Tennis

2014 a Year to Remember for Canada in Tennis, Basketball, Hockey

Gold medalists Catherine Ward (L) and Marie-Philip Poulin celebrate their incredible gold medal victory over the U.S. on Feb. 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Gold medalists Catherine Ward (L) and Marie-Philip Poulin celebrate their incredible gold medal victory over the U.S. on Feb. 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Looking at the year in sports for 2014, Canada made its mark in tennis and basketball while confirming its dominance in Olympic hockey. Outstanding individual...




  • Switzerland’s Roger Federer follows his shot to Japan’s Kei Nishikori during their singles ATP World Tour tennis finals match at the O2 arena in London, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Ageless Wonder: 33-year Old Federer Still Has It

    LONDON— He never stops going. For a player described as a spent force a year ago, Roger Federer is proving he still has it. After... Read more

  • Switzerland’s Roger Federer plays a return to Japan’s Kei Nishikori during their singles ATP World Tour tennis finals match at the O2 arena in London, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Federer Wins 2nd Round-Robin Match at ATP Finals

    LONDON— Roger Federer made the most of Kei Nishikori’s erratic play Tuesday to secure a 6-3, 6-2 victory and move closer to a semifinal spot... Read more

  • Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal talks with the media in front of  the hospital after successfully undergoing an operation to remove his appendix in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014. A month ago, the tennis star tried to play through suspected appendicitis at the Shanghai Masters but acknowledged experiencing discomfort and was ousted in the second round by fellow Spaniard Feliciano Lopez. Nadal tried to treat his appendix with antibiotics before opting for an appendectomy. Nadal's appendix was removed on Monday using laparoscopy or key-hole surgery, a statement said. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

    Nadal to Receive Stem Cell Treatment for Back Pain

    BARCELONA, Spain— Rafael Nadal’s doctor says the 14-time Grand Slam winner will receive stem cell treatment on his ailing back. Angel Ruiz-Cotorro told The Associated... Read more

  • Andy Murray of Great Britain and Kei Nishikori of Japan prior to their round robin match during the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena on November 9, 2014 in London, England. (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

    London Calling–ATP World Finals Showdown in the O2 Arena

    It’s the final countdown on the man’s ATP tour. The eight best of the world arrived in London and they are hot and ready, to... Read more

  • Brazilian football player David Luiz applauds Serbia's Novak Djokovic (R) after winning the final match against Canada's Milos Raonic at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 indoor tennis tournament on Nov 2, 2014 at the Bercy Palais-Omnisport (POPB) in Paris. (FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

    Djokovic Cruises in Paris to His 20th Masters Title

    PARIS—New dad Novak Djokovic returned to the ATP tour for the Paris Masters and showed once again why he is the number one. The Serb... Read more

  • Milos Raonic (L) shakes hands with BNP Paribas Masters champion Novak Djokovic at the Palais Omnisports de Bercy on Nov. 2, 2014 in Paris, France. (Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

    Mission Accomplished for Milos Raonic in Paris

    What a week in Paris it’s been for Milos Raonic. The big Canadian reached the ATP Masters 1000 tournament final before bowing out to world... Read more

  • Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates after he won his final against David Goffin of Belgium at the Swiss Indoors ATP tennis tournament on October 26, 2014 in Basel. (FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Murray Wins Marathon Final in Valencia While Federer Cruises to Win Basel

    ATP TOUR – After Shanghai the men’s ATP tour tournaments moved to Europe with the latest finals on Sunday Oct 26. In Basel Switzerland, two... Read more

  • Serena Williams of the US poses with her trophy after defeating Simona Halep of Romania at the finals of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) finals in Singapore on October 26, 2014. (MOHD FYROL/AFP/Getty Images)

    World No. 1 Serena Williams Wins the World Championship Title in Singapore

    SINGAPORE— The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Finals in Singapore has exceeded all expectations. Held for the first time in Singapore, it is estimated that the... Read more

  • Switzerland's Roger Federer returns a ball to Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin during their round of sixteen match at the Swiss Indoor tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone, Georgios Kefalas)

    Federer Beats Istomin in Swiss Indoors 2nd Round

    BASEL, Switzerland— Top-seeded Roger Federer again had to fight back from a set down before beating Denis Istomin 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals... Read more

  • Spain's Rafael Nadal returns a ball to France's Pierre-Hugues Herbert during their round of sixteen match at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014.  (AP Photo/Keystone,Georgios Kefalas)

    Nadal Into Quarterfinals; Federer Into 2nd Round

    BASEL, Switzerland—After Rafael Nadal reached the Swiss Open quarterfinals in 57 minutes with a 6-1, 6-1 win against Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert, top-seeded Roger Federer crushed... Read more

  • (L-R) Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark, Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland, Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic, Serena Williams of USA, Maria Sharapova of Russia, Ana Ivanovic of Serbia, Eugenie Bouchard of Canada and Simona Halep of Romania pose for a photo at the Gardens by the Bay during previews for the WTA Finals at Singapore Sports Hub on October 18, 2014 in Singapore. (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

    The Asian Tennis Boom Continues to Singapore for the WTA 2014 World Finals

    SINGAPORE—The ‘Lion City’ Singapore appears to be ready for tennis action from the top-8 female players in the world. More than 40 years since the... Read more

  • Roger Federer of Switzerland returns a shot during his final match against Gilles Simon of France during the day 8 of the Shanghai Rolex Masters at the Qi Zhong Tennis Centre, Shanghai, China on Oct 12.  (Zhong Zhi/Getty Images)

    Federer Wins the Shanghai Masters

    SHANGHAI—Tennis fans around the world witnessed some spectacular tennis at the ATP Shanghai Rolex Masters. Eighteen players from the world top 20 were in the... Read more

  • Maria Sharapova of Russia and Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic pose with their trophies during the medal ceremony after the Women’s Single Final on day nine of the China Open at the China National Tennis Center on October 5, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

    Beijing, Capital of the Asian Tennis Swing Tour 2014

    BEIJING—The Asia Tennis Swing landed the ATP and WTA tennis player ‘stars’ in Beijing for the China Open 2014. It was a week full of... Read more

  • Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates winning the Men's Single Final on day nine of the China Open at the China National Tennis Center on October 5, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

    Djokovic, Sharapova Unbeatable at China Open 2014

    BEIJING—It was a warm and a sunny Sunday Oct 5, 2014 in Beijing, as the tennis fans entered the ground of the National Tennis Center... Read more

  • Peng Shuai of China and partner Andrea Hlavackova of the Czech Republic in action during the women's doubles final against Cara Black of Zimbabwe and Sania Mirza of India during day eight of the China Open at the China National Tennis Center on October 4, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

    Djokovic and Sharapova on Course for Titles in Beijing

    BEIJING— Novak Djokovic proved once again today (Saturday Oct 4, 2014) why he is the world’s No. 1 player. With a 6-3, 6-4 victory over... Read more

  • Martin Klizan of Slovakia returns a shot against Rafael Nadal of Spain during day seven of the China Open at the China National Tennis Center on October 3, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Emmanuel Wong/Getty Images)

    Sensation at China Open, Nadal Upset by a Qualifier

    BEIJING—Where did this Martin Klizan come from? The answer is, from the qualifiers. This is a player who was, just a few days earlier down... Read more


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