The field is set for the inaugural ATP Cup, to be held from 3-12 January 2020 in Brisbane, Perth and Sydney. The final six countries — Bulgaria, Chile, Poland, Uruguay, Moldova and Norway — have qualified in the ATP Cup Standings to complete the 24-team field. Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria), Cristian Garin (Chile), Hubert Hurkacz (Poland), Pablo Cuevas (Uruguay), Radu Albot (Moldova) and Casper Ruud (Norway) will lead their countries in the spectacular event that launches the 2020 ATP Tour season. The ATP Cup will feature nine members of the Top 10 in the ATP Rankings — including Serbia’s Novak Djokovic and Spain’s Rafael Nadal — and 26 of the Top 30 committed to play. View Updated Standings, Qualified Teams & Committed Players As the highest qualified country at the second entry deadline, Bulgaria will replace Switzerland and join Belgium and Great Britain in Group C in Sydney. The remaining five countries will be drawn into their groups/cities in a...
ATP - 13.11.2019 22:40
Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are down to the wire in their battle to finish as year-end No. 1 in the ATP Rankings. Several scenarios are still in play that make it possible for both men to leave the Nitto ATP Finals with the top spot. Djokovic has a must-win match on Thursday against Roger Federer. If he loses to the Swiss, Nadal will automatically clinch the year-end No. 1 spot for a fifth time. Nadal also has an important match of his own against Daniil Medvedev on Wednesday. After falling to defending champion Alexander Zverev on Monday, a win against the Russian is crucial if he hopes to advance out of Group Andre Agassi. Year-End No. 1 Scenarios Nadal finishes as year-end No. 1 if... - He takes the title in London. - He makes the final with two round-robin wins. - He makes the final with one round-robin win AND Djokovic does not win the event. - He wins at least one round...
ATP - 13.11.2019 01:12
Daniil Medvedev took the early advantage after a grueling opening set against Rafael Nadal on Wednesday at the Nitto ATP Finals. The Russian grabbed the opening set 7-6(3) after 57 minutes. The Spaniard saved the lone break point of the opening set at 3-4 with a passing shot winner. Both players remained even until midway through the tie-break, when Medvedev leaned into a forehand for a 5/3 mini-break advantage. Two points later, a big first serve from Medvedev gave him the early lead. He finished the set with 16 winners to eight unforced errors. Nadal holds a 2-0 lead in his FedEx ATP Head2Head rivalry with Medvedev. Both wins came this year in title matches at the Coupe Rogers and US Open. They are both looking for their first win of the week in Group Andre Agassi. Nadal is also looking to finish as year-end No. 1 in the ATP Rankings for the fifth time. If the Spaniard defeats Medvedev, then Novak Djokovic must win the title in order to finish as year-end No. 1 for a record-tying six...
ATP - 13.11.2019 15:36
Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas is a set away from reaching the semi-finals at his first Nitto ATP Finals. Tsitsipas took the first set of his Group Andre Agassi matchup with defending champion Alexander Zverev 6-3 on Wednesday night at the Nitto ATP Finals. [WATCH LIVE 1] Zverev, serving down 15/40, 3-4, opted to serve and volley off a second serve, and Tsitsipas countered with a low return that Zverev miffed. The Greek then served out the set the next game when Zverev sailed a volley long. The two youngest players – Zverev, 22; Tsitsipas, 21 – in the Top 10 of the ATP Rankings are playing in the youngest match at the Nitto ATP Finals since 2009, when Andy Murray (22) beat Juan Martin del Potro (21).
ATP - 13.11.2019 21:31
Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan announced today their decision to retire from professional tennis in 2020. The 41-year-old American twins will bid farewell following the US Open, scene of their major championship debut in 1995, marking the culmination of a legendary doubles partnership. As the most accomplished team in doubles history, the Bryan brothers have captured an Open Era record 118 trophies in 25-season careers, including all four Grand Slams, all nine ATP Masters 1000s, Nitto ATP Finals (four titles) and Olympic gold medal. They also own the all-time team record for Grand Slam titles (16) and ATP Masters 1000 crowns (39). From 2005 to 2017, the Bryans were presented the ATP Tour Fans' Favourite Team award each year. “Mike and I chose to finish our 2019 season after the US Open, even knowing there was a strong chance we’d qualify for the [Nitto] ATP Finals,” said Bob Bryan. “After much discussion, we decided that it would be best to rest our minds and strengthen our bodies in prepar...
ATP - 13.11.2019 23:06
Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah completed Group Max Mirnyi play with a 1-2 round-robin record at the Nitto ATP Finals, recording their 50th match win of 2019 on Friday afternoon. The top-seeded Colombians saved one set point in the first set tie-break of a 7-6(7), 6-2 victory over third-seeded Germans Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies in 81 minutes. Cabal and Farah, who were presented the 2019 year-end No. 1 doubles trophy at The O2 in London on Thursday, will finish group play in second place if seventh-seeded Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut beat sixth seeds Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau in two sets during the evening session. Cabal and Farah have captured five tour-level titles this year, including at Wimbledon (d. Mahut/Roger-Vasselin) and the US Open (d. Granollers/Zeballos), and have a 50-18 match record on the season. [WATCH LIVE 1] Big serving gave the Germans their first set point at 6/5 in the tie-break, but 27-year-old Krawietz was unable to return C...
ATP - 15.11.2019 14:57
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