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2009 ATP World Tour Finals live on BBC

BBC Sport offers live tennis singles action from the flagship event and season climax of the ATP World Tour – The 2009 ATP World Tour Finals (22-29 November 2009) from London's O2 Arena.

Featuring Britain's Andy Murray, World No 1 Roger Federer and World No 2 Rafael Nadal this prestigious tennis tournament features only the top eight singles players and top eight doubles teams in the world, who then battle to become the 2009 ATP Tour World Champions. Also qualified are Juan Martin Del Potro and Andy Roddick.

BBC Two will broadcast one match on the first day of the competition (Sunday 22 November, 2.00pm), one Semi-Final (Saturday 28 November, 2.00pm) and the Final (Sunday 29 November, 2.00pm).

Sue Barker presents the coverage with Andrew Castle leading the commentary and former World No 4 Tim Henman on co-commentating duty.

On the BBC Sport website there will be simultaneous coverage of BBC Two's live TV coverage, plus on-demand highlights of the Final.

BBC Radio 5 Live's commentary of every singles match will be available on the BBC Sport website as well as live text commentary reports, reaction and photo galleries.

Piers Newbery, BBC Sport website tennis journalist, will bring fans news and opinion direct from the competition on his blog and Twitter.

BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra has live coverage every day from Monday 23 November, 2.15-6.00pm (except Friday 27 November) and 8.45pm-12.30am, and live commentary of the second Semi-Final on Saturday 28 November at 8.45pm and the Final from 4.00pm Sunday 29 November.

The commentary team is led by Jonathan Overend alongside David Law, Alastair Eykyn, Vassos Alexander and Russell Fuller and expert analysis from David Felgate, Annabel Croft and special guests.

There will be regular updates on Radio 5 Live throughout the week, and a 5 Live Sport Special previewing the Finals on 5 Live from 7.00pm Thursday 26 November.

Jonathan Overend will also be offering his opinion on his blog on the BBC Sport website and Twitter.

Philip Bernie, BBC Head of TV Sport, says: "It is very exciting to have such a major tennis event on home soil, and I'm delighted that BBC Sport will be bringing the action and excitement of this tournament for the first time."

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