Rafael Nadal on his way to victory over Stanislas Wawrinka in London

ATP World Tour Finals: Jubilant Rafael Nadal confirms No 1 status with victory over Stanislas Wawrinka

No wonder Rafael Nadal did a joyful jig, punching the air in delight. Not only did a 7-6, 7-6 victory over Stanislas Wawrinka at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals secure his place in the semi-finals but it also ensured that he would end the year as world No 1.

Novak Djokovic: The Serb dropped a set against France's Gaël Monfils

Novak Djokovic launches astonishing attack on tennis' anti-doping programme

The world number two is unhappy at the ban for Viktor Troicki

Federer will likely have to beat Richard Gasquet and Juan Martin del Potro in order to progress

ATP World Tour Finals 2013: Roger Federer facing tough task to qualify after opening match defeat to Novak Djokovic

Swiss suffers 6-4, 6-7, 6-2 loss, while Rafael Nadal begins tournament with impressive victory over David Ferrer

Rafael Nadal
Jumping for joy: Juan Martin del Potro savours his thumping 6-2, 6-4 victory

Juan Martin del Potro restores full power to see off Rafael Nadal at Shanghai Masters

Juan Martin del Potro has never quite rescaled the heights he climbed with his 2009 US Open victory, but the 25-year-old Argentinian underlined here yesterday how close he is to breaking back into the elite group of players who have monopolised the sport's major honours in the last four years.

Novak Djokovic: The Serb dropped a set against France's Gaël Monfils

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal made to sweat in Shanghai

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are only one win away from the 39th meeting of their careers – but the world’s top two were made to work hard before booking their places in the semi-finals of the Shanghai Rolex Masters here yesterday.

Murray will not be playing at the O2 Arena next month

Five vie to fill ATP World Tour Finals place left vacant by Andy Murray

The British number one is still recovering from back surgery

Rafael Nadal congratulates Novak Djokovic on his China Open victory

China Open: Novak Djokovic hits back after loss of No 1 by halting Rafael Nadal’s run

Spaniard suffers first hard-court defeat of the year in Beijing

Nadal has completed an incredible recovery, which has seen him return to the to of the world rankings

Rafael Nadal back on top of world rankings by reaching China Open final

Eight months after many doubted whether he would ever play at the highest level again, Rafael Nadal will complete a remarkable recovery from injury when he returns to the top of the world rankings tomorrow.

Andy Murray is not expected to be fit for the ATP Tour Finals

Recovering Andy Murray plans for a Barbados return

Andy Murray gave an indication that his recovery from back surgery is going well when it was announced yesterday that he would appear in an exhibition tournament in Barbados at the end of next month.

Jamie Murray into doubles semi-finals at Japan Open with partner John Peers

Jamie keeps the Murray flag flying in Japan

Andy Murray may be missing from this week's Rakuten Japan Open following back surgery but the world No 3's brother is keeping the family name in the spotlight here. Jamie Murray and his doubles partner, John Peers of Australia, reached the semi-finals with an emphatic 7-5, 6-1 victory over Nicolas Almagro and Pablo Cuevas, who had beaten the Bryan brothers in the first round.

Last night's viewing - The Face, Sky Living; Porn on the Brain Channel 4

If there was a "miaow!" button on my keyboard, I'd have worn it out on Sky Living's new modelling talent show. With Naomi Campbell on the judging panel, it could never be less than diva-licious, but The Face set itself apart from America's Next Top Model and even the superb RuPaul's Drag Race with an extra 20 per cent added bitchy. You see, it wasn't just the contestants in competition last night, it was the judges too.

Andy Murray has had a lower back problem for 18 months

Clay slays Andy Murray and threatens glorious year with a premature end

Davis Cup gamble does not pay off as Croatia tie aggravates back injury resulting in operation

Much of the credit for Britain’s progress goes to Leon Smith

Davis Cup: Leon Smith inspires Britain to dream of glamour draw

Step aside Sebo Kiss, Laurent Bram, Ergun Zorlu and Sami Ghorbel. Step forward Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Tomas Berdych and Juan Martin Del Potro. After three years fighting their way past some of the Davis Cup’s more obscure opposition, Britain are back in the World Group next year for the first time since 2008.

The Sport Matrix: Wednesday 11 September 2013

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Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

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Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

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