From 20 to November 27, 2011 are at the O2 Arena in London, the ATP World Tour Finals spot. This unofficial World Championship for men’s tennis to the public under the name that had been earlier in the tournament, “Masters”. Who in 2011 the major contenders for the unofficial world title?
Roger Federer had in 2011 put it mildly, not the most successful year of his career. But he seems to be in the autumn of 2011 again regain his old form. He won the tournament in Basel and Paris-Bercy. In the past, Federer has won five times the unofficial tennis world championships and he should also be included in 2011 to the big favorites. The Swiss, in fourth place redial list for the ATP World Tour Finals.
The Masters in London starts with the group matches. The eight best players in the world is divided into two pools.Federer is in Group B and are therefore already in the early stages of the tournament, his eternal rival Rafael Nadal against. The Spaniard has naturally a great honor roll, but he never managed to win the Masters. He is keen to bring in change there in 2011.
Other Pool B
In Group B play behalven Federer and Nadal also Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and American Mardy Fish. Tsonga in months before Masters in good shape. He won the tournament in Vienna and in Paris lost the final to Federer. The Frenchman is certainly a contender to reach the semifinals of the Masters. The US Fish are the weakest in terms of ranking players participating in the Masters. In the preview, I must therefore conclude that it would be a big surprise if he has yet to succeed in this strong team to reach the semifinals.
In group A, Novak Djokovic. He is number one in the world and stands as a logical consequence, also in first place in the ranking of the tournament. The Serbian tennis player was clearly the best player of the 2011 season, he won three of the four Grand Slam tournaments. In the spring, he was a whopping 41 games unbeatable line. Djokovic won the Masters tournament before 2008 and it seems that this year, along with Federer, belong to the absolute top favorites.
Other Pool A
In group A, three strong players: Briton Andy Murray, Spaniard David Ferrer and Czech Tomas Berdych. Murray is obviously a very good player, but Brit does not seem to be a winner type and is therefore not among the favorites for the Masters. He has never won the tournament victory in one of the best tournaments. Obviously Murray is keen to change this.