US OPEN champion Andy Murray this afternoon faces the world No1 Novak Djokovic in the most significant match so far in London’s ATP World Tour Finals.
In a rivalry that is being compared with that witnessed between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, the two have been involved in several momentous matches in what has been a successful season for both and most recently competed in the final of the Shanghai Masters, where Djokovic won.
Though comparisons with Federer and Nadal are perhaps premature, that Murray overcame Djokovic in the final of this year’s US Open to secure his first ever grand slam should not be overlooked.
“Whenever I play Andy, I know it’s going to be a gruelling fight with a lot of long rallies,” said Djokovic after his victory of Shanghai, and so it consistently proves. “Most of our games have been tight,” Murray said.
Novak Djokovic v Andy Murray, 1.45pm; Tomas Berdych v Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 7.45pm
R Lindstedt/H Tecau v M Bhupathi/R Bopanna, 12pm; M Mirnyi/D Nestor v J Marray/F Nielsen 6pm