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  1. A confidence boost for Rafa

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    Rafael Nadal is a smart guy, so he'll know that Novak Djokovic was far from his best in Sunday's 6-3, 6-1 loss to the Spaniard in the final of the Monte Carlo Masters. Djokovic needed to be fully focused since he met a highly motivated opp...

    Blog | April 22, 2012
  2. Ferrer stands tall versus Djokovic

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    Exiting the tube station that leads to the O2 Arena, home of the ATP's World Tour Finals, you will see pictures of the players that are posted on several pillars. Novak Djokovic is front and center, although are there two Djokovics? One has the...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  3. Janko Tipsarevic a breath of fresh air

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    A slight air of negativity has surrounded the World Tour Finals the past few days, irrespective of Roger Federer's commanding performance against Rafael Nadal on Tuesday night. Andy Murray, he of the often dour look, was forced to withdraw from...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  4. Welcome back to the land of the elite, Fed

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    PARIS -- When Roger Federer saved two break points in the opening game of the Paris Masters final Sunday against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, much to the dismay of the vocal French fans, you sensed this was the Swiss' day. And so it proved. Tsonga was ...

    Blog | November 13, 2011
  5. Federer to be tested by Tsonga

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    PARIS -- After easing past Tomas Berdych 6-4, 6-3 to reach the final of the Paris Masters for the first time -- at the wise old age of 30 -- Roger Federer acknowledged that the Czech was a bit tired. Berdych had gone more than three hours in his quar...

    Blog | November 12, 2011
  6. Petra Kvitova continues to kick tail

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    Petra Kvitova and Victoria Azarenka entered the year-end championships as two of the hottest players on tour. They're still on course to meet in Sunday's final. But before then in Istanbul, they'll have to get past a Grand Slam winner...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  7. Caroline Wozniacki shakes off shaky start

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    There's something about watching matches at sizable indoor stadiums that adds to the excitement and sense of anticipation, akin to attending a concert. See the World Tour Finals in London. The women's tour might have gone for the cash when...

    Blog | October 25, 2011
  8. Don't read much into Fed's marathon match

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    Roger Federer's aura remains. How else to describe Feliciano Lopez's overhead miss up 5-2 in a final-set tiebreaker at the Madrid Open on Wednesday? Lopez only temporarily recovered, but Federer hit an ace staring at a match point and even...

    Blog | May 04, 2011
  9. Major upset authors still lurk, if not in finals

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    The days of unexpected Grand Slam winners are over. Roger and Rafa can take credit for that, depriving the likes of Marcos Baghdatis and Mariano Puerta in recent years. Novak Djokovic fended off Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the 2008 Australian Open, too. O...

    Blog | January 13, 2011
  10. Scintillating London semifinals in store

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    LONDON -- Could we have had more excitement thus far at the ATP World Tour Finals in London? Yes. Only one match has gone to three sets. It makes up for last year. But there's plenty of reason to get excited about the semifinals, since the Big...

    Blog | November 26, 2010
  11. Masterful Federer dominates Murray

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    LONDON -- Roger Federer looked a little tense, perhaps boorish, in his prematch interview at the World Tour Finals on Tuesday afternoon. Meanwhile, his opponent, Andy Murray, was loose as a goose. Murray revealed his tactics, saying he wanted to be ...

    Blog | November 23, 2010
  12. Predicting World Tour Finals outcome

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    On Tuesday, the draw was made for the eagerly anticipated year-end championships in London. Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Tomas Berdych and Andy Roddick landed in Group A, while Roger Federer, Robin Soderling, Andy Murray and David Ferrer surfaced in...

    Blog | November 18, 2010
  13. Who'll grab the final spots in London?

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    Five down, three to go. With Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Robin Soderling guaranteed spots at the year-end championships in London, attention shifts to the final three places up for grabs. Six players remain in the h...

    Blog | November 08, 2010
  14. Who'll grab the final spots in London?

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    Five down, three to go. With Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Robin Soderling guaranteed spots at the year-end championships in London, attention shifts to the final three places up for grabs. Six players remain in the h...

    Blog | November 08, 2010
  15. Final word from the Shanghai Masters

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    After crushing Robin Soderling and cooling off Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer couldn't finish things off at the Shanghai Masters. Nemesis Andy Murray beat the Swiss in Sunday's finale to boost his confidence in what's been an up-and-dow...

    Blog | October 18, 2010
  16. Tennis: Final word from the Shanghai Masters

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    Roger Federer dithered. Rafael Nadal demurred. For all that the Shanghai Masters delivered, it left us in a state of disorder.

    Blog | Conversation | October 18, 2010