World No 1 Andy Murray and World No 2 Novak Djokovic will face off at the O2 Arena in London tonight for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. The meeting will be their first head to head in five months. Coming after their last encounter at the final of Roland Garros in June. A match that Djokovic won to complete his career Grand Slam, making him the first man since Rod Laver in 1967 to hold all four majors concurrently. Andy Murray on the other went on to win Wimbledon and a gold medal at the Olympic Games in Rio.
What’s at stake in tonight’s match is not just the trophy but also the year-end ranking. Who ever wins tonight’s match will became the World Number One. Murray became No 1 barely two weeks ago after Djokovic had held the position for 223 weeks. After saving a match-point against Milos Raonic yesterday to book a place at the final, Murray kept his hope of ending the season at the top alive. But defeating Djokovic tonight might be an arduous task. It took an imperious Djokovic about an hour to thrash Kei Nishikori to book a spot against Murray. If Djokovic wins tonight he will not just return back to the top but will also clinch his fifth successive title and sixth overall title for the year-end grand finale.
Whoever wins tonight will go home with $7,000,000 in prize-money. Christmas will definitely come early for either Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray. We can only wish them luck!