Roger Federer meets Novak Djokovic in the group stage of the ATP World Tour Finals, as the draw in London revealed on Tuesday. Dominic Thiem and Matteo Berrettini complete the so-called group Björn Borg.
Rafael Nadal is in the André Agassi group with Daniil Medvedev, Stéfanos Tsitsipás and Alexander Zverev. It is still somewhat uncertain whether the 33-year-old Nadal will come into action in the O2 Arena, because he has not fully recovered from a stomach-muscle injury.
On Tuesday, the first-placed Spaniard announced that he would travel to the British capital anyway and that it was his intention to play.
If the twelve-time Roland Garros winner cannot participate, his countryman Roberto Bautista Agut, who is the world's number nine first reserve, will take his place.
Overview: Last 10 winner of the ATP Finals
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Federer plays against Thiem on Sunday
The ATP World Tour Finals start on Sunday and the final is a week later on Sunday, November 17. The numbers one and two from both groups advance to the semi-finals.
The games that are played on the first Sunday are Djokovic against Berrettini and Federer against Thiem. The other group will start on Monday with Medvedev against Tsitsipás and Nadal against Zverev.
Last year Zverev was the surprising winner of the ATP Finals. The German dealt with Djokovic in the final battle.