From The Editor
Novak Djokovic had such a phenomenal start to 2011 that he clinched his invitation to the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals by mid-May, even before he lifted the Wimbledon and US Open trophies and set a new record with five ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles in one season. Now, the Serbian will take centre stage at The O2, where he will officially be crowned the year-end No. 1 and attempt to finish the season on a winning note.
The sum of Djokovic’s accomplishments this year would arguably make him the man to beat, but Roger Federer enters his 10th straight circuit finale appearance as the defending champion and, more importantly, has hit his stride with a pair of titles to conclude the regular season. Andy Murray has also been at his best this autumn, achieving a title hat-trick in Asia to ascend to World No. 3. Meanwhile, 2010 finalist Rafael Nadal returns rested and ready to claim the one title missing from his collection. The competition is sure to be fierce in London, and we profile all eight singles contenders in this Barclays ATP World Tour Finals issue of DEUCE.
We also feature Bob and Mike Bryan, who have broken just about every doubles record in the history books. They’ll be finishing as the top duo for the seventh time in nine years and have shown no signs of slowing down, even though they spend time on opposite coasts nowadays.
Enjoy this issue of DEUCE and be sure to tune in to the action at The O2.
Editor, DEUCE Magazine
In This Issue
Ever-sensitive Rafael Nadal admits he is a reluctant warrior at times, but also finds that the battle - more than winning alone - gives him the greatest satisfaction.
Reassuringly grounded, but with all the makings of a star on court, one thing is certain: There is much more to Andy Murray than meets the eye.
Roger Federer often makes success look easy, embracing and excelling in his roles as player, family man, philanthropist, ambassador and global celebrity.
David Ferrer may lack the flash possessed by other Spaniards, but he has quietly maintained his place among the game’s elite with a determination that is second to none.
With an aggressive game that wouldn’t be out of place in the boxing ring, Muhammad Ali lookalike Jo-Wilfried Tsonga often blasts opponents off the court.
Tomas Berdych may be a quiet character off the court, but when the Czech Republic's top player takes the court at The O2, expect him to come out all guns blazing.
A slimmed down, fighting fit Mardy Fish is in the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals for the first time. On a good day he’s one of the most dangerous players in the field.
Bob and Mike Bryan have ushered in high-tempo power to professional doubles and become one of the greatest teams in the history of the sport.
ATP stats and information guru Greg Sharko takes a look at the numbers behind the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.
In season 3, episode 45, ATP World Tour Uncovered hears from the eight singles contenders at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. View Global TV Schedule.
Get to know more about Great Britain's Andy Murray, who will be the home favourite at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, in this Player Profile delivered by FedEx. Visit FedEx Reliability Zone.
In season 3, episode 42, ATP World Tour Uncovered profiles Bob and Mike Bryan, the most successful doubles team of all-time. View Global TV Schedule.
In season 3, episode 43, ATP World Tour Uncovered profiles leading doubles team Nenad Zimonjic and Michael Llodra. View Global TV Schedule.
In season 3, episode 45, ATP World Tour Uncovered profiles Barclays ATP World Tour Finals qualifiers Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes, who reunited after a nine-year break at the start of 2011. View Global TV Schedule.