Nadal outplayed as Serbian ace wins year-ender for third time
Bryan brothers of the US receive year-end world No 1 ranking and ATP fans' favorite players awards at the ongoing ATP World Tour Finals in London, Nov 8, 2013.
Spanish doubles tennis player Nuria Llagostera Vives has been suspended for two years after testing positive for methamphetamine at a tournament.
American duo Bob and Mike Bryan's incredible year ended in disapppointment when they were beaten by Spain's Fernando Verdasco and David Marrero in the ATP Tour Finals doubles final on Monday.
The message from Novak Djokovic could not have been more emphatic as he retained his title at the ATP World Tour Finals on Monday with a crushing victory over Rafa Nadal.
Roger Federer, who has only one title this year, receives the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year award, the ATP fans' favourite and Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship awards at the ongoing ATP World Tour Finals in London, Nov 6, 2013.
Switzerland's challenge at the ATP World Tour Finals melted away like an Alpine glacier in a heatwave on Sunday as Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic marched on to the grand finale.
Czech Davis Cup team captain Navratil will not lead the tennis players in the final against Serbia scheduled for Nov 15-17 in Belgrade.
Sixth seed and six-time former champion Roger Federer battled back from a 0-3 deficit in the third set to beat fourth seed and 2009 runner-up Juan Martin del Potro to reach the semifinals at the ATP World Tour Finals on Saturday.
If Stanislas Wawrinka's life depended on the outcome of one tennis match he would surely want Rafa Nadal fighting his corner, and while the stakes were not as high as life or death on Friday the Swiss player's fate was in safe hands.
The hardest nut in men's tennis again proved resistant to the heaviest of sledgehammers as Novak Djokovic absorbed the brute force of Juan Martin del Potro to book his place in the last four of the ATP World Tour Finals on Thursday.
Rafael Nadal believes his return to the top of the world rankings after a seven-month injury nightmare is one of the greatest achievements of his remarkable career.