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Federer facing uphill task after poor start

The warm-up was totally fine.” Federer was two points from taking the opening set in the Lleyton Hewitt group showdown when he had Nishikori at 5-6 0-30 but played a poor tiebreak. The rest was not pretty and the ATP’s new “crowd decibel level” gizmo expected to get plenty of use as Federer went through his repertoire was pretty much redundant.

Federer crashes to Nishikori in ATP Finals opener

Roger Federer suffered a shock straight-sets defeat to Kei Nishikori at the ATP Finals on Sunday, severely denting his bid for the 100th title of his illustrious career. The result means Federer is now in danger of failing to qualify for the semi-final…

Federer, Djokovic divided over future venue for ATP Finals

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic were split Friday over whether the season-ending ATP Finals should remain in London after 2020 as tennis chiefs consider where the event should be staged in future. The ATP, the governing body of men’s professional tennis, announced in August the opening of an international tender process to determine the future location of the season finale featuring the world’s best eight qualified singles players and doubles teams. Its longest stay in a single venue was across 13 consecutive editions at Madison Square Garden from 1977 to 1989 but it has been held at London’s O2 arena since 2009 — drawing more than 250,000 fans annually.

Djokovic back at No. 1; replaces Nadal, whose season is over

Novak Djokovic returned to No. 1 on Monday after a two-year absence and is assured of becoming the first man in the history of the ATP rankings to finish a season at the top spot after being outside the top 20 during that season. Nadal withdrew from the ATP Finals on Monday, citing an abdominal injury, and announced he was having arthroscopic surgery on his right ankle. Djokovic will be the ATP’s year-ending No. 1 for the fifth time, pulling even with Roger Federer and Jimmy Connors for the second most since the computer rankings began in 1973.

Federer says Serena ‘went too far’ with US Open final rant

Serena Williams “went too far” with her controversial rant at an umpire during the US Open final, according to Roger Federer. Williams received a code violation for coaching, a penalty point for racquet abuse and a game penalty for calling the umpire a “liar” and a “thief” during her defeat by Naomi Osaka, with her outburst overshadowing the biggest win of her opponent’s career. “I feel like Serena should have walked away,” Federer told Britain’s Sunday Times newspaper.

Djokovic’s epic victory over Federer among the hardest wins

Novak Djokovic’s latest victory over Roger Federer was among the toughest and best in their epic rivalry, a 7-6 (6), 5-7, 7-6 (3) feast of attacking tennis which had the roaring crowd on their feet and remained in doubt until the very end. It finally ended, after three hours, when Djokovic moved 6-1 up in the tiebreaker. Federer saved two match points but cracked in a long rally and chopped a backhand into the net.

Djokovic’s epic victory over Federer among the hardest wins

Novak Djokovic’s latest victory over Roger Federer was among the toughest and best in their epic rivalry, a 7-6 (6), 5-7, 7-6 (3) feast of attacking tennis which had the roaring crowd on their feet and remained in doubt until the very end. It finally ended, after three hours, when Djokovic moved 6-1 up in the tiebreaker. Federer saved two match points but cracked in a long rally and chopped a backhand into the net.