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ATP World Tour Finals live!

  • ALL IN A DAY'S WORK!





    11/11/2014 4:10:25 PM
  • POST-MATCH REACTION:
    Roger Federer has just spoken to some distinguished members of the world's media ... and we tagged along too! Let's post some of his thoughts.
    11/11/2014 4:43:11 PM
  • ROGER ON TODAY'S MATCH:
    I think Kei is a better player this year. Today he didn't quite get it going but you can see why he has had the success he has had this year. When he gets the upper hand, he is hard to beat. Today, maybe, I played too well, defence and offence, and managed to mix up my serve. I took advantage of the fact I was feeling good and he was maybe struggling a bit.

    11/11/2014 4:46:39 PM
  • ROGER ON THE GROUP SITUATION:
    I would like to be qualified (by the end of the day) rather than have to win a set or maybe even the match (against Andy Murray on Thursday). If you win two matches in straight sets, things are looking good. I might be able to go into my final match a little more laid-back but there is still so much at stake. You want to go into the semis with a clean sheet.

    11/11/2014 4:56:02 PM
  • ROGER ON WHY ALL THE MATCHES SO FAR HAVE BEEN WON IN STRAIGHT SETS:
    The court plays somewhat slow and the serve does not have that much of an impact. Whoever is better from the baseline has the upper hand, and dominates. It is hard to serve your way out of trouble. I think the best movers are going to come through here.

    11/11/2014 4:58:36 PM
  • IT'S HARD ENOUGH PLAYING ONE ROGER FEDERER!
    Kei Nishikori's thoughts on today's match coming up ...


    11/11/2014 5:02:20 PM
  • KEI NISHIKORI ON THE KEY FACTORS IN HIS LOSS:
    Roger took all the important points, he did not give me a chance to come back. I did not play really bad but was not really consistent. There were a few unforced errors and he was great on the important points.

    11/11/2014 5:06:08 PM
  • NISHIKORI ON POSSIBLE WRIST INJURY:
    There was a little soreness today but the tennis was OK. I have a day off now. Hopefully, I can recover well and win the next one.

    11/11/2014 5:07:22 PM
  • NISHIKORI ON BEING AT THE O2:
    I never had this week in my career, it is an honour to be here. All the motiovation and excitement is huge here. I don't feel tired yet and I have been working hard this week, these last couple of days.

    11/11/2014 5:16:49 PM
  • THIS IS THIRSTY WORK!
    Time for a short break, then back for doubles and Murray-Raonic build-up, featuring predictions from some of the Sky Sports team. Don't go anywhere![tennis]
    11/11/2014 5:18:12 PM
  • RESTAURANT REVIEW
    We are back! Ever eager for adventure, I have been prowling the concourse looking for some dinner and eventually struck gold with a spicy beanburger plus skinny fries combo. Rock-solid and a definite 9/10. Check back this time tomorrow for more reviews! 

    Apparently I was spotted washing this sumptuous banquet down with an ice-cold pint of Beck's Vier but, as a sober and professional veteran journalist, all I can say to that is ... I didn't know my twin brother had rocked up![recommend]
    11/11/2014 6:13:16 PM
  • Now THAT is what I'm talking about!

    11/11/2014 6:15:58 PM
  • BACK TO TENNIS!
    Before we turn to Murray-Raonic, you need to be informed that this evening's doubles match is very much underway. The 2012 champions Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez of Spain are playing Ivan Dodig of Croatia and Marcelo Melo of Brazil.

    Both these pairs won their opening matches so whoever triumphs tonight will be in great shape to reach the semis. It is with serve at the moment and seventh seeds Dodig and Melo lead 2-1.
    11/11/2014 6:25:43 PM
  • BIG MATCH PREDICTIONS:
    Barry Millns will be commentating on tonight's big Murray-Raonic showdown and we got his thoughts on the match earlier on:
    I think Murray will win. He knows now that he has to win to stay in contention and he also knows he will have to serve better than he did against Nishikori, and return better too. With what is at stake, and knowing how fiercely competitive he is, I believe he will find a way to improve in both areas, and that will make the difference against Raonic, who does not return as well as Nishikori.

    11/11/2014 6:39:03 PM
  • HEAD2HEAD
    Andy Murray and Milos Raonic have met four times before on the ATP Tour and Raonic has a 3-1 head-to-head advantage. They have locked horns once previously this year and Raonic won their last-16 encounter at Indian Wells 4-6 7-5 6-3.


    11/11/2014 6:44:04 PM

  • 11/11/2014 6:47:57 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
  • DOUBLES UPDATE
    A hard-fought tie-break and Melo/Dodig have won it 7-5 to claim the opening set. They are both wearing yellow by the way. Melo yellow! Younger readers will wonder what I am on about it but fans of 60s pop icon Donovan will find that gag very droll.[set]


    11/11/2014 7:13:31 PM
  • BIG MATCH PREDICTIONS:
    Back to the small matter of tonight's joust between messrs Murray and Raonic. Sky Sports expert Barry Cowan gave us his forecast earlier:
    I think Andy will win. He did not play well the other day but Andy tends to start slowly and he was caught cold by Nishikori. I expect him to play well and, although Raonic played well in the second set the other day, I think the court will favour Andy. He has also got something to prove and he often plays well when that is the case.
    [barrycowan]Find Barry's tips with Sky Bet here.
    11/11/2014 7:17:33 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
  • ANOTHER TIE-BREAK!
    For the second time tonight, a tie-break will be needed to settle the set in this doubles clash. And if Granollers/Lopez win it, we will have a match tie-break to decide the affair![tie-break]
    11/11/2014 7:53:37 PM

  • 11/11/2014 7:59:21 PM
  • Great tie-break! It is 8-7 to Dodig/Melo.
    11/11/2014 8:01:20 PM
  • The Spaniards hold two service points and they lead 9-8!
    11/11/2014 8:02:44 PM
  • 10-9 and set point to Granollers/Lopez after a fierce return pays dividends!
    11/11/2014 8:04:43 PM
  • 10-10! Lopez goes wide and hurls his racket to the ground in anger!! And now it is 11-10 to Dodig/Melo.
    11/11/2014 8:06:00 PM
  • Double-fault from Melo on match point! 11-11.
    11/11/2014 8:06:22 PM
  • 12-11 and another match point coming up ...
    11/11/2014 8:07:04 PM
  • Melo nets and it is 12-12. He is not very mellow at the moment! What a tie-break.
    11/11/2014 8:07:52 PM
  • Disastrous missed volley from Lopez. 13-12 to Dodig/Melo.
    11/11/2014 8:08:41 PM
  • Return goes long and Dodig/Melo triumph![game-set-match]
    11/11/2014 8:10:05 PM
  • GREAT START TO THE NIGHT!
    We have had a cracking match before Murray and Raonic have even taken to the court! Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo have made it two wins from two matches with a thrilling 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (14-12!) win over Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez. Doubles at its best there!
    11/11/2014 8:12:32 PM
  • MATCH HIGHLIGHTS
    To whet your appetite for what is to come tonight, here is some action from Roger Federer's win over Kei Nishikori this afternoon.

    11/11/2014 8:13:45 PM
  • TALE OF THE TAPE:
    Dual Grand Slam winner Andy Murray has hit form in a big way this autumn. The fifth seed won titles in Shenzhen, Vienna and Valencia to make sure of his place at this great event but the 27-year-old lost his opening match to Kei Nishikori and needs to win tonight to keep his chances of reaching the semis alive.

    He will not find it easy because, like Nishikori, Milos Raonic is a young up-and-comer who has had a breakthrough season. The Canadian has a huge serve and won his first ATP 500 title in 2014, as well as reaching his first ever Grand Slam semi-final at Wimbledon.
    11/11/2014 8:18:36 PM
  • [betting]PRICE BOOSTS
    As ever, Sky Bet have a couple of Price Boosts available ahead of the event.
    11/11/2014 8:21:39 PM
  • HERE THEY COME ...
    Murray and Raonic emerge through the smoke - it is fair to say the atmosphere is lively for this one!
    11/11/2014 8:22:20 PM
  • A MURRAY* v M RAONIC
    Knocking-up almost done and dusted. Murray is set to serve first.
    11/11/2014 8:27:14 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
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