Its that time of the year again, the ATP Tour comes to a close… but not before an intriguing Tour Finals held again at the O2 in London. The worlds 8 best players (with the exception of Nadal) come head to head to battle for the ultimate crown… It looks wide open…..
First up is Andy Murray v Kei Nishikori. The Brit has been in fine form winning 3 late season tournaments to enable him to qualify! He looks back to full fitness and his confidence is growing. Djokovic seems to still have a hold on him at the moment, but apart from that Andy must think he can beat anyone. The 27 year old Brit has reached the semi-finals in London twice before in 2010 and 2012 and there is no doubt he will have the biggest support! His 1st round robin match is against Kei Nishikori . The Japanese player has had a true breakthrough in 2014, reaching the worlds top 5 and reaching his 1st Grand Slam final. Make no mistake Kei is the real deal and with Michael Chang helping him, his mental strength is also improving. Both players are very solid from the back and like to shot make, unforced errors could be the key as well of course their 1st serves being effective. H2H it is 3-0 to Andy and none of the sets where even close. None of those matches though where in 2014 which as already mentioned has seen Kei at another level. I still think the crowd will help Andy and his determination to reach London will give him extra motivation to continue to do well.