ATP Finals: Marin Cilic profile

Chang has been key to Nishikori's return to form

This will be whittled down next month to a shortlist of about five and a final decision on the host of...

"I just feel like this is a great leverage, an opportunity to promote tennis all around the world", he added, suggesting it could move around every few years.

The 28-year-old is one of the most complete players in the game. Competent off both wings, a force to be reckoned with on the baseline that allows him to dictate play by manoeuvring his opponent from side to side in order for him to create an opening to ferociously pounce with his shot of choice.

The season-ending tournament kicks off in London from November 11 to 18 and will see the likes of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Alexander Zverev, Kevin Anderson and more all take part. "It's been a good place for us to play to showcase our talents".

Tournaments of the Year: Tournament in its category that operated at highest level of professionalism and integrity and provided best conditions and atmosphere for players. It was a run that saw Nishikori beat then world No 3 Stan Wawrinka before coming through against Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals in four sets. "It turned out to be a ideal five months".

Federer isn't quite on top form after losing to Novak Djokovic in the Paris Masters.

But just like his Argentine counterpart, it has been a career of niggling injuries.

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"I don't want it to move from London, but I just feel the concept of this event is that it is one that travels", the Serb told reporters. In 2013, he had knee issues during the early part of the season.

"It is a great success here and I personally have had phenomenal success so I should be the last one talking about moving it anywhere because I enjoy it". He was also honored as Comeback Player of the Year after returning from elbow surgery and climbing from outside of the Top 20 to No. 1.

Djokovic is the current favorite to win the event with 8/13 odds while Federer is behind him with 11/4 odds.

This was a decision Nishikori and his team will look back on whatever the outcome is at the Tour Finals next week and know that they made the right call.

Although he lost in the final of the Paris Masters to Karen Khachanov last week, Djokovic has had a remarkable second half of the year with wins in Wimbledon, the Cincinnati Masters, the US Open and the Shanghai Masters.

Djokovic is in Group Guga Kuerten along with Alexander Zverev, Marin Cilic and John Isner while Federer is in Group Lleyton Hewitt with Kevin Anderson, Dominic Thiem and Kei Nishikori.

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