Serbian Novak Djokovic, the Spanish Rafael Nadal and the austrian Dominic Thiem are the first players classified to play the ATP Finals London, which will be held at the O2 from November 15 to 22. This was announced by the ATP after publishing the provisional calendar for the remainder of 2020.
Today it is an event behind closed doors, in accordance with the regulations established by the English Government, and the ATP has begun the process of returning the money for the tickets sold. At the same time, the organism communicates its hope of being able to open part of the stands while maintaining social distance, although it is more a wish than a reality with current perspectives.
With the modification of the world ranking, which contains the results from March 2019 to December 2020, the ATP reports that the current top-3 has a place in the Final Masters.
Djokovic, 33 years old and No. 1, is champion this course of the ATP Cup, he Australian Open and Dubai. He will reappear on the Cincinnati-US Open tour undefeated (18-0). ‘Nole’ has qualified thirteen times for the ATP Finals, having won five times.
It is a title that is missing from the record of Rafa Nadal, number 2 at 34 years old. Sixteenth consecutive ticket for the top-8 tournament of the course. This season he is 13-3 after reaching the final of the ATP Cup and the quarterfinals of Australia, winning in Acapulco. He has not yet confirmed his presence in the land of Rome and Roland Garros, after scrapping the United States.
Thiem, 26, No. 3 and Australian Open finalist, arrives in London for the fifth season in a row.
It will be safe Roger Federer, for the knee injury. The current champion is the German Alexander Zverev.