Sky Sports Today - Breaking Transfer News, Build-up to Super Sunday and the Latest Sports News

ATP World Tour Finals live!

ATP World Tour Finals live!

    Wawrinka sends down the first ace of the night and then produces a backhand pass when Cilic again comes to the net without really having done enough with his approach. However, Cilic does well to get it to deuce, only to net a forehand, and Wawrinka clinches the game with a very crisp volley after coming into the net behind his serve once again.
    11/14/2014 8:31:49 PM
  • Marin is up against it in the early going.

    11/14/2014 8:33:06 PM

  • 11/14/2014 8:33:17 PM
    Cilic's forehand is off-target but he regains his composure with a big serve and goes on to close out the game, and stay just one break behind.
    11/14/2014 8:36:52 PM
    Sloppy stuff from Wawrinka, who squanders a 30-0 lead with a pair of tame unforced errors. A Cilic forehand return hits the top of the net though and he then smashes another return long, as Wawrinka moves within a game of taking the opening set.
    11/14/2014 8:39:02 PM
    Beautiful from Wawrinka, who curls a forehand pass into the corner on the opening point but he then puts a return long by a country mile. A slightly mishit lob somehow gets over the mighty figure of Cilic, who hits back well, only to squander a game point with an awkward volley. His serve is in decent order now though and he holds when Wawrinka can only send a return long.

    11/14/2014 8:45:41 PM
    Wawrinka quickly gets to 30-0 as he serves for the set, and Cilic then puts a backhand return well long, before racing up to a Wawrinka drop shot ... and flicking it into the tramlines. First set to Wawrinka, who will be back here tomorrow night, but can he go on to win this encounter?[set]
    11/14/2014 8:48:06 PM
  • Stan Wawrinka has claimed the first set here tonight.

    11/14/2014 8:49:29 PM
  • S WAWRINKA* 6-3 0-1 M CILIC
    Great backhand from Wawrinka but Cilic hammers down an ace from on high to level at 30-30 and Wawrinka then puts an attempted backhand pass wide. A nice point from Cilic ends with a smash and he looks resolved not to go quietly!
    11/14/2014 8:52:15 PM
  • S WAWRINKA 6-3 1-1 M CILIC*
    Nice body serve from Wawrinka to go up 30-0 but it is 30-30 after an inopportune double-fault. Wawrinka puts his game face on and cracks a forehand winner into the corner before clinching the game when Cilic miscues after a nice deep approach shot from the third seed.
    11/14/2014 8:55:57 PM
  • S WAWRINKA* 6-3 1-2 M CILIC
    Cilic looks eager after going 30-0 up, only to belt a second serve into the net. That is his first double fault of the match but it does not cost him, a pair of Wawrinka errors helping the eighth seed to hold.
    11/14/2014 8:58:44 PM
  • S WAWRINKA 6-3 2-2 M CILIC*
    A couple of trademark backhands into the corner there from Wawrinka and he wins both points, one with a delightfully delicate half-volley drop-shot as he moves forward to the net. An ace down the middle puts the icing on the cake in that game.
    11/14/2014 9:02:50 PM
  • S WAWRINKA* 6-3 2-3 M CILIC
    Cilic messes up a forehand volley early in the game but he is a man who learns from his mistakes and puts a backhand volley away in fine style, then bludgeons away a forehand winner and a backhand pass. I do not want to jinx him but Cilic is playing far better than in his first two matches. Top man!
    11/14/2014 9:05:55 PM
  • He cannot reach the semis ... but Marin Cilic is fighting hard

    11/14/2014 9:07:14 PM
  • S WAWRINKA 6-3 3-3 M CILIC*
    Wawrinka numbers a stunning forehand plus third and fourth aces of the match among his sixth game second set collection, and that little lot is more than good enough to level up.
    11/14/2014 9:10:09 PM
  • S WAWRINKA* 6-3 3-4 M CILIC
    No probems holding for Cilic despite one sizzling Wawrinka return. An ace seals the game and both players now have four of those on the night.
    11/14/2014 9:12:34 PM
  • S WAWRINKA 6-3 4-4 M CILIC*
    Wawrinka comes up with another nice pick-up and Cilic, well out of court, cannot get there.  A blazing backhand Cilic return flies just wide and, helped by another ace, Wawrinka holds again.
    11/14/2014 9:16:18 PM
  • S WAWRINKA* 6-3 4-5 M CILIC
    Cilic is confronted with a really tricky volley and it is not a surprise when it flies long.  A thunderous ace gets him firmly back on track and he holds again after making amends for a rather lame smash with a neat forehand volley.
    11/14/2014 9:18:34 PM
  • S WAWRINKA 6-3 4-6 M CILIC*
    Cilic levels! Wawrinka is serving to stay in the set and finds himself 0-30 down after he can't do much with a tremendous Cilic return. A Wawrinka forehand then flies wide and it is three set points to Cilic! He only needs one as a Wawrinka forehand goes long. Clenched fist from Cilic - well done that man![set]
    11/14/2014 9:22:11 PM
  • Marin Cilic has given the crowd the third set they were hoping for!

    11/14/2014 9:24:03 PM
  • S WAWRINKA* 6-3 4-6 0-1 M CILIC
    Wayward forehand long from Cilic and he then does the same with a backhand to hand Wawrinka a pair of break points. It is better to give than receive though and Wawrinka responds in kind with a forehand error before hitting a return into the net off a rocket serve. A lame lob and a big first serve later and Cilic has held again. We are into a rare deciding set this week and it could be a corker!
    11/14/2014 9:27:54 PM
  • S WAWRINKA 6-3 4-6 0-2 M CILIC*
    Cilic breaks! Cracking forehand to start the game from Cilic, who is playing a little more like the man who won the US Open in this encounter. Wawrinka then throws in a double-fault to go 15-40 down but a fine backhand saves break point number one. He nets a forehand on the next point though and it is four games in a row for Cilic, who has seized the advantage in set three.[break]
    11/14/2014 9:32:50 PM
  • S WAWRINKA* 6-3 4-6 1-2 M CILIC
    Wawrinka responds! Cilic arcs his back to put away a smash for 30-15 and a poor backhand return from Wawrinka follows but he gets to deuce when Cilic double faults. Cilic mutters to himself in anger after netting but the pep talk does not work the oracle and he crushes a forehand wide. We are back on serve![break]
    11/14/2014 9:37:44 PM
  • S WAWRINKA 6-3 4-6 2-2 M CILIC*
    Cilic is undoing his good work here and he whacks an easy smash into the net. Wawrinka remains a little inconsistent though and suddenly finds himself at deuce when Cilic produces a superlative lob. The Croatian then finds the line with a brilliant backhand return to save another game point but Wawrinka rouses himself and holds with two massive serves.
    11/14/2014 9:43:34 PM
  • S WAWRINKA* 6-3 4-6 2-3 M CILIC
    Cilic right back on track in that game. Two forehand winners flirt with the lines but both are good and he holds to love, to edge back in front.
    11/14/2014 9:45:28 PM
  • S WAWRINKA 6-3 4-6 3-3 M CILIC*
    Some good hitting from Wawrinka in that game and he reaches 40-15 when brave Cilic defence ends with an errant lob. Cilic then nets a return and we have quite a game on our hands here!
    11/14/2014 9:49:19 PM
  • S WAWRINKA* 6-3 4-6 4-3 M CILIC
    Wawrinka back on top! Cilic serves his seventh ace of the match but it is followed by a third double-fault. Wawrinka gets a shot on the next point, only to send a forehand long but he gets to deuce on a Cilic error and the Croatian then puts an approach shot long. Break point - and a Cilic backhand sails long! He will be very disappointed with that game.[break]
    11/14/2014 9:54:20 PM
  • S WAWRINKA 6-3 4-6 5-3 M CILIC*
    Wawrinka joins Cilic on the seven ace mark, Cilic nets a laboured forehand and Wawrinka then cinches the game to love with a masterfully dismissive forehand winner. He is one game from victory!
    11/14/2014 9:56:48 PM
  • S WAWRINKA 6-3 4-6 5-3 M CILIC*
    Wawrinka right back on song and a backhand finds the corner of the court after clipping the net-cord. Cilic errs on the backhand and it is match point ...
    11/14/2014 9:59:03 PM
  • ... first one saved by a mighty backhand from Cilic!
    11/14/2014 9:59:41 PM
  • Oh no! Cilic double-faults and it is all over![game-set-match]
    11/14/2014 10:00:17 PM
  • S WAWRINKA 6-3 4-6 6-3 M CILIC
    A great match to finish the group stages and I thought Cilic was going to claim a fist World Tour Finals win when he went a break up in set three. However, he lost his way a littlle, handed the break straight back, and Wawrinka upped his game again to triumph in an hour and three-quarters.

    He will go into tomorrow's semi-final against Roger Federer on the back of an excellent win but full credit to Cilic for bouncing back from two hammerings to play really well in his final match.
    11/14/2014 10:05:22 PM
    Wawrinka played pretty well tonight overall and finished with 28 winners and 25 unforced errors while Cilic had 26 winners and 35 unforced errors, which is not too bad at all, and a big improvement on his first two matches. Decent quality match, thoroughly enjoyable!

    Both players had seven aces and four double faults.
    11/14/2014 10:07:06 PM

    11/14/2014 10:11:28 PM
    That's it from here for another night. Thanks once again for your company, it's been a great week. Can't wait for the semi-finals tomorrow! Keep it right here for all the coverage you need over the weekend. Sleep well and we will see you soon![recommend]
    11/14/2014 10:17:18 PM
    It's semi-finals day at the O2, Boom! The first doubles semi is up and running, more on which coming up. Then it's the first singles semi - Novak Djokovic v Kei Nishikori. Can anyone stop Djokovic this week? Of course they can! It's sport isn't - anything can happen. I'll be bringing you detailed commentary on the singles and will keep you up to date with the doubles too, Great service eh? Da dum, tish!
    11/15/2014 12:44:05 PM
    The first doubles semi is going with serve and it's a ding-dong battle between two pairs who were not expected to get this far. Lukasz Kubot and Rob Lindstedt up against Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo. Now I don't know about you, but  I love doubles. It's usually, actually, where the most entertaining tennis of any tournament is played. This one is tight - and it's a cracker, every game is tight. It's live on Sky Sports 3 if you want to check it out. 
    11/15/2014 12:49:23 PM
    First set to the Pole Kubot and his Swedish partner Lindstedt. 
    11/15/2014 12:55:05 PM
    Right, let's think deep thoughts about the first singles semi. Djokovic - confirmed as the year-ending world No 1 yesterday - against Nishikori. Djokovic, aiming to win this tournament for the third straight year, and he would become the first since Lendl back in 1985-87 to do it, up against a man who qualified for the first time this year. On paper, it's Djokovic every time isn't? I say no sir! Guess what. Djokovic does not have a winning record a Nishikori. It's two apiece in four meetings. Nishikori remember, dumped him out of the US Open this year. Yes, Djokovic did him in the Paris semis, a couple of weeks ago, but the Japanese star KNOWS how to beat the world No 1....
    11/15/2014 1:01:42 PM

  • 11/15/2014 1:02:42 PM
    So I have the great man, Leif Shiras with me and I ask him this. You are Michael Chang (Nishikori's coach) - what are your final words before you send your man out to play Novak...?
    11/15/2014 1:19:29 PM
  • You have to serve well, and figure out a way to hold. You have to play with composure, and that means knowing when to pull the trigger. If Djokovic has a weakness, it's sometimes his forehand. His backhand is so perfect. His forehand, you are not going to get a lot of errors but sometimes you can rush it, and he will give you something to play with..."

    11/15/2014 1:23:56 PM
    So, that's what Leif Shiras reckons. What do you think? How would you go about it? Tell us at @skysportstennis
    11/15/2014 1:27:54 PM
    In the doubles semi, Dodig and Melo have levelled it at a set-apiece so it's Champions tie-break time.....
    11/15/2014 1:37:16 PM
    Dodig and Melo are running away with this - 5-1 up in the breaker now. Kubot and Lindstedt have rather handed this to them on a plate with some wild errors
    11/15/2014 1:42:38 PM
Powered by ScribbleLive Content Marketing Software Platform

Most Popular



Souness: Mark of champions

Souness: Mark of champions

Graeme Souness hailed Chelsea after their win over QPR, describing their dogged display as "the mark of champions".

Supplement podcast

Supplement podcast

Download to hear the panel discuss the demise of Man City and the futures of van Persie, Cech and Wilshere.

Sky Cricket Podcast

Sky Cricket Podcast

Shane Warne, Ian Botham, Nasser Hussain and David Lloyd pay tribute to the legend, Richie Benaud.