WTF build up: the draw

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The draw for the World Tour Final's in London was made today. The season ending event starts a round-robing tournament with the 8 qualifying players split into two groups. The top two players from each group go through to the semi-finals.

Murray will play Berdych in the opening singles match on Monday.

Group A
Djokovic
Murray
Berdych
Tsonga


Group B
Federer
Ferrer
Del Potro
Tipsarevic

These are the top 8 players in the world, so any permutation would be tough. Murray should beat Tsonga. Berdych and Djokovic are 50/50 propositions.
November 03, 2012, 02:32 PM
By boogers

These are the top 8 players in the world, so any permutation would be tough. Murray should beat Tsonga. Berdych and Djokovic are 50/50 propositions.
Your quite right about that Boogers but that said Fed must be quietly smiling to himself.
November 03, 2012, 02:37 PM
By caroline

Order of play on Monday 2pm Andy vs Berdy, evening Nole vs Tsonga.
November 03, 2012, 02:44 PM
By michelle

Order of play on Monday 2pm Andy vs Berdy, evening Nole vs Tsonga.

So that's 9am my time. Oh, that sucks.
November 03, 2012, 02:46 PM
By Emma Jean

These are the top 8 players in the world, so any permutation would be tough. Murray should beat Tsonga. Berdych and Djokovic are 50/50 propositions.

Andy should win vs Tsonga I agree.

VS Nole, I give it 60/40 Andy.

VS Berdych, 55/45 Andy.
November 03, 2012, 02:48 PM
By Emma Jean

Order of play on Monday 2pm Andy vs Berdy, evening Nole vs Tsonga.

Yikes - I'll be there, for my first ever Andy match. Time to make some noise....
November 03, 2012, 02:57 PM
By Elena

Well if Andy dosent win his group and it was a Fed Nole final i will be rooting for Nole to whip SUM BUTT and beat Fed.I really really dont want Fed to win it again this year.But i would really like Andy to get to the final and win it this year no question about that.
November 03, 2012, 02:59 PM
By caroline

Yikes - I'll be there, for my first ever Andy match. Time to make some noise....

I hope you have better luck than I have with live Murray matches. Watched 4, seen him lose 4.
November 03, 2012, 03:23 PM
By boogers

I hope you have better luck than I have with live Murray matches. Watched 4, seen him lose 4.
Oh Boogers it must be seeing you that puts Andy off! Please make sure you are well hidden if you are present at another live match, or stay well away.
November 03, 2012, 03:31 PM
By michelle

To be honest with you im not that keen on the WTF myself.I hate it if it has to come down to most matches won or most points won.I vividly remember that happening to Andy a couple of years back and Delpo got through because Fed let him win that match.How anybody can like Fed and say he is a nice guy is beyond me.
November 03, 2012, 03:54 PM
By caroline

How can this be a draw as it No 1-3-5-7, and No.2 4 6 8.  Surely this was predictable.
November 03, 2012, 03:59 PM
By tamila

I hope you have better luck than I have with live Murray matches. Watched 4, seen him lose 4.

I certainly hope so too Boogers! That is bad luck.

Really excited though to be there at Andy's first UK appearance as a Grand slam winner etc.

It will be shown on BBC2
November 03, 2012, 04:06 PM
By Elena

The season ending event starts a round-robing tournament with the 8 qualifying players split into two groups.
I do hope it's a Round Robin and that they won't be dressing each other, as suggested above <vbg>
November 03, 2012, 04:17 PM
By FCR

I do hope it's a Round Robin and that they won't be dressing each other, as suggested above <vbg>
nice one fcr.
boogers you are under strict instructions to stay away from 02 on days that Andy is playing. 
Fed as usual is the jammy swiss roll when it comes to the draw though I guess in fairness the comparison should be with ferrer as the equivalent seed.
November 03, 2012, 04:41 PM
By Ruthie

This is about the worst group possible, oh well at least they will be good matches.
November 03, 2012, 04:43 PM
By laundry

 So assuming we don't have a repeat of last year I'll see Andy play Friday and fingers crossed in SF Sunday.
If he's playing wed night might see if can get last minute ticket as will be in London though I've read most sessions are now sold out.
November 03, 2012, 04:46 PM
By Ruthie

Andy should win vs Tsonga I agree.

VS Nole, I give it 60/40 Andy.

VS Berdych, 55/45 Andy.
I would sat 45/55 vs Djokovic and 60/40 vs Berdych but that's just me.

What's the H2H on hard courts out of interest (and also the indoor H2H might be interesting too).
November 03, 2012, 05:19 PM
By TheMadHatter

.... No 1-3-5-7, and No.2 4 6 8....

looking at it that way it doesn't seem "random"! Smile
November 03, 2012, 05:33 PM
By janetx

robing?
November 03, 2012, 05:42 PM
By ProdigyEng

These are the top 8 players in the world, so any permutation would be tough. Murray should beat Tsonga. Berdych and Djokovic are 50/50 propositions.

Hes not going to lose to birdshit in the first match of the tournament. He'l be too fired up. I suspect a straight sets demolition ala Soderling in 2010.
November 03, 2012, 06:56 PM
By Johnny Handsome

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