Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Murray Told to Raise His Game for ATP Finale

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Murray Told to Raise His Game for ATP Finale

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ANDY MURRAY is going to have to play some of his best tennis if he is to win a [pounds sterling]1million bonus and the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London next week.

The world No4 has been drawn in a tough group with Roger Federer, Fernando Verdasco and Juan Martin del Potro, who he faces in his opening match on Sunday.

But that fact that only Andy Roddick of the world's top eight players has withdrawn from the event at the O2 Arena means Murray (right) would have faced a tough task however the draw went, according to his former coach Mark Petchey.

He said: "It's a shame Roddick has been forced out but five players who have had outstanding years; Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Murray and Del Potro, are all here and that makes it one of the toughest end of tour finals ever staged.

"Andy came back from his wrist injury and won in Valencia and also competed in Paris and he should be in good shape for the finals. …

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