Novak Djokovic looks likely to win his fitness battle to play at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, which start on Sunday. The world No 1, who pulled out of last week's Paris Masters with a shoulder injury, arrived in London on Tuesday and has been practising at the O2 Arena, the venue for the season-ending championships.
Work on converting the facility into an indoor tennis stadium was due to finish this morning, giving the players their first chance to practise in the main arena. Ticket sales for the week are on course to top 250,000 for the third year running.
All the players were expected last night to attend a charity gala at Battersea Power Station in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.