Roger Federer Quells Milos Raonic; Kei Nishikori Stuns Andy Murray in London

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Monday, November 10th, 2014 | 0

World No. 2 Roger Federer avenged his Paris Masters loss to Milos Raonic after the Swiss pulled off a 6-1, 7-6 triumph over the big-serving Canadian to kick-off his campaign on a winning note at the ATP World Tour Finals in London.

“Thankfully he (Raonic) didn’t play quite so well like he did in Paris,” ATPWorldTour.com quoted Federer as saying. “He gave me a few shots here and there, especially at the beginning of the breaker. I think those were crucial. I was happy to bring it home because it was very close at the end of the second.”

Meanwhile, Kei Nishikori – the only Asian competitor at the coveted tournament – pulled off a stunner as he shocked two-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray 6-4, 6-4 in the other encounter on the opening day.

Ecstatic after his win, Nishikori stated: “I was very, very solid. I was a little bit surprised at how I played on the court: very confident. I’m looking forward to play the next match.”

In doubles, seventh seeds Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo defeated second seeds Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic 6-3, 7-5, while sixth seeds Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez overcame fourth seeds Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-4, 6-4.

(Image: Canada.com)

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