Current ATP Rank: 1
2014 Highlights: 6 titles – Wimbledon, Paris, Beijing, Rome, Miami, Indian Wells; French Open finalist
ATP Finals History: 8th appearance (all consecutive), 3-time champion in 2008, 2013-2914
Notable Stat: Is on a 10 match winning streak at the ATP Finals (titles the last two years)
Finals Outlook: My favorite to win a fourth ATP Finals didn’t exactly need any help from the drawmakers but he got it anyway by being placed in the weaker of the two groups. In B, Djokovic, who should lock up the No. 1 ranking by this time next week, has dominated both Cilic and Berdych and with Wawrinka wallowing I don’t think Novak drops a match in the round robin, or for that matter the entire event. With the baby out of the way and no Davis Cup later, this is it for Djokovic who probably wished for a better 2014 Slam season. He’ll make up for it by finishing strong here.
Finals Quote: “Now I’m in a good place. I’m fighting for (year-end) No. 1 in the world. I won this tournament two years in a row. It gives me enough reason to do well this year.
“It’s the last tournament of the season. Only the best eight players in the world play here. It’s a unique format, round robin, that we don’t have on the Tour at all. It’s the crowning achievement for all players here and they all want to finish in the best possible way. That’s why every match that you play in the group is like playing in the semi-finals or final of a Grand Slam.”
Swing Match: v Berdych
Projected Finish: Champion
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