ATP Finals, Brazil vs Argentina, Malaysia vs Thailand: What to watch this week

By Seng Foo 12 November 2019 778
ATP Finals, Brazil vs Argentina, Malaysia vs Thailand: What to watch this week
With the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup Final and F1 taking place in the country, as well as a big football game involving the national team, it's the samba fever time for Astro Sports Pack subscribers. However, you won't want to miss other huge events happening this week on Astro and Astro GO below... (coverage is subject to change)
 

ATP Finals (Men's Singles)


Schedule: November 11 - 18
Channel: Astro Supersport 3 (CH813 & CH833)
At O2 Arena, London, Alexander Zverev begins his title defence against Rafael Nadal, Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas in Group A, while the other group sees six-time winner Roger Federer and five-time champion Novak Djokovic try to overcome Dominic Thiem and Matteo Berrettini for semi-final spots.
 

NBA: Los Angeles Clippers vs Houston Rockets


Schedule: Thursday, November 14 @ 8:30am
Channel: Astro Supersport 4 (CH814 & CH834)
With Paul George being pencilled to make his season debut for the Clippers and partner Kawhi Leonard at the Toyota Center, this could be an exciting battle of dynamic duos as James Harden and Russell Westbrook are set to start for the Rockets.
 

FIFA World Cup Qualifying: Malaysia vs Thailand


Schedule: Thursday, November 14 @ 8:45pm
Channel: Astro Arena (CH801 & CH802)
Following a morale-boosting 1-0 win over Tajikistan, the Harimau Malaya resume their FIFA World Cup/AFC Asian Cup qualifying campaign with a home game against Group G leaders Thailand, who are still unbeaten after three rounds.
 

BWF World Tour: Hong Kong Open


Schedule: November 15 - 17
Channel: Astro Supersport 4 (CH814 & CH834)
With Japan breaking their duck in all but the men's singles event in Hong Kong in the past three years, Kento Momota is surely aiming to complete a full set of titles for his country, which definitely looks very likely, as the Japanese star has been victorious in six of his past eight tournaments. Other than him, the attention is also on Indonesians Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo, who stand a chance of becoming the first men's doubles pair to win the Hong Kong Open three times in a row.
 

International Friendly: Brazil vs Argentina


Schedule: Saturday, November 16 @ 1:00am
Channel: Astro Arena (CH801 & CH802)
Games between Brazil and Argentina are as big as they can get, but the latest Superclasico de las Americas, taking place in Saudi Arabia, is extra spicy as it welcomes the return of Lionel Messi to the national team after serving a three-month suspension for his Copa America comments
 

EURO 2020 Qualifying: Romania vs Sweden

Schedule: Saturday, November 16 @ 3:45am
Channel: Astro Supersport 2 (CH812 & CH832)
Group F third-placed team Romania have one last opportunity to secure direct qualification to the finals next year when they host second-placed Sweden this week. With Spain already taking the other qualification spot, Cosmin Contra's side must win this encounter to move ahead of their Swedish counterparts on the standings and keep their qualification hopes alive.
 

ONE Championship: Age of Dragons


Schedule: Saturday, November 16 @ 5pm
Channel: Astro Supersport 3 (CH813 & CH833)
ONE Championship returns to Beijing with two title bouts headlining the event, with ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Champion Ilias Ennahachi defending his belt against home fighter Wang Wenfeng, and Tarik Khbabez and Roman Kryklia facing off for the inaugural ONE Light Heavyweight Kickboxing World Title.
 

A-League: Sydney FC vs Melbourne Victory


Schedule: Sunday, November 17 @ 3:30pm
Channel: beIN Sports (CH818)
One of the biggest rivalries in Australia, the Big Blue takes place again with Sydney aiming to keep up with league leaders Melbourne City by beating the other Melbourne team. Their all-time head-to-head record has been fairly even over the years, but it is the Sky Blues (17 wins) who have edged slightly ahead following their 6-1 thrashing of Victory (16 wins) in Finals series last season.
 

FIFA U-17 World Cup Final

Schedule: Sunday, November 17 @ 
Channel: Astro Supersport (CH811 & CH831)
The 18th edition of the FIFA U-17 World Cup reaches its conclusion this weekend! At the time of writing, one of the finalists will be either two-time winners Mexico or the Netherlands, who are gunning for the first appearance in the final.
 

F1: Brazilian Grand Prix


Schedule: Monday, November 18 @ 12:30am
Channel: Fox Sports (CH815 & CH835)
With Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes already sealing both the drivers' and constructors' championships, it is mostly a matter of personal pride in the penultimate race of the 2019 season. For Sebastian Vettel, he has a chance of equalling Michael Schumacher's record of four wins at the Interlagos. At the same time, the Ferrari ace also needs to keep an eye on Hamilton, who is just one win behind him.

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