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Nadal to return to action for the exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi
By Andrew Scott Friday, 21 November 2014 04:42
Rafael Nadal said that he will be back in action in January for the exhibition tournament taking place in Abu Dhabi, after the player’s appendix was removed, and sportsbook software services can’t wait to see how the Spaniard performs in his return to the court.
Nadal, 28-years-old, received an operation to have his appendix removed in the first week of the month. This decision meant that he wasn’t able to feature in the ATP World Tour Finals, and his season ended early, as it was riddled with illness as well as injury.
Nadal, who has 14 Grand Slam titles to his name, had back pain for a large part of a season that ended early for him.The player suffered an injury to the wrist and after Wimbledon took place, and ended up on the sidelines.
In June, his victory at the French Open, which proves to be the ninth time that he was able to win the tournament in Paris, is a very unusual highlight this year for the player.
This will prove to be the sixth time that Nadal will compete in the exhibition tournament taking place in Abu Dhabi. The Spaniard was able to win the competition in 2009 as well as in 2011, impressing many fans along the way.
Federer is fit to play in the Davis Cup final
By Andrew Scott Wednesday, 19 November 2014 04:28
Roger Federer – No 2 in the world and a favourite with sportsbook software services – was considered fit to feature for Switzerland in the final of the Davis Cup taking place in Lille, France.
It was confirmed that the very famous Swiss is set to face France’s Gael Monfils in the second singles rubber on Friday, with Stanislas Wawrinka taking on Jo-Wilfried Tsonga when the opening match gets underway.
Federer was very doubtful for the meeting after the player had no choice but to pull out last weekend from the ATP World Tour final.
After Federer closely beat Wawrinka in a very exciting semi-final game of three sets, his back problem became worse, and this didn’t let him feature in the final against Novak Djokovic, No 1 in the world.
Medical staff from Switzerland deemed the player to be fit enough to play after a practice session that took place on Thursday.
“Things have been going well out there this morning. I was really happy with the way I felt,” said Fedrerer.
“Only the match gives you the answer,” the player added. “I’m just pleased that I can play tomorrow, give it a go. Things have been going well.”
Andy Murray hopeful despite loss to Nishikori
By Andrew Scott Monday, 10 November 2014 02:55
Andy Murray said that he was let down by his serve when he was defeated by Kei Nishikori in the ATP World Tour Finals, but the player and many sportsbooks offering total betting solutions are confident that he can still advance in this competition.
The Scot suffered a 6-4 6-4 defeat to the Japanese player in the tournament’s opening match that took place on Sunday afternoon in London’s O2 Arena.
“I didn’t serve well enough today, that was the biggest difference,” said Murray.
“When you’re not serving well, it’s difficult to dictate the points. He dictated a lot of points behind my second serve. That’s where he had the upper hand and that was the difference.
“We both struggled at the start of the match – the conditions when you play with no-one in there and then when it’s full, it’s warmer and the ball is a bit more lively. He started to feel more comfortable at the end of the first set.