Broadcast RF returned to London’s O2 arena this month for the 2014 instalment of the ATP World Tour Finals.
Reigning champion Novak Djokovic and six time World Tour champion Roger Federer started the tournament very convincingly, winning their opening matches 6-0, 6-1 and 6-3, 6-0 in unison, before seeing off various other opponents and both reaching the final.
It was on the day of the final that a dramatic twist of events saw Federer retire from the tournament due to a back injury, making Djokovic the first player to win three consecutive World Tour Final tournaments since Ivan Lendl in the 1980s.
Andy Murray stepped in for the injured Federer, facing Djokovic in a ‘Superset’ singles match, before teaming up with John McEnroe to take on Tim Henman and Pat Cash in a light-hearted doubles contest. The exhibition fixtures were played in front of 17,500 spectators who had all paid for tickets to watch the final that never happened.
The HD wireless radio camera system provided by Broadcast RF was utilised in five diverse locations throughout the venue – an operation that was made achievable thanks to in-depth planning in advance of the job. A total of 12 receive antennas were rigged in pairs in various areas, with RF signals sent back to the OB truck through the use of the existing fibre infrastructure at The O2.
The competition will return to London in November 2015, comprising of the top eight singles players and doubles teams in the ATP Rankings after the retrospective world tournaments.