As the Tennis Season is gradually coming to an end, with ATP Paris Masters final round clinched by Jack Sock this Sunday which seems not a surprise after the likes of both Roger Federer refused turning up for the event and Nadal pulling out due to a knee injury.
Both expertise has really graced several tennis events this season and currently occupy the first and second world tennis ranking. Evidence from their last season inactiveness proves they have taken extended time off before returning to win Grand Slams.
Federer won numbers 18 and 19 at the Australian Open and Wimbledon this year while Nadal toasted success at the French and US.
A number of top pros, Nick Kyrgios, Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, are all among the players on the sidelines.
According to Wikipedia 2017 “The 2017 ATP Finals (also known as the 2017 Nitto ATP Finals for sponsorship reasons) is a men’s tennis tournament that will be played at the O2 Arena in London, United Kingdom, from 12 to 19 November 2017. It will be the season-ending event for the highest-ranked singles players and doubles teams on the 2017 ATP World Tour. This would be the 48th (singles) / 43rd (doubles) edition.”
The tournament is run by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and is part of the 2017 ATP World Tour. The event takes place on indoor hard courts. It serves as the season-ending championships for players on the ATP Tour.
Every Professional Tennis Season is believed to start with Hopman Cup, a championship named in honour of Harry Hopman (1906–1985), an Australian tennis player, the tournament individual player results are tallied, they are not included in the calculation of tennis world rankings. While the season end with a world tour to ATP FINALS London.
Players are placed in the competition as follow:
- First, the top 7 players in the ATP Race to London on Monday after the final tournament of the ATP World Tour, that is, after the 2017 Paris Masters.
- Second, up to two 2017, Grand Slam tournament winners ranked anywhere 8th-20th, in ranking order
- Third, the eighth-ranked player in the ATP rankings
Rankings are published weekly as the Emirates ATP Race to London, for 52-week till the date of selection. Points from Grand Slam, ATP World Tour, ATP Challenger Tour and ITF Futures tournaments are accumulated for 52 weeks prior to the selection date, with the year in view considered alone.