ATP World Tour Finals 2012: ‘Players consider this the fifth Grand Slam’

ATP World Tour Finals 2012: Tournament's managing director feels top players will be desperate to end the year on a high note

Sportsbeat
By Sportsbeat

Chris Kermode is convinced the rivalry of the world’s top tennis players will ensure a thrilling end to the season at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London.

The managing director of the tournament, which takes place at The O2, believes the likes of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Britain’s Andy Murray will be desperate to end the year on a high.

Djokovic and US Open champion Murray suffered surprise early exits in the Paris Masters this week, while Federer’s decision to not take part means Djokovic is guaranteed to end the year as the world number one.

And Kermode senses all will be keen to get one over on each other as a competitive 2012 draws to a close.

“I think the players now easily consider this the fifth Grand Slam, unquestionably,” said Kermode.

“I think the demand for tickets now has demonstrated that; the players feed off that buzz and excitement from packed arenas so I think it is a huge thing.

“The competition between especially those top three Federer, Djokovic, and Murray – they do not like to lose to each other.

“With Andy in front of his home crowd it is going to be electric.”

There are still tickets available for the ATP World Tour Finals at The O2 in London at viagogo. Click here to buy now!

MORE:

MORE: The latest football news

MORE: The latest tennis news

BIOGRAPHY: Cesc Fabregas

The Sport Review
Owen Hargreaves offers Chelsea one positive ahead of Barcelona clash
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 40 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 25 footballers’ cars: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid players feature
The Sport Review
Top 20 Nigerian footballers in Premier League: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Arsenal player wages 2017: Do you know how much Xhaka, Ozil and Coquelin earn each week?
The Sport Review
Warriors v Blazers: Five talking points
The Sport Review
Halep, Svitolina, Venus Williams and more gripped fans all the way to Singapore
The Sport Review
Gary Neville: Man United star will be one of the best ever