From The Editor
One of the most competitive seasons in recent memory comes to a close at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. In a year that featured four different Grand Slam winners for the first time since 2003, who will prevail at the season-ending championships is anyone’s guess.
We profile the contenders in this issue of DEUCE, led by the ATP’s top trio of Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray. Each of them made it a season to remember. Djokovic’s consistency, including the Australian Open and three ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles, lifted him to the year-end No. 1 South African Airways ATP Ranking for the second time. Federer, the two-time defending champion here at The O2, reclaimed the Wimbledon title and reached 300 weeks at World No. 1. Murray gave Britons plenty of reason to be proud with his triumphs at the London Olympics and US Open, and is sure to receive a hero’s welcome this week.
We also applaud the achievements of 30-year-old David Ferrer, a winner of a career-high six ATP World Tour titles this season, and Bob and Mike Bryan, who will finish as the No. 1 duo for a record eighth time.
Get set for another exciting conclusion to the season. Enjoy the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.
Editor, DEUCE Magazine
In This Issue
Novak Djokovic will be the year-end No. 1 for the second straight season. As Mike Dickson of The Daily Mail writes, the Serb is capable of playing tennis without a moment’s self-doubt.
Roger Federer could win the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals for the seventh time in his 11th appearance. As Neil Harman of The Times writes, it is an extraordinary period of brilliance.
Andy Murray will play in front of his home crowd for the first time since his US Open victory. As The Independent’s Paul Newman writes, Murray has been thrilled by the support.
No one works harder in men’s tennis than David Ferrer. As Simon Cambers of The Tennis Space writes, the Spaniard never gives up and never stops running.
Few, if any, hit the ball harder than Tomas Berdych. And, as Barry Flatman of The Sunday Times writes, Berdych believes he is getting closer to achieving his goals.
There is much more to Juan Martin del Potro than his powerful game. As Robert Davis writes, there is a great calmness to the Argentine on a tennis court.
As spectators at this week’s Barclays ATP World Tour Finals will see, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga loves to have fun on court. Robert Davis profiles the Frenchman.
The year-end No. 1 duo for a record eighth straight year, the 34-year-old Bryan brothers have no plans of calling it quits even if they now lead separate lives off the court.
After spending the better part of a decade playing on the Challenger Tour, Wimbledon doubles champion Jonny Marray takes his place among the ATP World Tour's elite at The O2.
Season 4, Episode 44 of ATP World Tour Uncovered Presented by Rio looks ahead to the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.
In season 4, episode 39, ATP World Tour Uncovered presented by Rio profiles Novak Djokovic, who is looking forward to competing at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.
In season 4, episode 40, ATP World Tour Uncovered presented by Rio profiles Roger Federer, who is looking forward to competing at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.
'The thing that's rare about it is that it's not open to everybody,' says Andy Murray in this Barclays ATP World Tour Finals Player Profile delivered by FedEx.
In season 4, episode 42 of ATP World Tour Uncovered presented by Rio, David Ferrer looks ahead to the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals after qualifying for a fourth time.
'It's amazing for all the players and means a lot to me,' says Juan Martin del Potro in this Barclays ATP World Tour Finals Player Profile delivered by FedEx.
In season 4, episode 44, ATP World Tour Uncovered presented by Rio profiles Spanish doubles pairing Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez, who have qualified for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals for the first time.