The Swiss challenged but made no lasting impact on the two top players in the world, who will now contest the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals on Monday evening.
It took a while to fill The O2 Arena to capacity on Sunday as London's public transportation system ‘had issues' - A fire alert at Westminster minutes after the Remembrance Service at the Cenotaph caused severe delays on the Jubilee line.
It did little to dampen the spirits of fans who packed into the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals to witness the much anticipated semi-final clash between top seed Rafael Nadal and surprise contender, Roger Federer.
At the start of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, who would have predicted there would be two Swiss contenders in the semi-finals or that there could be an all-Swiss final?
Both Roger Federer and Stanislav Wawrinka barely made it to the draw, qualifying in the race only the week before, in Paris.
On Saturday afternoon Federer, who has been hanging on by his fingernails, made it against all the odds through Group B as the fourth semi-finalist to join his compatriot after beating Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro in a thrilling match at London's O2 Arena.
Every year, during the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, the Lawn Tennis Association calls the media together to provide an update on key areas from within British tennis.
Absent on this occasion was the departed Roger Draper, who has presented the LTA's case so eloquently in the past, replaced instead by Nick Humby, LTA Interim Chief Operating Officer, David Gregson, Chairman of the LTA Board and Simon Jones, LTA Head of Performance Support.
Absent also was the in-coming Chief Executive, Michael Downey, the boss of Tennis Canada who takes up his LTA post in early January and is expected to make a big impact following his arrival.
It has been coming down to the wire at the season-ending championships in London as the semi-finalists were determined on Friday and Saturday.
Switzerland's Stanislav Wawrinka has spent most of his career in the shadow of his friend and countryman, Roger Federer, but he has stepped out into the spotlight by overtaking the former world number one in the rankings and excelling himself in his first appearance in the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.
On Friday he took out the world number 3, David Ferrer, 6-7(3) 6-4 6-1 at The O2 and maintained his chance to reach the semi-finals.
Novak Djokovic took another step closer to defending his World Tour Finals title at The O2 in London on Thursday when he scored a win over Juan Martin Del Potro.
The Serbian reached the semi-final following a tight three-setter against the giant Argentine, joining Rafael Nadal, who qualified on Wednesday.
Djokovic scored a 6-3 3-6 6-3 win over Del Potro and, afterwards, the world number two said he had commanded the deciding set well.
Barclays has been the title sponsor of the ATP World Tour Finals since it was first stage at The O2 in London, and the bank uses the opportunity to reach out to wider community.
Throughout the year it runs its Barclays Ball Kids recruitment programme, with its own website at www.barclaysballkids.com where next year's crew is already being signed up, as the 30 12-16 year olds selected from over 1,500 applicants work this year's event.
Barclays has also recently refurbished tennis courts across four Spaces for Sports sites, to replicate the look of the centre court at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals while other.
In a new innovation, the 2013 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals is bringing fans closer to the action than ever before with a twice-daily live show presented directly from The O2.
Holding Court Live Presented By Barclays is hosted by Rob Curling and features the expert opinion of British doubles specialist Ross Hutchins, who narrowly missed out on qualifying for the season finale with Colin Fleming last year.
National sporting plaudits in south Hertfordshire tend to go to Saracens or Watford FC, but now a small tennis centre has stepped into the limelight after being named this years ‘Place to Play' at a prestigious awards ceremony.
Langley Tennis Club, about five miles north of Watford in Hertfordshire, has just been named the ‘LTA Place to Play of the Year' by the Lawn Tennis Association, the sport's governing body in Britain.
The presentation came at the annual British Tennis Awards in London on Tuesday.
The year-end finals not only showcases the best eight performers on the tennis court, but also offers them a platform for them to comment on all manner of things.
Novak Djokovic has been quite vocal about his compatriot's ban over the past weeks and was clearly upset by the decision of the Court of Arbitration of Sport to merely reduce Viktor Troicki's ban for skipping a blood test in the spring from 18 to 12 months, making him eligible to return to the tennis tour on July 15, 2013.
Asked about his reaction to the ban, Djokovic pulled out an extraordinary 1043-word statement to read...
He may be missing from the final line-up at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 but Andy Murray is not far away from everyone's thoughts, particularly the media.
In his new autobiography, Andy Murray: Seventy-Seven: My Road to Wimbledon Glory (to be published by Headline on 7 November, RRP £20), which is being serialised in The Times, the British number one reveals how the huge weight of expectation to win Wimbledon caused him painful side effects