A year-end classic: Murray, Djokovic drawn in same group

Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic will continue their career-long rivalry at the ATP World Tour Finals after being drawn in the same group for the season-ender in London's Docklands next week. Saturday's draw paired Murray in Group A with the man he beat in a Flushing Meadows epic to claim his first grand slam title at the U.S. Open in September. As well as Djokovic, who will end the year as the world number one for the second year running, home favourite Murray will also be up against Tomas Berdych and last year's beaten finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France.

Group B, the easier looking of the two, will feature defending champion and 17-times grand slam winner Roger Federer, Spain's David Ferrer, Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic and Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro.

World number four Rafa Nadal is the only one of the top eight missing from the eight-day tournament that starts on Monday. He has been out of action since June with a knee injury.

Murray also beat Djokovic on the way to winning Olympic gold at Wimbledon this year although the Scot lost to the Serb after saving match points in the Shanghai final last month. London's O2 Arena is hosting the tournament for the fourth consecutive year.

Janowicz dream run

Paris: Jerzy Janowicz became the first qualifier in eight years to reach the Paris Masters final on Saturday, extending his sensational run to meet David Ferrer. Janowicz, advanced with a 6-4 7-5 win over local favourite Gilles Simon, and will bid for his first career title against Ferrer, who is tied with Roger Federer for the most tour titles this year and can move ahead of the Swiss star if he clinches his seventh of the year on Sunday. Ferrer, the only seed in the semifinals at No. 4, survived an early onslaught from Michael Llodra to beat the Frenchman 7-5, 6-3.

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