The 2012 edition of the Barclays ATP World Tour is drawing to a close, with singles and doubles semifinals getting underway in the next two days.
If you're a tennis buff, there's plenty left to which to pay attention. Roger Federer is still in it, despite losing his last match. Novak Djokovic will attempt to foil Juan Martin del Potro's upset bid in the semifinals, and both semis on the doubles side of things should be very competitive.
Watching any of these matches would require you to know when and where they're on, so here it goes.
*All times GMT
*Courtesy of atpworldtour.com
Sunday, 11 Nov.
Sky Sports 1 & HD1 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. LIVE
BBC 2 & HD 2:00 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. LIVE (first semi-final)
Sky Sports 3 & HD3 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. LIVE
Monday, 12 Nov.
Sky Sports 1 & HD1 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. LIVE (singles and doubles finals)
BBC 2 & HD 7:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. LIVE (singles final from 8:00 p.m.)
What to Watch
No. 3 Leander Paes/Radek Stepanek vs. No. 5 Mahesh Bhupathi/Rohan Bopanna
Bhupathi and Bopanna's win over Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor was exciting, but they aren't done yet. If they want to take a step further, into the doubles finals, they must get past Paes and Stepanek.
Paes and Stepanek are on fire as of late. The pair beat the esteemed Bryan brothers to advance to this stage, something that's never easy in elite doubles competition.
Both teams play very well together, and both teams feature a standout player. Bhupathi is among the world's best doubles players, and he's always at his best in major tournaments. Stepanek is also very good, and he's been on fire as of late as he and Paes have blazed their way to the semifinals.
This match is going to be outstanding. Watching two of the world's most competent doubles players battle it out will be exciting all by itself.
No. 2 Roger Federer vs. No. 3 Andy Murray
Any time Federer takes the court, it's worth watching. Coming off of a loss to Juan Martin del Potro, it will be interesting to see how the Swiss Maestro responds against Murray, who just scored a big win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
Despite Federer's world-class reputation, Murray holds a 10-8 lead in the all-time head-to-head series. Murray's return game has consistently stifled Federer's power, especially in Dubai earlier this year.
Now that Murray finally has a Grand Slam under his belt, he's taken a bit more seriously. That doesn't mean that his name carries Fed-Ex's weight, but there's no doubt that he's a very talented player.
It's always fun watching these two go at it. Watching how Federer bounces back from a loss will be interesting as well.
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