Murray to open ATP World Tour Finals against Cilic

Updated: 2016-11-08 09:44


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Murray to open ATP World Tour Finals against Cilic

Andy Murray poses for pictures after winning Paris Masters tennis tournament men's singles final on Nov 6, 2016. [Photo/Agencies]

LONDON - Britain's Andy Murray and Serbia's Novak Djokovic will resume their battle for the year-end world No. 1 at the ATP World Tour Finals at The O2 Arena in London from November 13-20.

Murray, who has won eight titles this year, leads Group John McEnroe alongside Stan Wawrinka, Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic. He will play Cilic on the night of Nov. 13.

He is attempting to become the first Briton to win the ATP World Tour Finals and secure year-end No. 1 in the ATP Rankings for the first time.

"You're playing against the best players in the world in this event. The top eight players are here, and every match is extremely tough," Murray said during the draw ceremony. "I look forward to getting out there. It's obviously an amazing atmosphere, playing at The 02."

Djokovic, who saw his streak of 122 consecutive weeks at No. 1 end on November 7, is looking to capture a fifth consecutive and record-equalling sixth year-end title.

The Serbian has been drawn in Group Ivan Lendl with Milos Raonic and two debutants, Gael Monfils and Dominic Thiem.