Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer were drawn in the same group for the ATP Finals here, while new World No.1 Rafael Nadal was pitted alongside defending champion Alexander Zverev in the tournament’s draw on Tuesday.
Nadal has never won the tournament, losing in the final twice. Nadal, who dethroned Djokovic at the top of the ATP rankings on Monday, pulled out of the semi-finals of the Paris Masters last week due to an abdominal injury. But the Spaniard confirmed his participation for the year-ender.
The ATP Finals will take place between November 10 and 17 and is played in a round-robin format, with the top two players from each group advancing to the last four stage.
Nadal to travel
Nadal confirmed he will make it to the ATP Finals. “(On Monday), I had a scan in Mallorca. Despite having a small strain in my right abdominal, I will travel to London,” the 33-year-old said in a statement on his official Twitter account on Tuesday. “On Thursday or Friday I will start training on my serve. My aim is to be able to play,” he added.