Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer
Nadal and Ferrer contest a dead-rubber in the group stage of the season-ending tour finals.Getty Images

Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer contest the penultimate round robin match at the ATP World Tour Finals in London.

Where to watch

Nadal vs Ferrer is live on BBC2 HD, Sky Sports 3HD and BBC Radio Five Live sports extra at 2pm.

Preview

Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer have only national pride to play for in their final round robin matches at the ATP World Tour Finals. Nadal has already secured top spot in the Ilie Nastase group after beating Stanislas Wawrinka and Andy Murray, while Spanish counterpart Ferrer is out of the tournament after two straight defeats.

For Nadal, the match represents a warm-up for the semi-final against world number Novak Djokovic and is an opportunity to progress to the last four with a 100% record. Nadal and Djokovic have played a record 45 times, with the Serbian having won seven of the last eight duels.

Ferrer's season will however conclude after the clash with Nadal, and though he is facing a fifth group exit in the last six years at the season-ending tour finals, he will be eager to end his campaign with a moral-boosting win. The 33-year-old is without a victory in the format since 2012, while there are also 200 ranking points available for the winner.

What the players say

Rafael Nadal: "The victories are important because at the end of the day that's confidence on the things that you are doing off court, no, outside of the competition. I know I am in the right way, as I said, since Montréal. I am playing much better, practicing very well, practicing a lot. Then you need results to confirm that.

"But I am quite confident when I feel that I am finding that direction, that way, on my practices, that sooner or later the positive results can arrive. So I believe that the last four tournaments, the positive results, the good feelings on court in terms of enjoying myself, in terms of image, is much better. That's important for me because I know I worked to find the level that I am today.

"But is just the beginning. I need to keep working so hard to try to keep going the same way. Not everything going to be like this. As I said the other day, when you come back from a period like I had, is like this, is like this. But the line is very positive, no? So happy for that."

David Ferrer: "The court is slower. The court is slower, sure. Is different than clay. The movements are different. For me is easy change clay court to hard court. For me is more difficult change hard court to clay court. In clay court you have to have more power in the shots."

Betting odds (source William Hill):

Rafael Nadal 2/9 vs 16/5 David Ferrer

Head-to-head record: Nadal 23-6 Ferrer. Last match Monte Carlo Masters (clay) Nadal bt Ferrer 6-4 5-7 6-2

Previous meetings at the ATP World Tour Finals: Nadal 1-1 Ferrer. Last match Nadal bt Ferrer 6-3 6-2