Andy Murray will face Novak Djokovic at the ATP World Tour Finals in London. This became known after the draw for the season-ending event was made. The tournament begins on Sunday with two matches per day before the final on November 27. The round-robin competition which ends the men’s tennis season is made up of two groups of four with the top two from each pool going through to the semi-finals.
The Scot, whose 17-match winning run came to an end when he slumped to a 4-6 7-6 6-4 quarter-final defeat at the Paris Masters to Tomas Berdych on Friday, will face the Czech again and Spain’s David Ferrer in Group A. World number one Djokovic should also be fully fit after pulling out of the Paris tournament before the quarter-finals with a sore shoulder.
Rafael Nadal, who skipped the Paris event to prepare for the Finals, is in Group B along with Roger Federer who signalled his return to the top in timely fashion with a sensational run to the Masters title. The former world number one was far too good for sixth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Sunday’s final and the Frenchman is also in Group B plus American Mardy Fish.
The Swiss 16-times Grand Slam champion, now fourth in the world rankings, encountered few problems in Paris but he is likely to be further tested when he defends his title at the O2 in London.