BARCLAYS ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS 2013
Djokovic, Del Potro, Federer In Group B At Barclays ATP World Tour Finals
by ATP Staff|
The singles draw ceremony for the 2013 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals took place at The O2 in London on Saturday.
World No. 1 Rafael Nadal, the 2010 finalist (l. to Federer), who will compete at The O2 for the first time since 2011, is in Group A with 2007 finalist David Ferrer, Tomas Berdych and first-time qualifier Stanislas Wawrinka.
Wawrinka, who took part in the draw ceremony said, "It's the top eight so it can only be tough but Ferrer and Berdych, I already beat them. Rafa is a different story but I'm quite excited to start the tournament. It's the best atmosphere, I think. [The other players] all say it's amazing to walk on the court, every match is sold out and it's a really different tournament."
Defending champion Novak Djokovic, who also won the title in 2008 (d. Davydenko) when the event was held in Shanghai, was drawn in Group B against 2009 finalist Juan Martin del Potro, six-time former champion Roger Federer and Richard Gasquet, who is among the elite eight for the first time since 2007.
Federer, who is appearing at the season finale for a record-tying 12th successive year, avenged his Swiss Indoors Basel final loss to Juan Martin del Potro in the Paris quarter-finals on Friday. The pair will be meeting for the third time in as many weeks when the season-ending championship begins on Monday.
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