Barclays ATP World Tour Finals 2012: Schedule, Live Stream, TV Info and More

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Barclays ATP World Tour Finals 2012: Schedule, Live Stream, TV Info and More
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The best men's tennis players on the planet will converge on London this November looking to add a prestigious victory to their resumes at the 2012 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. 

Excepting the injured Rafael Nadal, the ATP's top eight players, including Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, will square off against each other over the course of a week to determine who is the king of the season circuit. The best men's doubles stars will showcase their talents as well at the O2 Arena.

Here we get you set with everything you need to know for what's sure to be a wild week of tennis.

 

Where: O2 Arena, London, UK

When: Monday, November 5, through Monday, November 12, 2012

Live Streaming: TennisTV.com

 

Tournament Format

The ATP World Tour Finals are unique in that a player isn't sent home after suffering one loss. Instead, the eight contenders are separated into two groups of four. Then they play three round-robin matches against the other three players in their group. After the round-robin matches have concluded, the two players with the best records from each group will advance to the semifinals. From there the winners move on to the final.

 

Singles Contenders (Top Eight ATP Rankings)

Group A

Novak Djokovic

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Andy Murray

Tomas Berdych

 

Group B

Roger Federer

David Ferrer

Juan Martin del Potro

Janko Tipsarevic

 

Doubles Contenders

Group A

Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan

Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez

Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek

Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Jean-Julien Rojer

 

Group B

Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor

Jonathan Marray and Frederik Nielsen

Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecau

Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna

 

Predictions

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After an early exit from the Paribas Masters, world No. 2 Novak Djokovic will be well rested and ready for a grueling season-ending tournament. Djokovic is the only player in the singles-field contenders who has won besides six-time champion Roger Federer.

The Serbian won it all in 2008, and I like his chances this time around in 2012. His game is built for the hard court, and he'll be motivated to finish the year on a high note. Not to mention Federer and Andy Murray have begun looking more and more vulnerable.

Singles champion: Novak Djokovic

 

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As for the doubles competition, it will come down to two pairs: Bob and Mike Bryan and Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor. Mirnyi and Nestor are the defending doubles champions, having won at the ATP World Tour Finals in 2011, while the Bryan brothers have won three times since 2003. 

With five of the eight doubles teams making their first appearance at the Tour Finals, expect the Bryan brothers to make a deep run on experience alone and ultimately come away with their fourth championship. They won it all as recently as 2009 and play superbly together in big matches. 

Doubles champions: Bob and Mike Bryan

 

Barclays ATP World Tour Finals 2012 TV Schedule

Date Competition Round Coverage (ET) Network
Mon, Nov. 5

Doubles 

Singles

Doubles

Singles

Round Robin

7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Tennis Channel
Tues, Nov. 6

Doubles

Singles

Doubles

Singles

Round Robin

7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Tennis Channel
Weds, Nov. 7

Doubles

Singles

Doubles

Singles

Round Robin

7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Tennis Channel
Thurs, Nov. 8

Doubles

Doubles

Singles 

Round Robin

7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

5 p.m. - 9 p.m.*

Tennis Channel
Fri, Nov. 9

Doubles

Doubles

Singles

Round Robin

7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

5 p.m. - 9 p.m.*

Tennis Channel
Sat, Nov. 10

Doubles

Singles

Doubles

Singles

Round Robin

7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m. -  4:30 p.m.

Tennis Channel
Sun, Nov. 11

Doubles

Doubles

Singles

Semifinals

7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

5 p.m. - 9 p.m.*

Tennis Channel
Mon, Nov. 12

Doubles

Singles

Final

1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

8 p.m. - 10 p.m.*

Tennis Channel

*delayed coverage

 

All information courtesy of ATPWorldTour.com.

 

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