Nishikori set for ATP Finals test after bouncing back from slump

He fell to Marin Cilic in the final of the 2014 US Open

The future of the ATP Finals remains unresolved and two of tennis' biggest stars Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer have opposing views on whether it should move on from London.

The renewed world No 1 finally confirmed it with a hurried answer that spoke of the embarrassment that it has caused both players in the wake of the state murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Djokovic and Nadal had expressed doubt as to whether they would play the December 22 match as Saudi Arabia is under growing pressure from the global community following the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi after he entered Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul on October 2. When asked if that was due to Nadal's ailment he replied, "Yes".

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are the two main attractions when the ATP Finals begin in London on Sunday.

Djokovic is set to end the season at the top spot after Nadal chose to withdraw from the London event.

The Swiss broadly supports it staying in the United Kingdom capital, where huge crowds of over 250,000 are attracted, while Djokovic favours moving it around the world.

"If they stay I think it's definitely a good choice", said the Swiss.

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'I don't know what the options are. I think the options are clearly important to look at.

'But it's been great here, I've enjoyed playing here.

"I'm extraordinarily happy to have won 99 (titles) - I'm happy I won the amount of matches and tournaments this year to get me there". It's been a winning formula here'.

"I don't want it to move from London", he said.

A champion's mentality instilled by Chang and Nishikori at his own accord saw him win a Challenger event at the beginning of the year in Dallas - It was back to basics.

Express Sport is on hand to give you the order of play. "I just feel the concept of this event should be the one that travels". It's not anything to do with London or the event. It's a great success here at the O2 Arena. Chang's calm aura in Nishikori's players box and only visibly being animated when deeming it necessary, along with his coaching expertise to encourage Nishikori to be more offensive when the opportunity presented itself took him to new heights.

Federer was voted fans' favourite for the 16th successive year. For the first couple of months after comeback, I didn't have sharp feelings as before. 'That level found fairly quickly and fairly easily, I would say.

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