The ATP World Tour Finals started this afternoon at the O2 in London where the world’s top eight singles and doubles pairs will be in action for the next seven days. World number one, British number one and current Olympic champion Andy Murray will be action tomorrow against Marin Cilic and he also faces Stan Wawrinka and Kei Nishikori in the John McEnroe Group.
Novak Djokovic, who is playing in the Ivan Lendl Group, is looking to take the world’s top spot back from Murray by the end of the tournament. He played his first match today beating Dominic Thiem, who replaced Rafael Nadal in the competition, 6-7, 6-2, 6-0. He will also play Milos Raonic and Gael Monfils in this group. Djokovic is attempting to win the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals for the fifth year running and for a sixth time overall equalling Roger Federer’s record. Overall victory will see him claim back the World Number One title.
Four time finalists and third seeds Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan beat sixth seeds Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo 7-6(3), 6-0 earlier today in the Group Edberg/Jarryd opening match. Also in the group are Murray’s brother Jamie and his doubles partner Bruno Soares from Brazil who are current Australian and US Open champions , they will play Treat Huey and Max Mirny in their first match. Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez are competing in the Fleming/McEnroe group along with Raven Klaassen/Rajeev Ram, Henri Kontinven/ John Peers and Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut.
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