Jose Mourinho gets booed heavily at ATP World Tour Finals

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has been enjoying a little bit of downtime during the international break - last Sunday he took in the NFL and on Thursday night the Blues manager was at the O2 Arena to watch Andy Murray take on Roger Federer at the ATP World Tour Finals.

It was a complete dismantling of the British number one by Federer, and Mourinho had a few consoling words of advice for Murray mid-way through the match.

Broadcast live on Sky Sports, Mourinho was interviewed court-side after Murray had lost the first set 6-0. But when his face flashed up on to the big screen, it was met by a chorus of jeers from the supporters in the Arena. Not many Chelsea fans in the crowd then.

He said: "There are days when we feel it's not our day, whether it's football or tennis. Even if it looks like it’s going to be hard to beat Roger tonight, just give your best.

"Sometimes a bad defeat is the beginning of many many victories."

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Mourinho hasn't had to endure that losing feeling too many times this season, as Chelsea currently sit top of the Premier League and comfortably clear of their main title rivals.

Murray versus Federer

As for Murray, the former-Wimbledon champion endured a tortuous evening. He needed to win in straight sets to progress out of the groups but that didn't look likely after the first 10 minutes of the match.

Federer took the first game and didn't look back, blasting to a 6-0 first set. He followed that up with a 6-1 victory in the second to take the match - he had already qualified for the next stage of the competition and was playing outstanding tennis.

Chelsea fixtures

Chelsea are in action next against West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge on Saturday 22nd November.

They follow that up with a trip to Germany to play Schalke in the Champions League before a visit to the Stadium of Light in the Premier League to play Sunderland.

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