ATP Tour

Anderson, Federer set for London rematch at ATP Finals

2018-11-06 13:00
Roger Federer congratulates Kevin Anderson (Getty)

Cape Town - South African tennis star Kevin Anderson has been drawn in the same group as Swiss great Roger Federer for the ATP Finals in London.

The draw for the prestigious eight-man event was made on Monday night.

Federer, a six-time former champion of the event, heads Group Lleyton Hewitt which also features Anderson, Austria’s Dominic Thiem and Japan’s Kei Nishikori.

Anderson boasts a 1-4 losing head-to-head record against Federer, but beat the 20-time Grand Slam winner in their last encounter at Wimbledon this year, when the South African came back from two sets down to win 13-11 in the final set of their quarter-final clash.

World No 1 and five-time former champion Novak Djokovic leads Group Guga Kuerten alongside Germany’s Alexander Zverev, Croatia’s Marin Cilic and America’s John Isner.

South Africa also has a representative in the doubles, with Raven Klaassen and his New Zealand partner Michael Venus the sixth seeds.

The ATP Finals at London's O2 Arena is scheduled for November 11-18.

Groups:

Singles - Group Guga Kuerten

(1) Novak Djokovic (SRB)
(3) Alexander Zverev (GER)
(5) Marin Cilic (CRO)
(8) John Isner (USA)

Singles - Group Lleyton Hewitt

(2) Roger Federer (SUI)
(4) Kevin Anderson (RSA)
(6) Dominic Thiem (AUT)
(7) Kei Nishikori (JPN)

Doubles - Group Knowles/Nestor

(1) Oliver Marach (AUT)/Mate Pavic (CRO)
(3) Lukasz Kubot (POL)/Marcelo Melo (BRA)
(5) Mike Bryan (USA)/Jack Sock (USA)
(8) Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA)/Nicolas Mahut (FRA)

Doubles - Group Llodra/Santoro

(2) Juan Sebastian Cabal (COL)/Robert Farah (COL)
(4) Jamie Murray (GBR)/Bruno Soares (BRA)
(6) Raven Klaasen (RSA)/Michael Venus (NZL)
(7) Nikola Mektic (CRO)/Alexander Peya (AUT)

*Note: The groups are named after former champions of the event

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