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[11/09/13 - 04:26 PM]
Federer vs. Nadal in Barclays ATP World Tour Finals Semifinal Live on ESPN2 Sunday
ESPN tennis original and 2013 International Tennis Hall of Fame inductee Cliff Drysdale will call the action on ESPN2 with analysts Brad Gilbert and Darren Cahill.

[via press release from ESPN]

Federer vs. Nadal in Barclays ATP World Tour Finals Semifinal Live on ESPN2 Sunday

Also, Djokovic - Wawrinka on ESPN2, Bryan Brothers in Semis Sunday on ESPN3

Monday: Singles Championship Live on ESPN2, Doubles Championship Live on ESPN3

The semifinals are set at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals and ESPN2 will have the singles action Sunday - at 9 a.m. ET, six-time champion Roger Federer against current No. 1 Rafael Nadal seeking his first-ever title at the prestigious year-end event, plus defending winner Novak Djokovic vs. Stanislas Wawrinka at 3 p.m. - and the championship, Monday, Nov. 11. The doubles competition on ESPN3 includes the Bryan Twins of California in the semifinals Sunday at 1 p.m. with the championship Monday at 1 p.m. ESPN tennis original and 2013 International Tennis Hall of Fame inductee Cliff Drysdale will call the action on ESPN2 with analysts Brad Gilbert and Darren Cahill.

Nadal vs. Federer: Fun Facts

Nadal leads the head-to-head 21-10 and has beaten Federer the last three times they've met. However, Federer is 4-0 vs. Nadal on an indoors hard court, as at London's O2 Arena.

All the action on ESPN2 and ESPN3 is also available through WatchESPN online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members and on Apple TV. Launched in April 2011, it is accessible in 55 million households to fans who receive ESPN's linear networks as part of their video subscription via Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast Xfinity TV, Midcontinent Communications, Cablevision, Charter, Cox or AT&T U-verse.

Event Format

The eight players are divided up into two groups. All players play three round-robin matches against players in their group to determine a winner and runner-up from each group, who advance to the knockout stage of the tournament. The winner of Group A plays the runner-up of Group B and the winner of Group B plays the runner-up of Group A in the semifinals, with the winners advancing to the Championship. All matches are best-of-three sets.

Date Time (ET) Match Network

Sun, Nov 10

7 a.m. Barclays ATP World Tour Finals - Doubles Semifinal #1 Ivan Dodig & Marcelo Melo vs. David Marrero & Fernando Verdasco ESPN3

9 a.m. Barclays ATP World Tour Finals - Singles Semifinal #1 Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal ESPN2

1 p.m. Barclays ATP World Tour Finals - Doubles Semifinal #2 Bob Bryan & Mike Bryan vs. Alexander Peya & Bruno Soares ESPN3

3 p.m. Barclays ATP World Tour Finals - Singles Semifinal #2 Novak Djokovic vs. Stanislas Wawrinka ESPN2

Mon, Nov 11 1 p.m. Barclays ATP World Tour Finals - Doubles Championship ESPN3

3 p.m. Barclays ATP World Tour Finals - Singles Championship ESPN2

About ESPN3

ESPN3 is ESPN's live multi-screen sports network, a 24/7 destination that delivers thousands of global sports events annually via WatchESPN. It is available to 85 million homes at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider. The network is also available at no cost to approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers connected to on-campus educational networks and on-base military networks.

ESPN3 carries thousands of hours of tennis annually, including all four Grand Slam events, plus ATP 1000 and 500 tournaments and WTA Premier Events, and the season-ending championships for both tours.

ESPN - All Four Slams, All In One Place

Tennis has been part of ESPN since its first week on the air and provided many memorable moments, but it has never been as important as today, with the US Open joining the lineup in 2009, giving ESPN all four Grand Slam events, something no other U.S. network has ever done, let alone in one year. ESPN has presented the Australian Open since 1984, the French Open since 2002 (plus 1986 - 1993), and Wimbledon since 2003, with exclusivity for live television with all other rights extended in a 12-year agreement starting in 2012. Exclusivity for the US Open in an 11-year agreement begins in 2015.





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