With the year-end closing on fast, two of tennis' greatest players are on a collision course with only 1000 points separating them in the ATP ranking. After winning the elusive Shanghai crown last week, Roger Federer has posed a direct challenge to the top-ranked Novak Djokovic.
World number one Novak Djokovic claimed his fifth China Open title by thrashing Tomas Berdych in a one-sided contest on Sunday. The Serbian took just 66 minutes to seal a comfortable 6-0, 6-2 win against the big Czech in Beijing.
Kei Nishikori captured his second Japan Open Tennis Championships title on Sunday. The Japanese tennis star defeated Milos Raonic 7-6(5), 4-6, 6-4 under a closed roof at the Ariake Colosseum, Tokyo. In the 2012 final too, Nishikori got the better of the big Canadian. The match lasted two hours and 13 minutes.
Former Indian tennis star Vijay Amritraj says Sania Mirza should not have quit playing singles so early in her career. Sania switched to doubles in 2013 after undergoing three surgeries due to various injuries she suffered.