The 2018 ATP Finals, also known as 2017 ATP World Tour Finals, is a men’s, professional tennis tournament that will be played at the O2 Arena, London from November 11 to 18. Get the latest ATP World Tour Finals Tips & Predictions below.
It is the season-ending championships where the eight best singles players and doubles teams in the ATP rankings compete in a week-long event to be crowned as the season champions. Roger Federer holds the record for winning the most singles titles in the ATP Finals, with six being his total. Since then, it was the Serbian Novak Djokovic who has been dominating the event.
In many ways, the ATP World Tour Finals is an event more spectacular than the Grand Slams. With only the best of the best competing here, tennis lovers can expect a lot of quality matches, starting from day one itself. In order to qualify for the ATP Finals, the player needs to be one of the top seven players in the ATP rankings on the Monday after the final tournament of the ATP World Tour is over.
ATP World Tour Finals Tips & Predictions for the Final:
Novak Djokovic v Alexander Zverev Betting Tips:
Over 20 games in the match: 8/11 (Unibet)
Just like the preceding seasons, the 2018 Paris Masters is the final event on the ATP circuit. Any player looking to qualify for the ATP Finals needs to be in the top seven at the end of that tournament.
Secondly, up to two 2017 Grand Slam winners ranked between 8 – 20 in the ATP rankings may qualify, provided such players exist. Lastly, eighth-ranked player in the ATP rankings may also qualify.
The format of the tournament is similar to the WTA Finals. Eight players are divided into two groups of four, who then compete in a robin-round format, playing the other three players in their group once.
The players who lead the group then head into the semifinal and then, after the matches there, they head into the final match where the year-end champion is determined. Every win in the robin round will fetch you 200 points, followed by 400 points for winning the semifinal and 500 points for winning the final.
So theoretically, the champion can win a total of 1500 points, provided he doesn’t lose even a single match.
The eight players who have qualified for the competition are as follows:
- Novak Djokovic
- Roger Federer
- John Isner
- Kei Nishikori
- Kevin Anderson
- Alexander Zverev
- Dominic Thiem
- Marin Cilic
Among these, Federer and Djokovic are the only players to have won the World Tour Finals. Interestingly, this prestigious title has proven to be quite elusive for Nadal, and it would be another season without this title given his withdrawal from it due to an injury.
Between these two big guns, it will be interesting to see how Zverev performs. With a career-high ranking of number four, he has generally struggled in the majors and this would be a good competition to overturn that form.
Apart from the above-mentioned players, it is quite likely that Dominic Thiem and Kevin Anderson will give their opponents a tight run and might even make the semi-finals. Can they push on from there?
Thiem has been looking quite impressive, though he can work on his consistency. Even Marin Cilic is a potential player who can qualify for the ATP World Tour Finals knockouts, though he has his work cut out for him. With the season reaching its inevitable end soon, we will have the complete list of participants in the coming days.
Latest ATP World Tour Finals Tips, Predictions & Odds can be found below in the lead up to the tournament.