London (AP) - From Rafael Nadal to Alexander Zverev: The eight participants of the ATP Finals in the profile:
Group "Björn Borg":
NOVAK DJOKOVIC (32 / Serbia / World Ranking-2.): The Serb has won the season-to-final tournament five times (2008, 2012-2015) and would equal another record triumph with record winner Roger Federer (6 titles). Most recently, he won his 34th Masters title in Paris. This year, Djokovic won the Australian Open and Wimbledon. Opened on Sunday (15.00) against Matteo Berrettini.
ROGER FEDERER (38 / Switzerland / 3.): The 38-year-old exceptional artist aims for the seventh title in his 17th ATP Finals. Meets Thiem on Sunday evening (9 pm). After the tournament victory in Basel at the end of October he allowed himself a short break. He feels "totally motivated and hungry," said Federer shortly before the tournament began. His last title at the ATP Finals he succeeded eight years ago.
DOMINIC THIEM (26 / Austria / 5.): This year in the final of the French Open, which he lost to Nadal. At the end of the season in three attempts never came beyond the group stage. The clay court expert has recently improved a lot on hard court. "He's number five, has a wonderful year and beat me twice," Federer said before Sunday's match.
MATTEO BERRETTINI (23 / Italy / 8.): Qualified last of the eight players for London. Tsitsipas and Medvedev one of three debutants at the season finale. Started as number 52 in the world, then won the tournaments in Stuttgart and Budapest, stood in Munich in the final and reached at the US Open and the Masters in Shanghai, the semi-finals. Clear outsider in the group Björn Borg.
Group «Andre Agassi»:
RAFAEL NADAL (33 / Spain / 1.): Did not make it to the semi-finals in Paris due to an abdominal muscle injury. Became the number one again despite the tournament victory of Djokovic. Won the French Open and the US Open in 2019, but as usual at the end of the year he is struggling with physical problems. In 2019 he missed the ATP Finals, two years ago he retired after the first game. Fitness condition uncertain.
DANIIL MEDWEDEW (23 / Russia / 4.): THE shooting star of the tennis scene. Already number four in the world behind Nadal, Djokovic and Federer. Has won the most matches on the tour this year (59) and has reached most finals (9). Ten years ago, Nikolai Dawidenko was the only Russian final winner to date. "It feels good to represent our country again," said Medvedev.
STEFANOS TSITSIPAS (21 / Greece / 6.): Became the first Greek to qualify for the ATP World Championship. "That was one of my goals and was on my wish list from the start of the season," said the youngest player in the eighth field. Played last year at the Next Gen ATP Finals for U-21 players in Milan and brought the title there. Nadal, Djokovic and Federer beat this year already.
ALEXANDER ZVEREV (22 / Germany / 7.): The German number one has a difficult year behind it - especially off the field. Won in Geneva in 2019 and reached the final in Acapulco and Shanghai. Acts now but motivated and aggressive. "I'm healthy and fit. I know that I have won against all who are here, "Zverev said. In London he is defending champion.
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