2020 ATP Finals – Singles

Singles
2020 ATP Finals
ChampionRussia Daniil Medvedev
Runner-upAustria Dominic Thiem
Final score4–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–4
Events
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Daniil Medvedev defeated Dominic Thiem in the final, 4–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–4 to win the singles tennis title at the 2020 ATP Finals.[1] Medvedev became the fourth man to defeat the world's top-three ranked players en route to a title (after David Nalbandian, Novak Djokovic and Boris Becker).[2][3][4]

Stefanos Tsitsipas was the defending champion, but was eliminated in the round-robin stage.[5] This marked the first time since 2009 that the defending champion was eliminated in the round-robin stage.

Novak Djokovic was attempting to equal Roger Federer's record of six Tour Finals titles, but was defeated by Thiem in the semifinals. His loss guaranteed a maiden ATP Finals titlist for the fifth consecutive year. Rafael Nadal was attempting to become only the second man (after Andre Agassi) to complete the career Super Slam, but was defeated by Medvedev in the semifinals.[6] Despite qualifying with the world No. 5 ranking, Federer was absent due to an ongoing knee injury.[7][8]

Andrey Rublev and Diego Schwartzman made their tournament debuts.

Seeds

  1. Serbia Novak Djokovic (semifinals)
  2. Spain Rafael Nadal (semifinals)
  3. Austria Dominic Thiem (final)
  4. Russia Daniil Medvedev (champion)
  5. Germany Alexander Zverev (round robin)
  6. Greece Stefanos Tsitsipas (round robin)
  7. Russia Andrey Rublev (round robin)
  8. Argentina Diego Schwartzman (round robin)

Alternates

  1. Italy Matteo Berrettini (Did not play)
  2. Canada Denis Shapovalov (Did not play)

Draw

Finals

Semifinals Final
          
4 Russia Daniil Medvedev 3 77 6
2 Spain Rafael Nadal 6 64 3
4 Russia Daniil Medvedev 4 77 6
3 Austria Dominic Thiem 6 62 4
3 Austria Dominic Thiem 7 610 77
1 Serbia Novak Djokovic 5 712 65

Group Tokyo 1970

Serbia Djokovic Russia Medvedev Germany Zverev Argentina Schwartzman RR W–L Set W–L Game W–L Standings
1 Serbia Novak Djokovic 3–6, 3–6 6–3, 7–6(7–4) 6–3, 6–2 2–1 4–2 (67%) 31–26 (54%) 2
4 Russia Daniil Medvedev 6–3, 6–3 6–3, 6–4 6–3, 6–3 3–0 6–0 (100%) 36–19 (65%) 1
5 Germany Alexander Zverev 3–6, 6–7(4–7) 3–6, 4–6 6–3, 4–6, 6–3 1–2 2–5 (29%) 32–37 (46%) 3
8 Argentina Diego Schwartzman 3–6, 2–6 3–6, 3–6 3–6, 6–4, 3–6 0–3 1–6 (17%) 23–40 (37%) 4

Group London 2020

Spain Nadal Austria Thiem Greece Tsitsipas Russia Rublev RR W–L Set W–L Game W–L Standings
2 Spain Rafael Nadal 6–7(7–9), 6–7(4–7) 6–4, 4–6, 6–2 6–3, 6–4 2–1 4–3 (57%) 40–33 (55%) 2
3 Austria Dominic Thiem 7–6(9–7), 7–6(7–4) 7–6(7–5), 4–6, 6–3 2–6, 5–7 2–1 4–3 (57%) 38–40 (49%) 1
6 Greece Stefanos Tsitsipas 4–6, 6–4, 2–6 6–7(5–7), 6–4, 3–6 6–1, 4–6, 7–6(8–6) 1–2 4–5 (44%) 44–46 (49%) 3
7 Russia Andrey Rublev 3–6, 4–6 6–2, 7–5 1–6, 6–4, 6–7(6–8) 1–2 3–4 (43%) 33–36 (48%) 4

Standings are determined by: 1. number of wins; 2. number of matches; 3. in two-players-ties, head-to-head records; 4. in three-players-ties, percentage of sets won, then percentage of games won; 5. ATP rankings.[9]

External links

  • Official website
  • Draw

References

  1. ^ "ATP Finals 2020: Daniil Medvedev beats Dominic Thiem to take title". BBC Sport. 22 November 2020.
  2. ^ "When Novak Djokovic Beat The World's Top 3 At The 2007 Rogers Cup!". The Global Herald. 15 August 2020.
  3. ^ "When Boris Becker Beat The Top 3 In A Row To Win Stockholm 1994!". The Global Herald. 18 June 2020.
  4. ^ "October 30, 1994: The day Becker won in Stockholm after defeating the top three". Tennis Majors. 2020-10-30. Retrieved 2020-11-22.
  5. ^ "Groups Are Set For 2020 Nitto ATP Finals". ATP Tour. 12 November 2020.
  6. ^ "Top 10 Men's Tennis Players of All Time". Sports Illustrated. Archived from the original on 2010-09-18. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  7. ^ "Federer: 'I'd Go To The Moon' To Play Nitto ATP Finals". ATP Tour. 16 November 2020.
  8. ^ "Federer to miss rest of 2020 season". BBC Sport. 10 June 2020.
  9. ^ "Semi-final Qualifying Procedure". Nitto ATP Finals.
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