World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, who will start Sunday in Turin in search of a sixth Masters win to match record-holder Roger Federer, will face Stefanos Tsitsipas, Andrey Rublev and Casper Ruud in his group, according to the draw made Thursday night.
In the other group, world No. 2 Daniil Medvedev, winner of last year's Masters, will face Alexander Zverev, Matteo Berrettini and Hubert Hurkacz.
The Tennis Masters, which brings together the eight best players of each season at the end of the year, is played in Turin from this year until 2025, after twelve editions played in London.
"Nole", five-time winner of the event (2008, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015), has the opportunity to continue collecting records in case of new success to join Federer on the shelves, crowned six times.
The Serb can play with a clear head, as he is now assured of finishing the year at the top of the world rankings for the seventh time in his career after his success last Sunday at the Paris Masters 1000. And this before his last appointment of the year: the Davis Cup (November 25-December 5), for the second edition of its revisited formula.
"Djoko, the only 30-year-old in a tournament where the seven other participants are 25 years old or younger, will meet for the first time in his group (green) the Russian Andrey Rublev (N.5), who could have been on his way to Paris (in the quarters) if he had not fallen in the second round against the American Taylor Fritz.
In the other group, the red one, Russian Daniil Medvedev will meet German Alexander Zverev (N.3), whom he beat in the semifinals in Bercy (6-2, 6-2) before losing to Djokovic in the final.
The defending Masters champion will face Italy's Matteo Berrettini, the No. 1 player in the ATP rankings, who is expected to get a big boost from the fans in Turin.
Turin will be the 15th city, the first in Italy, to host this tournament created in 1970. The matches will take place from Sunday until November 21 at the Pala Alpitour, presented as the largest indoor stadium in Italy. This multi-sports complex was built for the 2006 Winter Olympics (it hosted the ice hockey competition).