Champions Tennis 2015 has one finals slot remaining after Thursday's action in London. Fernando Gonzalez booked his spot in the final win his second straight win in Group B round robin play.
Group B Goes To Gonzalez
Round robin play will continue in Group B on Friday, but the group has already been decided. Last year's year-end champion Fernando Gonzalez booked his spot in a second straight final with his second win of the event on Thursday. Gonzalez beat Sebastian Grosjean 7-5, 6-4. Gonzalez has now beaten both Grosjean and Xavier Malisse in round robin play. Grosjean and Malisse will meet Friday in the morning session to finish round robin play. Both are seeking their first win.
Group A Winner To Be Decided This Weekend
Group A has seen just one match played so far this week at Royal Albert Hall. On Wednesday, Tim Henman opened the group with a win over James Blake. Blake will take on Younes El Aynaoui on Friday. El Aynaoui can sweep into the final with wins over Blake and Henman. Blake would need a win Friday and some help on Saturday from the Moroccan to advance. Henman holds his own destiny as a win on Saturday gets him to the final against Gonzalez.
The legends exhibition that took center stage on Thursday pitted American John McEnroe against Sweden's Mats Wilander. McEnroe came out on top by a final of 7-5, 6-4. The American was entertained by the crowd as much as he entertainted them. At this event, the AEGON Crowd Call allows the audience to hold up cards on disputed line calls to rule them in or out. McEnroe said after the match that he loved the system, saying "I just love it, why couldn’t this have happened sooner? I’d have won a lot more titles."