BARCLAYS ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS 2012
Djokovic & Murray Renew Rivalry, Federer & Del Potro Showdown Set In London
by ATP Staff|
Former titlist and 2012 year-end World No. 1 Novak Djokovic will meet Andy Murray in round-robin play at this year’s Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, which begins at The O2 in London on 5 November. Today’s draw ceremony also pitted six-time winner and defending champion Roger Federer with Juan Martin del Potro in Group B.
Djokovic, who has secured the year-end No. 1 in the South African Airways ATP Rankings for a second successive year, will renew his rivalry with Murray, who beat the Serbian en route to the gold medal at the London Olympics in August and for his first Grand Slam championship title at the US Open in September. Djokovic defeated Murray at the last month's Shanghai Rolex Masters final and has a 9-7 lead in their FedEx ATP Head2Head series. They will face Tomas Berdych and last year’s runner-up Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Group A.
Federer, who won the season-ending championship title in 2003-04, 2006-07 and 2010-11, will look to avenge his recent Swiss Indoors Basel final defeat against del Potro. Federer has a 13-3 lead over Del Potro, who is making his first appearance at The O2 since a 2009 runner-up finish. They are joined in Group B by 2007 finalist David Ferrer and Janko Tipsarevic.
In the first singles match of the tournament Monday afternoon, British favourite Murray will meet Berdych for the fourth time this year. At night, 2008 champion Djokovic will play Tsonga.
On Tuesday afternoon, Federer will take a perfect four-match winning streak into his match with Tipsarevic. Ferrer, a winner of a career-high six ATP World Tour titles, plays Monday night against del Potro.
The doubles draw will be made later on Saturday after semi-final play at the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris.
The Barclays ATP World Tour Finals is being held at The O2 in London for the fourth successive year. With tickets still available for the season finale, don’t miss your chance to witness the world’s top eight singles players and doubles teams competing in the world’s biggest indoor tennis tournament. For more information, visit: www.BarclaysATPWorldTourFinals.com.
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