As the ATP Finals Tournament commences this Sunday, all eyes watching in anticipation for the upcoming clashes between this years eight best tennis titans as they clash in the colosseum court at the O2 Arena in London.
Six-time winner Roger Federer and five-time winner Novak Djokovic find themselves competing in in the same group. Alongside these two power houses, we find Dominic Thiem who is planning to redeem himself after being eliminated in the group stages of the 2018 ATP Finals after winning one match.
Also appearing in the group is Matteo Berrettini who managed to reach the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters, beating Dominic Theim in the quarter-finals in what was to be his best Master’s performance to date.
All eyes will also be on world number one Rafael Nadal who today announced that he would be competing in the finals after having pulled out of last weeks Paris Masters after experiencing a “small” abdominal injury.
Djokovic will be looking to up-seed Nadal, who is currently ranked above him, by winning two group-stage matches and reaching the finals. If Nadals injury haunts him once again by forcing him to pull out of the tournament or lose at the round-robin stage, this seems a likely outcome. If Nadal doesn’t make it into the semi-finals and Djokovic goes on to win the prestigious tournament, this will see Djokovic ending the year sitting comfortably on top of the rankings.
As these rivals meet, who between these tennis titans will be left standing once the dust settles.