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Novak Djokovic's Late-Season Form Will Lead to 4th World Tour Finals Trophy

Novak Djokovic played arguably the greatest final of his phenomenal career at the China Open on Sunday, beating Tomas Berdych 6-0, 6-2, and his excellent late-season form will lead him to a third consecutive and fourth overall ATP World Tour Finals win in London. The Joker's domination on Sunday was absolute. Show More Summary

Ranking the Top Candidates for 2014 ATP Player of the Year

The curtain is preparing to drop on the 2014 ATP season. The encore is just around the corner in the shape of the ATP World Tour Finals. This means there is still an opportunity to come to the fore and steal the show and in the process...Show More Summary

What Andy Murray Must Improve to Contend with Novak Djokovic

Andy Murray's campaign to reach the ATP Tour Finals at the O2 Arena has taken a major step forward over the past fortnight, with the Scot sealing success at the Shenzhen Open before this week bowing out in the semifinals of the China Open in Beijing. Murray overcame U.S. Show More Summary

QUOTE OF THE DAY: Tomas Berdych

"I just said to my coach now that I probably played over 700 matches in my career, and I met guys like Andre, Roger, all those probably in their best times. But I have never, ever experienced anything like that." - A stunned Tomas Berdych after his 6-0, 6-2 drubbing at the hands of Novak Djokovic in the China Open finalHigh praise. Show More Summary

Novak Djokovic vs. Tomas Berdych: Score and Recap from 2014 China Open

If you're someone who only checks in on tennis during the Grand Slam season, you may be wondering how Novak Djokovic has handled the remainder of 2014 since his U.S. Open loss. Well, it turns out he's still quite dominant. Djokovic asserted...Show More Summary

They Said What? Stakhovsky Stakes a Claim

“In the light of #belgium federation behavior. It is extremely dangerous to play #mons so I requested to ATP to withdraw me from this event.”—Sergiy Stakhovsky’s tweet announcing his retaliatory withdrawal from the Challenger tournament...Show More Summary

Novak Djokovic's Winning Streak in China Will Lead to Another Title in Beijing

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has simply been unstoppable at the China Open this year. Through four rounds, the Serb has defeated his opponents in methodical fashion, winning in consecutive sets each time. These victories included high-quality...Show More Summary

Is Rafael Nadal in Danger of Being Labeled a Whiner?

Rafael Nadal, the tennis king of idiosyncrasies, might be adding another ritual to his routine: whining. In case you haven't heard, Nadal hated the tennis balls used at the China Open in Beijing. He thinks those things are freak'n dangerous. He told the Associated Press (via Tennis.com), " This week we are playing with one ball. Show More Summary

Serena Williams Injury: Updates on Tennis Star's Knee and Return

Samantha Stosur breathed a sigh of relief early Friday morning after Serena Williams withdrew from the quarterfinals of the China Open. According to TennisTV, the U.S. Open champion suffered a left knee injury: Williams advanced to the...Show More Summary

PHOTO OP: Grigor Dimitrov feeling flexy

Grigor Dimitrov took out Spain's Pablo Andujar 6-4, 6-4 at the China Open and will try become the first baller to defeat Novak Djokovic in Beijing when they meet in the quarterfinals. The Serb is carrying a 21-0 record at the tourney.Grisha doesn't seem too concerned about the world number one's record:"[Novak] has always played well here. Show More Summary

Big in Japan

Kei Nishikori may be on the slight side among today’s often towering tennis players—6’6” Marin Cilic, who beat Nishikori in the U.S. Open final, had him by a good eight inches—but he is, as the popular song by Alphaville goes, “Big in Japan.” Small wonder. Show More Summary

China Open 2014: Daily Scores, Results and Draw Schedule

Novak Djokovic will be looking to preserve his undefeated streak in Beijing as he defends his men's title at the China Open. The world No. 1 will be looking to triumph in this competition for the fifth time; he’s not lost in the tournament...Show More Summary

Andy Murray and adidas reportedly set to split at season's end

There's a good chance Andy Murray will be leaving adidas when his contract expires at the end of the season, according to The Telegraph's Simon Briggs:Andy Murray's long-standing partnership with his clothing sponsor Adidas is unlikely...Show More Summary

Is the WTA Facing a Crisis Due to Lack of Young Superstars?

As the sun begins to set on the WTA 's 2014 season, a potential crisis looms on the horizon. The young up-and-coming women's tennis players are rising too slow. This could leave the WTA with a shortage of superstars. Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova are the two biggest names in women's tennis. Show More Summary

PHOTO OP: The 2014 China Open Player Party

The China Open Player Party has come a long way. So long traditional garb, hello sometimes questionable fashion choices. But I have to say, for the most part [SPOILER ALERT] these looks aren't screaming, "Wait, what the hell were you, or your stylist, thinking?!"It's safe to say our ballers have come a long way, too. Show More Summary

Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Winners and Losers to Begin the Asian Tennis Swing

Leave it up to Rafael Nadal to be the biggest tennis story of the Asian tennis swing, even if he is only talking about playing. Make no mistake about it, his return is a huge win for his sport and for fans looking in on the final burst of the tennis year. There were other championship winners including Andy Muray, Kei Nishikori and Petra Kvitova. Show More Summary

Japan Open Tennis Championships 2014: Daily Scores, Results and Draw Schedule

The Asia swing is always a fascinating section of the tennis calendar, and after the conclusion of both the Shenzhen and Malaysian Opens, attention will turn to Japan for the next instalment. And with a host of elite names set to take...Show More Summary

Mixed Outlook for Andy Murray After Shenzhen Title Win

It’s certainly been a gruelling 15 months for Andy Murray since he was on top of the world at Wimbledon in 2013. After back surgery cut last season short, he has struggled immensely—both mentally and physically—to get anywhere near the kind of tennis he was producing to win his second Grand Slam title at SW19. Show More Summary

Tennis Players Most Likely to Have Breakout Seasons in 2015

It's never too late to have a breakout season in sport. Youth is not a prerequisite for forcing through barriers, mental or physical. There is reason for a number of up-and-coming prodigies and seasoned campaigners to feel that the 2015...Show More Summary

How Disastrous 2014 Wuhan Open Will Affect the WTA

The 2014 Wuhan Open was supposed to be the sort of coming-out party for the WTA 's revved-up Asian swing of the tour. Instead, the tournament got off to a disastrous start. In its first year, this tournament offered $2,440,070 in prize money as a premier-level event. Show More Summary

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