The highly anticipated ATP World Tour Finals are fast approaching so TPFTennis have all the details ont he singles event.
This is a week long event and starts on 5 November and concludes on 12 November.
The Tour Finals are, once again, to be played in London’s o2 arena.
What’s the format?
Only eight players can qualify for this event and that’s the eight highest ATP ranked players. The format of this tournament is quite unique, unlike a straight forward knock tournament this tournament has eight players diveded into two groups of four. In their groups, they all play each other once. The two players that finish in the top two places of their group progress to the semi-finals. The two sem-final winners battle it out in the final. 1500 ranking points are awarded to the winner.
So far, four of the eight players have earned enough points to qualify for the finals. Those players are Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal. However, there is fitness concerns over Rafael Nadal but he could be fit for this prestigeous event. To find out who the other players will be, keep checking the ATP rankings or check @TPFTennis for the line-up when confirmed.
What happened last time?
Last time out Roger Federer triumphed, beating Jo Wilfred-Tsonga in stright sets in the final. Unfortunately for the home crowd, Andy Murray was knocked out in the group stages of the competition.
What’s the wage?
This is one of the most locrative tournaments in the tennis calender. An undefeated champion can win $1,630,000! Or if you do win the tournament but lose a group game that’ll still earn you $770,000. Even for participating you receive $120,000.
Who’s the most successful?
Swiss Roger Federer is the most successful player ever in this tournament with 6 wins in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011. Andy Murray’s coach Ivan Lendl has 5 titles to his name alongside American superstar Pete Sampras, who also has 5 titles to his name.