Well, I must admit it: I have not seen any match of these ATP World Tour Finals. I guess the season is too long for the players but also for the tennis fans!

So, here are just a few thoughts about the last tournament of the year:
– how can one be the so-called “best ever” and be 8-14 against its biggest rival? That’s for you Federer.
– how can one have such a behaviour and receive the Stefan Edberg Sportmanship award? Poor Stefan. Yep this one is for you Nadal.
– it’s a pity for you, Novak, you’re an awesome player, but you acted so many times as an injured player that nobody believes you anymore, even when it’s true.
– when will someone finally have the guts to disqualify both Nadal and Djokovic for the 10 miunutes they take between each point?
– and finally Andy, did you really think you would play like Lendl by wearing his shirt?

Next week end, while every french tennis fan will be focus on Belgrade for the Davis Cup final, I will be in London for the Aegon Masters Tennis, a seniors tennis tournament with Tim Henman, Goran Ivanisevic, Pat Cash, Pat Rafter.. So, lots of photos and videos to come!
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This Tennis Buzz #4 is all about spanish players: the one who retires, the one who is featured in a charity calendar and the one who wants to conquer the world (again).

Former world number one and 1998 French Open champion Carlos Moya has announced his retirement from professional tennis due to a persistent foot injury that sidelined him for the last six months.

“I wanted to say goodbye at one of the big tournaments, the Grand Slams, but that dream wasn’t to be. I am still young for life, but for sport I am already knocking on a bit.”

He won 20 career titles, recorded 24 runner-up finishes and was a member of the winning Davis Cup team who defeated USA in the 2004 final in Seville.

Carlos Moya

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Site: O2 London
Dates: Sunday, November 21 – Sunday, November 28
Surface: Hard
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Singles:

Group A: Rafael Nadal (1), Novak Djokovic (3), Tomas Berdych (6), David Ferrer (7)
Group B: Roger Federer (2), Robin Soderling (4), Andy Murray (5), Andy Roddick (8)

Doubles:

Group A: Bob and Mike Bryan, Lukas Dlouhy and Leander Paes, Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski, and Jurgen Melzer and Philipp Petzschner.
Group B: Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic, Lukasz Kubot and Oliver Marach, Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi, and Wesley Moodie and Dick Norman.

You can watch the tournament online on tennistv.com.

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