There are many ways to follow tennis; apps on your iPhone being one of them. How will you keep in touch with the World Tour Finals, the last big event of the season?
Race for the World Tour finals
Tennis is just one sport well catered for through iPhone apps. There are also sportsbooks and online casinos that can be accessed via an iPhone or android to enable you to play wherever you are in the world. By play we mean accessing a mobile casino to place a bet based on updated odds from multiple bookmakers. Tennis is an ideal sport to follow in this way. Apps are available to recreate the match environment, to look at the statistics of the players and to generally keep you up to date with matches that are happening all around the world. At this time of year, however you are following tennis, the World Tour Finals are looming large on the horizon. While there are some players on the ATP tour, notably Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, who are assured of their place, others including Andy Murray, are still fighting to be part of the action.
Djokovic and Nadal safe
Djokovic has won the last two finals events in London, beating Nadal in last year's final and the Spaniard, at number two in the ATP rankings, will be keen for revenge. He has only just returned to action after injury, a break that allowed him to master his passion for online poker, and will want to cement his return to the circuit with a trophy to end the year.
Murray with work to do
In the race for a place at the O2 Arena, Murray has rediscovered some of the form which led to him taking two grand slam titles, the US Open in 2012 and Wimbledon the year after. Though he under-performed a little in this season's majors, a decent run in the Asian Swing part of the tour, including a win in the Shenzhen Open and a run to the semi-finals of the China Open have rekindled his hopes of a top eight place.
Whether or not he is successful in that race, it is a good recovery from the British player who had, earlier in the season, fallen out of the world top 10 for the first time since 2008. He is now ninth in the rankings and, with the Shanghai Masters to come, he hopes to make further progress.
Wawrinka nearly there
Stan Wawrinka and the US Open finalists Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic sit fourth, fifth and sixth in the race for London but firmly in Murray's sights are those just ahead of him, notably Tomas Berdych and Milos Raonic.
Whoever makes the top eight and qualifies for the finals event there are numerous ways of keeping up to date with the action. Again iPhone apps allow you to do just that, one example being Tennis Trakker which is useful for those involved in the game as well as spectators as it allows you to view statistical data as you watch a game to compare the players' strengths and weaknesses.