Dec 18 - A look at the rise of Kei Nishikori, culminating in his breakthrough year in 2014:
LONDON, Dec 18 - Double major golf winner Rory McIlroy and prolific Olympic Dutch speed skater Irene Wust have been named Reuters sportsman and sportswoman of the year after a poll of the news agency's sports journalists from around the world.
LONDON, Dec 18 - We will publish the results of the Reuters sports awards, voted for by the agency's journalists around the world, at 1900 GMT.
LONDON, Dec 18 - Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have been named 2014 World Champions by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).
LONDON, Dec 18 - On Thursday Dec. 18 we will publish the result of the Reuters sports awards, voted for by the agency's journalists around the world.
LONDON, Dec 16 - World number seven Tomas Berdych has appointed Andy Murray's former hitting partner Dani Vallverdu as his new coach from next year.
MADRID, Dec 16 - In a year when the men's soccer and basketball teams flopped on the biggest stage and Rafa Nadal's season was wrecked by injury and illness, it was the women who helped protect Spain's reputation as a nation of sporting excellence.
Dec 15 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the WTA Tour singles Points 1 (1) Serena Williams(U.S.) 8485 2 (2) Maria Sharapova(Russia) 7050 3 (3) Simona Halep(Romania) 6292 4 (4) Petra Kvitova(Czech Republic) 5966 5 (5) Ana Ivanovic(Serbia) 4820 6 (6) Agnieszka Radwanska(Poland) 4810 7 (7)
Dec 15 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the ATP Tour singles Points 1 (1) Novak Djokovic(Serbia) 11360 2 (2) Roger Federer(Switzerland) 9775 3 (3) Rafa Nadal(Spain) 6835 4 (4) Stanislas Wawrinka(Switzerland) 5370 5 (5) Kei Nishikori(Japan) 5025 6 (6) Andy Murray(Britain) 4675 7 (7) Tomas Berdych(Czech Republic) 4600 8
Dec 12 - Prize money on the men's tennis tour will reach $100 million for the first time in 2015, the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) said on Friday.
The Davis Cup victory helped Novak throw out all the dirty tennis aspects from his game: Slobodan Zivojinovic