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Murray pitted against Djokovic at ATP World Tour Finals

ESPN staff
November 15, 2011

Andy Murray has been placed in a group containing Novak Djokovic at the ATP World Tour Finals.

Murray will head to London having won three tournaments during the autumn, although his bid for a fourth straight success was ended by Tomas Berdych at the BNP Paribas Masters.

He was beaten in the Tour Finals at the semi-final stage 12 months ago, losing out to Rafael Nadal and he could face the same player again in the last four after avoiding him in the group stage.

The top two in each group qualify for the semi-finals and facing Murray and world No. 1 Djokovic in Group A are David Ferrer and Berdych.

Djokovic has three grand slams to his name this year, but he has been struggling with injuries since the summer. He has lost just four times this year, but withdrew from last week's event in Paris with a shoulder problem and is under a cloud.

Murray trails Djokovic 6-4 on their head-to-head record, but has a verdict over the Serb in 2011 - albeit when the world No. 1 was forced to retire during the Cincinnati Masters final.

Murray appears to have the measure of Ferrer, holding a 5-3 record including all three times they have played this season, but his record is not good against Berdych. The Czech holds a 3-1 advantage, including their meeting in Paris last week.

Defending champion Roger Federer, who beat Nadal in last year's final, heads to the O2 in fine form following his win at the BNP Paribas Masters. The Swiss is the bookmakers' favourite and he has been joined in Group B by Nadal, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Mardy Fish.

The tournament gets underway on Sunday with the final taking place on November 27. Defending champion Federer takes on Tsonga in the singles curtain raiser, while Murray will begin his campaign against Ferrer on Monday.

Full draw :
Group A: Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, David Ferrer, Tomas Berdych

Group B: Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Mardy Fish

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