Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. Today O2, Tomorrow OZ.
The Barclays ATP World Finals are underway at the O2 arena in London and so far no great surprises.
There's a fair bit of Roger worship going on and the twitterin' tennis world doesn't like Andy Murray's new shirt (his first change all year). All-black might have proven a more effective outfit choice as it was for team Melzer/Petzschner.
For those unfamiliar, the Finals breaks the ATP's top men into two groups, A and B in both singles in doubles.
Play is round-robin format. In singles, before the top two in each pool advance to the semifinals for traditional, single-elimination play, each in the groups compete in at least three matches. Singles and doubles winners in A and B play finals matches Sunday, November 28.
Here are the groups:
A singles: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick and Tomas Berdych
B singles: Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Robin Söderling, David Ferrer
A doubles: Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan, Mariusz Fyrstenberg/Marcin Matkowski, Juergen Melzer/Philipp Petzschner, Lukas Dloughy/Leander Paes.
B doubles: Daniel Nestor/Nenad Zimonjic, Mahesh Bhupathi/Max Mirnyi, Lukasz Kubot/Oliver Marach, Wesley Moodie/Dick Norman
Follow the standings here as they roll out. Predictions anyone?
Watch it on Tennis-Channel, online via Tennis-TV or using the iPhone app (look for BATPWTF in the iTunes store)
Next stop OZ (Australia).