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Old 11-10-2014, 04:50 AM   #1
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Default ATP World Tour Finals a.k.a. The 5th Major.

At the end of every season, the top 8 players in the World play a round-robin tournament called the ATP World Tour Finals. It's not marketed like a Major, but it's a very prestigious tournament whose point value and prizes are 2nd only to the four Majors. This years participants are;


1. Novak Djokavic
2. Roger Federer
3. Stan Wawrinka
4. Kei Nishikori
5. Andy Murray
6. Thomas Berdych
7. Milos Raonic
8. Marin Cilic


Unfortunately only the semi-finals and finals will air on ESPN. All other matches are on Tennis Channel, or you can follow the results here;

http://www.barclaysatpworldtourfinals.com/en
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Old 11-10-2014, 04:52 AM   #2
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Default Re: ATP World Tour Finals a.k.a. The 5th Major.

First day results saw Federer take down Raonic and Nishikori upset Murray. I was impressed with Fed because the WT Finals is indoors, and it's fast, which makes dealing with a guy like Raonic a real problem.
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Old 11-10-2014, 04:59 AM   #3
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Default Re: ATP World Tour Finals a.k.a. The 5th Major.

Can Novak make it 3 in a row? Hasn't been done since Lendl.
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Old 11-10-2014, 05:15 AM   #4
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Default Re: ATP World Tour Finals a.k.a. The 5th Major.

I actually considered going to this tournament. I've wanted to visit London for awhile, and why not catch some Tennis while I'm there?

Timing just didn't work out... but I've already started making my plans for the U.S. Open in NYC next year. I also already got my tickets for BNP Paribas Open in March.
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Old 11-10-2014, 06:54 AM   #5
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Default Re: ATP World Tour Finals a.k.a. The 5th Major.

Berdych is like the anti-Ferrer...unreal talent, shit mentality and drive to succeed relative to that talent.

Surprised to see him still in that 5-8 range despite not doing anything of significant for years. Maybe I'm just out of the loop..haven't been keeping close track of the tour since Nadal's been on and off with his health for the past months..I know Berdych made the AO SF, but aside from that doesn't seem like he's done anything of note this season.
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Old 11-11-2014, 11:40 PM   #6
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Default Re: ATP World Tour Finals a.k.a. The 5th Major.

Murray beat Raonic today. He'll play Roger on Thursday.
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Default Re: ATP World Tour Finals a.k.a. The 5th Major.

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Berdych is like the anti-Ferrer...unreal talent, shit mentality and drive to succeed relative to that talent.

Surprised to see him still in that 5-8 range despite not doing anything of significant for years. Maybe I'm just out of the loop..haven't been keeping close track of the tour since Nadal's been on and off with his health for the past months..I know Berdych made the AO SF, but aside from that doesn't seem like he's done anything of note this season.

Watching Berdych's career and seeing how he was so underachieving is painful.

Makes my eyes bleed
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Old 11-13-2014, 05:21 AM   #8
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Default Re: ATP World Tour Finals a.k.a. The 5th Major.

Djoker smoked Wawrinka. Berdych whooped on Cilic.


Fed vs. Murray today.
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Old 11-13-2014, 08:09 AM   #9
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Default Re: ATP World Tour Finals a.k.a. The 5th Major.

Novak is rolling over everybody, hoping Federer embarrasses Murray.
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Old 11-13-2014, 01:51 PM   #10
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No Rafa no care but I do admit indoor hardcourt is his worst surface. He's made the finals a couple of times I think but he can't beat Djoko in best of 3s anymore anyway. Beats him in 5 setters though
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Old 11-13-2014, 06:52 PM   #11
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Novak is rolling over everybody, hoping Federer embarrasses Murray.


Fed embarrassed Murray; 6-0, 6-1.
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Fed embarrassed Murray; 6-0, 6-1.
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Old 11-15-2014, 12:16 PM   #13
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murray almost got his ass double bageled .. that was embarrassing .. I foresee a short partnership with mauresmo

djokovic takes out nishikori in 3 .. nishikori looked like he had momentum for a minute there .. he was up 15-40 in the opening game in the 3rd after taking the 2nd set and couldn't get the break .. I left for 20 minutes and it was over when I came back .. that was probably the turning point ..

federer is looking good .. the old man is looking impressive .. he's not going out with a whimper, that's for sure
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Novak might not end up with 15 GS titles or something but in terms of peak play he is unbelievable.
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Old 11-16-2014, 12:43 AM   #15
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Roger fights off 5 match points to defeat Wawrinka. He'll meet Djoker in the Finals... but I don't like his chances. Fed is playing great tennis, but Djoker is just too physical and too good a defender at this stage of their respective careers.


It is a fast surface and only 3 sets though... so you never know.
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