London, England (SportsNetwork.com) – Two-time reigning champion Novak
Djokovic received a favorable draw at the ATP World Tour Finals, while Roger
Federer and Andy Murray will square off in round-robin action next week.
The world No. 1 Djokovic, who captured his 20th career Masters title in Paris
on Sunday, will spearhead round-robin Group A, which also features
Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka, U.S. Open titlist Marin Cilic
and former Wimbledon runner-up Tomas Berdych.
The ATP Finals is an exclusive eight-player, season-ending tournament that
will commence Sunday in London.
The 2014 Wimbledon runner-up Federer will headline Group B in London and will
face the two-time Grand Slam champion Murray and Finals newcomers Kei
Nishikori and Milos Raonic in round-robin action. Nishikori was September’s
U.S. Open runner-up to Cilic.
The reigning Wimbledon champion and three-time Tour Finals winner
Djokovic, who’s riding a 27-match indoor court winning streak over the last
two years, is battling the six-time Finals titlist Federer for the coveted
year-end No. 1 ranking.
Djokovic and the former top-ranked great Federer are the only former champs in
this year’s Finals field at The O2.
Former No. 1 Rafael Nadal will skip the London event because of appendicitis.