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Friday November 18th, 2011

The ATP descended on London's Battersea Power Station on Thursday night for the World Tour Finals Gala. Some arrived with their significant others in tow, like Novak Djokovic with girlfriend Jelena Ristic (above left) and Rafael Nadal with girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello (above right). Others, like Andy Murray, who arrived without girlfriend Kim Sears, chose to brave the elements (read: swarms of press and media) alone. Of greater importance, though, is that the event raised a lot of money for a children's hospital.

Check out more photos of the players and their companions after the jump.

Ristic switched from the “evening chic” style she sported at the Twilight premiere to “off-duty librarian” for this occasion.

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Goodness gracious, Rafa. That is a lot of hair gel. Maria does not look amused.

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I hear there's a deal on Fish on aisle eight. OK, apologies for the poor piscatorial pun. Mardy Fish's wife, Stacey Gardner, a former Deal Or No Deal model, seems pleased with her man's "Blue Steel" look.

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Going stag? Not a problem for Murray. And you just have to love that ear-to-ear smile from Muzza.

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Athletes aren’t supposed to look comfortable in suits. Roger Federer always looks comfortable in suits. My brain never knows how to process the clashing of these two universal truths.

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A dapper Tomas Berdych with his new girlfriend, 19-year-old model Ester Satorova. Yowza. That’s a lot to live up to, Tomas.

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David Ferrer always looks like he’s 10 seconds away from retiring to his den to journal his feelings. He’s a sensitive soul. A sensitive soul who happens to be an absolute bulldog on the tennis court.

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To quote my mother (and probably other women in the world) about Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, "He's handsome."

*****All photos by Adam Holt/Zumapress

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