It’s that time of the year again, the single biggest non-Grand Slam tennis tournament is upon us. The ATP Finals is by far the most competitive event on the tour where the top-ranking players from around the world compete for the season-ending championship. Here’s all we currently know about the ATP Finals summarized.
Nitto ATP Finals Tennis Tournament
The ATP Tour Finals is an annual hardcourt indoor event set in Turin, Italy. It is the season-ending tournament akin to a fifth Grand Slam event. The 8 top-ranked players and teams qualify for the Finals. This year will mark its 54th edition and the venue is once again Pala Alpitour. The title sponsor Nitto is a Japanese material manufacturer.
|Tour category||ATP Finals|
|Prize Money||$15 Millions|
|Draw||8 Singles, 8 Doubles|
Nitto ATP Finals 2023 Results
In 2023 singles final, 24 time grand slams winner Novak Djokovic destroyed home favorite Jannik Sinner in straight sets 6-3, 6-3. Djokovic now have won ATP Finals record 7 times. After winning the title, title no 98th for Serbian star and 400th week as a world no 1 ranking.
While in the doubles, Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury defeated Horacio Zeballos and Marcel Granollers in the final in straight sets 6-4, 6-4. Ram/Salisbury achieves second consecutive victory with all wins following last year.
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NITTO ATP Finals 2022 champions
ATP Finals 2022 Champions, Novak Djokovic becomes champion of ATP Finals after 7 years. He defeated 2 time grand slam runner-up this year Casper Ruud in finals. By winning the 2022 ATP Finals title, Undefeated Djokovic earned a record $4,740,300(champion prize money + undefeated cash bonus) , highest payday in singles.
In doubles Final, 2021 ATP Finals runner-up Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury crown the title against Croatian pair Mate Pavic and Nikola Mektic. With title Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury claimed $930,300(including champion prize money and undefeated bonus), the highest payday in doubles prize money.
ATP Finals History and Previous Winners
The ATP Finals have been a part of the ATP Tour since 1970. Though it’s over 50 years of existence, the tournament has had many names and different venues all throughout the world, starting out as the Masters Grand Prix in Tokyo, Japan. Currently, the tournament is being held in Tiran, Italy, the product of a contract for 5 years from 2021-2025.
From its previous winners, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic holds the record for most titles at 6. 2 people, Ivan Lendl and Pete Sampras, have 5 total Finals wins. Of the doubles champions, legendary American tennis players John McEnroe and Peter Fleming share the record for most wins at 7 each. The event winners of the last 5 years are mentioned below.
|Year||Singles Champion||Doubles Champions|
|2023||Novak Djokovic||Rajeev Ram/ Joe Salisbury|
|2022||Novak Djokovic||Rajeev Ram/ Joe Salisbury|
|2021||Alexander Zverev||Pierre-Hugues Herbert/Nicolas Mahut|
|2020||Daniil Medvedev||Wesley Koolhof/Nikola Mektić|
|2019||Stefanos Tsitsipas||Pierre-Hugues Herbert/Nicolas Mahut|
|2018||Alexander Zverev||Jack Sock/Mike Bryan|
|2017||Grigor Dimitrov||Henri Kontinen/John Peers|
Nitto ATP Finals 2023 Prize Money and Points
For this year’s ATP Finals, the prize fund sits at an impressive $15 millions. The distribution of this money has been detailed below.
|Per R.R win||$395,300||$95,300||200|
The points mentioned above are additive, so an undefeated champion could win a total of 1500 ranking points.
Like the ranking points, the prize money is also additive. An undefeated champion could win around $5.1 million. This value can be broken down into the data mentioned in the table above. The $5.1 million consists of $320,000 from the participation fee, $1,185,900 for the 3 Round Robin wins (383,300 x 3), $1,150,000 for the semi-finals win, and lastly, $2,500,000 for the championship title.
ATP Finals Draws
The Nitto ATP Finals will have 8 singles and 8 doubles draws that will be announced after the tournament begins on the 13th.
ATP Finals Dates and Schedule
The Finals will be held from the 12th through to the 19th of November. The Round Robin stage will occupy the first 6 days; 12-17 November.
|Dates||Singles Matches||Doubles Matches|
|12th November||Round Robin (2)||Round Robin (2)|
|13th November||Round Robin (2)||Round Robin (2)|
|14th November||Round Robin (2)||Round Robin (2)|
|15th November||Round Robin (2)||Round Robin (2)|
|16th November||Round Robin (2)||Round Robin (2)|
|17th November||Round Robin (2)||Round Robin (2)|
|18th November||Semi Finals||Semi Finals|
Its 2nd time viewers the absence of the 1st and 2nd rounds can be rather challenging to understand. As there are only 8 players and 8 teams, conventional tournament progression would result in a rapid event, instead, a Round Robin is held with 2 matches every day. The Round Robin works off the basis of 2 equal groups, so for the Finals, the 8 players/teams are divided into 2 groups of 4 players/teams each. All parties in a group compete against each other. Like player no.1 will go up against players no.2,3, and 4 from Group A. Group B will do the same and the top players from both groups will advance to the semi-finals.
The semifinalists are selected based on multiple criteria but, the main factor is the greatest number of wins. The first-placed player/team from one group will compete with the second-placed player/team from the other group and vice versa. In this way, the final can be played by people from the same or different groups.
ATP Finals 2023 Players List
The ATP Finals participants list only features the best of the best tennis players and this year is no different. Many are in anticipation of world no. 1 Novak Djokovic performance as his top ranking may be in danger. Danil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas are among previous ATP Finals champions, will also be participating. Some big names in the doubles category include doubles no. 1 Rajeev Ram, Nick Kyrgios, Joe Salisbury, and more. The full players’ list has been added below.
|#||Singles Players||Points||Doubles Players||Points|
|1||Novak Djokovic||9,945||Austin Krajicek / Ivan Dodig||6,330|
|2||Carlos Alcaraz||8,455||Wesley Koolhof / Neal Skupski||6,060|
|3||Daniil Medvedev||7,200||Rohan Bopanna / Matthew Ebden||5,990|
|4||Jannik Sinner||5,490||Santiago Gonzalez / Edouard Roger-Vasselin||5,610|
|5||Andrey Rublev||4,805||Marcel Granollers / Horacio Zeballos||5,127|
|6||Stefanos Tsitsipas||4,235||Rajeev Ram / Joe Salisbury||4,822|
|7||Alexander Zverev||3,585||Máximo González / Andrés Molteni||4,380|
|8||Holger Rune||3,460||Rinky Hijikata / Jason Kubler||2,180|
ATP Finals 2023 Tickets
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