The top eight players in the world are invited to the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals which takes place this year at the O2 Arena in London. The eight players play round-robin matches to determine which four players will be in the semifinals. The two winners play in the finals. The top eight players this year are: Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Robin Soderling, Tomas Berdych, David Ferrer and Andy Roddick.
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are the finalists in London this year. Roger Federer has won this championship four times previously. Rafael Nadal has never won the ATP World Tour Finals. This is the 22nd
time that Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have met, 18 of which have been in a final. Federer has lost six of the last seven meetings against Nadal.
Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice of York, the daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah, the Dutchess of York headed the A-list of celebrities attending the match. The Mayor of London Boris Johnson, actor Kevin Spacey and actress January Jones were also on hand in the celebrity boxes.
Roger took the first set 6-3 and Rafa countered to win the second set 6-3 to force the match into a third set which Roger Federer won easily at 6-1.
Roger joins Pete Sampras and Ivan Lendl in that elite group who have won the ATP World Tour Finals five times.
The doubles championship was won for the second time by Canadian Daniel Nestor and his partner from Serbia Nenad Zimonjic. They defeated Max Mirnyi from Belarus and his partner Mahesh Bhupathi from India.
We look forward to the first Grand Slam of 2011, the Australian Open which takes place from January 17th to January 30th.
Tennis Channel – ATP World Tour Finals