Novak Djokovic v Kei Nishikori, Roger Federer v Tomas Berdych Headline Sunday ATP Finals Schedule
by Staff | November 12th, 2015, 8:34 pm

The ATP announced the opening Sunday schedule and it features singles matches from the Stan Smith group. Former champions Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer will be in action.

Defending champion Djokovic will meet Kei Nishikori while 6-time ATP Finals winner Federer faces Tomas Berdych.

On Monday, Andy Murray meets David Ferrer and then in the evening the last two French Open winners clash as Rafael Nadal takes on Stan Wawrinka.

Based on initial schedules, Djokovic and Federer will then play Tuesday and Thursday, and their group will have a day off on Friday before the semifinals.

The Murray/Nadal Nastase group will play Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For a Nastase winner to take the title he will have to play three straight days – Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

(4)Jamie Murray/ John Peers VS (5) Simone Bolelli/Fabio Fognini

(1) Novak Djokovic VS (8) Kei Nishikori

6:00 PM
(1) Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan VS (8) Rohan Bopanna/Florin Mergea

(3) Roger Federer VS (6) Tomas Berdych

(2) Jean-Julien Rojer/Horia Tecau VS (7) Marcin Matkowski/Nenad Zimonjic

(2) Andy Murray VS (7) David Ferrer

6:00 PM
(3) Ivan Dodig/Marcelo Melo VS (6) Pierre-Hugues Herbert/Nicolas Mahut

(4) Stan Wawrinka VS (5) Rafael Nadal

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15 Comments for Novak Djokovic v Kei Nishikori, Roger Federer v Tomas Berdych Headline Sunday ATP Finals Schedule

Armend V Says:

Most definitely a better tournament than last year is in store :)

Emily Says:

@jane, thanks for the link, I had read a similar article around Wimbledon where he talked about the letdown he felt after the FO. Not easy to be so honest, but I’m glad he seems to feel more secure about what he’s accomplished this year. Also very positive about what happened in DC final and it seems that there is some more perspective a year later

I really love the relationship b/w him and Novak. They play this epic match that Nole wanted to win so badly, but they both say it brought them closer together. Hard to imagine talking to your friend about beating/losing to him in a grand slam final, but it seems to work for them.

Damien Mills Says:

Thinking of those in Paris xx

First cycling, now athletics. Tennis, your time is coming – better make sure everything is in order

Gypsy Gal Says:

Politely disagree with Emily and Jane,and i hope neither will hate me for saying this?but IMO Stan and i will include Andy in this too,as both need to be alot less friendly,and alot more ruthless,and alot less apologetic towards their rivals about their success, if they want to join the company of the other three elite players,my two cents,i will dive now for cover….

Gypsy Gal Says:

Damien Mills hi nice to see you here,but your freaking me out now, anyway yes very sad news indeed,and the scarey thought is that we have the Olympics next eek….

madmax Says:

For the federer fans. Well done to Federer for accepting the invitation.

This exhibition, seems to have gone behind the radar.

I saw Jarko play once. He was a good player, still is. Sad to see him retire from the sport.

jane Says:

^ i saw that. always liked Jarko and thought that was a nice gesture. enjoyed his final match at wimbledon this year with novak… in fact i think they played at the FO too? he was a tough lefty.

jane Says:

on another note, andy and novak were practicing together today… some great, brief footage here through periscope, right down at court level.

jalep Says:

Nice view of Nole! thanks, jane.

jalep Says:

I’m with you, Gypsy @8:04 am. It took Stan far too long to bring his best level. He doesn’t have the luxury of time to lose getting too cozy with any of them. Andy? Suspect he’ll get more focused after DC final.

Also hope Kei is at 100% – it will kill me to watch him completely strike out in London. Maybe he can pull off another win v Berdych?

jane Says:

gypsy, i didn’t say anything to disagree with, unless you meant that the article i linked for emily is not a “nice” one.

but since we’re on the topic, imo, stan doesn’t let his friendship with novak affect his performance on court vs him. the proof is in the french open win. but in fact, stan’s had some of his very best slam matches against novak – at the AO, USO and FO.

as far as andy goes, his issue, to me, is more to do with himself. he berates himself and gets a little too mentally distracted during matches. he needs to rein that in. he seems to be looking forward to mauresmo’s return based on an article i read where he talks about changing things up and adding back variety. for sure, that solid backing off court usually affects on court results. but even with that in mind, he’s still had one of his most consistent years.

jane Says:

you’re welcome jalep – yep cool view of their rally.

Gypsy Gal Says:

Jane no you misunderstood me,it was a nice link,and because it was i didnt want you thinking i was just been argumentative for the sake of it,i just dont think friendships and on court success go together,but thats JMO….

Gypsy Gal Says:

Thanks Jalep ;)….

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