Watch the ATP tennis tour finals at the O2
Although London is famed as the home of the Wimbledon Championships in summer, this indoor tournament adds a different pizzazz to the sport. At the time of writing, the three most successful men’s tennis champions, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, had all booked their places.
For Federer, this is the record-extending 17th time he has qualified – and he’s thrilled: ‘I really look forward to returning to The O2,’ he said. ‘It is always one of the main goals to qualify for the year-end event. I love competing there among the top players.’
These three long-standing champions in all Grand Slams need no introduction, but it is exciting to see other players make their debut in the tournament. That includes Russian star Daniil Medvedev, who qualified for the first time this year. ‘It’s amazing,’ he said. ‘That shows what a great year I’m having, that the work I’ve been doing is paying off.’
Look out for Greek player Stefanos Tsitsipas, who at just 21 years old is showing all the signs of a great career, as well as Croatian doubles player Mate Pavić and Germany’s Alexander Zverev.
In contrast to these young players, the Royal Albert Hall is playing host to the Champions Tennis (28 Nov-1 Dec). Watch past tennis stars including five-time Grand Slam winner Martina Hingis, recently retired David Ferrer and the entertaining Mansour Bahrami.
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