Novak Djokovic will take on former World Number 1 Roger Federer tonight in their opening group match at the ATP World Tour Finals in London. Rafael Nadal is currently taking on fellow Spaniard David Ferrer and is a break up in the first set.
Yesterday saw the opening group games of the tournament, Stanislas Wawrinka, Andy Murray’s conqueror at the US Open earlier this year, defeated former Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych in three sets, 6-3, 6-7 (0-7), 6-3 in a gruelling match which lasted over 2 hours. Later in the evening Juan Martin Del Potro battled to beat Richard Gasquet in another tremendous 3-set match. Del Potro won the match 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 7-5 after going down an early set to the Frenchman. Those victories give Wawrinka and Del Potro an early advantage in groups A and B.
This evening though, sees the first big battle between two giants of the game, Federer, who has fallen out of the top 4 in the world rankings takes on Djokovic who has responded well to Rafael Nadal’s astonishing comeback and still holds onto the number 1 ranking, The match will get under way at around 8pm and is live on BBC2.