Murray grouped with Wawrinka, Nishikori, Cilic at ATP Finals
ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 08, 2016 09:12 AM
Britain's Andy Murray holds up his finger to show he is No. 1 after winning the final of the Paris Masters tennis tournament against John Isner of the United States in three sets at the Bercy Arena in Paris, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
LONDON (AP) — Andy Murray, the world's new top-ranked men's player, has been drawn in a group with Stan Wawrinka, Kei Nishikori and Maric Cilic for the ATP finals.
Former No. 1 Novak Djokovic was drawn Monday with Milos Raonic, Gael Monfils and Dominic Thiem for the year-end tournament starting Sunday at the O2 Arena in London.
Murray, who officially took over the No. 1 ranking for the first time on Monday, has never won the ATP finals.
Djokovic, who has won the tournament the past four years, could reclaim the No. 1 spot if he defends his title.
Djokovic will open play Sunday against ninth-ranked Thiem, followed by No. 4 Raonic vs. No. 6 Monfils. On Monday, No. 3 Wawrinka will face No. 5 Nishikori, with Murray playing No. 7 Cilic in the night match.