Hey all, the draw for the World Tour Finals is out and Roger landed himself in a pretty sweet group. He could have got Andy Murray in his Round Robin but instead has Ferrer, Del Potro and Tipsarevic.
This is clearly the better of the two groups and I think Roger should qualify for the Semi Finals now, he should beat Tipsarevic easily and I also think he'll beat Del Potro this time around.
The Basel loss is a bit of an anomaly and I think Roger will bounce back. The difficult match will be Ferrer, even though Fed is 13-0 lifetime against the Spaniard I think he might put in a good run at the World Tour Finals again this year and if he wins his first Masters 1000 title in Paris he'll be playing confidently.
My picks for the semi finals are Djokovic, Berdych, Federer and Ferrer. Play starts on Monday and I think Group B will be in action on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturaday. This year the final is on Monday, which I'm not a huge fan of but looks like the fairest way of making sure all players have the same amount of days off.
Opening Match Schedule
Monday Evening Session: Djokovic vs. Tsonga
Tuesday Evening Session: Ferrer vs. Del Potro
So Roger faces Tipsarevic in his opening match, I'm expecting a comfortable straight sets win, Tipsy withdrew in his quarter final match in Paris again Janowicz (something he makes a habit of) and I'm starting to think he is a bit of a clown. Roger leads the H2H 5-0 so I imagine it will be over quickly, they did have that 5 set thriller at the Australian Open in 2008 but those were bad back/mono times so not a good indicator.
Roger is already in London Practising
Check this out for a relaxed session:
What are your World Tour finals predictions?