LONDON – Grigor Dimitrov claimed the biggest title of his career and sent out a huge statement of intent as the stylish Bulgarian beat David Goffin 7-5 4-6 6-3 to win the ATP Finals on Sunday. The 26-year-old recovered from losing his opening two service games to finally get the better of the willowy Belgian player, but it was fiercely-fought two-and-a-half hour duel with Goffin saving four match points before finally succumbing. Dimitrov’s unbeaten run…"Dimitrov comes of age to win ATP Finals title"
LONDON – As Grigor Dimitrov stood centre stage holding aloft the gleaming ATP Finals trophy and the tickertape rained down on Sunday it felt like a weight had finally been lifted from his shoulders. It was not the grand slam title he wants most but the next best thing and it felt like a breakthrough moment for a player widely perceived as one of the game’s under-achievers. He played calmly and intelligently to beat Belgium’s…"Dimitrov delivers but this time he’s ready to stay"
LONDON – Finland’s Henri Kontinen and Australian partner John Peers won the doubles title at the ATP Finals for the second year running when they beat world number one duo Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo 6-4 6-2 on Sunday. Kontinen and Peers lost their opening round-robin match but went on to become the first pair to win back-to-back titles at the season-ender since Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan in 2003-2004. It was the fifth title…"Kontinen and Peers retain ATP Finals doubles crown"
LONDON – Grigor Dimitrov stood one win away from the biggest title of his career on Saturday after ending his Jack Sock jinx to reach the final of the season-ending ATP Finals at the 02 Arena. The Bulgarian, finally beginning to look the real deal after year’s weighed down by comparisons to Swiss great Roger Federer, produced more dazzling tennis to win 4-6 6-0 6-3 and set up a Sunday showdown with fellow debutant David…"Dimitrov snaps Sock jinx, rises to world number three"
LONDON – As if clocking up a first victory over Rafael Nadal was not enough, David Goffin continued breaking new ground by stunning Roger Federer at the ATP Finals on Saturday to claim the biggest win of his career and reach the final. Few gave the willowy world number eight a prayer against the Swiss maestro who had glided through his three round-robin matches unbeaten for the 10th time. Yet Goffin, beaten in all six…"Goffin stuns Federer to set up London final against Dimitrov"
LONDON – Roger Federer expects great things from the likes of Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka and Andy Murray when they return from long injury layoffs at the start of next season. Swiss maestro Federer took the second half of 2016 off to fully recover from a knee and back injuries and returned with a vengeance to win the Australian Open and Wimbledon – taking his grand slam total to 19. Rafael Nadal also made an…"Federer expects great things from returning trio"
LONDON – At the start of the year there would have been long odds on Jack Sock, Grigor Dimitrov and David Goffin earning enough points to qualify for the ATP Finals, let alone reaching the last four. Belgian Goffin completed that trio, however, on Friday when he recovered from a sluggish start to thrash Dominic Thiem 6-4 6-1 and set up a daunting semi-final clash with six-times champion and overwhelming favorite Roger Federer. It promises…"Federer awaits after Goffin completes unusual semi-final cast"
LONDON – Dominic Thiem might want to take a leaf out of Jack Sock’s book when he sits down to ponder a disappointing end to his year. While Sock played with a smile and on his face and some sparkle on his racket strings to reach this weekend’s last four of the ATP Finals, Thiem has lacked inspiration. It came to a head on Friday when, after winning the first three games against Belgium’s David…"Subdued Thiem could learn from Sock’s fun approach"
LONDON – Four-times ATP Finals doubles champions Bob and Mike Bryan bowed out of the tournament after a surprise 6-4 6-4 defeat by alternates Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic on Friday. FILE PHOTO: USA’s Bob Bryan and USA’s Mike Bryan celebrate winning their group stage match against Great Britain’s Jamie Murray and Brazil’s Bruno Soares. Action Images via /Tony O’Brien The American twins, seeded fifth, finished their round-robin matches with only one win and their…"Bryan brothers exit ATP Finals after surprise loss"
LONDON – Amazon.com will exclusively stream 37 top men’s tennis tournaments from 2019 to its Amazon Prime Video subscribers in Britain and Ireland after it won the ATP broadcast rights from pay-TV group Sky. The deal underlines Amazon’s ambition to challenge traditional pay-TV providers by using exclusive sports and entertainment content to attract people to its video service. Amazon will also be the pay-TV partner for the season-ending Nitto ATP Finals at The O2 in…"Amazon serves up tennis to its UK Prime members with ATP deal"