With the end of 2020 fast approaching, November is a month full of finals as both the F1 and men’s tennis seasons head towards their conclusion.
This year’s men’s World T20 champions will also be anointed in Melbourne, while rugby fans can look forward to a whole host of Autumn Internationals.
Here’s our round-up of the key sports events likely to be dominating the headlines in November 2020….
Sports Events November 2020 Calendar
1st: Mexican F1 Grand Prix
1st – 4th: World Series Of Darts Finals
2nd-11th – Paris Masters
3rd – Melbourne Cup
All eyes in Australia will be on Flemington Racecourse on the 3rd for the ‘race that stops a nation’. The richest two-mile handicap in the world, the Melbourne Cup is one of the most coveted prizes in horse racing. No horse has retained their title since the legendary Makybe Diva in 2005 – can 2019 winner Vow and Declare change that stat in 2020?
6th-7th – Breeders’ Cup
7th – Autumn Rugby Internationals – England vs New Zealand; Scotland vs Argentina; Ireland vs Australia
14th: Autumn Rugby Internationals – England vs Argentina; Scotland vs Japan; Ireland vs South Africa
15th: Men’s T20 World Cup Final
This year’s T20 World Cup winners will be crowned at the Melbourne Cricket Ground as the month-long competition wraps up on the 15th. The West Indies sealed their second title in this tournament in 2016, beating England by four wickets in the final in Kolkata.
15th: Brazilian F1 Grand Prix
15th-22nd ATP Finals, London
The men’s tennis season winds down at the O2 Arena in mid-November as London hosts the ATP Finals for the last time before the event moves to Turin in 2021. Stefanos Tsitsipas was surprise winner of this tournament in 2019, defeating Austrian Dominic Thiem 6-7 6-2 7-6 in the final.
14th – 22nd: 2020 Grand Slam of Darts
Welshman Gerwyn Price is the two-time defending champion as the biggest names from the PDC and BDO clash in Wolverhampton. Price would join Dutch ace Michael van Gerwen on three wins in this tournament if he can scoop this year’s £125,000 prize pot with another victory in 2020.
19th-22nd: DP World Tour Championship, Dubai
All roads lead to Dubai as the European Tour Race reaches its climax at the luxury Jumeirah Golf Estates course towards the end of the month. Jon Rahm claimed a second win in three years here in 2019 as he held off a strong challenge from British star Tommy Fleetwood.
23rd-29th: Davis Cup Finals
27-29th: 2020 Players Championship Darts Finals
28th: Autumn Rugby Internationals – England vs Australia
29th: Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix
The 2020 F1 season comes to an end at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. Lewis Hamilton has five wins to his name around this track. Will he make it a sixth win in 12 attempts in the UAE?
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