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Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.

John McEnroe makes bold prediction about Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray

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John McEnroe believes Novak Djokovic will reclaim the world No.1 spot in tennis this weekend, which he lost to Andy Murray recently.

The pair are currently playing in the ATP Barclays World Tour Finals, where Djokovic has registered convincing wins over Dominic Thiem and David Goffin but had to work hard to beat Milos Raonic.

Murray, on the other hand, has had smooth sailing right from the start, most recently beating Stanislas Wawrinka 6-4 6-2 to reach the last four.

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In an interview with the BBC, per the Daily Mirror, McEnroe said: "Novak still has a decided edge in the bigger matches and is much better head-to-head.

"[That would] lead me to believe that if they walk on the court on Sunday for the final, he would have a real chance to get things right in his mind and finish the year as No.1."

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McEnroe refuses to completely rule out Murray, though, whose all-out attacking approach has yielded much success this year.

He added: "But Murray has obviously done a lot of good things to get to this place and has been playing the best overall the last six months.

"So, if there was a time where he was: 'Alright, I am ready to finally make this step', it would be a hell of a place to do it.

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"He has been extremely patient, persevered and got better. That for me makes this match-up even more interesting. That is why I hope, either in the final or the semis, that they play.”

Djokovic and Murray last faced each other at the French Open final in June, where the Serbian won 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 for his first title at Roland Garros.

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Topics:
Rafael Nadal
Novak Djokovic
ATP World Tour Finals
Roger Federer
Tennis
Andy Murray

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