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John McEnroe says that Heather Watson, given her physical stature, "should idolise David Ferrer" and aim to become "a real hustler or battler". The veteran American, speaking after beating Britain's Jeremy Bates at the Statoil Masters Tennis at the Royal Albert Hall today, said that in reaching the world's top 50 Watson had "already done well, considering how difficult it will be for someone of her size".

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He may be the Olympic and US Open champion, but Andy Murray continues to put his supporters through the wringer. When the 25-year-old Scot went a set down and failed to convert his first 10 break points in his opening match at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals here in London yesterday he was threatening to throw a wet blanket over his own homecoming celebrations, but, Murray being Murray, he quickly turned his fortunes around to beat Tomas Berdych 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

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The Olympic effect? 2012 triumphs boost London's ATP ticket sales

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Rafael Nadal to miss the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2

Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the Paris Masters and the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London because of his left knee problem.

Keothavong well beaten at Luxembourg Open

The British No 3 Anne Keothavong suffered a heavy second-round defeat by Roberta Vinci in the Luxembourg Open yesterday.

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Gutsy 20-year-old saves four match points to triumph at Japan Open and take place among the world's elite

Andy Murray reacts after losing a point in yesterday’s final

Revenge for Novak Djokovic as combat with Andy Murray takes on new level of intensity

British No 1 is narrowly foiled in his attempt to win a third successive Shanghai Masters title

British reign: Andy Murray wins in China, despite a rain delay

No way for Federer to avoid Murray juggernaut

World No 1 swept aside on a historic weekend for British tennis

Andy Murray celebrates his win over Radek Stepanek

Murray struggles past Stepanek to set up Federer reunion

The rivalry with Roger Federer which helped to propel Andy Murray into his greatest summer will resume here today when they face each other for the first time since their gold-medal match at the Olympic Games. The Swiss and the Scot meet in the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters, where Murray has yet to lose a match, having won the tournament in his two previous appearances.

Just three weeks after Laura Robson became the first Briton for 22 years to reach a final on the main women’s tour, Heather Watson moved within one victory of her first final yesterday

Watson to move out from Robson's shadow

Just three weeks after Laura Robson became the first Briton for 22 years to reach a final on the main women's tour, Heather Watson moved within one victory of her first final yesterday. The 20-year-old from Guernsey beat France's Pauline Parmentier 7-5, 6-3 in the Japan Open at Osaka to earn a semi-final today against Japan's Misaki Doi.

Andy Murray in action

Andy Murray battles through to Shanghai Masters semi-finals

Andy Murray overcame a shaky start to power into the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters with a 4-6 6-2 6-3 victory over Radek Stepanek.

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