The Nitto ATP World Tour Finals is all set to begin in a couple of days at the O2 Arena in London. The World Tour Finals, a tournament which takes place at the end of the tennis season, is a battle for supremacy amongst the top 8 players in the world.
There have been two withdrawals from the tournament this year in the form of Juan Martin Del Potro and Rafael Nadal, both of whom withdrew due to injuries. In their place, Japan's Kei Nishikori and USA's John Isner will take part in the prestigious tournament.
The draw took place a couple of days ago and the 8 players were divided into two groups - the Guga Kuerten Group and the Lleyton Hewitt Group.
Over the years, The Tour finals have seen some mouth-watering matches take place. The quality of the matches between the top 8 players of the world is unmatched.
In this article, we take a look at the top 5 matches of the ATP World Tour Finals over the years.
#5 Roger Federer vs Stan Wawrinka, 2014
In an all-Swiss encounter at the semifinal stage of the tournament back in 2014, Roger Federer saved 4 match points and edged his compatriot in a thrilling encounter at the O2.
Wawrinka started off the match on the front foot, taking the first set quite comfortably. The second set was a tighter affair, with Federer coming out on top in the end. Wawrinka had 3 match points while serving at 5-4 in the third, but poor net play cost him those points.
He had a match point in the tie-break as well, but was denied by a good serve by Federer. In the end, Federer converted his first match-point to qualify for the final. Unfortunately, he had to pull out of the final against Novak Djokovic due to an injury.
Result: Federer d. Wawrinka 4-6 7-5 7-6