This Week in Sport: 30th October − 5th November 2023
There are some exciting sporting events coming up this week. The Paris Masters gets underway on Monday, Tuesday will see the fourth game of the MLB World Series take place, and New Zealand take on South Africa in the Cricket World Cup on Wednesday. On Thursday, the Pittsburgh Steelers face the Tennessee Titans in the NFL, and the WTA Finals Day 6 will take place on Friday.
Heading into the weekend, the Copa Libertadores reaches its climax on Saturday, as Boca Juniors face Fluminense in the Final, and Formula 1 action rounds out the week with the Brazilian Grand Prix.
Monday 30th October 10:00AM GMT/11:00AM Local Time
Accor Arena, Paris
The ATP’s Paris Masters gets underway on Monday, with the world’s best tennis players competing at the indoor courts of the Accor Arena in France. Notable matches in the Round of 64 on Monday include former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray facing a tough opponent in Alex de Minaur, Taylor Fritz taking on Sebastian Baez, and Tommy Paul going up against Richard Gasquet.
Tuesday 31st October 12:03AM (1st) GMT/5:03PM Local Time
Chase Field, Phoenix
The MLB World Series between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Texas Rangers will continue on Tuesday, with Game 4 taking place at Chase Field in Phoenix. With two games already played, and the third taking place on Monday, the series is currently tied at 1-1, with the Diamondbacks putting in a convincing 9-1 victory away at Globe Life Field last time out.
Wednesday 1st November 8:30AM GMT/2:00PM Local Time
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
On Wednesday, New Zealand will meet South Africa at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in the Cricket World Cup. Both sides have looked extremely strong so far in the tournament, sitting third and second, respectively. New Zealand will be looking to bounce back after a narrow loss to Australia last time out, whilst South Africa will be looking to continue their form which sees them on a three-game winning streak.
Thursday 2nd November 12:15AM (3rd) GMT/8:15PM Local Time
Acrisure Stadium, Pittsburgh
NFL action takes place on Thursday, as the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Tennessee Titans at the Acrisure Stadium. Both sides will be looking to improve on their season starts, with the Steelers sitting on four wins and three losses, and the Titans switching that record, currently sitting at 3-4. There is more exciting NFL action later in the week, with the Kansas City Chiefs facing the Miami Dolphins in Germany, and the Philadelphia Eagles taking on the Dallas Cowboys.
Friday 3rd November 10:00PM GMT/5:00PM Local Time
The WTA Finals continue Friday, as the players compete in Day 6 of the tournament at the Estadio Paradisus in Mexico. The eight top women’s players this season will first compete in two groups, before the Semifinals and Final at the weekend. Most eyes will be on Aryna Sabalenka and Iga Świątek, who will both be looking to end the season as world number one in the rankings. There is an eight team Doubles competition too.
Saturday 4th November 8:00PM GMT/5:00PM Local Time
Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro
The Copa Libertadores Final will take place on Saturday, as Boca Juniors face Fluminense at the Estadio do Maracana in Rio de Janeiro to battle it out for the title. Boca Juniors narrowly got through their Semi-Final tie with Palmeiras, ultimately beating them on penalties. Fluminense also didn’t have the easiest Semi-Final match against Internacional, beating them 4-3 on aggregate.
Sunday 5th November 5:00PM GMT/2:00PM Local Time
Interlagos, São Paulo
On Sunday, one of the most popular races of the Formula 1 season will take place, as the drivers head to Interlagos in São Paulo for the Brazilian Grand Prix. With the season already settled in terms of the Driver and Constructors’ Championships, attention will be on the battle for the lower positions, with Mercedes and Ferrari battling it out for second in the team standings, whilst Lewis Hamilton will be eyeing second place in the Driver Standings, going into the race weekend only 20 points behind Sergio Perez.