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,” 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.


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