The ATP World Tour Finals are the annual season-closing occasion within the tennis world, pitting the 12 months’s finest eight singles gamers and doubles duos up towards one another in a single huge showdown.

As soon as once more the match is happening at London’s O2 Enviornment, its house for the previous couple of years, till it strikes to Turin in 2021. This is all the things you should learn about when it is happening, who’s enjoying, watch stay, and get a few of the previous few tickets.

When are the ATP Finals?

The World Tour Finals are taking place in London from 10-17 November 2019. There are two singles matches and two doubles matches every day besides the ultimate Sunday, with the primary six days dedicated to the group levels (extra on that beneath), the semi-finals on Saturday 16th, and the finals on Sunday 17th.

Who’s enjoying?

First up, British hopes are restricted. Andy Murray continues to be recuperating from hip surgical procedure, so is nowhere close to the highest Eight singles gamers, whereas present British primary Kyle Edmund additionally missed out – he is ranked 68th on the earth proper now.

Even Jamie Murray did not make it into the ultimate roster this 12 months, for the primary time in a couple of years, however Joe Salisbury is repping Britain within the doubles, alongside his American companion Rajeev Ram.

Nonetheless, that does not imply there are no huge names to observe. Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Roger Federer are all competing within the singles, so there ought to nonetheless be loads of pleasure.

This is the total singles draw:

Group Andre Agassi

Group Bjorn Borg

Rafael Nadal Novak Djokovic
Daniil Medvedev Roger Federer
Stefanos Tsitsipas Dominic Thiem
Alexander Zverev Matteo Berrettini

And listed below are the doubles gamers:

Group Max / Mirnyi

Group Jonas / Bjorkman

J Cabal / R Farah L Kubot/ M Melo
Okay Krawietz / A Mies R Ram / J Salisbury
J Rojer / H Tecau R Klaasen / M Venus
P Herbert / N Mahut I Dodig / F Polasek

The way to watch on TV or on-line

Most likely the simplest solution to watch the tennis this 12 months is thru Amazon Prime. The streaming big has rights for nearly the entire ATP Tour, together with the Finals, so you’ll stream the tennis in your PC, telephone, good TV, video games console, or extra.

In fact you do should pay for Prime, with Prime Video from £7.99/$8.99 per thirty days, however if you happen to’ve not tried it earlier than you may get a 30-day free trial which can cowl the total match after which some.

When you’re within the UK and wish to watch on TV, protection rights are shared by the BBC and Sky Sports activities. Sky is by far the higher guess if in case you have it although, airing each single match from the match on both Sky Sports activities Combine, Sky Sports activities Enviornment, or Sky Sports activities Principal Occasion. If you do not have Sky Sports activities you possibly can enroll right here.

Alternatively, it is normally cheaper to enroll in the Now TV Sky Sports activities move –  it prices £14.99 to get a full week (so you possibly can watch virtually the entire match), and proper now it is solely £20 for a month, which is the higher guess. You’ll be able to watch Now TV by your laptop, telephone, pill, or good TV – although if you happen to simply wish to use your telephone, you are higher off with the budget-friendly £5.99 cell move.

When you’d somewhat not pay for Sky, the BBC has a tentative protection schedule. Play each day besides the ultimate is on BBC Two from 2pm (so the afternoon matches) – notice that this implies solely half the match’s matches might be proven stay on the BBC, and you will have to show to Sky to observe the night’s tennis. Protection of the ultimate will happen from 6pm on BBC Two. 

You may additionally be capable to watch the BBC protection on-line by the BBC Sport web site or app, the place it is best to be capable to watch out of your laptop, smartphone, pill, or good TV, although we anticipate this might be restricted to the identical matches the BBC is airing on TV.

When you’re within the US and wish to watch on TV, your foremost choice is ESPN. Keep in mind that match instances are within the UK, so the US will get them within the morning and afternoon, somewhat than the afternoon and night.

Lastly, wherever you’re on the earth you can too watch each match on Tennis TV, the ATP’s official streaming platform. You’ll be able to select to pay both month-to-month or yearly, and it consists of virtually each ATP match (however not the WTA, Davis Cup, or any of the Grand Slams). Keep in mind although: now that Amazon Prime has streaming rights for the ATP tour it is most likely higher worth to only seize that as a substitute.

The way to purchase tickets

When you stay in (or close to) London and wish to get all the way down to the O2 to observe a few of the motion stay and in particular person, it is nonetheless potential. The official ticketing web site for the match has tickets accessible for each day besides the ultimate (on the time of writing), with the choice to purchase tickets for both the afternoon or night session (every of which will get you one singles and one doubles match) or a full-day ticket for a full 4 matches.

Nevertheless, if you happen to’ve bought your coronary heart set on the ultimate, there are some tickets for that also accessible on Stubhub, together with all the opposite dates.

What is the match format?

The ATP World Tour Finals are a bit totally different to many of the different tournaments by the 12 months. Slightly than a knock-out format, the competition makes use of the spherical robin construction. 

That implies that throughout the primary six days, every participant (or doubles pair) will play each different participant of their group, for a complete of three matches every. The highest two gamers/groups from every group will advance to Saturday’s semi-finals, and the winners of these matches play in Sunday’s ultimate.

Gamers get 200 ATP rating factors per spherical robin win, 400 for a semi-final win, and 500 for a ultimate win – for a possible whole of 1500 factors for an undefeated champion. In the meantime prize cash goes as much as a possible $2,871,000 for an undefeated singles champion, and $533,000 for doubles – once more, with the ultimate cash relying barely on what number of matches they win alongside the best way.

All of the singles matches are the perfect of three units, with tie-breaks, together with the ultimate. All doubles matches are two units with a match tie-break.