Bring on Djokovic!

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

ANDY MUR­RAY is braced for the tan­ta­lis­ing prospect of fac­ing Novak Djokovic in the fi­nal of the ATP Tour Fi­nals with the world No. 1 rank­ing on the line.

Djokovic has qual­i­fied for the semi­fi­nals af­ter win­ning his first two group matches at Lon­don’s O2 Arena and Mur­ray should also make the last four with two vic­to­ries go­ing into his last match against Stan Wawrinka today.

If the old ri­vals fin­ish top of their groups, they wouldn’t be able to meet be­fore Sun­day’s fi­nal.

That is a thrilling propo­si­tion given the fi­nal would de­cide not only the win­ner of this sea­son’s Tour Fi­nals but also the holder of first place in the year-end world rank­ings.

Mur­ray is cur­rently in pole po­si­tion af­ter end­ing Djokovic’s 122-week reign at the top, but the world No. 2 will re­gain first place if he wins the Tour Fi­nals for a record-equalling sixth time.

“It could come down to a match be­tween me and Novak. Who knows what’s go­ing to hap­pen the next few days,” Mur­ray said.

“For me and I’m sure for Novak, both of our goals would be to try to win the event.

“For him, whether that’s by beat­ing me, some­one else, or for me if it’s win­ning against Novak or another player, it doesn’t change for us as play­ers.

“But I think for the tournament, for every­one in­ter­ested in ten­nis, that would prob­a­bly be the per­fect way to fin­ish the year.” – AFP

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