Hey guys, the groups for the World Tour Finals were announced earlier today ahead of the tournament starting on Sunday 9th of Novemember. Fed's landed in Group B with Andy Murray, Kei Nishirkori and his recent Bercy conqueror Milos Raonic. You can see the full groups below.
|Group A||Group B|
|Novak Djokovic||Roger Federer|
|Stan Wawrinka||Kei Nishikori|
|Tomas Berdych||Andy Murray|
|Marin Cilic||Milos Raonic|
Roger is in action on the first days play, taking to the court in the evening slot against Milos Raonic. A very quick rematch from their Paris encounter and like I said after the defeat I expect normal service to resume in this one. Court conditions will probably play a part but hopefully they're somewhat quicker than Paris, if they are that will definitely aid Roger's chances against all comers. Similar conditions to Basel or Shanghai would be ideal where the bounce isn't overly high and the ball goes through the court off offensive shots.
Pre tournament favourite has to be Djokovic who played some very stellar tennis in Paris and is on a 27 match winning streak on indoor courts. Hugely impressive and he's also bidding for his 3rd title in a row. Over the last 2 seasons he's been the best indoor player by a long way and based on his level in Paris that looks set to continue.
As for Fed's chances I'm not going in with any sort of expectations; Fed has a great record in London which speaks for itself so he's definitely in with a shot. I have a feeling Wawrinka might turn his fortunes around here too and be the surprise qualifier from Group A.
What do you guys think? Who's Roger's biggest threat in the group stages?