The ATP Finals break up eight singles gamers into two teams of 4, with everybody taking part in one match every towards the others of their group in the course of the first six days of competitors. The 2 high finishers in every group advance to the Saturday semifinals, which decide Sunday’s championship match. The round-robin format ensures at the least three matches for every which, as a result of solely the eight gamers who’ve earned probably the most factors in the course of the season qualify for the occasion, generates per week of back-to-back matches between the best gamers of 2020.
The identical format is used for the doubles event. The ATP Finals happen in London’s O2 Area, the most important indoor tennis facility on the planet.
The primary seven days of the ATP Finals are divided into morning and night classes, with every that includes a singles and doubles match. Tennis Channel’s protection usually follows the identical schedule throughout this time: 7 a.m. ET for the morning begin and 1 p.m. ET for the night (an entire schedule is under). On Sunday, Nov. 22, the community will present the doubles championship at 10:30 a.m. ET and the singles closing at 3 p.m. ET. On the conclusion of every day’s reside play Tennis Channel will present all-night encores as much as the next morning’s session.
The ATP Finals singles subject is ready. Along with Australian Open-champion Djokovic and French Open-winner Nadal, US Open-titlist Dominic Thiem will compete, once more offering the occasion with the entire season’s main champions. Rounding out the group are Danil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, Andrey Rublev and Diego Schwartzman. Djokovic has gained the ATP Finals championship 5 instances, together with 4 years in a row from 2012-2015. Tsitsipas gained the occasion final 12 months and Zverev in 2018.
Seven doubles groups have certified for the ATP Finals. They embrace Rajeev Ram/Joe Salisbury, Mate Pavic/Bruno Soares, Kevin Krawietz/Andreas Mies, Marcel Granollers/Horacio Zeballos, Wesley Koolhof/Nokola Mektic, John Friends/Michael Venus and Lukasz Kubot/Marcelo Melo. Whereas Granollers and Friends have gained the ATP Finals doubles crown earlier than, it was with completely different companions than they compete with at present.
Tennis Channel’s 2020 ATP Finals Schedule (all matches are reside until in any other case indicated with * for same-day delay).: