Back on top, Djokovic eyes sixth ATP Finals crown

Is Karen Khachanov to be envied or feared since his Rolex Masters title

Is Karen Khachanov to be envied or feared since his Rolex Masters title

The Japanese player qualified for the tournament, which starts at the O2 arena on Sunday, as a result of the withdrawal of Juan Martin del Potro due to a right knee injury.

He posted a 22-match winning streak from Cincinatti to the Paris Masters, taking in the U.S. Open where he beat Del Potro to earn his 14th Grand Slam title and go equal third on the all-time list with Pete Sampras, behind only Nadal and Federer.

"I've learned a lot in each of the past two years and it's such a great event, with so many spectators and every session is sold out, which is absolutely awesome", said Thiem.

"Of course, unfortunately, Nadal had to withdraw from all of his tournaments after the US Open so he was not in that race but at the same time I thought it was a great five months that is crowned with this achievement".

A champion's mentality instilled by Chang and Nishikori at his own accord saw him win a Challenger event at the beginning of the year in Dallas - It was back to basics. I've been really consistent, so I'm happy to be back again.

The tournament opens on Sunday afternoon when Wimbledon finalist Kevin Anderson takes on French Open runner-up Dominic Thiem, but fans will have to wait until Monday before Djokovic plays his first match.

"I've learned a lot from the two previous visits here", said Thiem.

He talked about having his family, including his dog, in London with him, and about the environmental initiative he has launched that makes this week's tournament much better on plastics than it has been in recent years. This year should be different.

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"I love playing this event".

The ATP, the governing body of men's professional tennis, announced in August the opening of an global tender process to determine the future location of the season finale featuring the world's best eight qualified singles players and doubles teams.

"I've had phenomenal success here and I should be the last one to talk about moving it".

"I need to focus on what I have to do on the court", said Anderson. If I can keep doing what I'm doing, I will be playing the best tennis I can.

"I don't know what the options are".

In his last trip to London, Anderson reached the finals at Wimbledon.

"It turned to out to be a flawless five months of the year, with two Grand Slam titles", he added.

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