World Tennis News: Barclays ATP World Tour Finals

For the seventh year, the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals which is the annual tennis season finale is being contested this week, at The O2 in London.

World number one Novak Djokovic comes to the London event with a match winning streak of thirty-seven indoor and twenty-two indoor titles this season as well as fourteen at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. Reigning three-time champion (won four overall) Djokovic will be in action alongside Roger Federer, who has won the title a tournament-record six times, is the other former winner in the Stan Smith group along with Tomas Berdych and Kei Nishikori. British number one Andy Murray is competing in the Ilie Nastase Group with Stanislas Wawrinka, Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer.

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For the first time since 1996 all eight players in this year’s season finale have won at least ten ATP World Tour titles. Here’s the finalists career title to date (2015 titles shown in brackets).

1 – Roger Federer – 88 (6)
2 – Rafael Nadal – 67 (3)
3 – Novak Djokovic – 58 (10)
4 – Andy Murray – 35 (4)
5 – David Ferrer – 26 (5)
6 – Tomas Berdych – 12 (2)
7 – Stan Wawrinka – 11 (4)
8 – Kei Nishikori – 10 (3)

For the 12th consecutive season, the year-end Number one in the Emirates ATP Rankings has been held by one of three players Djokovic, Federer or Nadal. Federer has finished No. 1 for five years (2004-’07, ’09); Djokovic, four years (2011-’12, ’14-15); and Nadal, three years (2008, ’10, ’13). No other trio in the history of the Emirates ATP Rankings (since 1973) has held number one spot for the past twelve years.

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Information sourced from atpworldtour.com

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