ATP World Tour Finals, Casillas ready to retire, Povetkin returns

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Nadal and Federer will play in different groups at the Final ATP tournament

The composition of the groups of the Final ATP tournament, which will be held in London from November 12 to 19, was determined. At ATP World Tour finals the best tennis players of the world, occupying the 8 first places in the rating this season, will compete.

World No. 1 in tennis Rafael Nadal (Spain) will play in a group named after the famous U.S. tennis player Pete Sampras. The representative of Australia Dominic Thiem, Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov and David Goffin (Belgium) will act as Nadal’s competitors.

The titled Swiss Roger Federer is the favorite of the second group named German Boris Becker. Alexander Zverev (Germany), Croat Marin Cilic and Jack Sock (USA) will compete with him.

Bookmaker Bwin considers Swiss Roger Federer as favorite of tournament with the odds 1.67 to win. The odds for Rafael Nadal are 4.50 to win.

 

Casillas looks towards “exit”, following Buffon

Two-time European champion, world champion, champion of the Champions League Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas said that he is ready to follow the example of his Italian colleague Gianluigi Buffon, intending to retire after the end of this season.

According to Casillas, he hopes that Buffon will change his mind, but understands that the end of his career is “just around the corner.”

The national team of Spain on November 11 will play a friendly match with the national team of Costa Rica. The odds for Spain are 1,16 to win. The odds for Costa Rica are 15,50 to to win and 7,00 to draw.

 

Povetkin returns in December

The World Boxing Council no longer has claims against Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin. Povetkin has been cleared for a past failed drug tests.

In December, the heavyweight can get in the ring to participate in the battles under the aegis of the organization. It is possible that in the next year he will fight for the title of champion.

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