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Murray in the same group as Wawrinka and Djokovic with rookies Monfils and Thiem

Murray in the same group as Wawrinka and Djokovic with rookies Monfils and Thiem

Britain’s Andy Murray will debut his new world number one status at the ATP Finals (Masters) in the John McEnroe Group, along with Swiss Stan Wawrinka, Japan’s Kei Nishikori and Croatian Marin Cilic.

In the Ivan Lendl Group, defending Serbian Novak Djokovic will fight alongside Canadian Milos Raonic, and the two rookies this year, Frenchman Gael Monfils and Austrian Dominic, Thiem.

The tournament will define who will finish as individual number one at the end of the year. The fight looms between Murray, who has just snatched that position from Djokovic, and the Serbian. Both depend on themselves. If Murray wins the tournament, regardless of his results in the first phase, Dunblane’s will start 2017 in that position.

“Nole”, who starts this Sunday against Raonic, cannot afford a single defeat in the “all against all” and is obliged to win all five O2 games, to regain his crown.

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“I want to enjoy this number one because maybe it could only be a week,” said Murray, aware of what could happen in London, where he will start the tournament on Monday against Marin Cilic, who this week shows his best world ranking, in seventh Market Stall.

For Djokovic, the result of the draw has been the most favorable. The champion of the last four years has as great rival the champion of the US Open, Wawrinka, and the two rookies of this year, the Austrian Dominic Thiem and the French Gael Monfils, former junior number one, who did not play the Masters 1,000 from Paris-Bercy due to injury, although this week he has placed in the best position of his career, six.

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Against his three rivals, Djokovic has not given up a single set, and combines a devastating 23-0 as balance.

The tournament will have two important casualties. That of the Spanish Rafael Nadal, who decided not to play the last part of the year to recover from his wrist injury, and that of the Swiss Roger Federer, who put the high after the semifinals of Wimbledon and this week appears in position 16, the lowest since June 18, 2001.

Federer is the record man of the Masters. The Swiss, who has played the last 14 editions, is the player with the most titles (6), the most finals (10), the most games played (64), the most wins (52), and the most editions played (14), in addition to be the oldest winner.

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The Czech Tomas Berdych and the Belgian David Goffin will act as reserves.

The tournament will take place at the O2 in London, starting this Sunday, November 13. The two groups of doubles were also drawn this Monday with this result:

Fleming / McEnroe Group: Pierre-Hugues Herbert / Nicolás Mahut (FRA), Feliciano López-Marc López, Henri Kontinen / John Peers (FIN-AUS), Raven Klaasen / Rajeev Ram (RSA-USA)

Edberg / Jarryd Group: Jamie Murray-Bruno Soares (GBR-BRA), Bob and Mike Bryan (USA), Ivan Dodig / Marcelo Melo (CRO-BRA), Treat Huey / Max Mirnyi (PHI-BIE).

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