Stanislas Wawrinka needs some help to reach the semi-finals, but could still make some noise there.
The 2013 ATP World Tour Finals are winding down in London, but there’s still plenty of compelling action to watch.
Although Andy Murray hasn’t had the chance to play in front of his hometown fans, other singles stars such as Roger Federer, Juan Martin Del Potro and Novak Djokovic have made their mark on the tournament.
The Finals have just one round of round-robin play left before launching into the semi-finals.
Each match will be featured on the Tennis Channel, and the tournament’s schedule is as follows.
Saturday, Nov. 9
Doubles Group A
Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo vs. Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and Jean-Julien Rojer, 12 p.m.
Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan vs. Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski, 5:45 p.m.
Singles Group B
Juan Martin Del Potro vs. Roger Federer, 2 p.m.
Novak Djokovic vs. Richard Gasquet, 7:45 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 10
Afternoon Session, 12 p.m.
Evening Session, 6 p.m.
Afternoon Session, 2 p.m.
Evening Session, 8 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 11
Doubles Final, 6 p.m.
Singles Final, 8 p.m.
The tournament has largely featured some established singles stars winning easily, but there have still been some surprises.
Rafael Nadal clinched a spot in the semi-finals after winning his first two matches without dropping a set. Similarly, defending champion Novak Djokovic cruised through the early rounds to earn a spot in the next round as well.
Roger Federer and Juan Martin Del Potro will square off to determine who faces Djokovic, while the other side of the bracket is less certain.
If Nadal beats Tomas Berdych, Stanislas Wawrinka will earn a spot in the semi-finals after he beat David Ferrer.
Wawrinka has enjoyed a breakout campaign in 2013 and would be a dangerous opponent for Nadal.
While Berdych losing is no certainty, it’s still likely that Wawrinka will get his chance in the final four, as Eurosport.com explains.
GAME SET AND MATCH! Stan Wawrinka beats David Ferrer at O2, only a Berdych miracle against Nadal can rob him of a place in the semis.— Eurosport.com EN (@EurosportCom_EN) November 8, 2013
Djokovic will have a much easier time on the other side of the bracket. He managed to down Federer 6-4, 6-7, 6-2 earlier in round-robin play and beat Del Potro 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in their match.
Nadal triumphed over Wawrinka in straight sets, 7-6, 7-6, in their round-robin match, but Wawrinka’s gritty 6-7, 6-4, 6-1 win over Ferrer showed he’s not backing down.
While Djokovic and Nadal will likely ultimately meet in the tournament’s final, the remaining matches will be compelling.
Wawrinka has already made noise in his first appearance at the Finals, while Nadal will try to defend his worldwide top ranking.
Djokovic is hot on his heels at second overall, making this tournament a crucial battle at the top for the best in tennis.