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Aimee Lewis

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  1. Post update

    It's that time of day again, time to say goodnight. Thanks, as always, for joining us for two entertaining matches which ended in victories for Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal. 

    There will be online only coverage, from the folk at BBC Radio 5 live, of Jamie Murray and John Peers' doubles match on Tuesday afternoon, at about 12:00 GMT. Tomas Berdych and Kei Nishikori will follow that early doubles tie, with the big one - Novak Djokovic versus Roger Federer - in the evening. 

    For those of you who haven't had enough of tennis for the day, Andy Murray's latest BBC Sport column has just been published on this website. The Briton has been chatting to Piers Newbery about impending fatherhood, helping his wife Kim during pregnancy - and the big fortnight of tennis that's head of him.

    There could be life-changing events both on and off the court. Bye for now. See you on Tuesday. 

  2. Nadal beats Wawrinka

    Wawrinka 3-6 2-6 Nadal

    "Rafa!" scream a section of supporters, hoping to get the Spaniard's attention before he leaves the court. 

    Nadal, of course, has never won this tournament, although he reached the final in 2010, eventually losing to Roger Federer. 

    It'd be a surprise if he were to reach the final this year as Novak Djokovic and Federer stand in his way, but the 14-time Grand Slam champion is finding form. 

  3. Murray will be tough - Nadal

    Wawrinka 3-6 2-6 Nadal

    Rafael Nadal's next opponent will be British number one Andy Murray. That match will take place on Wednesday and the winner will all-but guarantee his spot in the semi-finals. 

    "It's going to be a tough match," says Nadal of that ding-dong. "For me it's an opportunity to play against one of the best."

  4. 'Important for my confidence'

    Wawrinka 3-6 2-6 Nadal

    "I'm very happy to be back, the last year has been tough," says Nadal, the crowd's din ringing in his ears. 

    "Without any doubt, this is one of the best tournaments in the world, in a great city. I'm very happy to start like this, that's important for my confidence. The last couple of weeks I've been playing well. I have the same motivation, the same spirit to keep improving my tennis." 

  5. 'Wawrinka attitude disappointing'

    Nadal beats Wawrinka

    Miles Maclagan

    British tennis coach on Radio 5 live sports extra

    Quote Message: We weren't expecting that result at all. Wawrinka broke in the first game but then lost his serve immediately. It was a great tussle with Nadal asking questions and eventually he broke through and in the end it was a disappointing contest. Wawrinka's attitude was disappointing tonight. He wasn't prepared to put in the intensity needed to beat Nadal.
  6. Nadal beats Wawrinka

    Wawrinka 3-6 2-6 Nadal

    Nadal, showing his pearly whites, signs the camera lens. Who knows why Wawrinka was under par. The French Open champion is usually a formidable opponent, but he was easily swatted by Nadal under the O2 spotlights. 

  7. Game, set and match

    Wawrinka 3-6 2-6 Nadal

    Wawrinka opens with a clean-hit winner, but the fourth seed doesn't celebrate. He knows the game is almost up. Nadal wins the next two points, actually Wawrinka gives them away as if they were cheap confetti, unforced errors his downfall (35 in this match). 30-15. 40-15. Two match points. Wawrinka biffs a return wide. Victory Nadal. A superb victory considering the year he's had. 

  8. Wawrinka 3-6 2-5 Nadal*

    Wawrinka on the precipice, but he can still outwit Nadal on occasion with his booming serves. From 40-0 to 40-30, Nadal glaring at the man on the other side of the net, before Wawrinka serves out, allowing the Spaniard to have the final say in this match. 

    Wawrinka serves
  9. *Wawrinka 3-6 1-5 Nadal

    Ole! The pair slug it out from the baseline, to and fro, to and fro, 22 shots, 23 shots, before Wawrinka comes up with a eye-catching backhand winner. Nadal, like the rest of us, can only watch on in admiration. 0-15. 

    Is this all too little too late from Wawrinka? Probably, you sense, as a return is scooped wide, allowing Nadal to nip to 30-15. 

    Nadal content to roll with the punches, coming up with the killer blows when needed and it's ultimately a comfortable hold for the Spaniard. 

  10. Post update

    Miles Maclagan

    British tennis coach on Radio 5 live sports extra

    Quote Message: Wawrinka came out in the first game of the match and played some amazing tennis with some huge winners. But he has been really frustrated and irritated since that long game in the first set where Nadal broke his serve.
  11. Wawrinka 3-6 1-4 Nadal*

    Nadal breaks

    Where were we? Ah, yes, deuce. Wawrinka steps into the middle of the court like a wounded bear, slow but still dangerous, and comes up with a cracking overhead. That was all for nothing, however, as Nadal is gifted another break point and the Swiss' resistance is paper thin, a backhand long and Nadal is nearly over the finishing line.

  12. Wawrinka 3-6 1-3 Nadal*

    Another grimacing growl from Nadal as he punctures Wawrinka's hopes with a stern backhand winner for a 0-30 lead. Wawrinka, though, drags himself back to contention at 30-30 even though he has the body language of a man who's been told his stamp collection is worthless. 

    A break point comes up next to Nadal's name, but a rasping ace allows Wawrinka to live on. For the moment. He's at advantage, but his feet look like they're in treacle and he sloppily swishes at a forehand. Deuce. 

  13. *Wawrinka 3-6 1-3 Nadal

    Wawrinka, shoulders slumped, head bowed, needs to puff out the chest, lift the chin, show the 02 crowd that he's up for a fight. A shambles of a backhand goes so wide the ball might as well be in Chelsea. The French Open champ exhales, shakes his head. He isn't sure himself what's happened to his game. 

    It's only 15-15, though, not a disaster. Far from it, in fact, as Nadal, fetching instead of attacking, nets a forehand for 15-30. 

    But there are too many unforced errors dribbling from Wawrinka's racquet. Nadal overtakes him to 40-30 and a tired-looking forehand into the tramlines from the Swiss solidifies Nadal's position. 

  14. Wawrinka 3-6 1-2 Nadal*

    Ey up, what's happened to Wawrinka, the man who has excelled this year? The Swiss must defend three break points. He conjures a backhand winner. One saved. 

    But the fourth seed surrenders with a whimper, a double fault and Nadal returns to his chair with a break in his back pocket. 

  15. *Wawrinka 3-6 1-1 Nadal

    Both players have wobbled at the start of this set, but both have pulled through when it matters. Little trouble for Nadal from deuce onwards, and we return our focus to the Wawrinka serve. 

  16. *Wawrinka 3-6 1-0 Nadal

    Nadal looking a far more fearsome figure than he has done for the majority of this year. The Spaniard on his toes, making Wawrinka fetch and chase, but he messes up as a dropper drifts into the tramlines. 15-30 Wawrinka. 

    Jaws drop around the O2. The Swiss steps out wide and produces a super-duper winning return. Two break points Wawrinka. Nadal chalks off one, a solid serve followed by a winning forehand into the corner. 

    One break point remaining... Nadal skittering across the baseline... Wawrinka with a fine crosscourt volley, but Nadal comes up trumps - responding with a sizzling lob into the corner. Marvellous! Deuce. This is enjoyable. 

  17. Post update

    Miles Maclagan

    British tennis coach on Radio 5 live sports extra

    Quote Message: Rafa loves to make his opponent run and run and draw them into long rallies but Wawrinka fought and fought and found the big serves when it mattered. Wawrinka was not in the best frame of mind but he's kept himself alive.
  18. Wawrinka 3-6 1-0 Nadal*

    A sixth break point comes and goes, that Wawrinka first serve holding firm under pressure. Wawrinka's backhand has gone missing, though, presenting Nadal with a seventh breaker. 

    Oh my word. Seven minutes tick by... We're back at deuce - Wawrinka smashing his way back to parity. And at last - the Swiss is at advantage, game points rarer than the dodo. Wawrinka pulls through, showing strength in adversity. How will we judge this opening game come the end of the match? 

  19. Wawrinka 3-6 Nadal*

    Wawrinka with an ugly backhand - he sends it to the moon, and the ball has yet to bounce back. Break point Nadal. But Wawrinka can trust his serve, another boomer, back to deuce. 

    Oof! Blimey! Stunning return from Nadal. Deuce. Break point. Deuce. This is a game which has had it all - and it gets better, a nervy rally... trainers screeching like chipmunks...  Wawrinka ballooning a forehand. Fifth break point Nadal... 

    Wawrinka holding his nerve, keeping calm, drifting to the net and volleying to deuce. 

  20. Wawrinka 3-6 Nadal

    Wawrinka to start this set. The Swiss launches an ace to the wings to level at 15-15. The French Open champ was a little undercooked in the first set, but Nadal, quick of speed, even quicker of thought, is giving him little chance to settle at the start of this set. 

    Cat-like reflexes from the Spaniard at the net, fetching a fine Wawrinka volley to nip 15-30 ahead. 

    Momentum with Nadal, the Spaniard with a peachy forehand winner for two break points - but two cool aces from Wawrinka takes us to deuce.

  21. Game and first set

    Wawrinka 3-6 Nadal

  22. Game and first set

    Wawrinka 3-6 Nadal

    Miles Maclagan

    British tennis coach on Radio 5 live sports extra

    Quote Message: Wawrinka is angry with himself. He's frustrated at the way he let his last service game go when he had his chances to hold on. But the tension built and Stan made four or five unforced errors and now he needs to get a hold of himself to stop this match slipping away.
  23. Game and first set

    Wawrinka 3-6 Nadal

    The Nadal of old would have no mercy, he'd ruthlessly seize his chance regardless of the damage to Wawrinka's soul. But the Nadal of 2015 is a different animal, less a predator more a cuddly endangered species no-one wants to see become extinct. 

    There's no need to worry about the 14-time Grand Slam champ's future on this showing. Nadal, plenty of energy, lots of belief, proceeds to 40-15, Wawrinka seemingly throwing in the towel, and the Spaniard brings an entertaining set to an end with a dazzling ace. 

  24. Wawrinka 3-5 Nadal

    Nadal breaks

    Advantage. Deuce. Break point. Six minutes and 20 seconds and counting... Wawrinka's second serve a worry... the Swiss with an adrenalised forehand long, and Nadal breaks. 

  25. Wawrinka 3-4 Nadal*

    Nadal steps in from the baseline, growls as he crunches a forehand into the corner, the power of the Spaniard forcing Wawrinka onto his heels and eventually he nets. Deuce. 

    A rare sight, the Wawrinka backhand faltering, and Nadal has a second break point. Nadal, sensing an opportunity, gambles, all or nothing, he says, and it ends up as a nothing, a forehand into the net. Deuce once more. 

  26. Wawrinka 3-4 Nadal*

    Wawrinka a man for all surfaces, hard courts, clay courts, luscious grass... indoors or outdoors... he's won on all surfaces this year. We've seen little magic from the Swiss since his stonking single-backhand winner which broke Nadal in the opening game. 

    At 30-30, he could be in trouble. And he is! Nadal attempts a lob - and Wawrinka loses his timing, and his racquet - the ball into the net, the racquet on to the floor. Break point Nadal. 

    Wawrinka, though, digs deep, comes up trumps on the big point - to deuce we go. 

  27. *Wawrinka 3-4 Nadal

    Whistles for Nadal as he unleashes a frightening forehand into the corner. Wawrinka chases, but he should have started running yesterday if he wanted to catch that. Nadal's confidence growing as the match progresses. 

    Wawrinka nicks a point to reduce the arrears to 30-15, but the Spaniard simply opens up a two-point advantage with another ferocious overhead. A potent shot. Added aggression from Nadal, added urgency, and he's home and hosed without fuss. 

  28. Wawrinka 3-3 Nadal*

    A shake of the head from Nadal as he goes for broke with an inside-out crosscourt forehand and misses. Wawrinka serving with unnerving accuracy, rattling off an ace to proceed to 40-0 and following it with another boomer out wide which Nadal can't get back on target. 

  29. Post update

    Miles Maclagan

    British tennis coach on Radio 5 live sports extra

    Quote Message: There's not much between them at the moment. The power that Wawrinka brings to the court is impressive. I would say he has dominated a little bit more and Nadal has been running a bit harder.
  30. *Wawrinka 2-3 Nadal

    Nadal solid on the high ball, smashing with aplomb to level at 15-15 and grunting as he unleashes a shot full of primal power. 

    The overhead an effective weapon for the Spaniard, forward he steps again, smashing his way to a 40-15 lead. 

    Nadal's brow furrowed as he walks back to the baseline. The serve in a smooth grove, allowing the fifth seed to add a full stop to the game with another unstoppable overhead. Interesting. 

  31. Wawrinka 2-2 Nadal*

    Men dressed in red and white are standing, waving their arms, making their presence known during the changeover. Their noise dims to silence when Wawrinka and Nadal leave their seats. 

    A bold beginning from the Swiss, lightning quick to 30-15 before he steps in to crunch a winning forehand for 40-15. Nadal wouldn't have got that even if he was wearing roller-skates. Wawrinka untroubled, Nadal netting, and it's a comfortable hold for the fourth seed. 

  32. *Wawrinka 1-2 Nadal

    Nadal's serve comes to his rescue, easing him to advantage. Wawrinka then botches a simple forehand, directing it into the barrier. A nerve-easing hold for the 14-time Grand Slam champion. 

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    Paul Staveley: Stan seems like a top guy, and has a beautiful backhand but I end up rooting for Nadal no matter who he's playing. Vamos Rafa!

  34. *Wawrinka 1-1 Nadal

    Plenty of venom on the groundstrokes from both players. Wawrinka perhaps the more aggressive of the two, Nadal the one more intent to come forward. 

    Wawrinka sneaks 15-30 ahead. The "let's go cries" of a group of men can be heard in the distance. Nadal with a body serve to level at 30-30. There's not much to separate the pair. 

    The Swiss nets a backhand return, a JCB full of slice and dice on the Nadal serve. One point away from holding, but he double faults. Deuce. 

  35. Wawrinka 1-1 Nadal

    Nadal breaks

    Those who were starting to write off Nadal even at this early stage of the match (not guilty, m'lord) need to think again. Wawrinka goes long, gifting the Spaniard three break points. The noise inside the O2 lifts - and Nadal applies his coup de grace, a delicious inside-out forehand into the corner. 

  36. Get involved #bbctennis

    Max Baggins-Craig: It'd be rude not to back Wawrinka, he's on fire of late, Nadal should be careful - what a game this looks to be.

    Will Goold: I think that Nadal will win easily in straight sets.

  37. *Wawrinka 1-0 Nadal

    Wawrinka breaks

    Nadal has lost 19 matches this season, the most in a season in his 14-year career. He even dropped to number 10 in the world in the summer, the lowliest he's been in the rankings since 2005. But that's enough about the Spaniard's year to date - what's he got to give this evening? 

    Forehand errors means the Spaniard lets the opening two points slip. 0-30 Wawrinka. The Swiss turning on the style early on, a cracker of a forehand followed by a deft volley brings up three break points. 

    Beautiful! The pair testing and teasing from the baseline... before Wawrinka conjures a magical single-handed backhand winner. Nadal beaten too easily. 

  38. Stat of the day

    Piers Newbery

    BBC Sport at the O2 Arena in London

    Stan Wawrinka

    Word reaches me from the ATP stats department that Stan Wawrinka has the fastest average groundstroke speed of any player here at a scorching 77mph - 4mph higher than his opponents. It is fair to say, Stan gives it a fair old whack. 

  39. 'Nadal an honest guy'

    Miles Maclagan

    British tennis coach on Radio 5 live sports extra

    Quote Message: There was a lot of chat earlier in the year when Nadal said he was doubting himself and his confidence. We thought he might be bluffing and that he had given away too much to his opponents, but that's the way he is. He's just a very honest guy.
  40. One minute until the match starts

    These two players have been told they have one minute of the warm-up remaining until battle must commence. A song by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds is the soundtrack accompanying the final minutes of the warm-up. I just thought you'd want to know that. 

  41. The world's best head to London

    How does this competition work? At this stage, it's pretty straight forward, there's no need for calculators just yet. 

    The world's eight best players have been split into two groups - the Stan Smith group and the Ilie Nastase group - and the top two from each will progress to the semi-finals later this week. 

    On Sunday, we saw the Stan Smith boys battle it out, with predictable victories for Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. Today is the day of the Ilie Nastase gang. 

    Andy Murray has already completed a confident 6-4 6-4 win over David Ferrer, and now we turn our focus, as you've probably guessed, to Rafael Nadal and Stan Wawrinka.

    ATP World Tour Finals
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  43. BBC coverage

    BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

    For those of you who want to know what a sweetly struck forehand sounds like, or hear Rafael Nadal grimace and growl, there's BBC Radio 5 live coverage to accompany these words. 

    Russell Fuller and his crew are available at the touch of a button on the 'live coverage' tab at the top of this page. You're welcome. 

    ATP World Tour Finals
  44. Get involved #bbctennis

    Rafael Nadal has won the coin toss. He elects to serve. A small victory for the Spaniard. 

    But the big question is: who will win this evening and have we seen the best of Nadal - or has the Spaniard some more juice left in the tank? 

    These are only questions you can answer, because we just don't know, so tweet your thoughts by using the hashtag #bbctennis. It'll be nice to hear from you. It gets lonely here sometimes, you know, but I won't dampen the mood... 

  45. Nadal on the comeback?

    Ok, so Rafael Nadal hasn't been at the peak of his powers. Quarter-final defeats at the French and Australian Opens, followed by early exits at Wimbledon and the US Open, ended the former world number one's 10-year streak of winning at least one major a year. 

    But his form since September's US Open has been good, boosting his ranking to qualify for the O2. 

    And while he's won only four of 10 matches against Top-10 opponents this year - losing three of his last four tussles against Wawrinka - he still holds a supreme 13-3 hold over the Swiss in their head-to-heads. It's not all bad. It's not great, but it isn't bad. 

    Rafael Nadal v Stan Wawrinka
  46. 'It's been an amazing year'

    Rafael Nadal is dancing down the corridor outside the dressing rooms, swishing his racquet as if he's auditioning for a Hollywood Samurai movie. A menacing sight. 

    Meanwhile, Stan Wawrinka has been talking to Sky Sports. "It's been an amazing year for me. I'm happy and excited to be back," he says. 

    It's a jazzy tournament is this, full of dimmed lights and dramatic sound effects. The mock heartbeat is at full volume, signalling that the players will soon walk onto their stage. 

  47. Wawrinka on a roll

    As has already been mentioned, Stan Wawrinka has been rocking the world's tennis courts this year, winning four titles - including a second Grand Slam. 

    For the first time in his career, the Swiss has reached the quarter-finals or better in all four of this year's Grand Slams and his reward for such consistency is a week in London, playing at the O2.

    He's reached the semi-finals of this season-ending finale on two previous occasions and only a fool with stacks of cash would bet against him doing so again this year.

    Stan Wawrinka
  48. Post update

    Rafael Nadal has had better years. But sport is like that. One minute you're on a seemingly never-ending upward trajectory, on the way to perhaps becoming the greatest of the greats. 

    The next? Bumps and blocks are thrown into the road, rattling the confidence, destroying the status. But the Spaniard has made it to London. He's improving, just in time for the start of a fresh new year. 

    Rafael Nadal
  49. Wawrinka v Nadal

    Hello! Welcome to live coverage of Rafael Nadal's hard-court skirmish with Stan Wawrinka in the ATP World Tour Finals. 

    One man is coming to the end of the most successful year in his tennis career (Wawrinka), the other will probably be grateful that the worst 12 months of his professional life is nearly over (Nadal).  

    Stan Wawrinka (left), with Rafael Nadal