Countdown. On Sunday you start ATP Finals, in London, the tournament that closes the year with the eight best of the season. But first there will be a special day, since the draw will be held on Thursday to know how the two groups of four players will be defined.
The ATP confirmed then that on Thursday the two disputed areas will be resolved, in addition to doing the same procedure with the doubles contest, to be played also on the hard court and indoors at the O2 Arena in the English capital.
This will be the last edition in London and the eight qualifiers are Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, Andrey Rublev and Diego Schwartzman.
Djokovic, No. 1 in the world, will lead one round robin group, and Nadal, his guard, the other, while the bolillero will provide the luck of them and their rivals to know the crosses to be played from next Sunday, with live transmission until Sunday 22 by ESPN signals and ESPN Play.com.
According to the UK Government, the tournament will be played behind closed doors due to the Covid-19 pandemic. London has hosted the end-of-year Masters since 2009 and this time it will have its farewell, as it will move to Turin, in Italy, between 2021 and 2025.
Schwartzman, No. 9 in the world, is the eighth and last classified, being the first in Argentina and Latin America since Juan Martín del Potro participated there in 2013. He entered being ninth, but Roger Federer is inactive due to injury.