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Somdev-Huey end runners-up at Farmer`s Classic

Somdev Devvarman and Treat Conrad Huey lost a fiercely fought summit clash of the Farmer`s Classic to Mark Knowles of Bahamas and Xavier Malisse of Belgium.

Seventh Wimbledon title will be ‘very special’

Tennis ace Roger Federer has said that winning the seventh Wimbledon title will be a very special moment of his life.

Helfant to step down as ATP chief

Adam Helfant will step down as executive chairman and president of the men`s Tour at the end of the year, the ATP said.

Ferrer crashes out in Nice claycourt event

Spanish top seed David Ferrer was knocked out of the Nice ATP claycourt event, going down 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 to Ukraine`s Alexandr Dolgopolov in the quarter-finals.

Fish advances at Delray Beach with ease

US second seed Mardy Fish needed only 20 minutes to reach the second round of the USD 442,500 ATP Delray Beach International Championships when German rival Bjorn Phau retired.

Top seed Roddick ill, out at Delray Beach

US top seed Andy Roddick pulled out of the ATP Delray Beach International Championship, complaining that he felt ill after winning his 30th career ATP crown on Sunday at Memphis.

ATP agree to shorten men`s calendar from 2012

The men`s ATP calendar will be shortened by two weeks from 2012, Tour chief Adam Helfant announced at the season-ending championships on Sunday.

Verdasco and Berdych keep ATP finals hope alive

Fernando Verdasco and Tomas Berdych reached the Paris Masters third round to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the season-ending ATP finals.

Beaten Isner hits 1,000th ace of season

American John Isner became the fifth player to hit more than 1,000 aces in a season since 1991, as he lost to Gael Monfils in the ATP event here on Friday

Federer backs call for shorter ATP schedule

Roger Federer backed calls for a shortening of the ATP season.

ATP to rethink schedule to avoid player burnout

The governing body for men`s tennis is seeking a "meaningful way" to shorten the season and protect players from burnout and injury after world number one Rafa Nadal reissued a plea for the ATP calendar to be revised.

Bopanna jumps to career best 19, Somdev out of top-100 again

Rohan Bopanna achieved his career-best rank of 19 in the doubles ATP chart following his stupendous run at the US Open, where he won the runners-up trophy along with Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan.

Prakash bites dust at Israel ATP event

Prakash Amritraj made an early exit from the ATP Challenger event in Israel after suffering a straight-set defeat against Nick Lindahl in the opening round.

Djokovic squeaks through, Nadal coasts home

Second seed Novak Djokovic saved three match points before scraping past Germany`s Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 in the third round of the Indian Wells ATP tournament.

Beating Russia in Davis Cup would be phenomenal: Bopanna

On a high after winning his second ATP World Tour doubles trophy, Rohan Bopanna is dreaming of upsetting formidable Russia in their on den when India take them on in a World Group tie next month.

Somdev, Bopanna improve ATP rankings

Somdev Devvarman jumped 21 places up to 141st in singles, courtesy his quarter-final appearance while Rohan Bopanna`s ATP doubles title at the SA Open helped him gain 19 spots to 69th in the latest ATP rankings.

Federer squeezes into semis, agony for Murray

World number one Roger Federer squeezed into the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour Finals despite a 6-2, 6-7, 6-3 defeat by Juan Martin del Potro but Briton Andy Murray literally missed out by a fraction.

Nestor and Zimonjic eliminated at ATP finals

Champions Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic lost all hope of defending their ATP World Tour Finals doubles title when they suffered their second successive round-robin defeat at the O2 Arena.

London ready for biggest ever indoor tennis event

Next week`s ATP World Tour finals at London`s O2 Centre will be the biggest indoor tennis event ever staged, organisers said.

Somdev, Prakash out from ATP Challenger singles

Somdev Devvarman`s chances of breaking into the top-100 by the end of this season suffered a jolt after he went down in the first round of the ATP Challenger event in Knoxville, United States.