Analysing The Big Three's Record At The ATP Tour Finals

Ross Houston
November 9, 2019

Even if Nadal withdrew or failed to win a group match, Djokovic would still need to reach the final to claim the year-end ranking for a record-equaling sixth time - a feat only American Pete Sampras has achieved.

He intends to play in London having been drawn in a round-robin group alongside 2018 ATP Finals champion Alexander Zverev and debutants Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas.

"That's a true fact because they're the ones who are winning the big tournaments but I think the young guys are improving quite quickly and it's going to be interesting to see how that goes". "I didn't follow that thing".

The Spaniard pulled out of last week's Paris Masters at the semi-final stage and is nursing an abdominal strain as he gears up for his first match on Monday. Zverev struck a blow for the young guns by winning at the O2 a year ago and this is a chance to shape the narrative heading into 2020. "I have good hopes to be 100% ready for Monday".

"But I really hope I will be able to serve every single day a little better and my hope is to be on Sunday serving normal".

Federer, at 38 the veteran in the field, said he was looking forward to watching the rivalries unfold, describing Zverev's win previous year in London as a catalyst for the rest of the group.

Group Bjorn Borg features Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Dominic Thiem and Matteo Berrettini.

The Serbian 16-time Major victor has won the ATP Finals five times before, while Nadal has never claimed the season-ending title.

"What I like about the young guys qualifying for the first time, it goes away from just saying we've got some talented players on the Tour", he said.

"If I did I would be flying to China after NY because I was in a positive position". After his stellar start to the season, Tsitsipas hit the buffers over the summer but also found his form again to qualify for a debut appearance at the O2, where he is sure to be a big draw.

"These guys are great guys off the court", he said. "But I think it's hard to tell in general afterwards how that loss may have affected him or not affected him", the tennis player-turned-commentator added.

The Nitto ATP Finals is the final tournament of men's professional tennis season, featuring only the world's best eight qualified singles players and doubles teams as they battle it out for the last title of the season.

We broke down their head-to-head numbers and analysed whether they have dominated the ATP Finals like they dominate Grand Slam tournaments.

This year has been very important from every point of view: mentally I managed to go through very complicated situations, besides handling new ones.

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