The Barclay’s ATP World Tour Finals is a round robin tennis event that takes place at the O2 stadium in London, England. This year, more than 250,000 fans showed up to watch the tournament.
On the singles side, the eight players that had acquired enough points to compete in the event were Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Jo-Wilfred Tsonga, Janko Tipsarevic, Juan Martin Del Potro, David Ferrer, and Tomas Berdych.
The term round-robin is derived from the term ruban, meaning “ribbon”. Over a long period of time, the term was corrupted and idiomized to robin.
A round robin is a grouping of players in which each player must play every other player in the group. The format can be used with any number of participants over two. According to the U.S. Tennis Association, when six or more players are entered in a tournament, they may be divided into multiple round-robin groups.
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The players were divided into two groups. Group A consisted of Novak Djokovic (1), Jo-Wilfred Tsonga (7), Andy Murray (3), and Tomas Berdych (5). The Group B players were Roger Federer (2), Juan Martin Del Potro (6), David Ferrer (4), and Janko Tipsarevic (8).
Here are the results of the Group A singles matches:
N Djokovic defeated J Tsonga 7-6(4), 6-3
A Murray defeated T Berdych 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
N Djokovic defeated A Murray 4-6, 6-3, 7-5
T Berdych defeated J Tsonga 7-5, 3-6, 6-1
N Djokovic defeated T Berdych 6-2, 7-6(6)
A Murray defeated J Tsonga 6-2, 7-6(3)
Based on those results, the two semifinalists were Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.
Here are the results of the Group B singles matches:
R Federer defeated J Tipsarevic 6-3, 6-1
D Ferrer defeated J Del Potro 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
R Federer defeated D Ferrer 6-4, 7-6(5)
J Del Potro defeated J Tipsarevic 6-0, 6-4
J Del Potro defeated R Federer 7-6(3), 4-6, 6-3
D Ferrer defeated J Tipsarevic 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
The two semifinalists from group B were Roger Federer and Juan Martin Del Potro.
SEMIFINAL MATCH RESULTS
Novak Djokovic defeated Juan Martin Del Potro 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
Roger Federer defeated Andy Murray 7-6(5), 6-2
FINAL MATCH RESULT
Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer 7-6(6), 7-5
The doubles tennis matched were also completed round robin style.
Here are the results of those matches:
M Mirnyi/D Nestor defeated R Lindstedt/H Tecau 4-6, 7-6(1), 12-10
J Marray/F Nielsen defeated M Bhupathi/R Bopanna 6-4, 6-7(1), 12-10
J Marray/F Nielsen defeated M Mirnyi/D Nestor 7-6(3), 4-6, 12-10
M Bhupathi/R Bopanna defeated R Lindstedt/H Tecau 6-3, 5-7, 10-5
M Bhupathi/R Bopanna defeated M Mirnyi/D Nestor 7-6, 6-7(5), 10-5
R Lindstedt/H Tecau defeated J Marray/F Nielsen 6-3, 7-5
M Granollers/M Lopez defeated B Bryan/M Bryan 7-5, 5-7, 11-9
L Paes/R Stepanek defeated A Qureshi/J Rojer 6-4, 7-5
B Bryan/M Bryan defeated A Qureshi/J Rojer 7-5, 6-4
L Paes/R Stepanek defeated M Granollers/M Lopez 7-5, 6-4
L Paes/R Stepanek defeated B Bryan/M Bryan 6-4, 6-7, 10-7
M Granollers/M Lopez defeated A Qureshi/J Rojer 6-4, 6-2
SEMI FINAL MATCH REULTS:
M Bhupathi/R Bopanna defeated L Paes/R Stepanek 4-6, 6-1, 12-10
M Granollers/M Lopez defeated J Marray/F Nielsen
FINAL MATCH RESULTS:
M Granollers/M Lopez defeated M Bhupathi/R Bopanna 7-5, 3-6, 10-3
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