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  • R FEDERER 6-0 6-1 A MURRAY
    It has been a week of one-sided matches but no one expected that as Roger Federer brushes Andy Murray aside in just 56 minutes, for the loss of just one game.

    Federer was excellent, constantly looking to dictate the points and come to the net while Murray, after seeming to have a gameplan of keeping it in play and making Federer work, produced a barrage of unforced errors. He had a really punishing schedule trying to qualify for this event and I wonder if that took its toll.
    11/13/2014 9:13:42 PM
  • FEDERER AND NISHIKORI THROUGH
    We had our calculators out this morning trying to work out all the permutations but it all ended up being very straightforward. Federer tops the group after winning all three of his matches in straight sets, Kei Nishikori finishes second with two wins from three matches and Andy Murray bows out with one win from three.
    11/13/2014 9:15:51 PM
  • STAT PACK
    Federer finished with 12 winners and 12 unforced errors but stats do not tell the story there, as his bucaneering approach yielded dividends greater than the bare 12 winners. He won 18 out of 23 points when he approached the net.

    Murray had seven winners and 21 unforced errors and, on a good day, he would not make that many errors in a tight three-setter. Federer did not even have to serve any aces and had three double-faults, while Murray had one ace and four double faults.
    11/13/2014 9:20:07 PM
  • MURRAY ON TONIGHT'S MATCH:
    It was a very tough night and not ideal from my side of the net, far from it. Roger played exceptionally well. I can say I am disappointed with how I played but, even if I had played well, he probably still would have won. He made very few mistakes and was hitting it very cleanly. He was loose, he was obviously through and he was able to try some shots. Everything he tried came off.

    11/13/2014 9:38:49 PM
  • MURRAY ON THE FUTURE:
    I know I am going to have to put a lot of work in, if I want to start the season with an opportunity to win in Australia. I won't forget about what happened, I want to think about it and use it. The one good point is I have six or seven weeks to work on some stuff. I would normally take a break at this point  but I need to work on some things, so I'll try to put in some time on the practice court.

    11/13/2014 9:43:41 PM
  • MURRAY ON HIS SEASON:
    The first three or four months were tough. Going through surgery is not easy and I stopped working with Ivan (Lendl). The last six weeks were good, with some good wins. I had tough losses at the French Open and Wimbledon. I played well to get to the semis and quarter-final but don't feel I played well in those matches. It has been a tough year but I learned a lot about my body and I will try to look after my body because surgery is not easy.

    11/13/2014 9:46:53 PM
  • FEDERER REACTION

    11/13/2014 9:47:28 PM
  • MOURINHO ADVICE FOR MURRAY!

    11/13/2014 9:48:09 PM
  • QUITE A NIGHT HERE AT THE O2!








    11/13/2014 10:00:28 PM
  • NISHIKORI-FERRER HIGHLIGHTS


    11/13/2014 10:02:21 PM
  • THAT'S ALL FOLKS!

    Wow, what a day! I am afraid Andy Murray is out but it was quite a privilege to watch such a great performance from Roger Federer this evening.

    Thanks very much for your company as usual. Please do join us tomorrow, when Group A will conclude with Novak Djokovic v Tomas Berdych and Stan Wawrinka v Marin Cilic. Sleep well, see you then![recommend]

    11/13/2014 10:17:00 PM
  • MURRAY REACTION[tennis]
    Andy Murray
    speaks to the media after his crushing defeat against Roger Federer.
    11/13/2014 10:27:06 PM
  • AND ... WE ARE BACK!
    Hi gang, how are we all doing today? It's Friday, the working week is coming to an end, so why not kick back and enjoy a day of tennis from the O2 Arena with us? This afternoon, we have Novak Djokovic v Tomas Berdych (not before 2pm) and then, in the evening it is Stan Wawrinka v Marin Cilic (not before 8pm), as the semi-final qualifiers from Group A are decided. There is plenty of doubles as well, so a good day is in store. Keep it here!
    11/14/2014 12:09:25 PM
  • We are all set for another good day at the o2!

    11/14/2014 12:13:18 PM
  • It was a different journey but I have arrived safe and sound!

    11/14/2014 12:15:01 PM
  • DOUBLES UPDATE
    The day has begun with a doubles encounter between Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Recau and Lukasz Kubot and Robert Lindstedt.

    Kubot and Lindstedt are the eighth seeds but are already through to the semis after winning their first two matches while poor old Rojer is still looking for his first win at this event, after eight previous attempts (not all with Recau).  It would be great to see him get a win but Kubot and Lindstedt are 3-2 up, having just broken.
    11/14/2014 12:31:22 PM
  • MURRAY FALL-OUT
    It is the morning/afternoon after the night before in some ways following last night's stunning demolition of Andy Murray by Roger Federer. The Swiss superstar romped to a 6-0 6-1 victory. leaving Murray with a lot to ponder during the off-season.


    11/14/2014 12:36:55 PM
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    11/14/2014 12:38:48 PM
  • RUSEDSKI: MURRAY NEEDS LENDL TACTICS
    Greg Rusedski says Andy Murray needs to recapture the style of play he used under former coach Ivan Lendl if he is to return to Major-winning form.



    11/14/2014 12:43:23 PM
  • 'TIME TO MOVE FORWARD'
    Sky Sports expert Leif Shiras has given us his verdict on what Andy Murray might do ahead of the 2015 campaign:
    He needs to take a long hard look at himself and his team, evaluate and re-evaluate. Is he in the right place tactically, technically? Does he have the right people around him? I thing all those things will be discussed, so he can make a good push next year. Andy got off to a poor start last night and it just seemed to get worse. I thought Andy would make more of an impact on return but Roger is at his best right now, and that is also part of the story. The good thing for Andy is that it was the last match of the year, so he can put it behind him. When some thing like that happens, you just need to lick your wounds and move forward!

    11/14/2014 12:54:52 PM
  • DOUBLES UPDATE:
    Kubot and Lindstedt are on course for a third win of the week after taking the first set 6-4 against Rojer and Tecau.[set]
    11/14/2014 12:56:04 PM
  • WHO WILL BE NUMBER ONE?
    Short answer .... probably Novak Djokovic! The top seed is one win away from clinching the year-end No 1 ranking and victory today over Tomas Berdych will assure him of finishing as top dog for the third time in four years (he also accomplished the feat in 2011 and 2012). He is also on a 29-match winning run indoors and victory today would give him 30 in a row, stretching across three seasons.

    Were Djokovic to be defeated today and then loses in the semis (he would be likely to qualify anyway), Roger Federer could finish the season at No 1 if he wins this tournament and then wins a live singles rubber at the Davis Cup final next week.



    11/14/2014 1:12:25 PM
  • GROUP A PERMUTATIONS:
    Roger Federer and Kei Nishikori are through to the semi-finals already. Who will join them? Novak Djokovic is almost certain to get through but, if  he gets hammered in two sets by Tomas Berdych and Stan Wawrinka romps past Marin Cilic in two, he could get edged out.

    If Djokovic and Wawrinka both win, they both advance. If Berdych and Cilic win, Berdych and Djokovic go through, If Djokovic and Cilic win, or Berdych and Wawrinka, we will need the abacus!


    11/14/2014 1:29:13 PM
  • DOUBLES UPDATE
    The second set has gone to a tie-break between Kubot/Lindstedt and Rojer/Tecau. The former duo took the opener.
    11/14/2014 1:38:17 PM
  • IT'S ALL OVER!
    Lukasz Kubot and Robert Lindstedt beat Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau 6-4 7-6 (7-4) and advance into the semis with a perfect record, while the unlucky Rojer is now 0-9 in Tour finals play. Next year my man!

    The outcome was irrelevant in terms of the Group A standings. Kubot/Lindstedt had already won the group and will be joined in the semis by the winners of tonight's Bryan/Bryan Peya/Soares clash.[game-set-match]
    11/14/2014 1:46:03 PM

  • 11/14/2014 1:46:23 PM
  • MURRAY FALL-OUT:
    Sky Sports pundit Barry Cowan has told us what he would like to see from Andy Murray in the future:

    After such an encouraging period, when he won three titles, Andy will be disappointed with how his tennis matched up against Kei Nishikori and Roger Federer. There is no doubt he has shown he still has the fighting and physical qualities needed moving forward but, what is abundantly clear, is that players have to attack and show utter belief in their convictions, as demonstrated by Federer, Djokovic and Nishikori. Federer's demolition of Murray can act as a wake-up call for Andy, and in 2015 it is a must that he believes in his ability to attack and play aggressive tennis against the very best, like he did against Djokovic in the first two sets at the US Open. That should become the norm rather than the exception.
    [barrycowan]
    11/14/2014 1:56:59 PM
  • DJOKOVIC v BERDYCH HEAD2HEAD
    Our first singles match of the day is about to get underway, and Novak Djokovic will be a hot favourite, having compiled a 16-2 head2head record against Tomas Berdych since winning their first meeting in 2008 in Bangkok.

    One of Berdych's wins came on the big stage of a Wimbledon semi-final though (6-3 7-6 6-3 in 2010) and he also won in Rome last year (2-6 7-5 6-4). Djokovic romped to a 6-0 6-2 victory in their sole 2014 meeting, which came in the final in Beijing.



    11/14/2014 2:03:36 PM

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  • N DJOKOVIC 0-0 T BERDYCH*
    This one is just about to get underway and Berdych will serve first. Let's get it on!
    11/14/2014 2:09:40 PM
  • N DJOKOVIC* 1-0 T BERDYCH
    Djokovic takes a while to ease into things and the first rally lasts a good four shots before he sends a point-winning backhand into the corner. A weak backhand into the net from Berdych follows and Djokovic is soon up three break points. He converts at the first attempt when Berdych fails to retrieve a stinging backhand return. Here we go![break]
    11/14/2014 2:17:09 PM
  • N DJOKOVIC 2-0 T BERDYCH*
    Djokovic makes it six points in a row to start the match before Berdych opens his account thanks to a good return. Double-fault follows from Djokovic! Suitably riled, he follows that with an ace, and then takes the game when Berdych tries to go down the line with a forehand but nets instead.
    11/14/2014 2:20:17 PM
  • N DJOKOVIC* 3-0 T BERDYCH
    Backhand volley narrowly wide from Berdych. Unlucky! He then nets a tough low backhand and it is two more break points. Berdych saves the first when Djokovic puts a return wide but the break comes when a big Berdych forehand clips the net cord and flies out. This one is following the script so far![break]
    11/14/2014 2:24:43 PM
  • It's all good so far for Novak as he seeks to finish the year atop the world rankings.


    11/14/2014 2:26:22 PM
  • N DJOKOVIC 4-0 T BERDYCH*
    Djokovic is running through his full repertoire and a brilliant half-volley pick-up at the net delights the crowd. A drop shot then sets up an easy volley put-away before a lunging volley wraps up the game to love. What do you do against this guy?
    11/14/2014 2:29:21 PM
  • N DJOKOVIC* 4-1 T BERDYCH
    Brilliant crosscourt forehand winner from Djokovic and it has reached the stage where points for Berdych are a surprise. But he puts away a smash and then sends down an ace to make it 30-30, before Djokovic goes wide on a backhand return. Game point ... and he gets it! Good forehand from Berdych and Djokovic can only net. Bravo Tomas!
    11/14/2014 2:32:44 PM
  • I don't envy this man his task this afternoon!


    11/14/2014 2:33:49 PM
  • N DJOKOVIC 5-1 T BERDYCH*
    Brilliant kicking serve from Djokovic to start the game on a high but one of his trademark drop shots then hits the top of the net. Lovely forehand into the corner from Berdych and Djokovic nets to fall 15-30 behind but a pair of returns then sail long and another finds the net as Djokovic holds.
    11/14/2014 2:37:06 PM
  • N DJOKOVIC* 5-2 T BERDYCH
    Good defence from Djokovic but Berdych does really well to put a smash away from the back of the court. Djokovic then smacks a forehand into the net and that is another game on the board for the Berd-man of Czechoslovakia!
    11/14/2014 2:41:38 PM
  • N DJOKOVIC 6-2 T BERDYCH*
    Djokovic places a brilliant forehand into the corner with the air of a man in total control of his game but a mishit Berdych lob fortuitously drops in to delay his progress. Not for long though, as Berdych steers a pass-cum-lob long and then puts a return out as well. First set to Djokovic in 31 minutes. Bit of a marathon set that, by this week's standards![set]
    11/14/2014 2:46:41 PM
  • Novak Djokovic has reeled off another brilliant set here at the O2.



    11/14/2014 2:47:53 PM
  • N DJOKOVIC* 6-2 1-0 T BERDYCH
    Good start to the second set from Berdych, who does not want to end the year on a total downer and he reaches 40-0 before miscuing a forehand wide. Unfortunately, he follows that with a double-fault, and then puts a forehand wide. Djokovic works his way to break point, comes to the net, and Berdych puts a pass wide. Djokovic has broken through again![break]
    11/14/2014 2:54:42 PM
  • [betting]SKY BET ODDS
    Are we about to see another second-set bagel from Djokovic?
    11/14/2014 2:59:04 PM
  • N DJOKOVIC 6-2 2-0 T BERDYCH*
    Djokovic raises his fist in triumph after holding to 15, helped by another well-timed net approach. He has only dropped six points on serve all match.
    11/14/2014 2:59:05 PM
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