The 2013 ATP World Tour Finals sees Day 4 of action as the top players in Men's Singles tennis meet at the O2 Arena in London. Check out the TV schedule with time, channel and all the matchups as the round robin stage resumes on Thursday afternoon in London.
Time: 9 a.m. ET/2 p.m. GMT
Match: Roger Federer(6) vs. Richard Gasquet (8)
A well-rested Gasquet hits the court on Thursday against the veteran, Federer. Both players lost their first matches of the tournament after facing hungrier opponents.
For Gasquet, a meeting with the Argentine, Juan Martin Del Potro led to a two-hour and 23-minute match that saw Gasquet on the losing end. He took the first set 7 (6)-6 (4), but Del Potro rallied to take the last two sets and eventually the match, 6-3, 7-5.
Finally, age appears to have caught up to Federer. Not that it is a great thing for the sport of tennis, but Federer seems to only be capable of winning if he locks matches up by the second set. On Tuesday, he met No. 2 seed, Novak Djokovic and for the first two sets, these two living legends locked up for a classic meeting. Unfortunately, Federer ran out of gas in the third set, losing the match.
Now, but guys need a victory in order to advance to the second round of the tournament.
Time: 2 p.m. ET/8 p.m. GMT
Match: Novak Djokvoic (2) vs. Juan Martin Del Potro (4)
Well, the summary and results of Federer and Gasquet's matches are the same for Djokovic and Del Potro. There is not much to be said about their first matches of the tournament, but there is some time to discuss their head-to-head history.
As expected, Djokovic owns this battle 10-3. For some reason, these two always meet in the semis and it is safe to say that if there was no Djokovic, Del Potro would be one of the best in the history of the game. Djokovic defeated Del Potro in the 2012 semis at Cincinnati and the ATP World Tour. He continued the pattern in 2013 by eliminating the Argentine in the semis at Dubai and Wimbledon.
Del Potro has had his shares of the last laugh in pivotal moments. He won Olympic Bronze at the 2012 London Olympics and recently eliminated Djokovic in the semifinals at Indian Wells.
When these two show up, they show up to play. Get ready for an excellent battle as Djokovic and Del Potro will give fans all over the enough to cheer about.