ATP World Tour Finals: Murray vs. Verdasco
ATP World Tour Finals: Murray vs. Verdasco – Number 4 seed Andy Murray of Great Britain will face Number 7 seed Fernando Verdasco of Spain in the ATP World Tour Finals, Thursday.
All four remaining players in Group A still have a shot at the semi-finals, with Thursday’s two matches determining who will make it out of the round robin group this year.
Murray has a 1-1 mark in Group A, beginning with a 63 36 62 win over No. 5 del Potro on Sunday but falling to Federer 36 63 61 on Tuesday. The Spaniard Verdasco on the other hand is 0-2 in Group A play, beginning with a 46 75 61 loss to Federer on Sunday then a 64 36 76(1) defeat to del Potro on Tuesday.
Verdasco needs to win this match to have a shot at the semi-finals; if Andy Murray wins, Verdasco is out of contention, but he won’t necessarily qualify for the semi-finals. If Murray loses, he could still go through to the knock-out stages of the end-of-season tournament.
Live streaming of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals from the O2 Arena in London is available at TennisTV.com.
UPDATE: Murray rocked The O2 arena with a pulsating, three-hour-long 6-4, 6-7(4), 7-6(3) victory over Verdasco in Group A at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.
Murray’s victory ends Verdasco’s chances of qualifying for the semi-finals, and leaves the Scot awaiting the result of the final Group A round-robin match between Roger Federer and Juan Martin del Potro this evening to learn his fate.