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    *FEDERER 3-5 WAWRINKA
    Federer hits back! Actually, it's more a case of Wawrinka throwing the game away. Not sure he got a single first serve in there, his percentage has dropped below 40 per cent now . But there are some wild groundstrokes too - he's going for it just a little too much and he needs to calm down. 
    11/15/2014 8:43:18 PM
    FEDERER 4-5 WAWRINKA*
    Federer waltzes through that service game - big pressure on Wawrinka now. He could not put any pressure on the Fed serve there. He's serving for the set, but his first serve percentage is just 36 per cent....that cannot give him much confidence.
    11/15/2014 8:46:09 PM
    *FEDERER 4-6 WAWRINKA
    Game and first set to Wawrinka! - boy he made hard work of it, but get there he does, holding to 30. Fair play, 40-30 up there he was under big pressure. Federer threw up a huge lob, which had him backpedaling back past the service line. Most would have let it drop, but he goes for it on the smash, Federer fends it back, but it's an easy volley for Wawrinka - and he leads this semi-final, one set to love.
    11/15/2014 8:50:49 PM

    11/15/2014 8:51:02 PM

    Federer - under the cosh at the O2
    11/15/2014 8:52:28 PM
    [betting]SKY BET ODDS
    Can Federer respond to his first set defeat? He is 2/7 to win the second set and 4/5 to come back and win the match. Wawrinka is now evens to be Djokovic's opponent in tomorrow's final. Find all Sky Bet's in-play odds here.
    11/15/2014 8:54:15 PM
    FEDERER 4-6 1-0 WAWRINKA*
    Good, solid hold to 15 for Federer in the first game of the second set. He needed that. Wawrinka is going for it, but he surely can't keep it up for another set. If Fed just hangs in, he can get back in this match, no problem.
    11/15/2014 8:54:36 PM
    *FEDERER 4-6 1-1 WAWRINKA
    Very nervy hold from Wawinka, whose first serve percentage continues to plummet towards 30 per cent. Might has just well start on the second serve - it's as bad as I've ever seen at this level. And yet. He clings on, Federer helping by framing a backhand into Row Z at 30-30. I don't see how Wawrinka - who still hasn't lost a point when his first serve has gone in - can stay this lucky for much longer.
    11/15/2014 8:59:48 PM
    FEDERER 4-6 2-1 WAWRINKA*
    Good again from Federer, holding to 30, but he is not playing anywhere near the level we saw him at against Andy Murray the other night. Wawrinka is hurrying him and he's not found his mojo at all. But I still fancy him to win this second set.
    11/15/2014 9:02:10 PM
    *FEDERER 4-6 2-2 WAWRINKA
    More like it from Wawrinka - a powerful hold, and he even got two first serves in there too, almost doubling his total for the set. There's a sublime backhand pass for Federer in the game, but he is blow away in the rest of it. 
    11/15/2014 9:06:01 PM
    FEDERER 4-6 3-2 WAWRINKA*
    Best game of the match so far, some high quality stuff there and I may be wrong but Federer appears to have slightly changed his tactics. He's been quite passive so far but he definitely tried to be more aggressive there, twice serving and volleying and winning both points. He came in a third time, but Wawrinka passed him with a cheeky cross court volley. But Federer holds again - no breaks in a tight and tense second set.
    11/15/2014 9:09:30 PM

    11/15/2014 9:15:43 PM
    *FEDERER 4-6 3-3 WAWRINKA
    Incredible game - Wawrinka saves four break points, two with aces, but he really is living on the edge. Federer just cannot break him, and he is having no luck either. It can't go on surely - Wawrinka will be broken, I'm confident....if Fed just keeps the pressure on, something has to give.
    11/15/2014 9:19:39 PM
    [betting]SKY BET ODDS
    Still nothing between these two in the second set and Federer is 100/30 to win the set 7-6. However, Wawrinka is now odds-on to win the match at 4/5 with Federer available at evens. Find all Sky Bet's in-play odds here.
    11/15/2014 9:20:38 PM
    FEDERER 4-6 4-3 WAWRINKA*
    A stunning, stunning game. Nip and tuck all the way - at 30-30 Wawrinka looked like he'd passed Federer with a bullet forehand down the line. Fed somehow stretches out and volleys a winner. Next point Wawrinka does pass him with brilliant backhand. At deuce, there's an incredible rally of over 20 shots, which ends with Waw - going for glory - driving an inch long. Federer's superb second serve, right on the line, wins the game. Fist-pumping galore from Federer, he wants this badly. He's won the 'vital seventh'...but can he break?
    11/15/2014 9:24:25 PM
    *FEDERER 4-6 4-4  WAWRINKA
    Unbelievably, Wawrinka holds again, in a game he faced further break points, a few more deuces - tell you want, he's gutsy is our Stan. But Federer is not helping himself. Unforced errors are keeping Wawrinka in it. He keeps driving his backhand a foot long on big points, just trying a bit too hard, which is most uncharacteristic of the great man.
    11/15/2014 9:32:51 PM
    *BRYAN/BRYAN 6-7 2-6 10-7 MELO/DODIG
    The twins have done it again!!! It's their fourth title in the Tour Finals, and they did it the hard way. It's the 103rd title of their career. Melo and Dodig - well,we'll be seeing them again, a superb effort from them. At 7-4 down they looked out of it, but Dodig's superb return, got them back in it. It became 7-6, but Mike Bryan's bullet forehand made it 8-6. A stunning Melo reflex volley, followed by Dodig's drop shot, made it 8-6. A big serve from Bob Bryan and a Melo lob which drifted long, means the Californians are champions again.
    11/16/2014 5:13:20 PM

    11/16/2014 5:15:09 PM
    MAJOR NEWS ABOUT TO BREAK HERE AT THE O2....
    Stand by, stand by....
    11/16/2014 5:18:44 PM
    PRESENTATION TIME
    The Bryans are receiving their trophy, we're having the speeches. When they are done, there will be some big breaking news. Flick to SS3 to watch it yourselves. It will be announced on court.
    11/16/2014 5:23:49 PM
    FED PULLS OUT
    Well, let's start with Federer first. Let's not pretend that is anything other than a massive disappointment for us all. The great man came onto court, and apologised in person to the packed arena. He has a back injury following last night's marathon epic against Stan Wawrinka. It happens, but hey, we're all gutted. The crowd in the O2 are gutted, us hacks are gutted, and I'm sure you are too. It would have been some match. The first implication is that Djokovic is crowned champion, for the third straight year. 
    11/16/2014 5:34:44 PM
    *DJOKOVIC 1-1 MURRAY
    Murray holds, also to 30, some high-quality play out there. Murray is making Djokovic work for every point. He's forcing errors, particularly from Djoko;s forehand, the weaker of his groundstrokes. 
    11/16/2014 6:31:32 PM
    DJOKOVIC 2-1 MURRAY*
    Chance for Muzza there, but he can't take advantage of a break point. A Djoko double-fault makes it 30-15 to Murray. Murray then goes long, on the defensive. Djoko then slaps a poor half-court return from Murray into the net, but forces Murray to go wide with a better approach on the next point. Murray slaps the next ball into the net, and a Djokovic smash wins the game. Murray has not changed his tactics from earlier this week when he got duffed up by Fed - he's counter-punching, not attacking....
    11/16/2014 6:36:31 PM
    *DJOKOVIC 2-2 MURRAY
    Murray holds to love! A couple of cheap points on big serves, then a lovely volley past Djokovic, who was at the net. And a cracking backhand down the line wins the game.
    11/16/2014 6:38:26 PM
    DJOKOVIC 3-2 MURRAY*
    Great game, and Djokovic holds, just. Murray had another break point there. He got it went Djokovic netted an attempted drop shot. At 30-40, Djokovic again drop-shotted, Murray reached it, Djoko fired the ball straight at him but Murray dumped what should have been a game-winning volley into the net. Djokovic then stepped it up to win the next two points. Murray is at least being more aggressive.
    11/16/2014 6:45:25 PM
    *DJOKOVIC 4-2 MURRAY
    Murray is broken! Deary me, some poor stuff from Murray there, and at 30-40, he should have won the point. He had Djokovic where he wanted him, had an easy put-away to win the point, sent the world No 1 the wrong way, but pushed it an inch wide.
    11/16/2014 6:48:13 PM
    DJOKOVIC 5-2 MURRAY*
    Djokovic holds - an some brutal tennis there from the world No 1. Pinpoint serving, fearsome groundstrokes - I mean I'm not sure what anyone can do against that kind of tennis. Murray can do nothing anyway. Murray will now serve to stay in this one-set match. 
    11/16/2014 6:50:13 PM
    *DJOKOVIC 5-3 MURRAY
    Muzza at his very, very best. At 15-15, he beat Djokovic all ends up with a brilliant backhand winner. It's 40-15 with another sensational backhand, crosscourt this time. Djoko doesn't even move. And a big serve wraps up the game.
    11/16/2014 6:54:21 PM
    DJOKOVIC 5-4 MURRAY*
    Murray breaks back - more brilliance from Muzza! First point, at full-stretch, a backhand slice down the line does Djoko like a kipper. He does well to get his volley back in court but Murray puts it away. At 30-30 - big, big point - Murray passes a charging Djokovic with an absolutely brilliant forehand crosscourt pass. Then at 30-40, a long exchange ends in Djokovic pushing his forehand wide. It's back on serve. The crowd are loving this.
    11/16/2014 6:57:27 PM
    [betting]SKY BET ODDS
    Odds stacked against Murray now as Djokovic breaks...
    11/16/2014 7:05:25 PM
    *DJOKOVIC 6-4 MURRAY
    Muzza is broken in a superb game. He fended off two break points, with sensational backhand winners. But Djoko takes it when his forehand return bullets straight into the corner, then Murray double faults. It's first to eight by the way!
    11/16/2014 7:09:01 PM
    DJOKOVIC 7-4 MURRAY*
    Djokovic rips through that game to love - more awesomeness from the world No 1.
    11/16/2014 7:09:43 PM
    *DJOKOVIC 7-5 MURRAY
    Murray stays live with a fine service game of his own, some big serves, couple of errors from Djoko helping him on his way. He is showing us, at last, what he can do. 
    11/16/2014 7:10:42 PM
    DJOKOVIC 8-5 MURRAY
    Game, set, match to Djokovic! Well that was decent entertainment, and probably Murray's best performance of the week. He had chances in that final game too. He was 30-15 up, but Djokovic won the next point with a piledriving forehand winner. A Murray lob then made him stretch, but he got up like that John Lewis penguin going for a fishfinger, and smashed a winner. And then Murray slapped a backhand return into the net.
    11/16/2014 7:13:46 PM
    DJOKOVIC THE KING OF LONDON
    Well, it seems only right and proper that Djokovic finishes his week with a victory, albeit in an exhibition match. This man remains the undisputed No 1 in the world, one of the best - if not the best - the world has ever seen. That he only won one Grand Slam this year, Wimbledon, is rather odd, but he remains the king of all he surveys. Murray is paying homage on court now. 
    11/16/2014 7:16:12 PM
    DJOKOVIC THE KING OF LONDON
    The match with Murray was played in a good spirit, as you would expect. There was some banter with the crowd, some banter with the umpire - pics to follow. But for the rest of the ATP Tour, they have serious business to do next season, how to beat him....?
    11/16/2014 7:17:43 PM

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    11/16/2014 7:18:42 PM

    Chris Kermode with Muzza and Djoko
    11/16/2014 7:20:37 PM
    McINROE/MURRAY v CASH/HENMAN
    More fun for the crowd now - it's Murray and the great John McInroe - my hero! - up against Pat Cash and Tim Henman in a doubles exhibition. 
    11/16/2014 7:21:54 PM
    John McInroe - what can you say. His hair is grey now but he remains super-fit and still takes his tennis very seriously on the seniors tour. What a thrill for Murray, a fellow-Wimbledon champion, to play with the great man. On the other side of the net, two other men whose careers are defined by Wimbledon. Pat Cash - who booked his place in tennis legend by clambering up past the crowd to reach his team and family after he won it back in 1987. And Henman, famous only for being the nearly man of British tennis. Four Wimbledon semi-finals. Four defeats. That though, does not make him a failure. He was the best we had for years. He got to No 4 in the world. Dismiss all those who say he was too soft. He was nails - you don't get to six Grand Slam semi-finals unless you are.
    11/16/2014 7:26:45 PM
    McINROE/MURRAY v CASH/HENMAN
    I'll tell you another thing about Henman - he was probably the best serve and volleyer in the world in his time. Which means that he should probably have played a bit more doubles than he did - he could have been awesome. Not surprising that he didn't - the top players don't have the time. He did win an Olympic silver with Neil Broad at Atlanta in 1996 though. 
    11/16/2014 7:30:54 PM
    *McINROE/MURRAY 0-1 CASH/HENMAN
    Henman gets us up and running and holds - but it's a nervous one! At 15-15, Murray spears a brilliant pass down the line. Henman then double-faults. Cash then bails Henman out with a stunning volley - 30-40, and a couple of big serves (he still has a big serve!) wins the game.
    11/16/2014 7:35:21 PM
    McINROE/MURRAY 1-1 CASH/HENMAN*
    Oh yes, John McInroe, he's still got the old magic. Quick hands at the net, imperious volleying, and he holds to love. I can think of quite a few players on the ATP Tour who will never be able to volley like this man still can. 

    11/16/2014 7:37:25 PM
    *McINROE/MURRAY 2-1 CASH/HENMAN
    Fun, fun, fun at the O2! Cash is broken. A couple of poor volleys from the Aussies hands Murray and McInroe a break point at 30-40. Then it's exhibition stuff - he and Murray engage in a machine-gun exchange of volleys at the net - and the tenth volley Murray puts away for a winner. 
    11/16/2014 7:40:52 PM
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