The final Masters tournament in London has opened – the tournament in which only eight of the best tennis players in the world from the current year compete against one another. Amongst the lucky 8 is Croatia’s Marin Čilić.
Čilić actually has a few reasons to celebrate: upon his arrival to the ATP World Tour finals, he was awarded the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award for off-court philanthropy through his foundation, which supports educational projects and aspires to give young people improved access to education.
Čilić’s first appearance in London will be on Monday, 14 November where he will face first ranked tennis player Andy Murray. Čilić, against Murray, has a record of three wins and 11 losses.
The final tournament of the eight best will take place on hard courts at the O2 Arena in London from 13 to 20 November.
In addition to the eight best tennis players, the top eight pairs are also competing, among which is also Croatian Ivan Dodig. This will be the last tournament with partner Marcelo Melo.
The prize fund of the tournament is 7.5 million dollars.