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  • A difficult match for Raonic, who was utterly outclassed in the first set. He seemed to freeze in the headlights of the O2 as Federer ran him ragged. But he improved markedly in the second, found his range and had Federer on the run for much of the set, only to tighten up at the critical moments when Fed was on the ropes. That was then played out in the tie-break as Federer won it to love, meaning Andy Murray will play Raonic on Tuesday.
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  • So that's it for the opening day of the ATP World Tour Finals. Andy Murray lost, Roger Federer won and tomorrow we will see Group A in action, with Stan Wawrinka facing Thomas Berdych in the afternoon before Novak Djokovic tackles Marin Cilic in the evening game. Join us then for more action from the O2 and catch up with all the reports and reaction from today at skysports.com. Thanks for joining us and see you tomorrow...
    11/9/2014 9:55:12 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
  • FEDERER SURPRISED BY SUCCESS
    Let's get some reaction from Roger Federer after his win over Milos Raonic last night. His first-set demolition of the Canadian was a work of art and the six-time World Tour champion admits his year has gone better than he was expecting.
    I didn't put any target on the rankings. I put a target on trying to win an amount of titles, because last year I only won one. That was quite disappointing, so I was trying to get maybe three to five at least. That was the goal.

    I have five now and I think I made another five finals, then we're now also in the Davis Cup final, so it's been a very successful year.

    11/10/2014 1:38:23 PM
  • 'THAT' BACKHAND
    Fed was asked if he could calculate how many millions he's earned with that low cross-court slice of his.
    It's not just that. It's the way you cover it too, afterwards. But it's true that it's one of my signature shots to drag opponents in, keep the ball low, get myself back into the point.
    I guess when you have a one-handed backhand, automatically you go to the slice because it's a shorter backswing. It's definitely been part of my success for a long time.
    11/10/2014 1:43:01 PM
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  • WE'RE READY
    The players are being introduced into the arena. It's Wawrinka - no longer Stanislav, just plain old Stan - against Berdych, coming up in just a few moments...
    11/10/2014 2:02:30 PM
  • WAWRINKA v BERDYCH
    We've had the introductions, the toss, the warm-ups. Here we go, Wawrinka will serve the first game of the match...
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  • WAWRINKA 1-0 BERDYCH*
    No problems for Wawrinka in his first service game as he holds to love, Berdych missing a couple of forehands from the baseline early on.
    11/10/2014 2:16:38 PM
  • WAWRINKA* 2-0 BERDYCH
    Berdych to the net straight away and he puts away a tricky backhand volley on the stretch to win his first point. A short second serve allows Warwinka to climb into a return and win the point. An ace follows, but Warwinka takes it to deuce with some heavy groundstrokes that pin his opponent back and it's another, really deep return that Berdych takes on the half-volley, but can't keep in that sets up break point. A loose forehand, obviously already under pressure, hands the Swiss an immediate break.
    11/10/2014 2:22:08 PM
  • WAWRINKA 3-0 BERDYCH*
    No such problems for Warwinka, who coasts through his service game with a minimum of fuss. Ominous for Tomas.
    11/10/2014 2:24:55 PM
  • WAWRINKA* 4-0 BERDYCH
    Berdych pulls a forehand into the tramlines before hitting a backhand long and before he knows it he's 0-30. Another forehand long and it's 0-40. He's lost all five points on his second serve so far. Three break points for Wawrinka and he takes it first time, with a fine return to the feet of Berdych that he can do nothing with.
    11/10/2014 2:27:44 PM
  • WAWRINKA 5-0 BERDYCH*
    Warwinka is just too quick and strong for Berdych, who can't compete in a baseline rally. Warwinka moves 5-0 up having lost just two points on his serve.
    11/10/2014 2:30:54 PM
  • WAWRINKA* 5-1 BERDYCH
    *BERDYCH WINS POINT ON HIS SECOND SERVE*. A double fault in there too, but he looks to be in control of the game at 40-15 before a Wawrinka piledriver that clips the baseline prompts another forehand error to take it to deuce. A sliced backhand then falls the wrong side of the line and almost before the match has begun, Wawrinka has set point. A big serve saves it and he sees out the game to at least get on the board and make Wawrinka serve for the set.
    11/10/2014 2:37:48 PM
  • WARWINKA WINS FIRST SET 6-1
    And just like that, he's a set up. It took him 25 minutes and he lost just 12 points in the set. Berdych needs a very quick regroup.

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  • WARWINKA* 6-1 0-1 BERDYCH
    It's funny how a new set can change a player's mentality like a switch. Berdych wins his service game to love as if he's been doing it all day. Perhaps a refocus from him and a moment of consolidation from Wawrinka.
    11/10/2014 2:45:03 PM
  • WARWINKA 6-1 1-1 BERDYCH*
    Nothing's changed on the Warwinka serve - he flies through the game in a matter of seconds. Berdych is a million miles away from breaking his opponent at the moment.
    11/10/2014 2:46:29 PM
  • WARWINKA* 6-1 2-1 BERDYCH
    Berdych's plain sailing lasted all of one game as he's quickly in trouble on his serve again - a dump into the net leaving him 0-30. He recovers well though with some searching forehands forcing Warwinka errors only to then squander the chance to put the game to be with an awkward backpeddling smash that hits halfway up the net. A double fault then brings up break point. For once, Warwinka's backhand lets him down, but he gets another chance as Berdych, trying to force the pace against his opponent's slice, pushes a forehand long. This one is saved by the first serve and we then have the rally of the match as Berdych finally  hits his straps from the baseline, but is beaten by some wonderful approach play and final volley from his opponent. This is a right old ding-dong game - Wawrinka earns another break point and Berdych's second serve is again exploited by Wawrinka's heavy hitting and the chance is taken.  
    11/10/2014 2:57:24 PM
  • WAWRINKA 6-1 3-1 BERDYCH*
    Wawrinka wins his game to love and there looks to be no way back for Berdych here. 
    11/10/2014 3:00:45 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
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  • BERDYCH DEVASTATED

    That was my worst match of the whole season and I kept it for the World Tour Finals. There are days like that, but it's over now. It is a matter of looking forward and to try to leave this very far away. I have to come up with some better tennis.

    11/10/2014 4:03:21 PM
  • BERDYCH: MISSION IMPOSSIBLE

    I felt really good. I didn't feel tired, physically or mentally. We have enough time between now and Paris. It's just a bad day. I was trying to find a way to feel the ball. My game is about hitting the ball clean, but I didn't have it today at all. I hit so many frames and it was just not there. I have to sit with my team and find out why nothing worked out for me.

    It's a unique tournament, playing group matches against the best players in the world. You have no time to get some rhythm against someone lower in the rankings, but let's hope for better days. I have to keep fighting and try to play good tennis.

    It's almost a mission impossible to qualify now, but let's try.


    11/10/2014 4:04:33 PM
  • WAWRINKA FEELING GOOD
    Stan Wawrinka was thrilled with his display this afternoon and said he wasn't concerned about whether his 6-1 6-1 victory was more to do with Tomas Berdych playing badly or him playing well.
    I didn't expect to win that easy, for sure. But I was ready to play well. I did a really great week of preparation.

    I started really well on my serve. I was always putting him under pressure. He couldn't really do anything except take a risk, and I was returning everything. if he plays good or bad, it doesn't matter to me. I'm happy with my performance.

    11/10/2014 4:43:24 PM
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  • Djokovic is drawing a good crowd as he warms up ahead of his match tonight

    11/10/2014 5:32:19 PM
  • Novak Djokovic warming up ahead of his game at 8pm. vine.co/v/OieA2bQDi5u

  • So happy to be back here! Always a dream to play #Worldtourfinals !! Really good start today !! #hardwork #enjoy http://pbs.twimg.com/media/B2GOAS2CQAEJkvH.jpg

  • Group A takes centre stage today & we only have the best lined up for you as FOUR Slam champions take to the court. http://pbs.twimg.com/media/B2GUu3nCcAEm3KF.jpg

  • It's the US Open Champions (@Bryanbrothers ) vs the Australian Open Champions (Kubot/Lindstedt).
    Game on.
    #SkyTennis http://pbs.twimg.com/media/B2GX-xbIUAEFHPd.jpg

  • DJOKOVIC v CILIC
    Tonight we see the last two of the eight players competing in London this year as Novak Djokovic faces off against an opponent it's fair to say he enjoys playing against. Ten times they've met, ten times he's won. Indeed Djokovic is bidding to extend a 27-match winning run indoors, which dates back to him winning the World Tour Finals here two years ago. It's the third-longest indoor winning streak in history, behind John McEnroe (59) and Ivan Lendl (37).
    11/10/2014 7:21:58 PM
  • Since the #FinalShowdown has been held in #London , the #BryanBrothers have lost 3 out of 5 opening match (09, 12, 13) http://pbs.twimg.com/media/B2Gm2LGCUAIn7JV.jpg

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