LOS ANGELES, Nov. 4, 2014 – Tennis Channel has complete coverage of the 2014 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London, Nov. 9-16. The seven-day season-ending tournament will see Novak Djokovic attempt to fend off Roger Federer’s bid to reclaim the World No. 1 ranking as well as famed doubles brothers Bob and Mike Bryan chase a fourth doubles crown. The network will feature more than 120 total hours of match coverage, with over 50 live hours, of the best-eight singles players and doubles teams of the 2014 season. The first tournament telecast airs at 7 a.m. ET, Sunday, Nov. 9, with the initial matches of the day.
The Barclays ATP World Tour Finals hosts the world’s top-eight qualifying singles players and doubles teams. Separated into two groups of four, each singles player and doubles team will compete in a round-robin format, playing a minimum of three matches before the top two of each group advance to the single-elimination semifinals in the O2 Arena in London.
Tennis Channel’s coverage of the finals will begin each day at 7 a.m. ET, except Sunday, Nov. 16, the last day of the championship when play begins at 10:30 a.m. ET. The network’s typical daily schedule will consist of two match blocks of live on-air play – a morning session beginning at 7 a.m. ET and an afternoon session at 1 p.m. ET. After each session, Tennis Channel will feature match encores, which will be telecast from 11 a.m.-1:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., and 4:30 a.m.-7 a.m. most days of the week. For a complete schedule or for more information, visit www.tennischannel.com\schedule.
World No. 1 Djokovic leads the rest of the qualifiers by more than 1,300 points. However, he will have to contend with Federer, who is challenging his year-end No. 1 spot, as well as Australian Open champ Stanislas Wawrinka and US Open winner Marin Cilic. World No. 3 Rafael Nadal was forced to pull out from the tournament with appendicitis, opening up the field for additional year-end challengers. Also stepping onto the court in London will be Andy Murray, Kei Nishikori, Tomas Berdych and Milos Raonic, setting the stage for a battle of Grand Slam proportions. Spaniard David Ferrer will serve as the tournament’s first alternate
In addition to the Bryan brothers, the seven other teams that have qualified to compete in the men’s finals are: Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic; Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares; Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin; Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau; Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez; Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo; and Lukasz Kubot and Robert Lindstedt.
Tennis Channel’s 2014 ATP World Tour Finals Schedule: (All matches are live unless otherwise indicated.)
Date Time (ET) Event
|Sunday, Nov. 9||7 a.m. -11 a.m.; 1 p.m.-5 p.m.||Doubles and Singles Round-Robin Matches|
|Monday, Nov. 10||7 a.m. -11 a.m.; 1 p.m.-5 p.m.||Doubles and Singles Round-Robin Matches|
|Tuesday, Nov. 11||7 a.m. -11 a.m.; 1 p.m.-5 p.m.||Doubles and Singles Round-Robin Matches|
|Wednesday, Nov. 12||7 a.m. -11 a.m.; 1 p.m.-5 p.m.||Doubles and Singles Round-Robin Matches|
|Thursday, Nov. 13||7 a.m. -11 a.m.; 1 p.m.-3 p.m.||Doubles and Singles Round-Robin Matches|
|Friday, Nov. 14||7 a.m. -11 a.m.; 12:45 p.m.-2:30 p.m.||Doubles and Singles Round-Robin Matches|
|Saturday, Nov. 15||7 a.m. -11 a.m.; 1 p.m.-5 p.m.||Doubles and Singles Semifinals|
|Sunday, Nov. 16||10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; 8 p.m.- 12 a.m.*(Delay)||Doubles and Singles Final|