A Look At 2021 ATP Finals - Date, Venue, Predictions

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The exciting 2021 ATP Finals will occur from November 14 to 21, with all the top players participating.

 

The 2021 ATP Finals is the year-end culmination for the ATP tennis circuit. It has only the best eight qualified doubles teams and singles players. The 2021 ATP Finals is going to be played on an indoor hard court. The players get points throughout the season to earn qualification for the tourney. The 2021 ATP Finals has a couple of groups of four players each and is executed using a round-robin format. The best two from each group go on to the knockout semi-finals. The semi-final victors will clash for the 2021 ATP Finals title. In the previous year's tournament, Daniil Medvedev of Russia defeated Dominic Thiem to win his first season-ending singles title. In doubles, Nikola Mektic and Wesley Koolhof defeated Edouard Roger-Vasselin and Jurgen Melzer to get the trophy.

 

The 2021 ATP Finals is scheduled to take place this month, from November 14 to November 21. The 2021 ATP Finals will be held in Italy at Pala Alpitour in Turin. This marks the end of a more than decade-long tournament association with O2 Arena in London. Turin will host the 2021 ATP Finals for the next four years up to 2025. It is the 15th location to host the ATP season finale. The tournament completed its 50th-anniversary last year. If a tennis player wins the tourney without losing, they will get 1,500 ranking points. More info is going to be released soon about the points allocation for the 2021 ATP Finals. Last year, each round-robin matchup was worth 200 points. There were 400 points on offer for a win in the semi-finals.

 

The 2021 ATP Finals has not yet confirmed the total prize money for the tournament. Last year, the total prize money was $1,564,000 for the undefeated champion. Any champion who obtained a defeat during the group stage was given $550,000. Each round-robin victory got the player $153,000. The tickets for the 2021 ATP Finals can be bought on Ticketone or the Official Ticket Office. Fans can also go through the official tournament website for extra information.

 

2021 ATP Finals Field

 

The eight players in the 2021 ATP Finals are Hubert Hurkacz, Caper Ruud, Matteo Berrettini, Audrey Rublev, Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Daniil Medvedev, and Novak Djokovic. In doubles, the eight teams to qualify are Bruno Soares and Jamie Murray, Horia Tecau and Kevin Krawietz, Robert Farah and Juan Sebastian Cabal, Filip Polasek and Ivan Dodig, Horacio Zeballos and Marcel Granollers, Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert, Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram, and Mate Pavic and Nikola Mektic.

 

2021 ATP Finals Former Champions

 

Several of the most famous players in men's tennis won at the ATP Finals over the years. Here are all the former year-end victors, together with the year in which it happened.

 

Stan Smith (1970)

Ilie Nastase (1971, 1972, 1973, 1975)

Guillermo Vilas (1974)

Manuel Orantes (1976)

Jimmy Connors (1977)

John McEnroe (1978, 1983, 1984)

Bjorn Borg (1979, 1980)

Ivan Lendl (1981, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1987)

Boris Becker (1988, 1992, 1995)

Stefan Edberg (1989)

Andre Agassi (1990)

Pete Sampras (1991, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999)

Michael Stich (1993)

Alex Corretja (1998)

Gustavo Kuerten (2000)

Lleyton Hewitt (2001, 2002)

Roger Federer (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011)

David Nalbandian (2005)

Novak Djokovic (2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)

Nikolay Davydenko (2009)

Andy Murray (2016)

Grigor Dimitrov (2017)

Alexander Zverev (2018)

Stefanos Tsitsipas (2019)

Daniil Medvedev (2020)

 

2021 ATP Finals Predictions

 

Fans should keep a lookout for Sebastian Korda, Carlos Alcaraz, and the rest at the Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals. History has shown that players in the 21-and-under season finale go towards the top of the game very rapidly. Daniil Medvedev is the only tennis player against Novak Djokovic in nearly thirty major matches this season. The maiden Grand Slam trophy of the Russian has made him the first champion from his nation in New York since Marat Safin's victory more than 20 years ago. He also became the initial Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals alumnus to acquire a major. This happened nearly five years after his first match in Milan. In the past few years that the championships for the best 21-and-under players have taken place, many have already made great advancements on the ATP Tour. More than five of the present top ten have contested the event. These include Hubert Hurkacz, Jannik Sinner, Caper Ruud, Andrey Rublev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Medvedev.

 

Fans are preparing to go to Milan for another edition of the tournament. They have good reason to think that the likes of Korda and Alcaraz could go on to show their authority as some of the very best players in the sport. Medvedev reached his first tour-level final nearly five years ago. He was the final automatic qualifier for the first Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals that year. The player lost to the eventual winner Hyeon Chung in the semi-finals. He got his first Grand Slam match victory that year at Wimbledon over world no. 3 Stan Wawrinka. Like Medvedev, Spanish teenager Alcaraz got the biggest victory of his career till now over Tsitsipas in the third round of the US Open this year. The Murcia native is a protégé of Juan Carlos, who was a former world no. 1. He has already got his initial title this year in Umag and was one of the initial qualifiers for the 2021 ATP Finals.

 

Medvedev defeated the teenager in their only head-to-head meeting in the initial rounds at Wimbledon this year. He said, "Carlos is an amazing player. The grass is not his best surface, but he was giving it all there. Of course [in the] second and third sets, maybe the gap was too high. But I am sure he is going to be sooner or later in the Top 10 and maybe even higher." Tsitsipas and Medvedev are the players who have played in Milan and become champions in the ATP Finals. The former is the sole player to have got both the titles. The Greek was an alternate at the event in Milan nearly five years ago. But he won against Alex de Minaur to get the trophy in the year following that. He defeated Dominic Thiem, Roger Federer, Zverev, and Medvedev to get the ATP Finals trophy a year later. Tsitsipas has since gotten to as high as world no. 3 in a career-defining season. This includes his initial ATP Masters 100 title in Monte Carlo and his only Grand Slam final at Roland Garros.

 

The world no. 6 Rublev is the sole player to play in Milan's initial couple of editions. He ended up as the runner-up in the first year and got third place in the subsequent year. The youngster has since got a tour-leading tally of more than four titles in the past year and got his first couple of Masters 1000 finals this year in Cincinnati and Monte Carlo. He also got an Olympic mixed doubles gold medal partnering with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

 

On the other hand, Ruud has made a habit of surpassing his father's past benchmarks for Norwegian tennis this year and has gone from world no. 27 to his present mark of world no. 8 after his fifth title of the year at San Diego. Ruud played in Milan a couple of years ago. In less than a few years, Sinner has gone from the champion at the Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals to the top ten in rankings. This is after running to the semi-finals in Vienna and closing in on his fourth title in Antwerp. A few years ago, he became the first wild card from Italy to win a match in Milan and progressed further to get the title with a win over De Minaur. Like Ruud, Poland's Hurkacz will make his ATP finals debut at the 2021 ATP Finals. He was the last automatic qualifier for the tournament in Milan nearly four years ago. After that, he got in the top ten this year because he won more than a couple of titles. This includes his first Masters 1000 trophy, which he won in Miami.

 

Conclusion

The competitors of the 2021 ATP Finals have achieved a lot just by reaching this year's tournament. History shows that the future is going to be even better for the tournament. The 2021 ATP Finals is surely going to be a cracker of a tournament.

 

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