Sunday 19th November 2017

Event of the day

Our event of the day 
is the last day of the 2017 Nitto ATP Finals at the O2 Arena in London. This is the final event of the season on the 2017 ATP World Tour and a showdown between the year’s best singles and doubles players. In the first semi-final of the singles tournament, David Goffin staged another shocking result following his victory against the world number one, Rafael Nadal, in the group stages, though the Spaniard was battling with injury. The Belgian was unexpectedly able to win against world number two Roger Federer and therefore secure his first opportunity to challenge for the title at the World Tour Finals. After losing the first set, he showed great character to turn the match around and come out on top, winning 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.
In the final Goffin will face Grigor Dimitrov who put in a strong performance against Jack Sock in the second semi-final, winning the duel 4-6, 6-0, 6-3. The Bulgarian has got the upper hand in seven of his eight duels with Goffin, including a convincing 6-0, 6-2 win in the group phase of this tournament. In the deciding match of the doubles tournament, last season’s winners Henri Kontinen of Finland and John Peers from Australia defend the title against the Polish-Brazilian pair of Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo. The champions defeated Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares in the semi-finals with a 7-6 (7-2), 6-2 victory; whilst Kubot and Melo recorded a 6-1, 6-4 win against Ryan Harrison and Michael Venus. It will be a great day of tennis to end the season.
Honourable mentions 
around the globe go to the NFL clash between the Minnesota Vikings and the Los Angeles Rams at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Both teams lead their divisions in the NFC with 7-2 records – the Vikings top the NFC North and the Rams are first in the NFC West and they will both be looking to further strengthen their positions. Australia Women and England Women meet at the Manuka Oval in Canberra for the second Twenty20 of CommBank Women’s Ashes 2017. Australia won the first game by 6 wickets. In the last quarter-final match of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, England face Papua New Guinea at the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium. In the second match from Pool A of the women’s 2017 Rugby League World Cup, Australia play England at the Southern Cross Group Stadium in Sydney. The first individual competition in men’s 2017 Ski Jumping World Cup is at the Malinka hill in Wisla, Poland. In the NBA, the Minnesota Timberwolves host the Detroit Pistons at the Target Center in Minneapolis. At the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the Vegas Golden Knights take on the Los Angeles Kings in NHL action. It is the final round of the DP World Tour Championship at the Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai.
Whatever you’re watching, enjoy!
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