The 2010 ATP Tour Finals round robin matches were completed yesterday after 6 days of play. The semi finals are set with Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray battling it out for the title. Today the semi finals will be played beginning at 2pm local time in London in the UK.
The players who finish No.1 in their group play against the No.2 player from the other group. Roger Federer won Group B and Andy Murray was No.2 in that group. Rafael Nadal won Group A and Novak Djokovic was No.2 in that group. Federer and Nadal as the winners cannot play each other unless they both make the final.
In the first semi final Rafael Nadal plays Andy Murray at 2pm and the second semi final is between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic at 8pm local time in London. More details to follow in our preview of the semi finals in what should produce some great tennis by the Top 4 men in the world. Andy Murray who is the No.5 seed through defeating Robin Soderling and making it to the semi finals ahead of Soderling has reclaimed his No.4 ranking from the Swede.
Both Nadal and Murray have equalled their best result in the ATP Tour Finals by making the semi finals setting up an intense match with the opportunity to achieve a new personal best is at stake. On the other hand both Federer and Djokovic have won this title in the past, Djokovic won in 2008 and Federer has won 4 times in 2003, 2004, 2006 and when he last made the singles final in 2007.
The 29-year-old Federer goes in with a 12-6 win-loss record against the 23 year old Djokovic. In 2010 this is their fourth meeting with the 1.85m Federer leading 3-1. The 1.88m Djokovic has improved his record against the Swiss and has a chance to square the ledger at 5 win each today from their past 10 matches. The Serbian beat Federer in the 2010 US Open semi finals in a terrific 5-set match, let’s hope they take off from their!
OCA will keep you updated here with the results and scores of each match. Who will make the final will it be Roger and Rafa, Murray and Roger, Rafa and Djokovic OR Murray and Djokovic? The player’s name that is bolded in the schedule of play below is OCA’s prediction of who will win each match.
2010 ATP Tour Finals Semi Finals schedule of play for Saturday 27 November:
- At 2pm: No.1 seed Rafael Nadal versus No.5 seed Andy Murray
- At 8pm: No.2 seed Roger Federer v No.3 seed Novak Djokovic
Nadal wins 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 7-6 (8-6) in 3 hours and 11 minutes
Federer wins 6-1 6-4
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