In tennis the 2011 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals Men’s Singles Draw was conducted at 12:30pm on Tuesday 15 November in London, England at the O2 Arena. You can watch the ATP Tour Finals tennis in Singapore on the Racquet Channel. Only Novak Djokovic (in 2008) and Roger Federer (5 times), from the 8 contenders for this MAJOR title, have won this tournament before.
The ATP Tour Finals is an eight-day event with the first day of round robin play beginning on Sunday 20 November by all four players in Group B. This means all four players in Group A will play on Monday 21 November. Therefore, the 2nd and 3rd round for the Group B players will be played on Tuesday 22 and Thursday 24 November. Thus the 2nd and 3rd round matches for the Group A players will be played on Wednesday 23 and Friday 25 November.
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The first six days of the ATP Tour Finals are to complete all of the round robin matches where each player competes against all three members of his own group. All matches are played using the best of three sets format, including the semi finals and the Men’s Singles Final. On Day 7 the semi finals are held with the players who finish at No.1 in their group playing against the player who finishes No.2 in the other group.
Group A is:
- No.1 seed Novak DJOKOVIC
- No.3 Andy MURRAY
- No.5 David FERRER
- No.7 Tomas BERDYCH
Group B is:
- No.2 Rafael NADAL
- No.4 Roger FEDERER
- No.6 Jo-Wilfried TSONGA
- No.8 Mardy FISH
The 2011 ATP Tour Finals schedule of play for Sunday 20 November is:
- Not before 2pm: Group B – Roger FEDERER versus Jo-Wilfried TSONGA head-to-head Federer leads 6-3
- Not before 8pm: Group B – Rafael NADAL v Mardy FISH head-to-head Nadal leads 7-1
Group A Round robin matches: Schedule of play for Monday 22 November:
- Not before 2pm: Group A – Andy MURRAY versus David FERRER head-to-head Murray leads 5-3
- Not before 8pm: Group A – Novak DJOKOVIC v Tomas BERDYCH head-to-head Djokovic leads 7-1
The 2010 ATP Tour Finals semi finalist Novak DJOKOVIC is pictured above preparing to execute his best shot the double-handed backhand drive. The 1.88m Djokovic became the 25th player to earn the ATP World No.1 ranking since 1972 by winning his first Wimbledon singles title on 3 July this year. “Nole” has spent 20 consecutive weeks ranked at No.1 to date.
The 24-year-old Djokovic won his fourth Grand Slam singles title at the 2011 US Open in his third US Open singles final by defeating defending US Open champion Rafael Nadal for the 6th straight time in 2011. The right-handed Serbian won 3 of the 4 Grand Slam singles titles in 2011 in one of the best seasons by any player in the Open-era of tennis. In 2011 Djokovic won his 2nd Australian Open singles title and won a record 5 of the 9 ATP Masters 1000 singles titles in a calendar year.
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