All eyes will be on local favourite Andy Murray as he attempts to cap another impressive year with victory in London.
Last Updated: 18/11/11 9:25am
All eyes will be on local favourite Andy Murray as he attempts to cap another impressive year with victory at the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals.
The British number one heads to London in the form of his life having won three of the last four ATP events he has competed in.
A narrow quarter-final defeat to Tomas Berdych ended a career-best 18-match unbeaten run in Paris, and he arrives at the O2 Arena as perhaps the man to beat due to injury concerns lingering over Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.
Murray, who recently ousted Roger Federer as the new world number three, reached at least the semi-final stage of all four Grand Slams in 2011, falling to Novak Djokovic in the final of the Australian Open and Rafael Nadal in the last four at Roland Garros, Wimbledon and Flushing Meadows.
The 24-year-old Scotsman became the third player to qualify for the World Tour Finals and will be making his fourth successive appearance at the prestigious season finale.
He reached the semi-finals on his debut when the event was played in Shanghai in 2008 and narrowly missed out on a last four berth in 2009 in London due to game difference.
Last year he came up just short of reaching the final when he lost to Nadal in a classic, falling in a third-set tie-break after over three hours of top-class tennis.
Murray has won five titles this year and a sixth in London would serve as perfect preparation as he attempts to go one better in Melbourne next year.