The ATP World Tour Finals is more than half way done as the schedule hits Day 5. Here are the Men's Singles matchups of the championship tournament as crucial matches will be played on Friday at the O2 Arena in London. Check out the TV channel info with match times as well.
Men's Singles most dominant player hits the court and he will look to conclude the round robin in style as Rafael Nadal looks to win his third match of the first round. As a matter of fact, after facing David Ferrer and Stanislas Wawrinka, Nadal has yet to drop a set in the championship tournament. The final man standing in his way is Tomas Berdych, who needs a win to have a chance to enter into the semifinals.
Nothing is guaranteed as Wawrinka will also battle for his spot in the semis. Like Berdych, Wawrinka is 1-1 after splitting his first two matches of the tournament.
Berdych will have time to see how hard he has to play as Wawrinka will be up first. Here's a look at his matchup and time.
Wawrinka vs. David Ferrer- Time: 2 p.m. GMT/9 a.m. ET
Ferrer is out of the tournament after dropping his first two matches in embarassing fashion. Nadal won all four of his sets through his first two tournament matches, but Ferrer went the opposite way, losing two to Nadal and two to Berdych in the round robin stage.
This might be the day Ferrer plays spoiler as a victory could land Wawrinka outside of the semifinals, preventing the Swiss from advancing further into the tournament. In fact, Ferrer has the 7-4 head-to-head record, owning Wawrinka in the past. They met twice in 2013 with each player winning a match. Wawrinka won their last meeting at Portugal in two straight sets.
Nadal vs. Berdych- Time: 8 p.m. GMT/3 p.m. ET
Berdych and Nadal go head-to-head and as expected, Nadal is expected to dominate this match. The Czech has only beaten the Spaniard three times in his career. Nadal owns the battle between these two players, winning 16 of 19 meetings. In fact, it gets worse, dating back to 2007, Nadal has won all of their 15 head-to-head battles.
Tennis is a sport and sports are full of surprises. Never underestimate the opponent. Let's see what Berdych has in store on Friday for Nadal.