Novak Djokovic outclasses Rafael Nadal to win third title at ATP Finals

Originally posted on canada.com:
LONDON — Defending champion Novak Djokovic beat top-ranked Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-4 to win the ATP World Tour Finals on Monday, extending his winning streak to 22 matches and claiming the elite season-ending title for the third time. Djokovic, who has not lost a match since his defeat to Nadal…

Rafa or Nole, Who had a Better Year? (POLL)

Rafa won 2 slams, 5 Masters 1000 events, won 3 other events, and was runner-up at 4 events.  Rafa beat Nole 3 times including matches at Roland Garros and the US Open.  The computer has Rafa ranked #1. Nole won 1 slam, was runner-up at 2 others, and a semifinalist at a fourth.  Nole won…

World Tour Finals 2013: Semifinal Predictions

Rafael Nadal vs. Roger Federer Roger Federer has had an interesting year.  He reached the semifinals of the Australian Open, the quarterfinals of the French Open, was runner-up in Rome, runner-up in Basel, made a number of final 8 or better showings at Masters 1000 events and won Halle.  He now finished second in his…

World Tour Finals SF preview and pick: Nadal vs. Federer

Originally posted on The Grandstand:
Another installment of a blockbuster tennis rivalry will take place on Sunday in London. Rafael Nadal is going up against Roger Federer for a place in the title match of the year’s final tournament. It has been an unusual season for two of the all-time greats, but it will near…

Season ending stage is set // ATP World Tour Finals

Originally posted on Pitchside:
With Djokovic and Nadal safely into the semi-finals and Richard Gasquet and David Ferrer all but out, the third round of games focussed in on the four players still vying for the last four playing spots of the ATP season. The maths was simple for Federer and Del Potro with the…

My Tour Finals Experience

Originally posted on Talking Tennis Points:
This week London has played host for the end of the season ATP Tour finals. The finalists have now been chosen for the semi finals after some brilliant round robin games throughout the week. I was lucky enough to go down to the O2 on Wednesday where I got…

World Tour Finals preview and pick: Ferrer vs. Berdych

Originally posted on The Grandstand:
Borderline must-win situations await David Ferrer and Tomas Berdych on Wednesday in London. Both players are 0-1 heading into their second matches. David Ferrer and Tomas Berdych will be squaring off for the 11th time in their careers and for the second time in five days when they clash during…

World Tour Finals preview and pick: Nadal vs. Wawrinka

Originally posted on The Grandstand:
Rafael Nadal is one win away from clinching the year-end world No. 1 ranking. Standing in his way on Wednesday in London is Stanislas Wawrinka. Rafael Nadal and Stanislas Wawrinka will be going head-to-head for the 12th time in their careers when they collide on the second day of Group…