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I should of made a thread but the year ending champs are on this week, here's the groups:

Hewitt group:
Federer
Anderson
Nishikori
Thiem

Kureten group:
Djokovic
Zverev
Cilic
Isner


Coverage on ESPN all week, each group alternate days with a match each at 1am and 7am. I doubt I will get a chance to watch much. Nishikori beat Federer this morning with Anderson beating thiem.
 

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Thiem 26/30 (games) = 46.43%

Fed is 21/18, so 3-6 2-6 makes 26/30 (advances)

If 5-7 0-6 then 26/31 = 45.61% (eliminated)

If 5-7 1-6 then 27/31 = 46.55% (advances)

Assuming Fed loses in straight sets, to advance he needs to win at least 5 games against Anderson (6 if a set goes to 7 games).

Match winner finishes group on top.
 
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Thiem 26/30 (games) = 46.43%

Fed is 21/18, so 3-6 2-6 makes 26/30 (advances)

If 5-7 0-6 then 26/31 = 45.61% (eliminated)

If 5-7 1-6 then 27/31 = 46.55% (advances)

Assuming Fed loses in straight sets, to advance he needs to win at least 5 games against Anderson (6 if a set goes to 7 games).

Match winner finishes group on top.
So I assume top place is decided on head to head not on sets won / lost etc ? Both players will still deem it hugely important to win, for the ranking points and mostly to avoid Novak in the SF.
 

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For Federer to top his group is commendable after his terrible performance against Kei.

Don't see how Djokovic doesn't win his semi and then the final in straight sets.
 

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Was hoping Fed would win, no reason other than to not have a repeat match. Federer has just done enough to stay #3.

A Djokovic win in the final might see him stay #1 for the next 12 months. He could become the first player to be #1 for 52 weeks on 3 separate occasions (2 times - Connors, Sampras, Lendl, Djokovic).

WEEKS AT NUMBER 1
310 - Roger Federer
286 - Pete Sampras
270 - Ivan Lendl
268 - Jimmy Connors
225 - Novak Djokovic
196 - Rafael Nadal
 

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