Tennis: Barclays ATP World Tour Finals 2010 Underway – Murray, Federer, Djokovic Off Mark

The 2010 ATP World Tour Finals men’s singles tennis tournament got underway on Sunday 21 November 2010 – there have been few  upsets in terms of seeding thus far, as Federer (2), Djokovic (3) and Murray (5) all got off the mark.

On Sunday, British Andy Murray, however, overcame his recent replacement at World Number 4, Swede Robin Soderling, in straight sets, 6-2 6-4.

Also on Sunday, the Swiss former World Number One, Roger Federer (2) took a straightforward straight sets win from Spain’s Ferrer (7), 6-1 6-4.

On Monday, Serbia’s Djokovic (3) defeated this year’s much improved player, the rangy Czech Berdych (6), with relative ease, 6-3 6-3.

Monday evening will see the final couple of players in action as Spain’s Rafael Nadal (1) takes on USA’s Andy Roddick (8) in the opening Group A match.

ATP Tennis World Tour Finals 2010 Groups:

Seeding is in brackets.

Group A

  • Rafael Nadal ESP (1) (Record 0-0)
  • Novak Djokovic SER (3) (Record 1-0)
  • Tomas Berdych CZE (6) (Record 0-1)
  • Andy Roddick USA (8) (Record 0-0)

Group B

  • Roger Federer SUI (2) (Record 1-0)
  • Robin Soderling SWE (4) (Record 0-1)
  • Andy Murray GBR (5) (Record 1-0)
  • David Ferrer ESP (7) (Record 0-1)

In This Story: Djokovic

Novak Djokovic is a Serbian professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 1 in men’s singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).

Djokovic has won 17 Grand Slam singles titles, the third-most in history for a male player, five ATP Finals titles, a record 36 ATP Tour Masters 1000 titles, 14 ATP Tour 500 titles, and has held the No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings for a total of 289 weeks (second of all time). In majors, he has won a record eight Australian Open titles, five Wimbledon titles, three US Open titles, and one French Open title. By winning the 2016 French Open, he became the eighth player in history to achieve the Career Grand Slam and the third man to hold all four major titles at once, the first since Rod Laver in 1969.

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    Rafael Nadal is a Spanish professional tennis player currently ranked world No. 2 in men’s singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).

    Nadal has won 19 Grand Slam singles titles, the second-most in history for a male player, as well as 35 ATP Tour Masters 1000 titles, 21 ATP Tour 500 titles and the 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles and the 2016 Olympic gold medal in doubles. In addition, Nadal has held the world No. 1 ranking for a total of 209 weeks, including being the year-end No. 1 five times.

    In majors, Nadal has won a record twelve French Open titles, four US Open titles, two Wimbledon titles and one Australian Open title, and won at least one Grand Slam every year for a record ten consecutive years (2005–2014). Nadal has won 85 career titles overall, including the most outdoor titles in the Open Era (83) and a record 59 titles on clay. With 81 consecutive wins on clay, Nadal holds the record for the longest single-surface win streak in the Open Era.

    Nadal has been involved in five Davis Cup titles with Spain, and currently has a 29-win streak and 29–1 record in singles matches at the event. In 2010, at the age of 24, he became the seventh male player and the youngest of five in the Open Era to achieve the singles Career Grand Slam. Nadal is the second male player after Andre Agassi to complete the singles Career Golden Slam, as well as the second male player after Mats Wilander to have won at least two Grand Slams on all three surfaces (grass, hard court and clay).

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