Rafael Nadal Vs Stan Wawrinka Live Stream And Atp World Tour Finals Match Preview

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Rafa Nadal vs. Stan Wawrinka takes place tonight at the 2015 ATP World Tour Finals in London.

The match is scheduled to start at 20:00 GMT.



Neither Nadal or Wawrinka have ever triumphed at the ATP World Tour Finals. In fact Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are the only active players this week who have previously won the title.

Nadal is a two-time former finalist (2010, 2013), while he has reached the semi-finals on a further two occasions. He has also only missed out on advancing beyond the round robin stage twice, but he has not missed out since 2011 (2009 and ’11). Meanwhile, Wawrinka made his debut at the season finale more recently, in 2013, and he has managed to reach the semi-finals consistently for the past two years.

Nadal’s injury and illness struggles have been well publicised over the past 12-24 months and he was of course absent from the ATP World Tour Finals last year. However, he has seemed to have overcome his vulnerability somewhat late in the season amid a late resurgence. Most recently he reached two finals – one on the hard courts at the China Open and the other at the Swiss Indoors Basel – as well as also reaching the Shanghai semi-finals and the Paris quarterfinals.

“I didn’t have injuries during the whole season. I had injuries last year, not this year. I always thought that I would qualify for London but there’s always a chance you won’t,” Nadal said.

But similarly Wawrinka has also been successful in the latter half of the season – as well as the early stages. The Swiss won the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships last month and he also subsequently reached the Shanghai quarterfinals and the Paris semi-finals. Furthermore, while Nadal missed the London event last year, Wawrinka in fact came within one point of reaching the final against Djokovic.

There is no doubt he will enter this match as the favourite ahead of Nadal. He has defeated the Spaniard twice already this year, including once on his beloved clay at the Rome Masters, as well as on the indoor hard courts in Paris. Nadal did however storm to the straight set 6-2, 6-1 victory in Shanghai, but regardless of the result, it’s unlikely to be as one sided of a score line in this meeting.

Ian Horne
Ian goes back to the very early days of CrunchSports, having been tirelessly covering soccer for us for over 10 years.

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