Andy Murray plays his first match of the ATP World Tour Finals later today, when he takes on world no.6 Tomas Berdych at the o2 arena in London. It's been quite a year for the Scot, enduring the agony and the ecstasy of losing the final and Wimbledon and then winning Olympic gold, before he achieved the greatest successes of his career by winning the US Open in an epic five set thriller with Novak Djokovic.
The tournament will be the first time the world no.3 has played on home soil since that momentous victory. Murray withdrew from the tour finals last year with a groin injury, but said that this time he's fit and ready to take on the world's best.
"Yeah well this is a tournament that you work the whole year to try and qualify for. It's not, you know, an easy thing to do so yeah I was very disappointed last year to, you know, not to be able to complete the event so I hope I can do better this year."
Staged in a round robin format, Murray will also play Jo-Wilfred Tsonga and world no 1 Djokovic. The Serb reflected on what has been another great year at the top of the men's game.
"It's been a fantastic 2012 for me. Definitely difficult to follow up after incredible 2011 the best of my career but, you know, it's still not over. There is the World Tour finals that is the season finale, the best eight players in the world in this season are going to participate here so I want to try to win every match that I play on get as far as I can in this tournament but regardless of what I do here it was fantastic year I agree and I cannot be prouder than what I am right now."
The other group contains reigning champions Roger Federer, David Ferrer, Juan Martin del Potro and Janko Tipsarevic.
Written and presented by Alfred Joyner