Roger Federer will bid for a 100th ATP title at the O2 Arena in London when the ATP World Tour Finals get underway on Sunday (November 11). The season-ending tournament which features the top-8 players in the world will see all the highest ranked players in participation but for Rafael Nadal who has pulled out due to injury and ended his season as well. His place in the draw was taken by the next choice John Isner. Federer, who has won the tournament seven times, will be the star attraction on the opening day. Leading the line in the other group will be Novak Djokovic who won the comeback player of the year award for his fantastic second half of the season. The tournament gets underway with Wimbledon runner up Kevin Anderson taking on French Open finalist Dominic Thiem.
“It would mean a lot to me,” said Federer to BBC Sport on possibility of reaching 100 titles in London. “I’m extraordinarily happy to have won 99 – I’m happy I won the amount of matches and tournaments this year to get me there. Every tournament I will play for the rest of my life I will have a chance to reach my 100th, but reaching it here in London would be extra special, having achieved so much success here and because of the importance of the tournament.”
ATP Finals Groups
Group Gustavo Kuerten: Novak Djokovic, Alexander Zverev, Marin Cilic, John Isner
Group Lleyton Hewitt: Roger Federer, Kei Nishikori, Dominic Thiem, Kevin Anderson
ATP Finals Schedule
Day 1: Kevin Anderson beat Dominic Thiem (7.30 PM IST, November 11): 6-3, 7-6 [Read]
Day 1: Kei Nishikori beat Roger Federer (1.30 AM IST, November 12): 7-6, 6-3 [Read]
Day 2: Alexander Zverev beat Marin Cilic (7.30 PM IST, November 12): 7-6, 7-6 [Read]
Day 2: Novak Djokovic beat John Isner (1.30 AM IST, November 13): 6-4, 6-3 [Read]
Day 3: Kevin Anderson beat Kei Nishikori (7.30 PM IST, November 13): 6-0, 6-1 [Read]
Day 3: Roger Federer beat Dominic Thiem (1.30 AM IST, November 14): 6-2, 6-3 [Read]
Day 4: Novak Djokovic beat Alexander Zverev (7.30 PM IST, November 14): 6-4, 6-1 [Read]
Day 4: Marin Cilic beat John Isner (1.30 AM IST, November 15): 6-7, 6-3, 6-4 [Read]
Day 5: Dominic Thiem beat Kei Nishikori (7.30 PM IST, November 15): 6-1, 6-4 [Read]
Day 5: Roger Federer beat Kevin Anderson (1.30 AM IST, November 16): 6-4, 6-3 [Read]
Day 6: Alexander Zverev beat John Isner (7.30 PM IST, November 16): 7-6, 6-3 [Read]
Day 6: Novak Djokovic beat Marin Cilic (1.30 AM IST, November 17): 7-6, 6-2 [Read]
Day 7: Semifinals: Alexander Zverev beat Roger Federer (7.30 PM IST, November 17): 7-5, 7-6 [Read]
Day 7: Semifinals: Novak Djokovic beat Kevin Anderson (1.30 AM IST, November 18): 6-2, 6-2
Day 8: FINAL: Novak Djokovic vs Alexander Zverev (11.30 PM IST, November 18)
Which TV channels will live broadcast the ATP Finals?
Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD will carry the live broadcast of the ATP Finals from London. The coverage will also be available on SonyLiv app and web platform.
Where can the ATP Finals be watched online?
ATP Finals will be available online on SonyLiv and Tennis TV – the official streaming service of the ATP. IndianExpress.com will also carry regular updates from the ATP Finals.
ATP Finals Standings
Group Gustavo Kuerten
Group Lleyton Hewitt
Two players from both groups move forward into the semi-finals. The final standings of each group shall be determined by the first of the following methods that apply after all matches are played:
a) Greatest number of wins;
b) Greatest number of matches played (2-1 won-loss record beats a 2-0 won-loss record; a 1-2 record beats a 1-0 record)
c) Head-to-head results if only two (2) players are tied,
d) If three (3) players are tied, then:
If three (3) players each have one (1) win, a player having played less than all three (3) matches is automatically eliminated and the player advancing to the single elimination competition is the winner of the match-up of the two (2) players tied with 1-2 records; or
Highest percentage of sets won; or
Highest percentage of games won; or
The player positions on the Emirates ATP Rankings as of the Monday after the last ATP World Tour tournament of the calendar year. If (i), (ii), (iii) or (iv) produce one (1) superior player (first place), or one (1) inferior player (third place), and the two (2) remaining players are tied, the tie between those two (2) players shall be broken by head-to-head record.