From the O2 Arena in London…

The ATP Year End Tennis Event gets underway today, live from the O2 Arena (Bono fame!) in London.  Earlier, 3 Andy Murray defeated 5 Thomas Berdych, 3 – 6, 6 -3, 6 – 4.  1 Djokovic and 7 Tsonga are just getting underway.   Group B which will feature  2 Roger Federer will begin play tomorrow.  Fed will his play his first match against Janko Tipsarevic.  This event showcases the top eight players in the world, actually the top nine since 4 Rafael Nadal has withdrawn due to his knee injury.

Today marks the first day that Novak Djokovic officially takes over the number 1 ranking from Roger Federer.  Djokovic will hold this ranking through the end of this year, regardless of the outcome of this event.  Roger held the number 1 ranking for four months after taking it away from Djokovic this past summer when he won his 7th Wimbledon.  If Roger can prevail in London, it will be his seventh year end title in the past ten years.  Tres impressive!!!

Update: Djokovic takes down Tsonga, 7 – 6, 6 – 3

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