Nov. Doch in der Historie der ATP-Finals, die früher auch Tennis Masters Cup, Masters und ATP Weltmeisterschaft hießen, ist keiner erfolgreicher. Nov. ATP World Tour Finals Der gebürtige Hamburger setzte sich im Endspiel der ATP-Finals in London gegen den bis dato alles überragenden. Die ATP Finals (offiziell Nitto ATP Finals) fanden vom bis November in der O2 Arena in London statt. Neben den vier Grand-Slam-Turnieren sind sie der wichtigste Wettbewerb im Herrenprofitennis; sie finden jeweils am Ende der Saison statt. Das Turnier war Teil der ATP World Tour
In the current tournament, winners are awarded up to ranking points; with each round-robin loss, points are deducted from that amount. The event is the fourth evolution of a championship which began in World ranking points were now at stake, with an undefeated champion earning the same number of points they would for winning one of the four Grand Slam events.
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 Grand Slam competitions that year.
If two players outside the top eight win Grand Slam events, the higher placed player in the world rankings takes the final spot in the Tennis Masters Cup.
For many years, the doubles event was held as a separate tournament the week after the singles competition, but more recently they have been held together in the same week and venue.
For most of its history, the event has been considered as the most important indoor tennis tournament on the world tour there were a few exceptions, when the event was organized outdoors: In recent years it has been played on indoor hard courts, however, indoor carpet has featured for many editions previously.
Once when Melbourne hosted it in the grass courts of Kooyong Stadium were used  and occurred a few weeks before the Australian Open , which were also played on grass.
Apart from , all tournaments have been on a hard court variant, which has prompted calls, primarily from Rafael Nadal    to feature a mix of surfaces and include clay courts.
However, this has drawn criticism  as well as suggestions to reduce the number of clay court tournaments in the season  and the ATP are not keen to change this aspect of the tournament.
There are eight players or teams, and playing is mandatory except for injury or other good cause. The ATP Finals currently rewards the following points and prize money, per victory: Eight players are divided into two groups of four and play three round-robin matches each against the other players in their group.
The two players with the best records in each group progress to the semifinals, with the winners meeting in the final to determine the champion.
Though it is theoretically possible to advance to the semi-finals of the tournament with two round-robin losses no player in the history of the singles tournament has won the title after losing more than one round-robin match.
The current round robin format of two groups of four players progressing to a semifinal and final, has been in place for all editions of the tournament except the following years:.
The tournament has traditionally been sponsored by the title sponsor of the tour; however, from — the competition was non-sponsored, even though the singles portion of the event as part of the ATP tour was sponsored by IBM.
In , the tournament gained Barclays PLC as title sponsor. On 25 May , it was announced that Nitto Denko will be the main sponsor for the tournament, at least until From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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In the first tournament of the US Open Series , Djokovic made it to the final of the Canada Masters for only the fourth time, making it to the final before losing to Murray in what was his first loss in nine encounters with the Scot.
This victory meant Djokovic won 3 of the 4 Grand Slams in ; this is the second time he achieved this feat in his career, the other year being Novak Djokovic Tennis Season.
In making it to the final, Djokovic reached the final of all 4 Grand Slams this year, achieving this feat for the first time in his career.
After his US Open victory, Djokovic continued his triumph by winning the China Open defeating Rafael Nadal in the finals, thus extending his winning streak to 12 and extended his winning streak to 30 matches won in a row in Bejiing, where he has never lost in his six appearances.
Djokovic then ventured to the Shanghai Rolex Masters as a three-time champion he was once again victorious, defeating Jo Wilfried Tsonga in the final.
This marked the fifth Masters title of the year for Djokovic, tying the record for most Masters titles won in a single season. In the next tournament, the Paris Masters , Djokovic made history by winning his sixth Masters in , the most Masters anyone has won in a single season with his victory over Andy Murray.
His Masters tally was increased to 26, putting him one shy of Rafael Nadal who holds the record with Djokovic is set to make his ninth consecutive appearance at the season finale.
On August 15, Andy Murray became the second player to qualify on August 15, during his victorious campaign at the Rogers Cup. He then went on to have his most successful clay court season to date, reaching his first ever final on clay at the BMW Open in Munich.
He defeated home favourite Philipp Kohlschreiber in the final to claim the first clay title of his career. This was followed up by reaching his first Masters final on clay, defeating three top 10 opponents in succession for the first time on clay, including a first clay court victory over Rafael Nadal , to win the title at the Madrid Open for the first time since Murray withdrew prior to his third round match against David Goffin in Rome Masters, citing fatigue, before reaching his third semifinal at the French Open , losing again to Djokovic in a thrilling five-set encounter.
He made it to the semifinals at Wimbledon , losing to Roger Federer in straight sets. Murray began the US Open Series by winning the Rogers Cup for the third time, defeating Djokovic for the first time since his historic triumph at the Wimbledon final.
This is the eighth time Murray has qualified for the year-end championships, set to make his seventh appearance. Roger Federer made a winning start to his season, winning the title at the Brisbane International , defeating Milos Raonic in three tight sets the final.
Federer rebounded well in the Dubai Tennis Championships reaching his second final of the season, and subsequently defeating Novak Djokovic to win the title in Dubai for the unprecedented seventh time.
After skipping the first round of the Davis Cup, Federer reached the final in Indian Wells for a record sixth time, however lost to Djokovic in three sets.
An opening round loss to Nick Kyrgios in Mutua Madrid Open was followed by reaching another final in Rome Masters , losing again to Djokovic, this time in straight sets.
At the French Open he made the quarterfinals, losing to eventual champion Stan Wawrinka in straight sets. During the grass court season, Federer won a record eighth title in Gerry Weber Open , defeating Seppi in the final.
Next, he competed at Wimbledon, where he was defeated by Djokovic in the final. In his next tournament, the Shanghai Rolex Masters, Federer entered as the defending champion.
However, he was defeated in the first round by Albert Ramos Vinolas. After his shock defeat, Federer entered the Swiss Indoors as the defending champion.
After his Basel victory, Federer entered the Paris Masters. However, he was defeated by John Isner in the third round. On September 9, Stan Wawrinka qualified for the third time.
Coming in as the defending champion at the Australian Open, he was unable to lift the title when he lost to Novak Djokovic in the semifinals after losing the fifth set in a bagel.
He was able to bounce back at the Rome Masters reaching the semifinals before losing to compatriot Roger Federer. Despite his mixed results during the clay season, he was able to capture the biggest clay title and his second grand slam title at the French Open, when he upset world no.
He followed it up with a decent showing at Wimbledon, reaching his second quarterfinal at the event losing to Richard Gasquet in the fifth set.
At the US Open, Wawrinka continued his good form at the slams, when he reached the semifinals but once again he lost to his compatriot Federer in three quick sets.
Rafael Nadal began the year as the defending Champion at the Qatar Total Open , but suffered a shocking three set defeat to Michael Berrer in the first round.
He then competed at South American clay swing. He began with the Rio Open but lost in the semifinals to Fabio Fognini.
Nadal then began his spring clay season at the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters and reached the semifinals where he lost to Novak Djokovic in straight sets.
After losing to Fognini again at the Barcelona Open quarterfinals, Nadal entered the Madrid Open as the two-time defending champion but lost in the final to Andy Murray in straight sets, resulting in his dropping out of the top five for the first time since In the Rome Masters, he lost to Stan Wawrinka in the quarterfinals.
Nadal went on to win the Mercedes Cup against Serbian Viktor Troicki , his first grass court title since he won at Wimbledon in He was unable to continue his good form on grass as he lost in the first round of the Aegon Championships to Alexandr Dolgopolov in three sets and the second round of Wimbledon to Dustin Brown.
He won his third title of the year at the German Open defeating Fabio Fognini in the final. He followed it up with his sixth final of the year at the Swiss Indoors losing to Federer.
In his final tournament prior to the event, he fell in the quarterfinals to Wawrinka at the BNP Paribas Masters in two tie-break sets.
In the Australian Open, Berdych reached his second Australian Open semifinal, after defeating Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals and ending his 16 match losing to the Spaniard.
Berdych lost in four sets against Andy Murray in the semifinal. In his next event the Rotterdam Open, as the defending champion, he lost to Stan Wawrinka in three sets in the final.
He followed it up with a semifinal appearance at the Dubai Tennis Championships losing to Novak Djokovic. Following a quarterfinal appearance, the following week at the Rome Masters, Berdych reached a ranking career-best of No.
Berdych next competed at the French Open where he suffered his first loss prior to the last 8, when he fell in the fourth round to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
Berdych next competed at the Gerry Weber Open where he reached the quarterfinals before losing to Ivo Karlovic in three sets. Berdych reached the fourth round of the Wimbledon Championships before losing to Gilles Simon in straight sets.
Berdych then went on to reach the fourth round of the US Open before losing to Richard Gasquet in four sets after taking the first set.
He followed with his first title of the year at the Shenzhen Open , defeating Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the final in straight sets. However, he could not carry his good form to the China Open as he lost in the first round to Pablo Cuevas.
However, he made it to the quarterfinals in the Shanghai Masters event. He then qualified for the event for the sixth year in a row.
At the Australian Open , he made it to the fourth round, losing to Kei Nishikori. Ferrer followed that up by winning back-to-back event titles at the Rio Open and Abierto Mexicano Telcel by defeating Fabio Fognini and Kei Nishikori , respectively.
He was able to reach the quarterfinals of the Miami Masters losing in the quarterfinals to Novak Djokovic. Ferrer was able to reach the quarterfinals of the French Open before losing to Andy Murray in four sets.
However, Ferrer lost his first match on grass at the Nottingham Open and withdrew from Wimbledon due to an elbow injury.
At the China Open he lost to Djokovic once again this time in the semifinals. He was upset again by a lower ranked Tomic in his first match at the Shanghai Rolex Masters.
He claimed his fifth title of the year at the Erste Bank Open , defeating Steve Johnson to bring his finals record in the year to 5—0.
Kei Nishikori began the season by participating in the Brisbane International and reached the semifinals before being beaten by Milos Raonic in 3 tight-set tiebreaks.
Nishikori equalled his best record yet in the Australian Open by reaching the quarterfinals, but he was beaten in straight sets by defending champion Stan Wawrinka.
Nishikori won his eighth singles title and became the first ever player to win the Memphis Open three times in a row, beating Kevin Anderson in straight sets in the final.