The ATP has just released the groupings for the upcoming Finals event in London which begins on Sunday.
Here are the groups:
John McEnroe Group
Ivan Lendl Group
Murray is drawn with two US Open champions plus a US Open finalist. And the other three in his group have played the event before.
Meanwhile, 4-time defending champion Djokovic is the only Grand Slam winner in his group and the only player to have ever won a match at the event, with both Monfils and Theim making their debuts this year. Plus, Djokovic has a perfect record against all three opponents at 23-0 (7-0 v Raonic, 13-0 v Monfils, 3-0 v Thiem). And Raonic is ailing with a quad injury while Monfils is also coming off an injury.
Djokovic, the only player in the field to have reached the final at the event, is seeking a 5th straight ATP Finals titles, 6th overall.
A subplot to the event is the No. 1 race with the winner of the event if it’s either Djokovic or Murray likely taking the No. 1 ranking.
The opening day Sunday schedule features Djokovic-Thiem then in the evening Monfils-Raonic.
On Monday it’s Wawrinka-Nishikori then at night Murray-Cilic.
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