2017 Nitto ATP Finals will be staged at London's O2 Arena between November 12-18, and the British capital will host the elite 8 players for the 9th year in a row since the tournament moved here in 2009. As we all know, the season has been turbulent and plagued with injuries, with some notable players missing the ATP Finals for the first time in many years (Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray at first), but we should still get quality 8 days of tennis and the battle for 1500 points and one of the most prestigious titles of the year.
The groups have been named after former champions of this event, and we should get some entertaining matches in order to determine the semi-finalists. Group Pete Sampras contains the world number 1 Rafael Nadal, who will try to win this tournament for the very first time, and his rivals are Dominic Thiem, Grigor Dimitrov, and David Goffin. Spaniard had troubles with his knee recently, being forced to withdraw from Paris before the quarter-final match with Filip Krajinovic, and Dominic Thiem is in a poor form as well, failing to reach the semi-final at any event after the Roland Garros! That opens the window for Dimitrov and Goffin to cause an upset and oust at least one of the higher-ranked players from the further title chase.
Group Boris Becker is led by a six-time champion Roger Federer, who is the top favorite to go all the way and lift his first trophy here since 2011! Alexander Zverev seeks a good result as well at his ATP Finals debut, standing as the youngest player in the draw, but the other two will wait for their chance as well.
Marin Cilic has some solid results recently and he should be a contender for the place in the semis if he brings his A game, and Jack Sock is the most surprising name in the draw, battling his way towards London after winning the title in Paris, his biggest in a career so far.
Despite the fact he is at the top of the world just for being here, Jack will try to make a name for himself as well, making the first appearance at the elite ATP event. Draw: