Murray and Federer to collide at O2

BRITAIN’S Andy Murray will resume his long-standing rivalry with Roger Federer next week in London after the pair were drawn in the same group for the ATP World Tour Finals.

Murray, one of a select few in the world to enjoy a favourable head—to-head record against Federer, will be looking to add to his eight wins over the Swiss 16-time grand slam winner when they meet at the O2 Arena.

The world No5 will also face Robin Soderling and David Ferrer in the group stage of the elite, end-of-season tournament, with his first match, against Swede Soderling, on Sunday afternoon.

Murray avoided a potentially trickier draw after world No1 Rafael Nadal and No3 Novak Djokovic were drawn in Group A, alongside Tomas Berdych and Andy Roddick.

The Scot goes into the Finals, which pits the eight best performing players of the year against each other, looking for a lift after slipping down the rankings this week.
He could feasibly end the year as world No3 but would need to outperform both Djokovic and French Open runner-up Soderling in London.

The Dunblane star lost to Federer at the same event last year.

ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS | DRAW

GROUP A
Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Tomas Berdych, Andy Roddick
GROUP B
Roger Federer, Robin Soderling, Andy Murray, David Ferrer