ATP Finals

Annual men's tennis tournament
Tennis tournament
ATP Finals
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Tournament information
Founded1970; 52 years ago (1970)
LocationTurin 22
Italy (2021–2025)
VenuePala Alpitour
CategoryATP Finals
SurfaceHard (indoor)
Draw8S / 8D
Prize moneyUS$7,250,000 (2021)
Websitenittoatpfinals.com
Current champions (2021)
SinglesGermany Alexander Zverev
DoublesFrance Pierre-Hugues Herbert
France Nicolas Mahut

The ATP Finals is the season-ending championship of the ATP Tour. It is the most significant event in the annual calendar after the four Grand Slams as it features the top-eight singles players and top-eight doubles teams based on their results throughout the season. The tournament is sometimes referred to as a "fifth Grand Slam," due to the prestige that comes with qualifying for and winning the event.[1]

The tournament uses a unique format not seen in other ATP Tour events: The players are separated into two groups of four, within which they each play three round-robin matches. The top two players from each group after the round-robin stage move on to the semifinals, followed by a final to determine the champion.

The tournament was first held in 1970, although it was then known by a different name. Roger Federer holds the record for the most singles titles with six, while Peter Fleming and John McEnroe jointly hold the record for the most doubles titles with seven.

In the tournament's current format, the champion can earn a maximum of 1,500 ranking points, if they win the event while staying undefeated during the round-robin stage.

Tournament

History

The ATP Finals is the fifth iteration of a championship which began in 1970. It was originally known as the Masters Grand Prix and was part of the Grand Prix tennis circuit.[2] It was organised by the International Lawn Tennis Federation (ILTF) and ran alongside the competing WCT Finals. The Masters was a year-end showpiece event between the best players on the men's tour, but did not count for any world ranking points.

In 1990, the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) took over the running of the men's tour and replaced the Masters with the "ATP Tour World Championships".[2] World ranking points were now at stake, with an undefeated champion earning the same number of points they would earn for winning one of the four Grand Slam events.[3] The ITF, who continued to run the Grand Slam tournaments, created a rival year-end event known as the Grand Slam Cup, which was contested by the 16 players with the best records in specifically Grand Slam tournaments that year.

In December 1999, the ATP and ITF agreed to discontinue the two separate events and create a new jointly-owned event called the "Tennis Masters Cup".[2] As with the Masters Grand Prix and the ATP Tour World Championships, the Tennis Masters Cup was contested by eight players. However, the player who was ranked number eight in the ATP Champion's Race world rankings was not guaranteed spot. If a player who won one of the year's Grand Slam events finished the year ranked outside the top eight, but still within the top 20, he was included in the Tennis Masters Cup instead of the eighth-ranked player. If two players outside the top eight won Grand Slam events, the higher placed player of the two in the world rankings took the final spot in the Tennis Masters Cup. This accommodation for Grand Slam winners who are nevertheless ranked outside the top eight continues in the event's current form.

In 2009, the championship was renamed the "ATP World Tour Finals" and was held at The O2 Arena in London.[2] The contract ran through 2013,[4] but was extended up to 2015 in 2012,[5][6] and another time until 2018 in 2015.[7] In 2017 the event was renamed the "ATP Finals"[2] and the contract with the O2 Arena was extended to 2020.[8][9] In December 2018 it was announced that London, along with Manchester, Singapore, Tokyo and Turin were on a shortlist of five cities which made the cut from an initial list of 40 cities to host the event starting from 2021.[10] In April 2019, the ATP announced that Turin is going to host the ATP Finals from 2021 to 2025.[11]

Years Championships name
1970–89 Masters Grand Prix
1990–99 ATP Tour World Championships
2000–08 Tennis Masters Cup
2009–16 ATP World Tour Finals
2017– ATP Finals

For most of its history, the event has been considered the most important indoor tennis tournament in the world (there were a few exceptions when the event was held outdoors: 1974 in Melbourne & 2003-04 in Houston). The indoor atmosphere allows for controlled conditions of play, both in terms of the court surface and the court's illumination.

In recent years it has been played on indoor hard courts, however, indoor carpet was used in some previous editions. On one occasion, when Melbourne hosted the event in 1974, the grass courts of Kooyong Stadium were used;[12] the tournament was staged only a few weeks before the 1974 Australian Open, which was also played on grass. Apart from 1974, all tournaments have been on a hard court variant, which has prompted calls from some players (chiefly Rafael Nadal[13][14][15]) to feature a greater variety of surfaces, including clay courts. However, others disagree[16] and have argued that clay court events already comprise a large chunk of the tennis calendar.[17] As it stands, the ATP is not apt to change the event from an indoor hard court competition.[18]

For many years, the doubles event was held as a separate tournament staged the week after the singles competition, but more recently both events have been held together during the same week and in the same venue.

In 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic and in an effort to reduce the number of staff on-site, the ATP introduced live electronic line-calling powered by Hawk-Eye Live. Instead of line umpires, the system detects the relevant movements of the player and where the ball bounces on court. A pre-recorded voice announces "Out," "Fault," and "Foot fault." Video review can be used for suspected double bounces, touches, and other reviewable calls.[19]

The tournament has traditionally been sponsored by the title sponsor of the tour; however, in 1990–2008 the competition was not sponsored, even though the singles portion of the event, as part of the ATP Tour, was sponsored by IBM. In 2009, the tournament gained Barclays PLC as its title sponsor.[20] Barclays confirmed in 2015 that they would not renew their sponsorship deal once it expires in 2016.[21] On 25 May 2017, it was announced that Nitto Denko will be the main sponsor for the tournament, at least until 2020.[22] On 10 September 2020, Nitto Denko announced it will extend its title partnership of the ATP Finals for another five years, until 2025.[23]

Qualification

The criteria to qualify for the ATP Finals are as follows:

  1. Players who finish the season ranked in the top 7 automatically qualify.
  2. The eighth spot is reserved for a player who won a Grand Slam event in the current year and is ranked from 8th–20th.
  3. If more than one player won a Grand Slam event in the current year and is ranked from 8th–20th, then whichever of these players is highest-ranked is awarded the eighth spot; whichever of these players is second highest-ranked is made first alternate.
  4. If there is no player who won a Grand Slam event in the current year and is ranked from 8th–20th, then the eight spot is awarded to the player ranked eighth, irrespective of Grand Slam results.

Two alternates also attend the ATP Finals. If the first alternate has already been selected according to (3) mentioned above, then the second alternate is the highest-ranked player who has not otherwise qualified for the event. If both alternate spots are available, they are awarded to the two highest-ranked players who did not otherwise qualify for the event.

An alternate can replace a player who withdraws before the round-robin stage is over, so long as the player who withdraws still has at least one round-robin match left to play. When an alternate enters the competition, his results are considered separately, i.e. the alternate does not inherit the results of the player he is replacing. If an alternate's round-robin results qualify him for the semifinals, then he may continue into the single-elimination rounds.

Format

Unlike other events on the ATP Tour, the ATP Finals is not a straightforward single-elimination tournament. The eight players are divided into two groups of four and each play three round-robin matches against the other players in their group. After the round-robin stage, the top two players in each group advance to the semifinals. The two winners of the semifinals play a final to determine the champion. In this format, it is theoretically possible to advance to the semifinals even with as many as two round-robin losses, but no player in the history of the singles tournament has won the title after losing more than one round-robin match.

To create the groups, the eight players are seeded according to rank. The #1 and #2 seeds are placed in Group A and Group B, respectively. The remaining seeds are drawn in pairs (#3 and #4, #5 and #6, #7 and #8); the first of the pair to be drawn goes to Group A and the other to Group B, and so on.

The format described above has been in place for all editions of the tournament except the following years:

  • 1970–71: All round robin (no groups), no semifinals or finals, the winner was decided based on round-robin standings.
  • 1982–84: 12-player three-round single-elimination tournament (no round robin), the top four seeds received byes in the first round.
  • 1985: 16-player four-round single-elimination tournament (no round robin), no byes.

Group Standings

Since 2019, the group standings at the end of the round-robin stage are determined by, in order:[24]

  • Most matches won.
  • Most matches played (for example: the record 1–2 beats 1–1, and 2–1 beats 2–0).

If some players are tied, the following tiebreakers are used depending on how many players are tied (two or three):

If two players are tied, then:

  • Head-to-head round-robin result.

If three players are tied, then the following tiebreakers are used, in order, until all three players are no longer tied OR until only two players are tied, at which point the two-player tie is broken by the head-to-head round robin result:

  • Highest % of sets won.
  • Highest % of games won.
  • Highest ranking at the start of the tournament.

When calculating tiebreakers, a match that ended in a retirement is counted as a 0–2 sets loss for the retiring player and a 2–0 sets win for their opponent, regardless of the actual score when the retirement occurred. When calculating the "Highest % of games won" tiebreaker, a match that ended in a retirement is disregarded.

Venues

Years[25] City I/O Surface Stadium Capacity
1970[26] Japan Tokyo, Japan Indoor Carpet Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium 6,500
1971 France Paris, France Stade Pierre de Coubertin 5,000
1972 Spain Barcelona, Spain Palau Blaugrana 5,700
1973[27] United States Boston, United States Boston Garden 14,900
1974 Australia Melbourne, Australia Outdoor Grass Kooyong Stadium 8,500
1975 Sweden Stockholm, Sweden Indoor Carpet Kungliga tennishallen 6,000
1976 United States Houston, United States The Summit 16,300
1977–89 United States New York City, United States Madison Square Garden 18,000
1990–95 Germany Frankfurt, Germany Festhalle Frankfurt 12,000
1996–99 Germany Hanover, Germany Hard[a] Hanover Fairground 15,000
2000 Portugal Lisbon, Portugal Pavilhão Atlântico 12,000
2001 Australia Sydney, Australia Sydney Super Dome 17,500
2002 China Shanghai, China SNIEC 10,000
2003–04 United States Houston, United States Outdoor Westside Tennis Club 5,240
2005–08 China Shanghai, China Indoor Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena 15,000
2009–20 United Kingdom London, United Kingdom The O2 Arena[28] 20,000
2021–25[29] Italy Turin, Italy Pala Alpitour 16,600
  1. ^ In 2005 the tournament was played on indoor carpet.

Points, prize money and trophies

The ATP Finals (2021) rewarded the following points and prize money, per victory (prize money for doubles is per team).[30]

Result Ranking points Prize money (singles) Prize money (doubles)
Final win +500 +$1,094,000 +$164,000
Semifinal win +400 +$530,000 +$84,000
Round-robin win +200 (per win) +$173,000 (per win) +$33,000 (per win)
Participation (win or lose) / 3 matches = $173,000
2 matches = $129,750
1 match = $86,500
3 matches = $82,000
2 matches = $61,000
1 match = $32,000
Alternate (attend event) / $93,000 $33,000
An undefeated champion would earn the maximum 1,500 points, and maximum $2,316,000 in singles or $429,000 in doubles.

Additional prizes include the ATP Finals trophy and the ATP year-end No. 1 trophy, all made by London-based silversmiths Thomas Lyte.[31][32]

Past finals

Singles

Year Champion[33] Runner-up Score
1970 United States Stan Smith Australia Rod Laver Round robin
1971 Romania Ilie Năstase (1/4) United States Stan Smith Round robin
1972 Romania Ilie Năstase (2/4) United States Stan Smith 6–3, 6–2, 3–6, 2–6, 6–3
1973 Romania Ilie Năstase (3/4) Netherlands Tom Okker 6–3, 7–5, 4–6, 6–3
1974 Argentina Guillermo Vilas Romania Ilie Năstase 7–6(8–6), 6–2, 3–6, 3–6, 6–4
1975 Romania Ilie Năstase (4/4) Sweden Björn Borg 6–2, 6–2, 6–1
1976 Spain Manuel Orantes Poland Wojtek Fibak 5–7, 6–2, 0–6, 7–6(7–1), 6–1
1977 United States Jimmy Connors Sweden Björn Borg 6–4, 1–6, 6–4
1978 United States John McEnroe (1/3) United States Arthur Ashe 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 7–5
1979 Sweden Björn Borg (1/2) United States Vitas Gerulaitis 6–2, 6–2
1980 Sweden Björn Borg (2/2) Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 6–4, 6–2, 6–2
1981 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (1/5) United States Vitas Gerulaitis 6–7(5–7), 2–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–2, 6–4
1982 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (2/5) United States John McEnroe 6–4, 6–4, 6–2
1983 United States John McEnroe (2/3) Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 6–3, 6–4, 6–4
1984 United States John McEnroe (3/3) Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 7–5, 6–0, 6–4
1985 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (3/5) West Germany Boris Becker 6–2, 7–6(7–4), 6–3
1986 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (4/5) West Germany Boris Becker 6–4, 6–4, 6–4
1987 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (5/5) Sweden Mats Wilander 6–2, 6–2, 6–3
1988 West Germany Boris Becker (1/3) Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 5–7, 7–6(7–5), 3–6, 6–2, 7–6(7–5)
1989 Sweden Stefan Edberg West Germany Boris Becker 4–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–3, 6–1
1990 United States Andre Agassi Sweden Stefan Edberg 5–7, 7–6(7–5), 7–5, 6–2
1991 United States Pete Sampras (1/5) United States Jim Courier 3–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–3, 6–4
1992 Germany Boris Becker (2/3) United States Jim Courier 6–4, 6–3, 7–5
1993 Germany Michael Stich United States Pete Sampras 7–6(7–3), 2–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–2
1994 United States Pete Sampras (2/5) Germany Boris Becker 4–6, 6–3, 7–5, 6–4
1995 Germany Boris Becker (3/3) United States Michael Chang 7–6(7–3), 6–0, 7–6(7–5)
1996 United States Pete Sampras (3/5) Germany Boris Becker 3–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–4), 6–7(11–13), 6–4
1997 United States Pete Sampras (4/5) Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6–3, 6–2, 6–2
1998 Spain Àlex Corretja Spain Carlos Moyá 3–6, 3–6, 7–5, 6–3, 7–5
1999 United States Pete Sampras (5/5) United States Andre Agassi 6–1, 7–5, 6–4
2000 Brazil Gustavo Kuerten United States Andre Agassi 6–4, 6–4, 6–4
2001 Australia Lleyton Hewitt (1/2) France Sébastien Grosjean 6–3, 6–3, 6–4
2002 Australia Lleyton Hewitt (2/2) Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero 7–5, 7–5, 2–6, 2–6, 6–4
2003 Switzerland Roger Federer (1/6) United States Andre Agassi 6–3, 6–0, 6–4
2004 Switzerland Roger Federer (2/6) Australia Lleyton Hewitt 6–3, 6–2
2005 Argentina David Nalbandian Switzerland Roger Federer 6–7(4–7), 6–7(11–13), 6–2, 6–1, 7–6(7–3)
2006 Switzerland Roger Federer (3/6) United States James Blake 6–0, 6–3, 6–4
2007 Switzerland Roger Federer (4/6) Spain David Ferrer 6–2, 6–3, 6–2
2008 Serbia Novak Djokovic (1/5) Russia Nikolay Davydenko 6–1, 7–5
2009 Russia Nikolay Davydenko Argentina Juan Martín del Potro 6–3, 6–4
2010 Switzerland Roger Federer (5/6) Spain Rafael Nadal 6–3, 3–6, 6–1
2011 Switzerland Roger Federer (6/6) France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6–3, 6–7(6–8), 6–3
2012 Serbia Novak Djokovic (2/5) Switzerland Roger Federer 7–6(8–6), 7–5
2013 Serbia Novak Djokovic (3/5) Spain Rafael Nadal 6–3, 6–4
2014 Serbia Novak Djokovic (4/5) Switzerland Roger Federer Walkover
2015 Serbia Novak Djokovic (5/5) Switzerland Roger Federer 6–3, 6–4
2016 United Kingdom Andy Murray Serbia Novak Djokovic 6–3, 6–4
2017 Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov Belgium David Goffin 7–5, 4–6, 6–3
2018 Germany Alexander Zverev (1/2) Serbia Novak Djokovic 6–4, 6–3
2019 Greece Stefanos Tsitsipas Austria Dominic Thiem 6–7(6–8), 6–2, 7–6(7–4)
2020 Russia Daniil Medvedev Austria Dominic Thiem 4–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–4
2021 Germany Alexander Zverev (2/2) Russia Daniil Medvedev 6–4, 6–4

Doubles

Year Champions[34] Runners-up Score
1970 United States Stan Smith
United States Arthur Ashe
Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
Australia Rod Laver
Round robin
1971–
1974
Not held
1975 Spain Juan Gisbert
Spain Manuel Orantes
West Germany Jürgen Fassbender
West Germany Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
Round robin
1976 United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 5–7, 5–7, 6–4, 6–4
1977 South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
7–5, 7–6, 6–3
1978 United States Peter Fleming (1/7)
United States John McEnroe (1/7)
Poland Wojtek Fibak
Netherlands Tom Okker
6–4, 6–2, 6–4
1979 United States Peter Fleming (2/7)
United States John McEnroe (2/7)
Poland Wojtek Fibak
Netherlands Tom Okker
6–3, 7–6, 6–1
1980 United States Peter Fleming (3/7)
United States John McEnroe (3/7)
Australia Peter McNamara
Australia Paul McNamee
6–4, 6–3
1981 United States Peter Fleming (4/7)
United States John McEnroe (4/7)
South Africa Kevin Curren
United States Steve Denton
6–3, 6–3
1982 United States Peter Fleming (5/7)
United States John McEnroe (5/7)
United States Sherwood Stewart
United States Ferdi Taygan
7–5, 6–3
1983 United States Peter Fleming (6/7)
United States John McEnroe (6/7)
Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
6–2, 6–2
1984 United States Peter Fleming (7/7)
United States John McEnroe (7/7)
Australia Mark Edmondson
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–3, 6–1
1985 Sweden Stefan Edberg (1/2)
Sweden Anders Järryd (1/3)
Sweden Joakim Nyström
Sweden Mats Wilander
6–1, 7–6(7–5)
1986 Sweden Stefan Edberg (2/2)
Sweden Anders Järryd (2/3)
France Guy Forget
France Yannick Noah
6–3, 7–6(7–2), 6–3
1987 Czechoslovakia Miloslav Mečíř
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
6–4, 7–5, 6–7(5–7), 6–3
1988 United States Rick Leach (1/3)
United States Jim Pugh
Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
6–4, 6–3, 2–6, 6–0
1989 United States Jim Grabb
United States Patrick McEnroe
Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
7–5, 7–6(7–4), 5–7, 6–3
1990 France Guy Forget
Switzerland Jakob Hlasek
Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
6–4, 7–6(7–5), 5–7, 6–4
1991 Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd (3/3)
United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
6–4, 6–4, 2–6, 6–4
1992 Australia Todd Woodbridge (1/2)
Australia Mark Woodforde (1/2)
Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
6–2, 7–6(7–4), 5–7, 3–6, 6–3
1993 Netherlands Jacco Eltingh (1/2)
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis (1/2)
Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–5), 6–4
1994 Sweden Jan Apell
Sweden Jonas Björkman (1/2)
Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
6–4, 4–6, 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–6(8–6)
1995 Canada Grant Connell
United States Patrick Galbraith
Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
7–6(8–6), 7–6(8–6), 3–6, 7–6(7–2)
1996 Australia Todd Woodbridge (2/2)
Australia Mark Woodforde (2/2)
Canada Sébastien Lareau
United States Alex O'Brien
6–4, 5–7, 6–2, 7–6(7–3)
1997 United States Rick Leach (2/3)
United States Jonathan Stark
India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
6–3, 6–4, 7–6(7–3)
1998 Netherlands Jacco Eltingh (2/2)
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis (2/2)
The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
6–4, 6–2, 7–5
1999 Canada Sébastien Lareau
United States Alex O'Brien
India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
6–3, 6–2, 6–2
2000 United States Donald Johnson
South Africa Piet Norval
India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
7–6(10–8), 6–3, 6–4
2001
(held in 2002)
South Africa Ellis Ferreira
United States Rick Leach (3/3)
Czech Republic Petr Pála
Czech Republic Pavel Vízner
6–7(6–8), 7–6(7–2), 6–4, 6–4
2002 Not held
2003 United States Bob Bryan (1/4)
United States Mike Bryan (1/5)
France Michaël Llodra
France Fabrice Santoro
6–7(6–8), 6–3, 3–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–4
2004 United States Bob Bryan (2/4)
United States Mike Bryan (2/5)
Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
4–6, 7–5, 6–4, 6–2
2005 France Michaël Llodra
France Fabrice Santoro
India Leander Paes
Serbia and Montenegro Nenad Zimonjić
6–7(6–8), 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
2006 Sweden Jonas Björkman (2/2)
Belarus Max Mirnyi (1/2)
The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
6–2, 6–4
2007 The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor (1/4)
Sweden Simon Aspelin
Austria Julian Knowle
6–2, 6–3
2008 Canada Daniel Nestor (2/4)
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić (1/2)
United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
7–6(7–3), 6–2
2009 United States Bob Bryan (3/4)
United States Mike Bryan (3/5)
Belarus Max Mirnyi
Israel Andy Ram
7–6(7–5), 6–3
2010 Canada Daniel Nestor (3/4)
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić (2/2)
India Mahesh Bhupathi
Belarus Max Mirnyi
7–6(8–6), 6–4
2011 Belarus Max Mirnyi (2/2)
Canada Daniel Nestor (4/4)
Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Poland Marcin Matkowski
7–5, 6–3
2012 Spain Marcel Granollers
Spain Marc López
India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Rohan Bopanna
7–5, 3–6, [10–3]
2013 Spain David Marrero
Spain Fernando Verdasco
United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
7–5, 6–7(3–7), [10–7]
2014 United States Bob Bryan (4/4)
United States Mike Bryan (4/5)
Croatia Ivan Dodig
Brazil Marcelo Melo
6–7(5–7), 6–2, [10–7]
2015 Netherlands Jean-Julien Rojer
Romania Horia Tecău
India Rohan Bopanna
Romania Florin Mergea
6–4, 6–3
2016 Finland Henri Kontinen (1/2)
Australia John Peers (1/2)
South Africa Raven Klaasen
United States Rajeev Ram
2–6, 6–1, [10–8]
2017 Finland Henri Kontinen (2/2)
Australia John Peers (2/2)
Poland Łukasz Kubot
Brazil Marcelo Melo
6–4, 6–2
2018 United States Jack Sock
United States Mike Bryan (5/5)
France Pierre-Hugues Herbert
France Nicolas Mahut
5–7, 6–1, [13–11]
2019 France Pierre-Hugues Herbert (1/2)
France Nicolas Mahut (1/2)
South Africa Raven Klaasen
New Zealand Michael Venus
6–3, 6–4
2020 Netherlands Wesley Koolhof
Croatia Nikola Mektić
Austria Jürgen Melzer
France Édouard Roger-Vasselin
6–2, 3–6, [10–5]
2021 France Pierre-Hugues Herbert (2/2)
France Nicolas Mahut (2/2)
United States Rajeev Ram
United Kingdom Joe Salisbury
6–4, 7–6(7–0)

List of champions

Singles

Titles Player Years
6 Switzerland Roger Federer 2003–04, 2006–07, 2010–11
5 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 1981–82, 1985–87
United States Pete Sampras 1991, 1994, 1996–97, 1999
Serbia Novak Djokovic 2008, 2012–15
4 Romania Ilie Năstase 1971–73, 1975
3 United States John McEnroe 1978, 1983–84
Germany Boris Becker 1988, 1992, 1995
2 Sweden Björn Borg 1979–80
Australia Lleyton Hewitt 2001–02
Germany Alexander Zverev 2018, 2021
1 United States Stan Smith 1970
Argentina Guillermo Vilas 1974
Spain Manuel Orantes 1976
United States Jimmy Connors 1977
Sweden Stefan Edberg 1989
United States Andre Agassi 1990
Germany Michael Stich 1993
Spain Àlex Corretja 1998
Brazil Gustavo Kuerten 2000
Argentina David Nalbandian 2005
Russia Nikolay Davydenko 2009
United Kingdom Andy Murray 2016
Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov 2017
Greece Stefanos Tsitsipas 2019
Russia Daniil Medvedev 2020

Doubles

Titles Player Years
7 United States Peter Fleming 1978–84
United States John McEnroe
5 United States Mike Bryan 2003–04, 2009, 2014, 2018
4 United States Bob Bryan 2003–04, 2009, 2014
Canada Daniel Nestor 2007–08, 2010–11
3 Sweden Anders Järryd 1985–86, 1991
United States Rick Leach 1988, 1997, 2001
2 Sweden Stefan Edberg 1985–86
Australia Todd Woodbridge 1992, 1996
Australia Mark Woodforde
Netherlands Jacco Eltingh 1993, 1998
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
Sweden Jonas Björkman 1994, 2006
Belarus Max Mirnyi 2006, 2011
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić 2008, 2010
Finland Henri Kontinen 2016–17
Australia John Peers
France Pierre-Hugues Herbert 2019, 2021
France Nicolas Mahut

Records and statistics

Singles

# Titles
6 Switzerland Roger Federer
5 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl
United States Pete Sampras
Serbia Novak Djokovic
4 Romania Ilie Năstase


# Consecutive titles
4 Serbia Novak Djokovic
3 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl
Romania Ilie Năstase
2 Sweden Björn Borg
Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl
United States John McEnroe
United States Pete Sampras
Australia Lleyton Hewitt
Switzerland Roger Federer (3x)


# Finals
10 Switzerland Roger Federer
9 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl
8 Germany Boris Becker
7 Serbia Novak Djokovic
6 United States Pete Sampras
5 Romania Ilie Năstase


# Matches won[35]
59 Switzerland Roger Federer
41 Serbia Novak Djokovic
39 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl
36 Germany Boris Becker
35 United States Pete Sampras


# Editions played[35]
17 Switzerland Roger Federer
14 Serbia Novak Djokovic
13 United States Andre Agassi
12 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl
11 United States Pete Sampras
Germany Boris Becker
United States Jimmy Connors

Doubles

# Titles
7 United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
5 United States Mike Bryan
4 United States Bob Bryan
Canada Daniel Nestor
# Consecutive titles
7 United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
2 Sweden Stefan Edberg
Sweden Anders Järryd
United States Mike Bryan
United States Bob Bryan
Canada Daniel Nestor (2x)
Finland Henri Kontinen
Australia John Peers


# Finals
7 United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
United States Mike Bryan
6 United States Bob Bryan
Canada Daniel Nestor
5 Sweden Anders Järryd


# Matches won
42 United States Mike Bryan
38 United States Bob Bryan
34 Canada Daniel Nestor
29 Australia Todd Woodbridge
25 Sweden Anders Järryd
Australia Mark Woodforde
# Editions played
16 United States Mike Bryan
15 United States Bob Bryan
Canada Daniel Nestor
14 India Leander Paes
12 India Mahesh Bhupathi
The Bahamas Mark Knowles

Youngest & oldest champions

Singles Youngest United States John McEnroe 19 years, 10 months 1978
Oldest Switzerland Roger Federer 30 years, 3 months 2011
Doubles Youngest United States John McEnroe 19 years, 10 months 1978
Oldest United States Mike Bryan 40 years, 6 months 2018

Year-end Championship double crowns

Double crown

  • Winning the year-end championships in both singles and doubles in the same year.
Player Year
United States John McEnroe 1978, 1983, 1984
United States Stan Smith 1970
Two players have won the event in both singles and doubles, but in two different years: Manuel Orantes (1975, 1976) and Stefan Edberg (1985, 1989).

Generation double crown

  • Winning both the ATP Next Gen Finals (age 21 and under) and the ATP Finals (all ages) in a career
Player Next Gen Finals ATP Finals
Greece Stefanos Tsitsipas 2018 2019

See also

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