ATP Finals

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The ATP Finals is the second highest tier of annual men's tennis tournaments after the four Grand Slams. The ATP Finals are the season-ending championships of the ATP Tour and feature the top eight singles players and top eight doubles teams based on their results that year. It is one of several events tennis fans sometimes refer to as a "fifth Grand Slam," due to the prestige that comes with qualifying for and winning the event.[1]

ATP Finals
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Tournament information
Founded1970; 52 years ago (1970)
LocationTurin
Italy (2021–2025)
VenuePala Alpitour
CategoryATP Finals
SurfaceHard (indoor)
Draw8S / 8D
Prize moneyUS$7,250,000 (2021)
Websitenittoatpfinals.com
Current champions (2021)
SinglesGermany Alexander Zverev
DoublesFrance Pierre-Hugues Herbert
France Nicolas Mahut

The tournament uses a unique format not seen in other ATP Tour events: The players are separated into two groups of four, within which they each play three round robin matches. The top two players from each group after the round robin stage move on to the semifinals, followed by a final to determine the champion.

The tournament was first held in 1970, although it was then known by a different name. Roger Federer holds the record for the most singles titles with six, while Peter Fleming and John McEnroe jointly hold the record for the most doubles titles with seven.

In the tournament's current format, the champion can earn a maximum of 1,500 ranking points, if they win the event while staying undefeated during the round robin stage.

TournamentEdit

HistoryEdit

The ATP Finals is the fifth iteration of a championship which began in 1970. It was originally known as the Masters Grand Prix and was part of the Grand Prix tennis circuit.[2] It was organised by the International Lawn Tennis Federation (ILTF) and ran alongside the competing WCT Finals. The Masters was a year-end showpiece event between the best players on the men's tour, but did not count for any world ranking points.

In 1990, the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) took over the running of the men's tour and replaced the Masters with the "ATP Tour World Championships".[2] World ranking points were now at stake, with an undefeated champion earning the same number of points they would earn for winning one of the four Grand Slam events.[3] The ITF, who continued to run the Grand Slam tournaments, created a rival year-end event known as the Grand Slam Cup, which was contested by the 16 players with the best records in specifically Grand Slam tournaments that year.

In December 1999, the ATP and ITF agreed to discontinue the two separate events and create a new jointly-owned event called the "Tennis Masters Cup".[2] As with the Masters Grand Prix and the ATP Tour World Championships, the Tennis Masters Cup was contested by eight players. However, the player who was ranked number eight in the ATP Champion's Race world rankings was not guaranteed spot. If a player who won one of the year's Grand Slam events finished the year ranked outside the top eight, but still within the top 20, he was included in the Tennis Masters Cup instead of the eighth-ranked player. If two players outside the top eight won Grand Slam events, the higher placed player of the two in the world rankings took the final spot in the Tennis Masters Cup. This accommodation for Grand Slam winners who are nevertheless ranked outside the top eight continues in the event's current form.

In 2009, the championship was renamed the "ATP World Tour Finals" and was held at The O2 Arena in London.[2] The contract ran through 2013,[4] but was extended up to 2015 in 2012,[5][6] and another time until 2018 in 2015.[7] In 2017 the event was renamed the "ATP Finals"[2] and the contract with the O2 Arena was extended to 2020.[8][9] In December 2018 it was announced that London, along with Manchester, Singapore, Tokyo and Turin were on a shortlist of five cities which made the cut from an initial list of 40 cities to host the event starting from 2021.[10] In April 2019, the ATP announced that Turin is going to host the ATP Finals from 2021 to 2025.[11]

Years Name of season-ending championship
1970-89 Masters Grand Prix
1990-99 ATP Tour World Championships
2000-08 Tennis Masters Cup
2009-16 ATP World Tour Finals
2017-present ATP Finals

For most of its history, the event has been considered the most important indoor tennis tournament in the world (there were a few exceptions when the event was held outdoors: 1974 in Melbourne & 2003-04 in Houston). The indoor atmosphere allows for controlled conditions of play, both in terms of the court surface and the court's illumination.

In recent years it has been played on indoor hard courts, however, indoor carpet was used in some previous editions. On one occasion, when Melbourne hosted the event in 1974, the grass courts of Kooyong Stadium were used;[12] the tournament was staged only a few weeks before the 1974 Australian Open, which was also played on grass. Apart from 1974, all tournaments have been on a hard court variant, which has prompted calls from some players (chiefly Rafael Nadal[13][14][15]) to feature a greater variety of surfaces, including clay courts. However, others disagree[16] and have argued that clay court events already comprise a large chunk of the tennis calendar.[17] As it stands, the ATP is not apt to change the event from an indoor hard court competition.[18]

For many years, the doubles event was held as a separate tournament staged the week after the singles competition, but more recently both events have been held together during the same week and in the same venue.

In 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic and in an effort to reduce the number of staff on-site, the ATP introduced live electronic line-calling powered by Hawk-Eye Live. Instead of line umpires, the system detects the relevant movements of the player and where the ball bounces on court. A pre-recorded voice announces "Out," "Fault," and "Foot fault." Video review can be used for suspected double bounces, touches, and other reviewable calls.[19]

The tournament has traditionally been sponsored by the title sponsor of the tour; however, in 1990–2008 the competition was not sponsored, even though the singles portion of the event, as part of the ATP Tour, was sponsored by IBM. In 2009, the tournament gained Barclays PLC as its title sponsor.[20] Barclays confirmed in 2015 that they would not renew their sponsorship deal once it expires in 2016.[21] On 25 May 2017, it was announced that Nitto Denko will be the main sponsor for the tournament, at least until 2020.[22] On 10 September 2020, Nitto Denko announced it will extend its title partnership of the ATP Finals for another five years, until 2025.[23]

QualificationEdit

The criteria to qualify for the ATP Finals are as follows:

  1. Players who finish the season ranked in the top seven automatically qualify
  2. The eighth spot is reserved for a player who won a Grand Slam event in the current year and is ranked from 8th-20th
  3. If more than one player won a Grand Slam event in the current year and is ranked from 8th-20th, then whichever of these players is highest-ranked is awarded the eighth spot; whichever of these players is second highest-ranked is made first alternate
  4. If there is no player who won a Grand Slam event in the current year and is ranked from 8th-20th, then the eight spot is awarded to the player ranked eighth, irrespective of Grand Slam results

Two alternates also attend the ATP Finals. If the first alternate has already been selected according to (3) mentioned above, then the second alternate is the highest-ranked player who has not otherwise qualified for the event. If both alternate spots are available, they are awarded to the two highest-ranked players who did not otherwise qualify for the event.

An alternate can replace a player who withdraws before the round robin stage is over, so long as the player who withdraws still has at least one round robin match left to play. When an alternate enters the competition, his results are considered separately, i.e. the alternate does not inherit the results of the player he is replacing. If an alternate's round robin results qualify him for the semifinals, then he may continue into the single-elimination rounds.

FormatEdit

Unlike other events on the ATP tour, the ATP Finals is not a straightforward single-elimination tournament. The eight players are divided into two groups of four and each play three round robin matches against the other players in their group. After the round robin stage, the top two players in each group advance to the semifinals. The two winners of the semifinals play a final to determine the champion. In this format, it is theoretically possible to advance to the semifinals even with as many as two round robin losses, but no player in the history of the singles tournament has won the title after losing more than one round robin match.

To create the groups, the eight players are seeded according to rank. The #1 and #2 seeds are placed in Group A and Group B, respectively. The remaining seeds are drawn in pairs (#3 and #4, #5 and #6, #7 and #8); the first of the pair to be drawn goes to Group A and the other to Group B, and so on.

The format described above has been in place for all editions of the tournament except the following years:

  • 1970-71 – All round robin (no groups), no semifinals or finals, the winner was decided based on round robin standings
  • 1982-84 – 12-player three-round single-elimination tournament (no round robin), the top four seeds received byes in the first round
  • 1985 – 16-player four-round single-elimination tournament (no round robin), no byes

Group StandingsEdit

Since 2019, the group standings at the end of the round robin stage are determined by, in order:[24]

  • Most matches won
  • Most matches played (for example: the record 1-2 beats 1-1, and 2-1 beats 2-0)

If some players are tied, the following tiebreakers are used depending on how many players are tied (two or three):

If two players are tied, then:

  • Head-to-head round robin result

If three players are tied, then the following tiebreakers are used, in order, until all three players are no longer tied OR until only two players are tied, at which point the two-player tie is broken by the head-to-head round robin result:

  • Highest % of sets won
  • Highest % of games won
  • Highest ranking at the start of the tournament

When calculating tiebreakers, a match that ended in a retirement is counted as a 0-2 sets loss for the retiring player and a 2-0 sets win for their opponent, regardless of the actual score when the retirement occurred. When calculating the "Highest % of games won" tiebreaker, a match that ended in a retirement is disregarded.

VenuesEdit

Years[25] City I/O Surface Stadium Capacity
1970[26]   Tokyo, Japan Indoor Carpet Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium 6,500
1971   Paris, France Stade Pierre de Coubertin 5,000
1972   Barcelona, Spain Palau Blaugrana 5,700
1973[27]   Boston, United States Boston Garden 14,900
1974   Melbourne, Australia Outdoor Grass Kooyong Stadium 8,500
1975   Stockholm, Sweden Indoor Carpet Kungliga tennishallen 6,000
1976   Houston, United States The Summit 16,300
1977–89   New York City, United States Madison Square Garden 18,000
1990–95   Frankfurt, Germany Festhalle Frankfurt 12,000
1996–99   Hanover, Germany Carpet[a] Hanover Fairground 15,000
2000   Lisbon, Portugal Hard Pavilhão Atlântico 12,000
2001   Sydney, Australia Acer Arena 17,500
2002   Shanghai, China SNIEC 10,000
2003–04   Houston, United States Outdoor Hard Westside Tennis Club 5,240
2005–08   Shanghai, China Indoor Hard[b] Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena 15,000
2009–20   London, United Kingdom Hard O2 Arena[28] 20,000
2021–25[29]   Turin, Italy Pala Alpitour 16,600
  1. ^ In 1997 the tournament was played on indoor hard.
  2. ^ In 2005 the tournament was played on indoor carpet.

Points, prize money and trophiesEdit

The ATP Finals (2021) rewarded the following points and prize money, per victory.[30]

Result Ranking points Prize money (singles) Prize money (doubles)
Final win +500 +$1,094,000 +$164,000
Semifinal win +400 +$530,000 +$84,000
Round robin win +200 (per win) +$173,000 (per win) +$33,000 (per win)
Round robin participation (win or lose) - 3 matches = $173,000

2 matches = $129,750

1 match = $86,500

3 matches = $82,000

2 matches = $61,000

1 match = $32,000

Alternate (attend event) - $93,000 $33,000
An undefeated champion would earn the maximum 1,500 points, and maximum $2,316,000 in singles or $429,000 in doubles.
Prize money for doubles is per team.

Additional prizes include the ATP Finals trophy and the ATP Tour No. 1 trophy, all made by London-based silversmiths Thomas Lyte.[31][32]

Past finalsEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Champion[33] Runner-up Score
1970   Stan Smith   Rod Laver Round robin
1971   Ilie Năstase (1/4)   Stan Smith Round robin
1972   Ilie Năstase (2/4)   Stan Smith 6–3, 6–2, 3–6, 2–6, 6–3
1973   Ilie Năstase (3/4)   Tom Okker 6–3, 7–5, 4–6, 6–3
1974   Guillermo Vilas   Ilie Năstase 7–6(8–6), 6–2, 3–6, 3–6, 6–4
1975   Ilie Năstase (4/4)   Björn Borg 6–2, 6–2, 6–1
1976   Manuel Orantes   Wojtek Fibak 5–7, 6–2, 0–6, 7–6(7–1), 6–1
1977   Jimmy Connors   Björn Borg 6–4, 1–6, 6–4
1978   John McEnroe (1/3)   Arthur Ashe 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 7–5
1979   Björn Borg (1/2)   Vitas Gerulaitis 6–2, 6–2
1980   Björn Borg (2/2)   Ivan Lendl 6–4, 6–2, 6–2
1981   Ivan Lendl (1/5)   Vitas Gerulaitis 6–7(5–7), 2–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–2, 6–4
1982   Ivan Lendl (2/5)   John McEnroe 6–4, 6–4, 6–2
1983   John McEnroe (2/3)   Ivan Lendl 6–3, 6–4, 6–4
1984   John McEnroe (3/3)   Ivan Lendl 7–5, 6–0, 6–4
1985   Ivan Lendl (3/5)   Boris Becker 6–2, 7–6(7–4), 6–3
1986   Ivan Lendl (4/5)   Boris Becker 6–4, 6–4, 6–4
1987   Ivan Lendl (5/5)   Mats Wilander 6–2, 6–2, 6–3
1988   Boris Becker (1/3)   Ivan Lendl 5–7, 7–6(7–5), 3–6, 6–2, 7–6(7–5)
1989   Stefan Edberg   Boris Becker 4–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–3, 6–1
1990   Andre Agassi   Stefan Edberg 5–7, 7–6(7–5), 7–5, 6–2
1991   Pete Sampras (1/5)   Jim Courier 3–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–3, 6–4
1992   Boris Becker (2/3)   Jim Courier 6–4, 6–3, 7–5
1993   Michael Stich   Pete Sampras 7–6(7–3), 2–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–2
1994   Pete Sampras (2/5)   Boris Becker 4–6, 6–3, 7–5, 6–4
1995   Boris Becker (3/3)   Michael Chang 7–6(7–3), 6–0, 7–6(7–5)
1996   Pete Sampras (3/5)   Boris Becker 3–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–4), 6–7(11–13), 6–4
1997   Pete Sampras (4/5)   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6–3, 6–2, 6–2
1998   Àlex Corretja   Carlos Moyá 3–6, 3–6, 7–5, 6–3, 7–5
1999   Pete Sampras (5/5)   Andre Agassi 6–1, 7–5, 6–4
2000   Gustavo Kuerten   Andre Agassi 6–4, 6–4, 6–4
2001   Lleyton Hewitt (1/2)   Sébastien Grosjean 6–3, 6–3, 6–4
2002   Lleyton Hewitt (2/2)   Juan Carlos Ferrero 7–5, 7–5, 2–6, 2–6, 6–4
2003   Roger Federer (1/6)   Andre Agassi 6–3, 6–0, 6–4
2004   Roger Federer (2/6)   Lleyton Hewitt 6–3, 6–2
2005   David Nalbandian   Roger Federer 6–7(4–7), 6–7(11–13), 6–2, 6–1, 7–6(7–3)
2006   Roger Federer (3/6)   James Blake 6–0, 6–3, 6–4
2007   Roger Federer (4/6)   David Ferrer 6–2, 6–3, 6–2
2008   Novak Djokovic (1/5)   Nikolay Davydenko 6–1, 7–5
2009   Nikolay Davydenko   Juan Martín del Potro 6–3, 6–4
2010   Roger Federer (5/6)   Rafael Nadal 6–3, 3–6, 6–1
2011   Roger Federer (6/6)   Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6–3, 6–7(6–8), 6–3
2012   Novak Djokovic (2/5)   Roger Federer 7–6(8–6), 7–5
2013   Novak Djokovic (3/5)   Rafael Nadal 6–3, 6–4
2014   Novak Djokovic (4/5)   Roger Federer Walkover
2015   Novak Djokovic (5/5)   Roger Federer 6–3, 6–4
2016   Andy Murray   Novak Djokovic 6–3, 6–4
2017   Grigor Dimitrov   David Goffin 7–5, 4–6, 6–3
2018   Alexander Zverev (1/2)   Novak Djokovic 6–4, 6–3
2019   Stefanos Tsitsipas   Dominic Thiem 6–7(6–8), 6–2, 7–6(7–4)
2020   Daniil Medvedev   Dominic Thiem 4–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–4
2021   Alexander Zverev (2/2)   Daniil Medvedev 6–4, 6–4

DoublesEdit

Year Champions[34] Runners-up Score
1970   Stan Smith
  Arthur Ashe
  Jan Kodeš
  Rod Laver
Round robin
1971–
1974
Not held
1975   Juan Gisbert
  Manuel Orantes
  Jürgen Fassbender
  Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
Round robin
1976   Fred McNair
  Sherwood Stewart
  Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 5–7, 5–7, 6–4, 6–4
1977   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
  Robert Lutz
  Stan Smith
7–5, 7–6, 6–3
1978   Peter Fleming (1/7)
  John McEnroe (1/7)
  Wojtek Fibak
  Tom Okker
6–4, 6–2, 6–4
1979   Peter Fleming (2/7)
  John McEnroe (2/7)
  Wojtek Fibak
  Tom Okker
6–3, 7–6, 6–1
1980   Peter Fleming (3/7)
  John McEnroe (3/7)
  Peter McNamara
  Paul McNamee
6–4, 6–3
1981   Peter Fleming (4/7)
  John McEnroe (4/7)
  Kevin Curren
  Steve Denton
6–3, 6–3
1982   Peter Fleming (5/7)
  John McEnroe (5/7)
  Sherwood Stewart
  Ferdi Taygan
7–5, 6–3
1983   Peter Fleming (6/7)
  John McEnroe (6/7)
  Pavel Složil
  Tomáš Šmíd
6–2, 6–2
1984   Peter Fleming (7/7)
  John McEnroe (7/7)
  Mark Edmondson
  Sherwood Stewart
6–3, 6–1
1985   Stefan Edberg (1/2)
  Anders Järryd (1/3)
  Joakim Nyström
  Mats Wilander
6–1, 7–6(7–5)
1986   Stefan Edberg (2/2)
  Anders Järryd (2/3)
  Guy Forget
  Yannick Noah
6–3, 7–6(7–2), 6–3
1987   Miloslav Mečíř
  Tomáš Šmíd
  Ken Flach
  Robert Seguso
6–4, 7–5, 6–7(5–7), 6–3
1988   Rick Leach (1/3)
  Jim Pugh
  Sergio Casal
  Emilio Sánchez
6–4, 6–3, 2–6, 6–0
1989   Jim Grabb
  Patrick McEnroe
  John Fitzgerald
  Anders Järryd
7–5, 7–6(7–4), 5–7, 6–3
1990   Guy Forget
  Jakob Hlasek
  Sergio Casal
  Emilio Sánchez
6–4, 7–6(7–5), 5–7, 6–4
1991   John Fitzgerald
  Anders Järryd (3/3)
  Ken Flach
  Robert Seguso
6–4, 6–4, 2–6, 6–4
1992   Todd Woodbridge (1/2)
  Mark Woodforde (1/2)
  John Fitzgerald
  Anders Järryd
6–2, 7–6(7–4), 5–7, 3–6, 6–3
1993   Jacco Eltingh (1/2)
  Paul Haarhuis (1/2)
  Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–5), 6–4
1994   Jan Apell
  Jonas Björkman (1/2)
  Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
6–4, 4–6, 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–6(8–6)
1995   Grant Connell
  Patrick Galbraith
  Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
7–6(8–6), 7–6(8–6), 3–6, 7–6(7–2)
1996   Todd Woodbridge (2/2)
  Mark Woodforde (2/2)
  Sébastien Lareau
  Alex O'Brien
6–4, 5–7, 6–2, 7–6(7–3)
1997   Rick Leach (2/3)
  Jonathan Stark
  Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
6–3, 6–4, 7–6(7–3)
1998   Jacco Eltingh (2/2)
  Paul Haarhuis (2/2)
  Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor
6–4, 6–2, 7–5
1999   Sébastien Lareau
  Alex O'Brien
  Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
6–3, 6–2, 6–2
2000   Donald Johnson
  Piet Norval
  Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
7–6(10–8), 6–3, 6–4
2001
(held in 2002)
  Ellis Ferreira
  Rick Leach (3/3)
  Petr Pála
  Pavel Vízner
6–7(6–8), 7–6(7–2), 6–4, 6–4
2002 Not held
2003   Bob Bryan (1/4)
  Mike Bryan (1/5)
  Michaël Llodra
  Fabrice Santoro
6–7(6–8), 6–3, 3–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–4
2004   Bob Bryan (2/4)
  Mike Bryan (2/5)
  Wayne Black
  Kevin Ullyett
4–6, 7–5, 6–4, 6–2
2005   Michaël Llodra
  Fabrice Santoro
  Leander Paes
  Nenad Zimonjić
6–7(6–8), 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
2006   Jonas Björkman (2/2)
  Max Mirnyi (1/2)
  Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor
6–2, 6–4
2007   Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor (1/4)
  Simon Aspelin
  Julian Knowle
6–2, 6–3
2008   Daniel Nestor (2/4)
  Nenad Zimonjić (1/2)
  Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
7–6(7–3), 6–2
2009   Bob Bryan (3/4)
  Mike Bryan (3/5)
  Max Mirnyi
  Andy Ram
7–6(7–5), 6–3
2010   Daniel Nestor (3/4)
  Nenad Zimonjić (2/2)
  Mahesh Bhupathi
  Max Mirnyi
7–6(8–6), 6–4
2011   Max Mirnyi (2/2)
  Daniel Nestor (4/4)
  Mariusz Fyrstenberg
  Marcin Matkowski
7–5, 6–3
2012   Marcel Granollers
  Marc López
  Mahesh Bhupathi
  Rohan Bopanna
7–5, 3–6, [10–3]
2013   David Marrero
  Fernando Verdasco
  Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
7–5, 6–7(3–7), [10–7]
2014   Bob Bryan (4/4)
  Mike Bryan (4/5)
  Ivan Dodig
  Marcelo Melo
6–7(5–7), 6–2, [10–7]
2015   Jean-Julien Rojer
  Horia Tecău
  Rohan Bopanna
  Florin Mergea
6–4, 6–3
2016   Henri Kontinen (1/2)
  John Peers (1/2)
  Raven Klaasen
  Rajeev Ram
2–6, 6–1, [10–8]
2017   Henri Kontinen (2/2)
  John Peers (2/2)
  Łukasz Kubot
  Marcelo Melo
6–4, 6–2
2018   Jack Sock
  Mike Bryan (5/5)
  Pierre-Hugues Herbert
  Nicolas Mahut
5–7, 6–1, [13–11]
2019   Pierre-Hugues Herbert (1/2)
  Nicolas Mahut (1/2)
  Raven Klaasen
  Michael Venus
6–3, 6–4
2020   Wesley Koolhof
  Nikola Mektić
  Jürgen Melzer
  Édouard Roger-Vasselin
6–2, 3–6, [10–5]
2021   Pierre-Hugues Herbert (2/2)
  Nicolas Mahut (2/2)
  Rajeev Ram
  Joe Salisbury
6–4, 7–6(7–0)

List of championsEdit

SinglesEdit

Titles Player Years
6   Roger Federer 2003–04, 2006–07, 2010–11
5   Ivan Lendl 1981–82, 1985–87
  Pete Sampras 1991, 1994, 1996–97, 1999
  Novak Djokovic 2008, 2012–15
4   Ilie Năstase 1971–73, 1975
3   John McEnroe 1978, 1983–84
  Boris Becker 1988, 1992, 1995
2   Björn Borg 1979–80
  Lleyton Hewitt 2001–02
  Alexander Zverev 2018, 2021
1   Stan Smith 1970
  Guillermo Vilas 1974
  Manuel Orantes 1976
  Jimmy Connors 1977
  Stefan Edberg 1989
  Andre Agassi 1990
  Michael Stich 1993
  Àlex Corretja 1998
  Gustavo Kuerten 2000
  David Nalbandian 2005
  Nikolay Davydenko 2009
  Andy Murray 2016
  Grigor Dimitrov 2017
  Stefanos Tsitsipas 2019
  Daniil Medvedev 2020

DoublesEdit

Titles Player Years
7   Peter Fleming 1978–84
  John McEnroe
5   Mike Bryan 2003–04, 2009, 2014, 2018
4   Bob Bryan 2003–04, 2009, 2014
  Daniel Nestor 2007–08, 2010–11
3   Anders Järryd 1985–86, 1991
  Rick Leach 1988, 1997, 2001
2   Stefan Edberg 1985–86
  Todd Woodbridge 1992, 1996
  Mark Woodforde
  Jacco Eltingh 1993, 1998
  Paul Haarhuis
  Jonas Björkman 1994, 2006
  Max Mirnyi 2006, 2011
  Nenad Zimonjić 2008, 2010
  Henri Kontinen 2016–17
  John Peers
  Pierre-Hugues Herbert 2019, 2021
  Nicolas Mahut

Records and statisticsEdit

SinglesEdit

# Titles
6   Roger Federer
5   Ivan Lendl
  Pete Sampras
  Novak Djokovic
4   Ilie Năstase


# Consecutive titles
4   Novak Djokovic
3   Ivan Lendl
  Ilie Năstase
2   Björn Borg
  Ivan Lendl
  John McEnroe
  Pete Sampras
  Lleyton Hewitt
  Roger Federer (3x)


# Finals
10   Roger Federer
9   Ivan Lendl
8   Boris Becker
7   Novak Djokovic
6   Pete Sampras
5   Ilie Năstase


# Matches won[35]
59   Roger Federer
41   Novak Djokovic
39   Ivan Lendl
36   Boris Becker
35   Pete Sampras


# Editions played[35]
17   Roger Federer
14   Novak Djokovic
13   Andre Agassi
12   Ivan Lendl
11   Pete Sampras
  Boris Becker
  Jimmy Connors

DoublesEdit

# Titles
7   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
5   Mike Bryan
4   Bob Bryan
  Daniel Nestor
# Consecutive titles
7   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
2   Stefan Edberg
  Anders Järryd
  Mike Bryan
  Bob Bryan
  Daniel Nestor (2x)
  Henri Kontinen
  John Peers


# Finals
7   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
  Mike Bryan
6   Bob Bryan
  Daniel Nestor
5   Anders Järryd


# Matches won
42   Mike Bryan
38   Bob Bryan
34   Daniel Nestor
29   Todd Woodbridge
25   Anders Järryd
  Mark Woodforde
# Editions played
16   Mike Bryan
15   Bob Bryan
  Daniel Nestor
14   Leander Paes
12   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Mark Knowles

Youngest & oldest championsEdit

Singles Youngest   John McEnroe 19 years, 10 months 1978
Oldest   Roger Federer 30 years, 3 months 2011
Doubles Youngest   John McEnroe 19 years, 10 months 1978
Oldest   Mike Bryan 40 years, 6 months 2018

Year-end championship double crownsEdit

Double crownEdit

  • Winning the year-end championships in both singles and doubles in the same year.
Player Year
  John McEnroe 1978, 1983, 1984
  Stan Smith 1970
Two players have won the event in both singles and doubles, but in two different years: Manuel Orantes (1975, 1976) and Stefan Edberg (1985, 1989).

Generation double crownEdit

  • Winning both the ATP Next Gen Finals (age 21 and under) and the ATP Finals (all ages) in a career
Player Next Gen Finals ATP Finals
  Stefanos Tsitsipas 2018 2019

See alsoEdit

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