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ATP Finals draw: Novak Djokovic to face Roger Federer in group stage

Alexander Zverev is the defending ATP Finals champion
is the defending ATP Finals champion (Picture: Getty)

Novak Djokovic will face Roger Federer in the group stage of the season-ending ATP Finals in London.

Defending champion Alexander Zverev has been chosen in Group Andre Agassi together with world primary Rafael Nadal, Greek sensation and in-form Daniil Medvedev.

Group Bjorn Borg will likely be contested between Australian Open and Wimbledon champion Djokovic, 20-time Grand Slam-winner Federer, Austrian hot-shot and ATP Finals debutant Matteo Berrettini.

Djokovic received two of the 4 Grand Slams this yr, triumphing in Melbourne and London, and comes into the occasion having clinched his fifth Paris Masters title final week.

The Serbian legend is in a battle with Nadal to finish the yr as world primary. Nadal additionally added two Grand Slam titles to his assortment in 2019 however is presently scuffling with an harm downside.

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While falling brief on the Grand Slams, 38-year-old Federer received 4 tournaments this yr and would have clinched his ninth Wimbledon title had he not wasted two Championship factors towards Djokovic in July.

Thiem, a five-time winner on the tour in 2019, and Medvedev each reached Grand Slam finals this yr whereas Zverev loved a late rally to qualify for the match he received 12 months in the past.

US Open semi-finalist Berrettini makes his debut on the season-ending match, whereas and Roberto Bautista Agut are on standby ought to a participant pull out due to harm.

Zverev beat Djokovic in straight units in the ultimate of the 2018 ATP Finals after knocking out in the semis.

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