Cilic, Neither played particularly well in their first match but Cilic might just have a little more today.
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    11/12/2014 1:23:58 PM
    BRYANS HANG TOUGH
    The Bryans have recovered from a break down to lead 4-3 in set two here but Rojer and Tecau continue to give them all they can handle.


    11/12/2014 1:28:39 PM
    BIG MOMENT!
    It all goes wrong for Rojer and Tecau in that game and they are broken to love. The Bryans are serving for set two.
    11/12/2014 1:31:51 PM
    MATCH TIE-BREAK REQUIRED
    They were 0-30 down and then taken to deuce in that game but the Bryans won the crucial deciding point and have taken the set 6-3 to level the match. The two teams will now have a match tie-break 'race to 10' to decide today's opening contest.
    11/12/2014 1:36:07 PM
    JOLLY ROJER!
    Rojer and Tecau race into a 4-0 lead!
    11/12/2014 1:38:54 PM
    GREAT RALLY!
    The Bryans win a superb rally and have fought back to 4-5.
    11/12/2014 1:42:15 PM
    Bryans win seven points out of eight and lead 7-5 now.
    11/12/2014 1:43:52 PM
    BERDYCH ON BOUNCING BACK FROM OPENING LOSS:
    I felt much better on the court but still it was not one of my best. That is the beauty of this event, you can get swept out and then come back two days later. There were no miracles in between the matches, I had a good practice and stayed confident.

    11/12/2014 4:18:06 PM
    BERDYCH ON POSSIBLY SWITCHING THE VENUE:
    It is an incredible event here, with a great atmosphere. That's why we play, it is the best feeling to have a crowd like that. But then, why not give the opportunity to a different part of the world? It's hard to choose (between the options) and it is definitely not my job!

    11/12/2014 4:20:19 PM
    BERDYCH ON FACING DJOKOVIC NEXT:
    There is a chance there (to qualify) but my final match is against pretty much the toughest opponent I could get. It's always a huge challenge to play the World number one and, the way he is playing, it is pretty much all set up for him. But it might be my last match of the year, or maybe not, and I will try to give all that is left in me.

    11/12/2014 4:23:09 PM
    TODAY'S WINNERS SO FAR ...
    Bob and Mike Bryan came back from a set down to win a lively doubles match against Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau, before Tomas Bercych lost just four games in a straight sets win over Marin Cilic.




    11/12/2014 4:40:49 PM
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    11/12/2014 4:43:49 PM
    MATCH TIE-BREAK TIME!
    Soares and Peya were great on serve in that set and they win it 6-3. We are all set for our second match tie-break of the day, as the teams vie to reach 10 points first.[tie-break]
    11/12/2014 7:27:01 PM
    BERDYCH-CILIC HIGHLIGHTS

    11/12/2014 7:28:51 PM
    Kubot/Lindstedt are quickly out of the blocks in the match tie-break and they lead 5-1 already.
    11/12/2014 7:31:48 PM
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