Nadal, Djokovic, Federer ... that's how tennis players arrive in the Finals

This Sunday the Nitto ATP Finals in London start and we review how the eight players who will try to raise the Masters Cup arrive at the event.


From this Sunday the London O2 will host the Nitto ATP Finals, the tournament that brings together the eight best rackets of the 2019 season on the ATP circuit. Below we review the merits in this season of the eight candidates raising the 2019 Masters Cup.

Rafa Nadal: 51 wins - 6 losses, 4 titles

Manacorí started very strong and planted in the Australian Open final without giving up a single set although he was overtaken by Djokovic in the title game. Nadal fell after two tie-breaks against Kyrgios in Acapulco and could not play the Indian Wells semifinals against Federer due to injury. However, Manacorí showed signs of weakness at the beginning of the land season after falling with Fognini in the semifinals of Monte Carlo, against Thiem in the semifinals of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell and against Tsitsipas in the semifinals of the Mutua Madrid Open, but returned for his He won the title in Rome against Djokovic and his twelfth Roland Garros against Thiem. In Wimbledon Federer prevented the manacorí from reaching the final and on hard court Rafa took out his best tennis winning the titles in Canada and in the US Open, in both cases against Daniil Medvedev. Nadal gave up the Asian tour and in Paris he had to leave before the semifinals due to abdominal discomfort.

Novak Djokovic: 53-9, 5 titles

The Serbian fell in the Doha semifinals before recovering for the Australian Open, where he won his seventh title after winning Nadal in the final. Djokovic disappointed in the American hard track after falling in the third round of Indian Wells (Kohlschreiber) and eighths of Miami (Bautista) and in the quarterfinals of Monte Carlo (Medvedev) before returning to the path of the titles at the Mutua Madrid Open . Djokovic fell to Nadal in the final of Rome and was overtaken by Thiem in Roland Garros' semis. The Serbian made London his garden after defeating Federer in a final agony of Wimbledon. However, on the American hard court Djokovic was crippled by a shoulder injury that prevented him from going further in Cincinnati and that caused him to leave the US Open. Djokovic seemed recovered after winning the title in Tokyo but in Shanghai he was surprised by Tsitsipas, although at the Paris Masters he dispelled all doubts by winning the title despite losing the number 1.

Roger Federer: 51-8, 4 titles

After winning the Hopman Cup for Switzerland with Belinda Bencic Federer was surprised at the Australian Open by Stefanos Tsitsipas in the round of 16. A thorn that was taken a month later when, before Tsitsipas himself, he reached his 100th title in Dubai. Federer made a great American tour reaching the final in Indian Wells (fell to Thiem) and winning the title in Miami. The Swiss returned to the clay, where he fell in quarters of the Mutua with Thiem, in quarters of Rome with Tsitsipas and in semifinals of Roland Garros with Nadal before returning to the grass, where he achieved his tenth title in Halle and stayed near his ninth Wimbledon after falling to Djokovic in the final. The Swiss was surprised by Rublev in Cincinnati and fell in quarters of the US Open against Dimitrov visibly diminished. After conquering the Laver Cup, Federer fell in Shanghaí's quarters before Zverev before raising his tenth title in Basel.

Daniil Medvedev 59-18, 4 titles

The Russian fell to Nishikori in the Brisbane final and gave war to Djokovic in the eighth of Australia. He won the title in Sofia before falling into Rotterdam semis. Medvedev suffered early eliminations in Dubai, Indian Wells before falling with Federer in eighths of Miami. The one in Moscow shone at the beginning of the earth season reaching the final of the Godó and Montecarlo semifinals before falling to the first in the Mutua, Roma and Roland Garros and in the Stuttgart grass tournament. After being semifinalist in Queen's, in Wimbledon he did not pass third round. The explosion of Medvedev came on the fast track tour reaching the final at the Citi Open in Washington, in the Canadian Masters against Nadal and achieving his first 1,000 Masters in Cincinnati, in addition to fighting until the end the title to Nadal in the US Open His great streak of results continued with the titles of St. Petersburg and the Masters of Shanghai, although fatigue made him fall to the first exchange in the Masters of Paris.

Dominic Thiem 46-17, 5 titles

The Austrian had a gray start of the season falling in the first round of Doha, retiring due to injury in the second round of the Australian Open and with surprising defeats in Buenos Aires and Rio, although he was renounced by all the high won his first 1,000 Masters in Indian Wells. After some surprising defeats in Miami and Montecarlo Thiem he uncovered in the earth season winning the title in the Godó, reaching the semifinals in Madrid and, after the stumble of Rome against Verdasco, he reached the final of Roland Garros, where he fell with Nadal . The Austrian lost in the first round of Wimbledon and in Hungary did not pass the quarterfinals before winning the title at Kitzbühel, in his native Austria. Thiem did not shine on the American tour, falling in the quarters of the 1,000 Masters of Canada and in the first round of the US Open although in the final leg of the season he has traced with his titles in Beijing and Vienna, although he lost in the quarters of the Shanghai Masters and in the Paris Masters were surprised by Dimitrov.

Stefanos Tsitsipas 50-24, 2 titles

The Greek was one of the revelations of the start of the season after reaching the semifinals of the Australian Open, where he fell to Rafa Nadal. Tsitsipas achieved his first title of the season in Marseille and the second in Estoril after overcoming a bad run of results. The Greek shined in Madrid and Rome although he fell in the round of Roland Garros and was resisted the grass of Wimbledon, where he fell in the first round. Nor did he do well in the fast track season, falling to the first exchange in Canada, Cincinnati and US Open although he regained sensations in Beijing, Shanghaí and Basel, where he at least reached the semifinals. In the Paris Masters he fell in quarters with Djokovic.

Alexander Zverev 42-23, 1 title

The German had a regular start to the season despite falling into the round of 16 of the Australian Open. He reached the Acapluco final and chained a series of poor results before winning his only title so far this season in Geneva. Zverev reached the quarters in Roland Garros and in Wimbledon he fell to the first exchange. After falling in the round of the US Open, Zverev regained sensations on the Asian tour, reaching the Beijing semifinals and reaching the final in the Shanghai Masters. In Paris he fell in the round of 16 with Shapovalov.

Matteo Berrettini 42-22, 2 titles

The Italian had an irregular start to the season with several losses in the first round. After reaching the semifinals in Sofia, his victory in the Arizona Challenger, in the Hungarian Open and the final in Munich made him climb places in the ranking. Berrettini did not shine on the ground but in the grass, winning the title in Stuttgart, reaching the semifinals in Halle and falling in the second round of Wimbledon against Federer. If there was an appointment that launched Berrettini to stardom, that has been the US Open, reaching the semifinals of the tournament, where it fell against Rafa Nadal. Berrettini also reached the semifinals of the 1,000 Masters in Shanghai and in Vienna and, despite falling into his debut in Paris, achieved eighth place for the Masters Cup.



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