ATP World Tour Finals: A Glimpse of All the 8 Title Contenders

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Saturday, November 8th, 2014 | 0

The ATP World Tour Finals is all set to host some blockbuster matches as eight of the world’s most successful tennis players this season will look to grab the coveted title under their belt, when the tournament kick-off from Sunday at the infamous O2 Arena.

We take a look at all the 8 contenders for the title…

Novak Djokovic: He is arguably the favourite to win the tournament. Having beaten all the top guys on the tour in the recent past, the top-ranked Serb has no cause for concern. Should he stand up to his competency, Djokovic is the most certain player to emerge victorious and defend his crown successfully. With a magnificent 61-8 win-loss record this season, Djokovic will look to escalate the success rate at the coveted tournament in London.

Roger Federer: With 17 Grand Slams under his belt, this man can never be regarded as an underdog or a dark horse. The Swiss maestro has been resurgent with his form this season, carrying an impressive win-loss ratio of 69-11. That stated, Federer will look to clinch his 7th crown at the year-ending Championships.

Stanislas Wawrinka: After winning the Australia Open title earlier this year, Wawrinka has looked completely out of touch, which makes us call him an underdog for the tournament. But, his wins over Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal (both at Australian Open) and Roger Federer (Monte-Carlo) this season, shows his capability to shun the critics.

Kei Nishikori: Asia’s solitary hope, Kei Nishikori has loads of expectations burdened upon his back, especially after finishing as the runner-up at the U.S. Open 2014. His decent win-loss record of 54-14, makes him one of the players to watch out for at the tournament.

Andy Murray: Being a part of the ‘Fab Four’, Andy Murray can never be taken lightly by his adversaries. Moreover, an experience of winning two Grand Slam titles could prove very constructive for the Brit. However, his tendency to surrender against top players like Djokovic and Federer could prove lethal for him.

Tomas Berdych: The big-serving Czech is the dark horse for the tournament. Albeit he is yet to outplay the top guys on the tour on a consistent basis, his powerful serve and strokes could make him a match-winner, should he execute his plans well. Furthermore, Berdych will look to improvise his win-loss ratio of 56-22 this season.

Milos Raonic: Known to be the fastest server after Croatian giant Ivo Karlovic, Milos Raonic will stress on his big serve to tame his counterparts. Moreover, his recent conquests of Roger Federer and Tomas Berdych at the Paris Masters are likely to bolster his confidence ahead of the tournament.

Marin Cilic: After his maiden U.S. Open triumph, Marin Cilic has become a serious threat on the men’s tour. Albeit he possesses well-built on-court skills, Cilic is an underdog heading into the tournament.

Group ‘A’: Djokovic, Wawrinka, Berdych, Cilic.

Group ‘B’:  Federer, Murray, Nishikori, Raonic.


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