By Nigel Graber
Andy Murray’s uneasy relationship with the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals continued tonight as he was once again dumped out before the semi-final stage. The Scot crashed out 7-6 6-4 to Stan Wawrinka in this final group-stage match.

Murray started brightly enough, sparring pulverising drives with the better version of his Swiss opponent, whose ineffectual twin showed up earlier in the week in a lame round-robin defeat to Rafael Nadal.

Murray’s opening salvoes were lively and the world number two scored with some magnificent shotmaking, notably a running forehand drive at full stretch that had Wawrinka flailing in the forecourt.

Despite the promising signs, the Scot’s unforced-error count was steadily mounting and a slack service gam...
By Katie Finnegan
Andy Murray suffered a disappointing loss to Rafael Nadal in his second round-robin match at the World Tour Finals, the 29-year-old Spaniard defeating him 6-4, 6-1.

Nadal played very well, continuing his return to form. But Murray was far from his best, struggling with a low first serve percentage and high error count.

The pair exchanged breaks to start the match, but from this point on the encounter was played on Nadal’s terms. The Spaniard’s potent forehand was back in business and he was enjoying the long rallies, forcing errors from his opponent.

Murray did well to hold serve at 2-3 after a nearly nine-minute game, saving three break points. But his returning was below par and he was unable to pressure Nadal, who was looking in...
By Katie Finnegan
Andy Murray made a positive start to his World Tour Finals campaign, with a 6-4, 6-4 round-robin win over world number 7 David Ferrer.

The match featured many entertaining rallies, both players covering the court superbly and committing to finishing points off at the net. Murray was able to capitalise on a poor serving display from the Spaniard, who hit eight double faults and landed only 49% of first serves.

Both players had chances to break in the first set, but positive play from both delayed any chance of a breakthrough. Murray looked sharp and in-form, playing a well-judged balance between attack and defense in the slow conditions.

A lack of first serves from the 33-year-old Spaniard at 4-5 put him in danger, and a...
By Joe Bailey
Andy Murray was tonight the beneficiary of a favourable group stage draw for the ATP World Tour Finals. His round robin opponents in Greenwich will be Stan Wawrinka, Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer.

Murray's group is named in honour of Ilie 'Nasty' Nastase, but his prospects following the lengthy draw ceremony look rather nice.

In reaching his first Paris Masters final last weekend, Murray had claimed the No 2 seeding for the London season finale. While this guaranteed that he would avoid the mighty Novak Djokovic in the group stage, it left him with the prospect of an early encounter with his other chief tormentor during 2015, Switzerland's Roger Federer.

However, the chips fell kindly for Murray as Djokovic and Federer, with 27 G...
By Phil Messenger
Andy Murray today lost 2-6 4-6 to Novak Dojokvic in the final of the Paris Masters. The Brit looked second best throughout as Djokovic became the first man to win six Masters titles in one year.

In many ways todays match was a repeat of the Shanghai Masters semifinal. Djokovic looked in control from the start, with Murray struggling to even hold. The world number three tried to be aggressive but committed too many unforced errors to put the world number one under any sort of sustained pressure.

Djokovic broke for the first time at 2-1, and quickly consolidated with a service hold. Murray was again in trouble at 3-1, facing multiple break points. He eventually held, but the respite was brief. Another sequence of unforced errors gifted...
By Phil Messenger
Andy Murray reached his first Paris Masters final with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over David Ferrer.

The pair had met 16 times before today, with Murray winning 10. Murray has the tools to defeat Ferrer more often than not, but the Spaniards tenacity often brings out the best (and worst!) in the Brit.

Murray has started strongly all week. The pattern continued today as the World number three broke Ferrer at the first time of asking. More aggressive baseline play brought up the chance of a double break, but Ferrer hung on.

Murray couldn't maintain this red hot form and began to offer up unforced errors. Ferrer capitalised and broke back to level the score at 3-3.  Things nearly got a whole lot worse for Murray as more unforced errors gave ...
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