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Wawrinka confident of Tour Finals qualification

Oct 2 2013, 8:36am CDT | by IANS

Beijing, Oct 2 (IANS) Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka, who reached the second round at the ongoing China Open, said Wednesday that he is in a good position to qualify for the season ending ATP World Tour Finals.

Beijing, Oct 2 — Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka, who reached the second round at the ongoing China Open, said Wednesday that he is in a good position to qualify for the season ending ATP World Tour Finals...

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Wawrinka confident of Tour Finals qualification

Oct 2 2013, 8:36am CDT | by IANS

Beijing, Oct 2 (IANS) Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka, who reached the second round at the ongoing China Open, said Wednesday that he is in a good position to qualify for the season ending ATP World Tour Finals.

Beijing, Oct 2 — Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka, who reached the second round at the ongoing China Open, said Wednesday that he is in a good position to qualify for the season ending ATP World Tour Finals.

"I'm eighth (in the ATP Race to London). But there's a lot of tennis to play. There's still a lot of points to take. I'm not thinking about that. I need to really focus on my tennis and my game, because the only thing I can really control is my game and how I practise and get ready for the tournament. That's the most important thing for me," said Wawrinka, who came off his first major semi-final at the US Open this season.

"It's a dream for tennis players to finish in the top 8 and to play the ATP World Tour Finals at the end of the year," continued Wawrinka, who is looking to qualifying for the first time. "It's something big, something amazing, and it would be amazing for me," he was quoted as saying by Xinhua.

Wawrinka laid down an early marker in 2013 when he played a memorable fourth-round match with Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open, losing 12-10 in the fifth set. The pair clashed again nine months later in the US Open semi-finals, after Wawrinka had beaten Tomas Berdych and Andy Murray. Wawrinka led by two sets to one, but Djokovic ultimately prevailed in five.

"It was a tough draw for me to get into the US Open semifinals," said Wawrinka. "But I played my best tournament for sure. It was my first Grand Slam semifinal and it showed that my level, when I'm there, I can be really strong. I can play with the top players in the world and I hope I will have some chances to do it again. I know it will be really difficult, but I'm fighting every day for that."

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Wild card upsets Wawrinka in Japan Open 1st round

Sep 30 2014 7:36am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TOKYO — Japanese wild card Tatsuma Ito upset Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka 7-5, 6-2 in the first round of the Japan Open on Tuesday. The No. 103-ranked Ito converted all four of his break-point chances to dispatch top-seeded Wawrinka at Ariake Coliseum. He moved on to meet Benjamin Becker of Germany, who was leading Jarkko Nieminen 7-5, 4-1 when the Finn retired due to fatigue. "It is the first time I have beaten a top-five ...
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Wild card upsets Wawrinka in Japan Open 1st round

Sep 30 2014 7:36am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TOKYO — Japanese wild card Tatsuma Ito upset Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka 7-5, 6-2 in the first round of the Japan Open on Tuesday. The No. 103-ranked Ito converted all four of his break-point chances to dispatch top-seeded Wawrinka at Ariake Coliseum. He moved on to meet Benjamin Becker of Germany, who was leading Jarkko Nieminen 7-5, 4-1 when the Finn retired due to fatigue. "It is the f ...
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Wild card upsets Wawrinka in Japan Open 1st round

Sep 30 2014 7:36am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TOKYO — Japanese wild card Tatsuma Ito upset Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka 7-5, 6-2 in the first round of the Japan Open on Tuesday. The No. 103-ranked Ito converted all four of his break-point chances to dispatch top-seeded Wawrinka at Ariake Coliseum. He moved on to meet Benjamin Becker of Germany, who was leading Jarkko Nieminen 7-5, 4-1 when the Finn retired due to fatigue. "It is the first time I have beaten a top ...
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Wild card upsets Wawrinka in Japan Open 1st round

Sep 30 2014 7:36am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TOKYO — Japanese wild card Tatsuma Ito upset Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka 7-5, 6-2 in the first round of the Japan Open on Tuesday. The No. 103-ranked Ito converted all four of his break-point chances to dispatch top-seeded Wawrinka at Ariake Coliseum. He moved on to meet Benjamin Becker of Germany, who was leading Jarkko Nieminen 7-5, 4-1 when the Finn retired due to fatigue. "It is the first time ...
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Wild card upsets Wawrinka in Japan Open 1st round

Sep 30 2014 7:36am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TOKYO — Japanese wild card Tatsuma Ito upset Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka 7-5, 6-2 in the first round of the Japan Open on Tuesday. The No. 103-ranked Ito converted all four of his break-point chances to dispatch top-seeded Wawrinka at Ariake Coliseum. He moved on to meet Benjamin Becker of Germany, who was leading Jarkko Nieminen 7-5, 4-1 when the Finn retired due to fatigue. "It is the first time I have beaten a top-five player," Ito said. " ...
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Japan Open Tennis Championships 2014: Daily Scores, Results and Draw Schedule

Sep 29 2014 8:15am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The Asia swing is always a fascinating section of the tennis calendar, and after the conclusion of both the Shenzhen and Malaysian Opens, attention will turn to Japan for the next instalment. And with a host of elite names set to take to the court at the Ariake Colosseum we're in store for a week of encapsulating action. For the Japanese spectators the star attraction will undoubtedly be Kei Nishikori, who will play in front of his home supporters for the first time since his wonderful ru ...
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Djokovic, Wawrinka Headline In Asia; Nadal Returns To Action

Sep 28 2014 3:31pm CDT | Source: ATP World Tour

Tap into the essentials of the week ahead and re-live the highlights of the past week with Corona ATP Weekly Slice, as we serve up an executive summary of what every fan should know, along with a look at the best in social media. [[More ...
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Davis Cup 2014: World Group Semi-Final and Playoff Results, Schedule and More

Sep 12 2014 8:59am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The 2014 Davis Cup is gradually drawing to a crescendo and Friday saw the semi-final and playoff phases get underway. In the semis, the Czech Republic and France began their head-to-head for a place in this year's final, with Italy and Switzerland the other parties hoping to claim their berth. Only the most deserving teams will make their way into the closing encounter, while the playoff draw also featured a high standard of matchups, with teams from all over the world striving to ...
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Highlights from the 2014 US Open

Sep 11 2014 6:03pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The dust has now settled and after 15 days of ball swatting, line judging and rowdy crowds in New York, the biggest tournaments in tennis, the Grand Slams, are complete for another year. For those who like a competitive playing field, the trophies couldn’t have been dished out much better. For the first time since 1998, all four major titles for both the men and women were won by four different players. There have been some familiar names in there: Rafael Nadal inevitably co ...
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Davis Cup 2014: Dates, Schedule and Preview for World Cup Semifinals

Sep 11 2014 1:00am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

After the completion of the U.S. Open and subsequent end of the strive for individual success, attentions turn to tennis’s blue-ribbon team sport event, the Davis Cup. The 2014 edition is in its semifinal stage, and a quick glance at the last four teams involved points to some enticing matchups as nations battle it out for a coveted final spot. And although Novak Djokovic broke the heart of Indian supporters by pulling out of Serbia’s play ...
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