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MIKE DICKSON AT THE O2 ARENA: The Scottish-Brazilian duo took only 73 minutes to defeat the world No 1 pair Brazil’s Marcelo Melo and Poland’s Lukasz Kubot 6-2, 6-4.
Jack Sock won a see-saw encounter with Alexander Zverev to secure a semi-final against Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov.
Double Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova pledged that she would try and move on from the horrendous stabbing attack she suffered last year after Czech police ended the investigation.
Dominic Thiem will go head to head with David Goffin in a sudden death clash in the ATP Finals, with a showdown with the legendary Roger Federer the prize for the victor.
Jamie Murray walked on court at London’s 02 Arena on Wednesday night knowing that defeat would effectively bring a long, hard season to an abrupt halt.
Grigor Dimitrov thrashed David Goffin 6-0 6-2 to sail into the ATP Finals knock-out stages and ensure he steers clear of Roger Federer. It was the second win in as many matches for the Bulgarian.
Rafael Nadal may have gone – his brief London stay not helped by a 4am fire alarm on Tuesday at his Westminster hotel – but Roger Federer will be in town until at least the weekend.
On Thursday Nadal is scheduled to hear the outcome of his longstanding lawsuit against France’s former heath and sports minister Roselyn Bachelot.
Radek Stepanek has announced his retirement from tennis after failing to recover his fitness following back surgery in March. The 38-year-old won the Davis Cup for his country in 2012 and 2013.
Jack Sock won for the first time at the ATP Finals, beating Wimbledon finalist Marin Cilic 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (4). Sock lost his debut match to Roger Federer, but he is now 1-1 in his round-robin group.
Rafael Nadal on Monday night lost a match, wished everyone a Merry Christmas and then departed London's O2 Arena to attend to his injured knees.
Canadian tennis ace Eugenie Bouchard continued her end of season break by lapping up the sun in the Caribbean.
Former world No 4 Jelena Dokic has told how her abusive father banished her from their hotel after she lost the 2000 Wimbledon semi-final against Lindsay Davenport.
Murray and Soares trailed their distinguished opponents by a set and 4-1 at the O2 Arena, although only after a dramatic collapse that saw them spurn three set points and a 5-3 lead.
Dimitrov surrendered a one-set lead at London's O2 Arena and then needed two chances to serve for victory in the decider before edging past the talented Thiem 6-3, 5-7, 7-5.
A few hours after old master Roger Federer reminded everyone of his magic, Alexander Zverev, the man leading the next generation of men's tennis, dazzled on his ATP Finals debut.
Roger Federer was convalescing from injury this time a year ago, but he was back in east London on Sunday, and so were the hordes who flock here to eagerly support him.
Coco Vandeweghe was not about to let a perfect Fed Cup season slip away as she led the United States to their first title in 17 years in Minsk on Sunday.
US Open champion Sloane Stephens lost in three sets to Aryna Sabalenka as host Belarus and the United States ended the opening day of the Fed Cup final evenly poised at 1-1.
South Korean iceman Chung Hyeon doused the fire of Andrey Rublev to win the inaugural NextGen ATP Finals on Saturday - pocketing a £296,000 cheque in the process.