Who will claim the title?

The draw of the final men’s tournament of 2014, Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, was announced on the 3rd and the players in each group have been decided.  Who has the easier draw, [CR1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) or [CR2] Roger Federer (SUI)?

Djokovic leads Group A  and has dominated  all three players in his group: [CR4] Stan Wawrinka (SUI), [CR7] Tomas Berdych (CZE), and [CR9] Marin Cilic (CRO).  Is there really going to any competition or should we just pencil Djokovic’s name into the final?

Federer has the more difficult  draw in Group B.  The only player he has dominated is [CR8] Milos Raonic (CAN) and he lost their most recent encounter at the BNP Paribas Masters, Paris.  He is tied with [CR5] Kei Nishikori (JPN) and [CR6] Andy Murray (GBR); thus, those matches can go either way and Murray seems to be having a late season resurgence in form.

Three questions to be answered as round robin play gets underway this Sunday: Who will rise to the occasion? Can anyone beat Djokovic?  And who will end the year as the number one ranked player?

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