Tennis* en-au Copyright (c) 2014 Yahoo New Zealand. All rights reserved. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:03:22 +1300 Yahoo New Zealand Sport 144 36 Murray eyes Tour Finals momentum in Valencia (AFP) Valencia (Spain) (AFP) - Two-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray continues his bid to reach the ATP World Tour Finals next month at the Valencia Open fresh from his second tournament victory of the season in Vienna. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:07:32 +1300 Teams named for Christchurch Davis Cup tie (NZ Newswire) Michael Venus will lead New Zealand against Chinese Taipei when Davis Cup tennis returns to Christchurch. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:02:36 +1300 Anna Wilding attending Davis Cup tournament in Chch (Fuseworks) Accomplished and internationally award winning actress, director, and media personality, Anna Wilding, is in New Zealand and will attend the international Davis Cup tournament at Wilding Park, on Friday 24th October 201. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:31:09 +1300 Kiwi Davis Cup team assembles in Christchurch (Fuseworks) The New Zealand team has started its practice on site for its Asia/Oceania Group 1 Davis Cup clash against Chinese Taipei being held in Christchurch at the end of this week. The venue is indoors at Z Energy Wilding Park which is already set up and ready for action. It is the first time Christchurch has held a Davis Cup tie since 1999. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:23:53 +1300 'Scared' Nadal braced for 'dangerous' Basel bow (AFP) Basel (Switzerland) (AFP) - Rafael Nadal admitted Sunday he's feeling "scared" over his first appearance in a decade at the Swiss Indoors tournament with the shadow of unavoidable appendix surgery hovering over the great Spaniard. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:13:35 +1300 Murray battles past Ferrer to clinch Vienna Open title (Reuters) (Reuters) - Andy Murray clinched the Vienna Open title on Sunday with a 5-7 6-2 7-5 victory over David Ferrer, one of the Briton's main rivals in the battle to qualify for the ATP World Tour Finals.
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Jet-heeled Murray boosts London bid with Vienna triumph (AFP) Vienna (AFP) - Andy Murray wasted no time in hopping on a jet on Sunday for his next event in Spain after boosting his chances of making the ATP World Tour Finals by winning the Austrian Open. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:12:26 +1300 Cilic, Pavlyuchenkova win Kremlin Cup titles (AFP) Moscow (AFP) - US Open champion Marin Cilic continued his fine season by beating fifth seeded Spaniard Roberto Bautista-Agut in straight sets to win the Kremlin Cup in Moscow on Sunday. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:22:06 +1300 Pavlyuchenkova wins Kremlin Cup WTA title (AFP) Moscow (AFP) - Sixth seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia won the WTA title at the Kremlin Cup tournament in Moscow on Sunday, beating Romania's Irina-Camelia Begu in the final. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:44:33 +1300 China's Li rules out retirement U-turn (AFP) Singapore (AFP) - Chinese star Li Na ruled out a return to tennis Sunday despite quitting the sport just months after winning her second Grand Slam title. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:47:52 +1300