Welcome to the live coverage of tonight's standard of the ATP Finals in 2019 as we head to the semifinals.
Rafael Nadal collects World Trophy no. 1 before leaving the tournament despite a thrilling showdown to beat Stefanos Tzipipas in sets Friday.
That victory meant that Nadal still needed Danil Medvedev to beat Alexander Zverev for the semifinals, but the German prevailed in straight sets against the fourth seed to send Nadal packed.
That means Roger Federer will take over Ficipas before Dominique Themes faces off against quarterback Alexander Zverev in today's halftime as a quartet battle for tomorrow's final.
We bring you live coverage of today's action, plus scores and schedule for the rest of the tournament
2019-11-16T10: 36: 28.460Z
Nadal says the family has played a bigger role than ever before
Nadal, who won the French and American Open, said: "I think this trophy is a year-round work, a great year in all respects. Having this trophy with me is a great personal pleasure.
"I think we did a lot of good things throughout the year. Certainly the team and family played a very important role this year, even more so than other times because there were some difficult times at the start of the season in terms of physical problems that demoralized me a little .
"I'm super happy about everything, honestly. Having this trophy with me, with this big gap between the first time to date, 11 years, is a big deal.
"It's a difficult thing, because 11 years from the first to the fifth is a lot."
2019-11-16T10: 35: 30.856Z
Nadal leaves no empty hands
Rafael Nadal misses in the blockbuster semifinal with Roger Federer despite escaping to his second comeback win this week in the ATP final.
Nadal came off the set to beat Stefanos Tzipipas 6-7 (4) 6-4 7-5 in a two-hour 52-minute marathon at London's O2.
But it was not enough to make a mouth-watering battle between the two great rivals, a defeat at the opening of Nadal's match that defeated Alexander Zverev in the end and proved his annulment.
However, the 33-year-old won a trophy for his troubles, crowned world number one by the end of the year, and the oldest man to do so after Federer's win over Novak Okokovic meant he could not be caught.
2019-11-15T23: 22: 56.000Z
At the O2 Arena …
"You know, this arena, this place is special to me. I feel different here, and the feeling I want to take next year, as well as the next tournament. It doesn't matter if I win or lose. Obviously I want to win and do everything I can, but the kind of remembering this year and this year and getting closer to the other big events is also something I hope to do for the future, next year and the next few years. "
2019-11-15T23: 19: 56.000Z
The prediction of the winner …
"The tournament is not over yet. It will be interesting to see who will be the winner. Maybe we will have the oldest winner of all time. Maybe he will be one of the new guys, young guys. Maybe we too will have a first time winner. 39; we'll see how it goes.
"I hope it will be a return for me, but I have a very difficult semifinal tomorrow. So far it's a very, very interesting tournament, I think."
2019-11-15T23: 16: 56.000Z
At the ATP finals so far …
"I think it was no weird tournament, but the young guys played a lot better tennis than they probably did last year.
"I think the biggest surprise is that Novak is out of the tournament because I think for him, this court, the conditions are the best fit for his game.
The other thing is the biggest surprise, obviously Rafa. No one expected him to be out of our group. Our group was very, very difficult for me and Stefanos to qualify, I think I wouldn't have chosen many people, you know, especially probably the year I had. But we've played good tennis for the last five days, so that helped us."
2019-11-15T23: 13: 56.000Z
Zverev had a very interesting conversation with reporters when talking to the media earlier.
Here's what he said about facing Dominic Tim …
"He played amazing tennis, maybe the best tennis we've ever seen from him. In fact, beating Roger and Novak on the field is very special. Running back and forth is very, very difficult.
"He's playing amazing tennis and it's going to be a very tough match. I'm looking forward to that. Honestly, I'm just happy to be in the semifinals and from now on we'll see how it goes."
2019-11-15T22: 15: 50.000Z
Medvedev sums up his first experience of the ATP finals
"I've always said that for me, actually experiencing something new is crucial and it was my first time in the ATP finals.
"I can say that I was thinking about it after the match against Rafa because I thought I would not have a chance to leave the group. Then I had a chance but then I failed. [after he beat Tsitsipas]. Finally. I tried to remember if I had really good experience for the first time in tennis, such as coming to my first Grand Slam and winning, going to the semis or something like that. I don't think I've ever done that, so I'm really the guy who needs to know what it's like before he really gets into it.
"So, hopefully, this experience will help me if I get the chance to be in another ATP final in the coming years."
2019-11-15T22: 10: 57.000Z
Medvedev over the long season and his fitness levels
"I can't know what it is, for sure. I can tell you that tennis is made of very little things, and a lot of it depends on your, in fact, I'd say tennis stuff outside of tennis, the way you feel. at this point or not.
"I had a tough week out of tennis and I think it cost me a little bit to play in Bercy, and then I couldn't go on. Is it also from the results I had earlier this season? possible, but i'm not sure so.
"I hate to play as I did these weeks before. I never thought I would have to lose a match to be better in the ATP final. "
2019-11-15T22: 05: 12.000Z
Danil Medvedev finishes the tournament with a 0-3 record, but has won a few fans this week as Nadal draws so close.
He was talking to the media, so let's hear what he has to say …
"I think there was no other tournament where I was very bad at coming back all year. From here came the result.
"In fact, this is not the first game where I probably lost my concentration, maybe I didn't get to the match as much as I could, he didn't have so many chances to come back. It's funny, tennis. "
2019-11-15T21: 54: 59.730Z
Nadal insists he has some positive points from the tournament …
"I'm going to Madrid [for the Davis Cup] with a positive confidence that I am playing better and better. It was important for me, rather than being in the semifinals or not, to go from here with the feeling that I did everything possible to be there and to finalize the ATP this year with a positive feeling. And I did it because I think I played a good game today. "
* Nadal spoke before Alexander Zverev's victory over Daniel Medvedev.
2019-11-15T21: 53: 22.556Z
Speaking earlier at a news conference, Rafael Nadal is thinking about his tournament …
"Honestly, if I'm not in that semifinal, it's not like when you lose a tournament, a normal tournament, because at some point it's a different feeling, you know. I know how I got here. I know the preparations have been very short for me, not ideal after the injury at Bercy.
"So, for me it was important to give myself a chance to compete better than I did on the first day. The first day was a tough day. I think in general I was ready to play a little better, and it is true that I only played one normal set. before the start of the tournament, the day before.
"So the preparations were very short and it's the worst possible tournament to come without the best preparation possible, because at other tournaments you can sometimes be a little bit happier with the draw. You can win two matches and then have a tough one but you will be tough ready, more prepared for it. But here, on the first day, you play one of the best players in the world on a hard surface, so if you don't arrive with a lot of confidence in your body and your movements and everything, things get a lot harder. And I think that happened. , then I think I was improving my ability tennis every day."
GAME, IS, SET, NEXT
2019-11-15T21: 30: 20.950Z
He beat Medvedev 6-4, 7-6!
The German has just done enough today despite a sentiment from Medvedev in the second set there.
Ace sealing must feel special and knock out Rafael Nadal, world number one? There can't be much better feelings than that.
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Schedule and results
Saturday, November 16th
12 o'clock: R Klaasen (SA) & M Venus (NZ) vs J Cabal & R Farah (Col)
2 am: S. Ficipas (Gre) vs. Ruderer (Sui)
18:00: P Herbert & N Mahut (Fra) vs L. Kubot (POL) / M. Melo (BRA)
08:00: D. Time (Author) v. A Zverev (Ger)
Friday, November 15
Result: Robert Farah and Juan Sebastian Cabal 7-6, 6-2 Kevin Kravitz and Andreas Miss
Result: Rafael Nadal 6-7, 6-4, 7-5 Stefanos Tsicipas
Result: Jeananne-ienulien Royer and Horia Tekau 3-6, 6-7 Pierre-Hughes Herbert and Nicholas Mahout
Result: Danil Medvedev 4-6, 6-7 Alexander Zverev
Thursday, November 14th
Result: L. Cub (POL) / M. Melo (BRA) 6-7, 6-4, 10-7 R. Ram (USA) / J. Salisbury (GBR)
Result: D. Tim (AUT) 6-7, 3-6 B. Beretini (ETA)
Result: R. Classen (RSA) 6-7, 4-6 M. Venus (NZL) v. I. Dodig (DRC) / J. Polasek (SVC)
Result: N. okokovic (SRB) 4-6, 3-6 R. Federer (SWI)
Wednesday, November 13
Result: Ј Kabbalah and R Farah (Kohl) 2-6, 7-5, 8-10 Ј Royer (Ned) and N. Thekau (Roma)
Result: R Nadal (Sp) 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 D Medvedev (Russia)
Result: K Krawietz & A Mies (Гер) 5-7, 6-7 P. Herbert and N. Mahout (Fra)
Result: S Ficipas (Gre) 6-3, 6-2 Zverev (Ger)
Tuesday, November 12
Result: R Ram (US) and Salisbury (MK) 3-6, 6-3, 10-6 I Dodig (Cro) and Z Polasek (Slo)
Result: R. Federer (Sui) 7-6 (5), 6-3 M Beretini (It)
Result: L Cub (Paul) and M Melo (bra) 3-6, 4-6 R Klassen (SA) & M Venus (NZ)
Result: N. okokovic (Serb) 6-7 (5) 6-3 7-6 (5) D Time (Auto)
Monday, November 11th
Result: K. Kravitz (GER) / A. Miss (GER) 7-6, 4-6, 10-6 * Ј. Royer (NED) / J. Tekau (RO) * last set of tiebreak
Result: D. Medvedev (RUS) 6-7, 4-6 S. Ficipas (GRE)
Result: Ј Kabal (Kohl) / R. Farah (Kohl) 3-6, 5-7 P. Herbert (FRA) / N. Mahout (FRA)
Result: R. Nadal (ECJ) 2-6, 4-6 A. Zverev (GER)
Result: R. Ram (USA) / J. Salisbury (GBR) 3-6, 4-6 R. Classen (RSA) / M. Venus (NZL)
Result: N. okokovic (SRB) 6-2, 6-1 B. Beretini (ETA)
Result: L. Cub (POL) / M. Melo (BRA) 4-6, 6-4, 10-5 * I. Dodig (DRC) / J. Polasek (SVC)  * last set of tiebreak
Result: R. Federer (Sui) 5-7, 5-7 D. Tim (AUT)