October 30, 2014
Roger Federer has kept up his hopes of finishing the year as world number one when he downed Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 7-6 (5) 6-7 (5) 6-4 in the second round of the Paris Masters.
World number one Novak Djokovic began his Paris Masters title defence with a routine 6-3 6-4 win over German Philipp Kohlschreiber in the second round.
Three Argentine players have been nominated for the 2014 Golden Ball, the prize awarded by FIFA and France Football magazine to the best player of the year. Lionel Messi, Javer Mascherano and Ángel Di María have been included in the candidates list.
Spaniard Rafael Nadal, ranked number 3 in the ATP, has confirmed he will participate in the next edition of the ATP Buenos Aires, to be played at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis club from February 21 to March 1.