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LADIES’ EPA PHOTO GALLERY FROM SINGAPORE, ALEJANDRO’S PICKS

Check out these EPA photos from the ladies' BNP Paribas finals in Singapore.
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ROGER FEDERER IS BETTERER THAN GRIGOR DIMITROV TODAY , RAFA NADAL’S YEAR ENDS WITH HIS APPENDIX WINNING THE STAND OFF , REPORT FROM BASEL / LOOK @ PARIS

Not only did Rafael Nadal lose his match in Basel, he also announced that he was pulling out of Paris for were originally called "personal reasons." Which turns out to be appendix surgery (scheduled for November 3); he is through for the year. He'll have to rest for more than a month before resuming training.
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MEN’S TENNIS FROM BASEL: RAFA & DIMITROV BOTH LOSE, EPA PHOTO GALLERY CHOSEN BY ALEJANDRO

Check out these EPA photos from the men's Swiss Indoors Tennis Tournament in Basel.
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WTA WOMEN’S TENNIS IN SINGAPORE UPDATES / SERENA WILLIAMS FINISHES YEAR NUMBER ONE

What is it about Maria Sharapova and three hour matches? She had led 5-1 in the second set, had three match points, and failed to convert. She lost the set on a double-fault. It meant that she had to stay out there for three hours and nine minutes -- and all of it effectively for nothing.
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DAVID FERRER AND ANDY MURRAY MAINTAIN PACE FOR LONDON, & GET HELP FROM DAVID GOFFIN BY RICKY DIMON

It was an ideal Friday afternoon for David Ferrer and Andy Murray. The two World Tour Finals hopefuls won their respective quarterfinal matches at the Valencia Open and also saw fellow London contender Milos Raonic lose to David Goffin in Basel. Ferrer and Murray are now set to face each other on Saturday in a match that will have significant London implications.
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MARIA SHARAPOVA COULD NOT KEEP SINGAPORE DREAM ALIVE

Maria Sharapova defeated Agnieszka Radwanska over three dramatic sets on Friday, but it was not enough to keep her Singapore dream alive. Maria Sharapova bowed out of the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global with her head held high after a battling back to defeat a determined Agnieszka Radwanska, 7-5, 6-7(4), 6-2.
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SERENA WILLIAMS CLINCHES YEAR-END NO.1

By virtue of Friday's results at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global, Serena Williams has clinched the year-end World No.1 ranking, the fourth time in her career the American has finished a season at No.1 in the world after doing it in 2002, 2009 and 2013.
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BELGIAN TENNIS – DAVID GOFFIN WON 14 MATCH WINNING STREAK

It’s a rarity when a 14-match winning streak isn’t even your best spell of the season. Such is the case though for resurgent Belgian David Goffin, who is happy for the 2014 season to just go on and on. Twelve months ago told a very different story for Goffin.
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DAVID FERRER LEARNS RUBIK’S ‘CUBISM’; FELICIANO LOPEZ IS DETHRONED

Tommy Robredo dethroned undefeated champion Feliciano Lopez in the fourth edition of “Corona’s Longest Serve” competition on Monday at the City of Arts and Sciences, venue of the Valencia event.The Spaniard hit the ball a distance of 72m in his “Corona’s Longest Serve” debut, surpassing Lopez’s 68m and John Isner's 67m.
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DJOKOVIC BECOMES A FATHER, CELEBRATES BIRTH OF BABY STEFAN WITH WIFE JELENA

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and wife Jelena Ristic welcomed a healthy baby boy on Tuesday in Nice. The Serb tweeted the news to his followers on Wednesday morning, announcing the baby is called Stefan.
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FERRER AND RAONIC IMPROVE LONDON CHANCES, FEDERER REACHES BASEL QUARTERFINALS BY RICKY DIMON

Milos Raonic kept his World Tour Finals chances afloat by fighting past Donald Young 6-4, 6-7(5), 7-6(2) in the second round of the Swiss Indoors Basel on Thursday. It was an especially important victory because fellow London contender David Ferrer advanced to the quarterfinals at the Valencia Open. Ferrer downed fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-2.
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WTA LADIES TENNIS RESULTS FROM SINGAPORE , SERENA DOES THE SINGAPORE SLING & SOARS BACK , SHARAPOVA SLUMPS

One race ends, another begins. Maria Sharapova can surely forget about the year-end #1. The question now is, can she manage to hold off Petra Kvitova and Simona Halep in the contest for #2? Maybe Sharapova was still tired after her opening match, but this wasn't really competitive. It took only an hour and fifteen minutes, and Sharapova won a feeble 40% of the points.
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ARTEM SITAK PLAYS DAVIS CUP FOR NEW ZEALAND & THE MATCH UP FOR PLAY-OFFS

The ITF has announced the draws for the two Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Zone Group I second round play-off ties taking place on 24-26 October. The two winners of these ties will remain in Zone Group I in 2015, while the two losers will be relegated to 2015 Zone Group II.
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TENNIS @ ITS BEST @ ROYAL ALBERT HALL IN LONDON IN DECEMBER , PLAYERS INCLUDE PAT CASH , GREG RUSEDSKI , ANDY RODDICK , & TIM HENMAN

The 1987 Wimbledon Champion Pat Cash and the two-time French Open winner Sergi Bruguera have added their names to an all-star line-up in the Statoil Masters Tennis, the IMG-owned and staged event held at the Royal Albert Hall, 3-7 December.
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RAFA, FEDERER, & DIMITROV ALL WIN @ THE SWISS INDOORS TENNIS TOURNAMENT IN BASEL, EPA PHOTO GALLERY

Check out these photos from the Swiss Indoor Tennis Tournament in Basel, Switzerland.










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ROGER FEDERER IS PLAYING LOTS OF TENNIS , BASEL & PARIS & LONDON & DAVIS CUP

Roger Federer has put aside his clay-court shoes after several days of pre-Davis Cup final training and will turn his concentration exclusively to the Swiss Indoors in his bid for a sixth title in his hometown, at the arena where he began as a ballboy two decades ago and has played the last eight finals.
JELENA & NOVAK DJOKOVIC HAVE THEIR BABY BOY & THEY NAMED THEIR SON STEFAN thumbnail

JELENA & NOVAK DJOKOVIC HAVE THEIR BABY BOY & THEY NAMED THEIR SON STEFAN

Rumors that relations between Novak Djokovic and coach Boris Becker were a little socially strained have yet to be confirmed. However the choice of name for the world no.1’s new-born baby son will doubtless refuel speculation as Novak and his wife Jelena have decided to name their first child Stefan.
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RAONIC IMPROVES LONDON CHANCES, FEDERER AND NADAL IN ACTION ON WEDNESDAY IN BASEL BY RICKY DIMON

Milos Raonic, currently in 10th in the race for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, picked up a much-needed win in the first round of the Swiss Indoors Basel on Tuesday. Raonic, who had dropped his opening matches in both Shanghai and Moscow in part due to a virus, fought past Steve Johnson 7-6(4), 6-4 in one hour and 30 minutes.
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MEN’S EPA PHOTO GALLERY FROM THE SWISS INDOORS TENNIS TOURNAMENT IN BASEL, CHOSEN BY ALEJANDRO

Click here to see some awesome EPA photos from the Swiss Indoors Tennis Tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland.
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VERDASCO YA ESPERA A FERRER O SEPPI @ THE VALENCIA OPEN MEN’S ATP TENNIS

Fernando Verdasco afrontaba un debut muy complicado en el ‘Valencia Open 500 ATP World Tour’ y no sólo ha salido con el triunfo bajo el brazo sino también con buenas sensaciones de muñeca. La victoria sobre Leonardo Mayer (6-4, 3-6, 6-3) ha dado valor al trabajo del tenista español, que se ha encontrado a gusto a pesar del buen partido de su rival.