David Moyes could be in for a mixed reception when he returns to Goodison, writes Vinny O'Connor.
From man on the fringes to a key player, could Raheem Sterling now decide the destination of the title?
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Matt Stanger reflects on a night that saw the title slip further out of Manchester City's grasp.
Daniel Storey has praise for Olivier Giroud after a soldiering performance against West Ham.
Roger Federer: Has been a fixture in the semi-finals for the last 10 years
Federer struggled immensely in 2013 but his pedigree of four Australian Open titles must be taken seriously.
Last season was the Swiss maestro's worst in a decade, with the low points including defeats in the last eight at Roland Garros, the second round at Wimbledon and fourth round at the US Open.
Even though his Australian Open ended in a five-set semi-final defeat to Andy Murray, it actually turned out to be one of the highlights of his campaign.
He also reached the last four at the year-ending World Tour Finals, prompting some to believe that a renaissance may be possible in 2014.
However, all the signs point to the 32-year-old being past his best, a slide illustrated by his current ranking of sixth in the world.
But he has a proud record to defend in Melbourne, where he has reached at least the semi-finals every single year since 2004.
Federer's all-around game is legendary. At his best he is a fluent and prolific hitter of winners, but recently unforced errors have dominated his stats columns.
|17/04/14||L Rosol||ATP Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters||R3||Won||6-4, 6-1|
|16/04/14||R Stepanek||ATP Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters||R2||Won||6-1, 6-2|
|06/04/14||A Golubev||Davis Cup World Group Quarter-Final: Switzerland v Kazakhstan||Match 5||Won||6-70, 2-6, 3-6|
|05/04/14||A Nedovyesov & A Golubev||Davis Cup World Group Quarter-Final: Switzerland v Kazakhstan||Match 3||Lost||6-4, 7-65, 4-6, 7-66|
|04/04/14||M Kukushkin||Davis Cup World Group Quarter-Final: Switzerland v Kazakhstan||Match 2||Won||4-6, 4-6, 2-6, 1-1|
|26/03/14||K Nishikori||ATP Masters 1000 Miami||QF||Lost||3-6, 7-5, 6-4|
Tim Clement assesses Andy Murray's chances of defending his Miami Masters title and offers tips.
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Roger Federer produced another sublime comeback to defeat Tomas Berdych 3-6 6-4 6-3 and land his sixth Dubai title.
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Fabio Fognini now has belief as well as bravado, says Leif Shiras, and can make a splash this spring.
Tim Clement expects Rafael Nadal to regain the Monte-Carlo Masters title in the coming week.