Djokovic, Federer Clear Favorites — ATP Finals Groups

Rex Christensen
November 9, 2018

The 17-time men's singles Grand Slam champion had lost his place atop the ATP men's singles ranking to Novak Djokovic during the Paris Masters, but his withdrawal from the ATP Finals in London has ensured that the Serbian will finish the year as the top ranked men's singles player.

Year-end No. 1 Djokovic is mixed in with big men Alexander Zverev, Marin Cilic and John Isner, all of whom are at least 6-foot-6.

And Becker believes the 37-year-old has been handed a more favourable draw compared to Djokovic. In one of his recent interviews Federer said- "I do not have a magical body that I never suffered injuries". On Monday, Djokovic meets Isner and Cilic battles Zverev.

"On the other hand, Kevin Anderson isn't too bad either on serving".

"I do not feel the need to reveal every kind of detail", said Roger Federer. "From my point of view, there is nothing so emotional even if I had a great career", said the humble Swiss. His rivals, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal both have had books published on them.

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But Becker does not think his absence will make the competition less glamorous.

He has triumphed in London four times in the past, and five times overall.

Federer, meanwhile, has achieved glory in the capital in 2010 and 2011. However, Federer says he is not much inclined to publish his story as such.

And he has also won the ATP Finals in Houston and Shanghai, in 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2007.

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