Groups for Masters Cup in Shanghai announced

Nov 7, 2007 - 4:20 PM SHANGHAI, China (Ticker) -- The two groups for the Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai were announced on Wednesday.

The Red Group is headlined by defending champion and world No. 1 Roger Federer, who will be up against Nikolay Davydenko, Andy Roddick and Fernando Gonzalez in the round-robin portion.

Second-ranked Rafael Nadal has been placed in the Gold Group with Novak Djokovic, David Ferrer and Richard Gasquet.

Federer defeated American James Blake in last year's final to win this event for the third time in four years. The 12-time Grand Slam champion is the only player in the field to have won this $4.45 million season-ending event, which begins Sunday and concludes with the championship match on November 18.

First prize is $1.52 million.

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