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Rafael Nadal advances to ATP World Tour finals

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11:14 PM ET 11.10 | You can add another great win for Rafael Nadal, and another tough loss for Roger Federer. Nadal beat Federer in a semifinal match of the ATP World Tour Finals in straight sets, 7-5, 6-3. After Federer lost the first set, you could tell he knew his time was up against Nadal. Roger had some critical errors late in the second set that ultimately led to his loss.

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Rafael Nadal clinches No. 1 spot in world rankings

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11:07 PM ET 11.06 | All Rafael Nadal needed to do in order to hang on to the No. 11 overall ranking for this year was get one more win during the ATP World Tour Finals. Winning was exactly what Nadal did. It's been a long and winding road for Nadal, but he couldn't have ended it any better. What's even better for Nadal is that the ATP World Tour Finals isn't even over yet. He still has a chance to walk away with the No. 1 ranking and the 2013 ATP World Tour title.

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Serena Williams vs. Li Na set for WTA final

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06:40 PM ET 10.26 | Sunday's WTA Championships final will feature Li Na taking on the top-ranked Serena Williams. Li beat Petra Kvitova 6-4, 6-2 on Saturday in the semi-finals, and Williams topped Jelena Jankovic to the tune of 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 in her match. Li and Williams met earlier this year at the U.S. Open, with Williams winning. She will look to repeat her success in tomorrow's meeting, but Li will have upset on her mind.

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Li Na upsets Victoria Azarenka to reach WTA semis

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04:00 PM ET 10.25 | Li Na continued her impressive string of performances at the WTA Championships on Friday, dispatching Victoria Azarenka to the tune of 6-2 and 6-1 to advance to the semi-finals. Li's next opponent will be Petra Kvitova. Azarenka, who has been dealing with a back injury, was not at full strength for the match. Li said afterwards that the knowledge of Azarenka's injury was a distraction. If Li is able to advance to the finals, it is likely that she will play Serena Williams. The two met earlier this year at the U.S. Open, with Williams winning.

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Tennis announcer loves Breaking Bad

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02:19 PM ET 10.15 | Breaking Bad is now over, but that doesn't mean that everyone is willing to let go just yet. For one tennis announcer, that meant finding a way to include multiple Breaking Bad references during a 90-minute tennis match between Serena Williams and former Miss Rory McIlroy, Caroline Wozniacki. The announcer, Kevin Skinner, wasn't too shy or subtle with most of his references, but there were a few that he found a way to sneak in that may have flown under the radar. Among the references made by Skinner were "have an A1 day," "I am the one who knocks," a shout out to Saul Goodman and even a little homage to Hector Salamanca.

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