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    But they just can't break Murray, some crunching serves, some clinical volleying from McInroe, and they hold to love.
    11/16/2014 8:12:18 PM
    Fantastic tennis, really is. What must it be like to be that good? Henman holds. He won the first point with an incredible cross-court drop volley off a brilliant whipped cross-court back-hand from McInroe. Henman's serve had too much heat even for for Murray in that game....and now Cash has decided he wants to be a cameraman, and has stolen the camara....
    11/16/2014 8:16:47 PM
    Game set and match Mac and Muzza! Brilliant! Never work with children or animals. Cash swaps places with a ball girl. The ball girl's first shot is an absolutely textbook, punched forehand volley but she misses the second volley. Next point, she gets a short, bouncing ball and absolutely nails it back at McInroe who can do nothing but put his hands on his hips and gawp. She can obviously play a bit! Top junior I'd say!  They've all swapped teams for a bit but - back on game point, Murray clatters the ball for a winner and sadly, it's all over. Details from Djokovic's presser coming up....let's see what the world No 1 has to say about his tournament, Fed pulling out and his season as a whole...
    11/16/2014 8:22:44 PM

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  • 11/16/2014 8:24:25 PM
    Right, Djoko has done his presser. Here's some highlights....

    On Fed pulling out....
    "I found out during the doubles final. As I understand it he retired a match maybe three times in over 1000 matches. You cannot blame him. It's a very awkward situation to talk about it to be honest. You never like to win, especially these big matches, with a retirement.

    11/16/2014 8:37:32 PM
    On playing Andy Murray...
    "I was as surprised as you guys. I was in my locker room. Then we started talking about possibilities, what we can do in order to save this day in some way. Because the people were already there watching. They wanted to see some singles. Luckily Andy was in London. I want to thank him for coming out and making an effort. I know how it is when you finish a season, as he did on Thursday. Probably the last thing he's thinking about is tennis. He receives a call. He comes out and plays in an hour. I thought we played at a good level - I hope the crowd enjoyed it."

    11/16/2014 8:41:14 PM
    Oooohhh - tough question....'There were a lot of lopsided matches in the tournament, though yesterday's were close. Now there's no final. Is it fair for people to be disappointed....?'
    "Yes, I understand people. I understand speculation about the whole week in general. We had probably two, three matches that went the distance, for over an hour. But this is something you cannot predict. I am sure every player who was losing in less than an hour didn't do it on purpose. This is sport. It's not something that is going to happen every year."

    11/16/2014 8:45:04 PM
    If you were in Roger's shoes - with a Davis Cup final coming up - would you have done the same thing?
    "I don't think he was calculating and keeping his body for the Davis Cup. This is probably one of the biggest finals of the year. This is probably the biggest match of the season next to the finals of the Grand Slams. I'm sure if he could have, he would be on the court. I mean, I spoke to him. Also, he doesn't know - it's a question mark for the Davis Cup final as well."

    11/16/2014 8:48:16 PM
    And he's asked again, should the finals be moved from London...he's said a million times it should move around...tsk...
    "I want to say it again - the reason I was saying I want this tournament to move around is because I feel this is a big leverage for the ATP to use as one of the ways to promote the sport. Best eight players in the world - what more can you ask for?"

    11/16/2014 8:51:35 PM
    Well, here at the O2, the crowds are filing out happy. Yes, it was a massive disappointment not to see a competitive final. But they saw Murray, they saw McInroe, Cash and Henman and they saw a superb doubles final. It's been a great day. The press are packing up their pens, notepads, ipads, cameras, freebie bottles of water, and heading to the pub. Tough life. Has it been a great tournament? No, let's be honest, it hasn't and everyone knows it. Is that the nature of sport? Yes it is. Not everything can be brilliant, all the time. There was one epic match, Fed v Wawrinka, and some thrilling stuff in the much-overlooked doubles. Next year - probably be a week of epics won't it? Will we be there to bring it to you? You betcha. Now, I shall leave you with some images from today as a final farewell. As always tennis fans, thanks for reading,....and a very good night to you from the O2 Arena in London....
    11/16/2014 8:59:05 PM

  • Man down! Bryan on Bryan at the O2! 
    11/16/2014 9:00:04 PM

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  • The runners-up, Melo and Dodig 
    11/16/2014 9:02:22 PM

  • Fed's bombshell.....
    11/16/2014 9:02:56 PM

  • Jose - almost in tears when he hears Fed's news...
    11/16/2014 9:03:50 PM

  • And finally, all hail....Novak Djokovic! Good night from the O2
    11/16/2014 9:06:09 PM
    One final funny for you... here's what happened when Messrs McEnroe, Cash and Henman teamed up against a lone Andy Murray! Thanks again for joining us.
    11/16/2014 9:11:12 PM
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