Last Updated on November 9, 2023 11:18 pm by Erwin Noguera
The tennis year closes with the last major tournament of 2023, the Nitto ATP Finals, which for the third year takes place at the Pala Alpitour in Turin, Italy.
The best rackets of the year gather to seek the title defended by the Serbian Novak Djokovic, with a different format from the usual knockout rounds from the first to the last.
The ATP competition has eight participants divided into two groups of four. The top two in each zone advance to the semifinals: first against second, to define the two finalists.
A not insignificant fact is that this year the prize money of the competition reaches 15 million dollars, of which 4.8 million will be given to the undefeated champion. If the winner has lost at least once in the group stage, he will receive 2.2 million dollars.
Nitto ATP Finals 2023 – Info
November 12 – 19, 2023
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Djokovic arrives as the man to beat at the Nitto ATP Finals because he is the current winner and, above all, due to him needing one more trophy from this tournament to break the record for the most titles. He holds it alongside Swiss Roger Federer, both with six.
This year ‘Nole’ won three of the four Grand Slams, being crowned at the Australian Open, Roland Garros, and US Open. The only one he could not win was Wimbledon, losing in the final to Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz.
At 36 years of age, the Serb is more relevant than ever, winning a total of six trophies in the year. He totaled 9,945 points in 2023.
Then we must talk about the Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, who continues to grow by leaps and bounds being 20 years old, lifting Wimbledon against Djokovic, and winning another two Masters 1000.
His year can be summed in six titles, with 8,445 points, and he is in search of the only trophy that his compatriot Rafael Nadal has not been able to win so far.
Three Spaniards have been runners-up at the Finals: Nadal, David Ferrer, and Juan Carlos Ferrero. The only Iberian titles were in 1998, when Álex Corretja won it against his compatriot Carlos Moyá, and 1976, when Manuel Orantes won it.
The 2020 champion and 2021 runner-up, the Russian Daniil Medvedev, arrives as the third racket in question. He won the Miami and Rome Masters, in addition to two ATP 500 and one 250. He played the most tournaments in the Top 3 (20).
The Russian will be looking to take revenge for his lousy job in the 2022 edition when he lost all the matches he played in a group that had Djokovic, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Russian Andrey Rublev.
Local Jannik Sinner is also coming off a good year, reaching the semifinals of Wimbledon, the Canadian Masters 1000, two ATP 500s, and one 250.
In 2023 he scored 5,445 points, 4,000 points less than the year’s top two finishers. However, the current fourth place is the best position of his career.
In addition to the 22-year-old Italian, it is worth mentioning the Russian Rublev, fifth in the world and who won an important trophy at the Monte Carlo Masters 1000.
The Greek Tsitsipas was champion of the ATP Finals in 2019 beating the Austrian Dominic Thiem in the final. Despite his irregular year, he is ranked sixth in the world, getting only one trophy.
A two-time champion who will be there is the German Alexander Zverev, winner of the 2018 and 2021 editions. He lifted two trophies in the year. Meanwhile, closing the list of participants is Dane Holger Rune, only 20 years old and who in 2023 won a title: the ATP 250 in Munich.
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