The groups have been picked for the ATP World Tour Finals and it seems the gods have favoured Roger Federer as the Swiss attempts to defend the title he won 12 months ago.
Federer has been placed with David Ferrer, Juan Martin del Potro and Janko Tipsarevic in Group B while Novak Djokovic faces Andy Murray, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Tomas Berdych in Group A.
Djokovic is already assured of ending the year as world no. 1 no matter what happens in London.
Novak Djokovic (SRB)
Andy Murray (GBR)
Tomas Berdych (CZE)
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
Roger Federer (SUI)
David Ferrer (ESP)
Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)
Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)
How to play from the baseline
The expression “to endure the rally” is about those indeterminate moments of a rally where none of the players is leading.
The ability to endure the rally is fundamental when you play a “long rally”, because it offers you the chance to measure your opponent’s strong points and vulnerabilities, besides letting you position as best as possible for your next offensive shot.