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London | Sock shocks Zverev

Outsider Jack Sock shocked “choking” Alexander Zverev  6-4 1-6 6-4 to seal a semi-final date against Grigor  Dimitrov at the ATP Finals. And when asked if he felt he could go all the way insisted: “Why not? I think Grigor has really kind of found his game. But I’m playing with a lot of confidence. Coming off winning in Paris (at the Masters), winning my matches here and getting into the semi-final. You never know what can...

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London | Federer still the Master

Roger Federer reached his 14th semi-final in his 15th appearance at the year-end ATP Finals by overcoming Alexander Zverev 7-6 5-7 6-1 in just his second-round robin group match. The victory for the oldest ever competitor at the event against the youngest  in nine years saw 36-year-old Federer stay on course for a record seventh title triumph at the tournament. And with world No.1 Rafa Nadal withdrawing through knee trouble, the odds are even shorter on the Swiss master achieving his stated aim of glory under the dome at the 02 Centre in...

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London | Federer marks return to the O2 with a win

It was like “happy” Roger Federer had never been away as he began his bid for a magnificent seventh title at the ATP World Tour finals with a 6-4 7-6 win over American Jack Sock. Federer, 36, who missed last year’s event during six months out injured, has secured the Australian Open and Wimbledon crowns for Grand Slams 18 and 19 in 2017. And he is desperate to end his “perfect season” – in which he has lost just four times – by lifting the end-of-term championship at the rocking 02 Arena in south...

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Vienna | Zverev battles past Simon

Top-seeded German Alexander Zverev booked a place in the quarterfinals of the Vienna Open 500 with a tough straight-set victory over the very resilient Frenchman Gilles Simon. Zverev, who is ranked fifth in the world and is chasing his sixth title of the season, won a trying first set in a tiebreaker before posting a 7-6(6) 6-4...

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Beijing Open | Nadal just gets through

World No.1 Rafael Nadal saved two match points to avoid a shock defeat in the first round of the China Open, finally quelling a strong challenge from Lucas Pouille in three sets to secure his place in round two at the China Open in Beijing. The Frenchman broke Nadal on the way to taking the first set 6-4, and the World No.23 came within a whisker of sealing an upset when the second set went to a tie...

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Montreal | Zverev upstages Federer

Alexander Zverev has reconfirmed his status as the player to succeed the old guard by winning his fifth title of the year, and on this occasion, outpowering Roger Federer in straight sets to collect the Canadian Masters 1000 title, the Rogers Cup in...

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