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Londoners are lucky enough to host the most prestigious tennis event on earth Wimbledon. But for those who can't get there, you now have a second chance with the ATP World Tour Finals bringing the top 8 men to play their final event of the year for the first time at the O2 Arena from 22 29 November.

With the likes of Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray already confirmed, the competition is set to be packed with action, intensified by an entirely different atmosphere produced by the indoor setting. Not even Wimbledon's new Centre Court roof can match this.

The format is simple. Each player is entered into the round-robin format, whereby playing at least 3 matches each before battling it out in the semi and grand finals hoping to clinch the whopping total of 5 million in prize money. The matches will be fierce with the number one spot now more than ever not firmly in the grasp of Federer and Nadal hoping to continue his slow comeback after injury.

Simply, it's a Grand Slam but without the task of having to watch these guys run around some poor soul with no hope during the first 4 or so rounds. Straight to the Quarter Finals, straight to the action everyone wants to see.
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Why? Tennis at its best in London, without the pricetag of Wimbledon
When: 22-29 November 2009
Where: London's O2 Arena
Cost: From 20
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