Djokovic wins BNP Paribas Masters



“Winning back to back titles at this level is a huge achievement for me, and adding to that, beating the World No.1 and No. 2,” Djokovic said. “I really feel that I’m in great form right now.”

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Third-seeded Novak Djokovic beats local favorite Gael Monfils 6-2, 5-7, 7-6 (3) to win the Paris Masters for the first time.


Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia and Daniel Nestor of Canada defeated Marcel Granollers and Tommy Robredo of Spain for the dubles final.

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Safin say farewell to tennis in BNP Masters

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Marat Safin of Russia, ended his career at the BNP Masters indoor tennis tournament in Paris. He loss to Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in the second round of the Paris Masters 6-4, 5-7, 6-4.

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Marat Safin during a second round at the Paris Masters.

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BNP Masters indoor tennis tournament in Paris, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009.


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“Sportsmen are great when they are sportsmen,” Safin said. “Afterwards, it’s a little bit tough for them. The transition from being a tennis player to do something else is difficult. And if time passes too much, you’re just an ex-tennis player.”

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Marat Safin, of Russia, holds the key of the Bercy stadium, a farewell trophy to mark the end of his career, during BNP Masters indoor tennis tournament in Paris, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009.

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“It’s where I started and where I finished,” Safin said about the French capital. “I couldn’t have found a better place to (retire). French people have been great to me. Great fans, great spectators. They perfectly understand tennis.”

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“Today I will put all my memories, all my wins and losses in a small box,” Safin said during a small ceremony where he received a special trophy. “Today a door is closed, hopefully another one will open.”


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Marat Safin farewell with the guys at the BNP Paribas Master, Paris



111109 / Marat Safin / BNP Paribas Masters

Italy wins Fed Cup Fed Cup, against USA


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Italy's Flavia Pennetta reacts after winning the tennis Fed Cup final match against USA's Melanie Oudin 7-5, 6-2.


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Italy wins Fed Cup Fed Cup, against USA

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Rezai wins @ Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions, Bartoli retires

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Aravane Rezai became the first winner of the Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions when Marion Bartoli retired after losing the opening set 7-5.

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"It’s a big surprise to finish like that and I’m very sorry for her," said Rezai, "She looks like she hurt a lot and I hope it is not a big injury.

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"It was a good match and I’m very sad to finish like this. The last thing you want to do is injury yourself in the last match of the season. But what can you do? I was trying my best and perhaps it was just too much."

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op-seeded Marion Bartoli retired from the final with a thigh injury after losing the first set 7-5.

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Djokovic ends Federer’s run @ Davidoff Swiss Indoors Basel


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Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland @ the Davidoff Swiss Indoors Tennis

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Top-ranked Roger Federer lost his hometown tournament on Sunday, falling 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 to Novak Djokovic in the Swiss Indoors final.

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Murray beats Youzhny @ Valencia Open


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Andy Murray won his sixth title of the season, beating Mikhail Youzhny of Russia 6-3, 6-2 in the Valencia Open final.

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Andy Murray from Great Britain, left, celebrates after his victory @ the ATP 500 World Tour Valencia Open tennis tournament


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Andy Murray of Great Britain and Mikhail Youzhny of Russia @ the Valencia Open Tennis

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All-french final set for Bartoli, Rezai

Sunday, November 8, 2009
Centre Court (from 14.30hrs)
1. Final:  Marion Bartoli vs. Aravane Rezai

Results – Saturday, November 7, 2009
(1) Marion Bartoli (FRA) d. (WC) Kimiko Date Krumm (JPN) 61 63
Aravane Rezai (FRA) d. María José Martínez Sánchez (ESP) 62 63

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Marion Bartoli beat Kimiko Date-Krumm, 6-1, 6-3 in an 85-minute match.

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Kimiko Date Krumm (JPN)

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10th-seeded Rezai defeated sixth-seeded Martinez Sanchez 6-2, 6-3 in only 64 minutes to advance to Sunday’s final.

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María José Martínez Sánchez (ESP)

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Martinez @ the semi final match.

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Rezai @ the semi final match.

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