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  • August 13, 2018
    We asked our panel to give their predictions. [b]Chris Wondolowski Jersey[/b] . Check out how our Sky Sports pundits think the World Tour Finals will go when it gets underway this weekend and cast your vote at the end. Can Andy Murray finish of the season in style or will Novak Djokovic reign supreme? There are six other top class players involved, including two former Grand Slam winners and two former major finalists.The competition is red-hot this year so we have asked our panel to give their predictions. Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just £6.99. No contract. The blockbuster week of action will take place at Londons O2 Arena, live on Sky Sports.Former greats of the game have all had their say on the big week ahead and make sure you cast your VOTE at the end... McEnroe Group Andy Murray Stan Wawrinka Kei Nishikori Marin Cilic Most exciting match-up? Barry - Murray v WawrinkaTwo players that have shown this year that they can win Slams, but Stan is the wildcard. No one really knows how hes going to play. He could come out and play unbelievable tennis but it was my fear this match could happen.Petch - Murray v NishikoriI think Nishikori, certainly at the US Open this year, had a couple of twists, serving and volleying a bit. Hes definitely trying to protect his serve a bit better this year against obviously great returners. Hes a great returner himself which is why I kind of like the match-up. Theres going to be a lot of opportunities for both players to break serve and its just a question of who can play the big points well. Live Tennis: ATP World Tour Finals November 13, 2016, 12:00pm Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass Annabel - Murray v WawrinkaStan is always unpredictable, always dangerous and obviously shocked everyone like he always does to win the US Open. Every Slam that hes won, he crept through the draw and then suddenly he wins it. Hes probably going to be quite fresh and hungry. I think he hasnt played his best tennis leading into it necessarily, but I just think for me that match stands out.Who is the dark horse? Barry - Im not sure there is oneI think every possible scenario could happen in that group because youve got Cilic, in great form, youve got Nishikori as Petch said, in great form. Youve got Stan, who beat Murray a couple of years ago, and youve got Andy in the form of his life. All those four guys are going to have to play an 8 out of 10 or a 9 out of 10. If they dont, theyre behind.Petch - Marin CilicHes a guy with his serve that can take the racket out of the hand. The other ones you feel have got some play on the ball, whereas Marin - if he serves well, as we saw at the US Open in 2014 - actually is unplayable. Hes the guy people feel is possibly not going to get through that group, but is equally as dangerous as everyone else. And hes confident. Live Tennis: ATP World Tour Finals November 13, 2016, 6:00pm Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass Annabel - Marin CilicThe last few matches Ive seen him play, his level has been extremely high apart from the last match in Paris when he suddenly ran out of steam against John Isner. But the improvements have been huge. He just moves better, hes more consistent from the back, hes extremely aggressive. He just seems more self-confident as well.Who wins the Group? Barry - Andy MurrayI think he will win it with two wins.Petch - Andy MurrayI think he will win the group, yep.Annabel - Andy MurrayIts impossible not to say Andy. With the form that hes in, you feel hes a level above everyone else at the moment.Who will go through as runner-up? Barry - Kei NishikoriTheres no method in that pick. Its just a gut feeling. I think hes a little bit more reliable than the other two, although if Wawrinka plays his best tennis, then he comes through that group, but thats a big if.Petch - Stan WawrinkaTheres no science, theres no stat, theres no form guide that can lead you to knowing what is going to happen between those three guys. I feel that Stan is due a big week again and I think he will want to finish this year strongly. Roger Federer is not about due to injury so Swiss eyes are all on him solely and I think he will be motivated to put in a great week.Annabel - Stan WawrinkaIts impossible to say. You dont know what mood Stan is going to be in. But Im going for him because hes so unpredictable. Lendl Group Novak Djokovic Milos Raonic Gael Monfils Dominic Thiem Most exciting match-up? Barry - Djokovic v MonfilsI saw Djokovic and Thiem play in Miami and although that was straight sets, it was one of the best couple of sets I saw all year actually, where Thiem showed how dangerous he can be. But he has really struggled recently so I would say Djokovic and Monfils. I think the Frenchman will be a great addition this year. He has the personality to be able to perform and has the game to be able to perform.Petch - Djokovic v MonfilsGoing on head to heads, the most interesting match-up will be one which Novak is not involved in. Given his dominant head-to-head record against everyone else in the group, he should feel very good about things and that should give him a lift coming in here. Im definitely looking forward to Novak against Gael, if Gael is fit and healthy. I think he certainly has become more consistent, so I think it will be the match that everyone will remember.Annabel - Djokovic v MonfilsI think this match because of what happened at the US Open. It was such an extraordinary match in terms of the goings on - it was just bizarre. He was trying to physiologically get into his head and he did. A lot of what he did, did have an impact.Who is the dark horse? Barry - Gael MonfilsMonfils for me, definitely. I just think with what happened with Milos pulling out in the semis at the Paris Masters, and although he played well last week, I think he was won five and lost five out of his previous 10 matches, so Im going to Gael.Petch - Dominic ThiemI do feel as though he has the fire power and foot speed to hurt players. He needs to serve big, rather than kick it in. He needs to use that first serve that he has. But if he can do all the things that hes shown, he can do this year, effectively, then I like his chances.Annabel - Gael MonfilsMonfils is a scary athlete. Out of all of the players he is the quickest and I think theyre all intimidated by his athletic ability and that serve. Everything seems to be coming together under coach Mikael Tillstrom. Hes the first coach thats been able to harness the talent and rawness, but still allow a bit of that flair to flourish, but also making him more consistent as well.Who wins the Group? Barry - Novak DjokovicI think he will win all three matches. I saw enough from him last week and I dont think his best tennis is too far around the corner.Petch - Novak DjokovicAnnabel - Novak DjokovicHe has a great record against all of them.Who will go through as runner-up? Barry - Gael MonfilsPetch - Gael MonfilsAnnabel - Milos RaonicI would say Raonic if he is completely fit. Other than that, I do think Monfils has a chance. Hell be a real crowd pleaser and serious entertainer.Who will win the ATP World Tour Finals? Barry - Novak DjokovicWhat swung it for me was actually the order of play and the fact that Djokovic is going to play on the first day means that he will get an extra days rest. I think hes got the easier group, while the Murray group will be punishing, and I think Novak will have an extra day off before the semis.Petch - Andy MurrayHard to argue against that logic and I do think that the odds have stacked up against Andy in terms of the obvious reasons and also in his group everyone can beat everyone so its coming down to sets and games. It has made it much trickier for him to come through. However, I really sense he would dearly, dearly love to win this tournament and I think hell be thinking Im better than everyone else in the top eight. That desire he has will see him find a way, but it wont be easy.Annabel - Andy MurrayI think hes come into this in the best form that weve ever seen him play. Hes contented and all the stars are aligned and I just think hes playing at a level above everyone else at the moment. 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