Murray to face old rival Djokovic in Tour Finals
LONDON (AFP) –
Andy Murray has been drawn to meet old rival Novak Djokovic in a US Open final rematch in the group stages of the ATP World Tour Finals.
Britain’s Murray, aiming to win the season-ending event for the first time, will hope to repeat his dramatic victory over Djokovic in New York in September when they clash in Group A at the O2 Arena in south-east London.
As well as the US Open final, where Murray won his first grand slam title in an epic five-set match, the pair also faced off recently in the final of the Shanghai Masters.
Murray held five match points but it was Djokovic who eventually came out on top to make partial amends for his US Open loss.
Murray and Djokovic will also face Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic and France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in their other Group A matches.
The top eight players in the world rankings qualify for the tournament, but Spanish star Rafael Nadal is absent due to injury.
Defending Tour Finals champion Roger Federer, who has won the event a record six times but will lose his world number one ranking to Djokovic on Monday, is in Group B with former US Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro, Spain’s David Ferrer and Serbia’s Janko Tipsarevic.
The tournament is being held in London for the fourth time after moving from Shanghai in 2009.