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Latest ATP Rankings 18 November 2019 - Tsitsipas ends season at No. 6 after winning ATP Finals title; Nadal finishes year-end No. 1 for fifth time

Andrew Hendrie in ATP Ranking 17 Nov 2019
  • Latest ATP rankings
  • Tsitsipas ends 2019 at No. 6 with ATP Finals title
  • Nadal finishes year-end No. 1 for the fifth time
Stefanos Tsitsipas (PA Images)

Stefanos Tsitsipas has finished the season at No. 6 in the world after winning the biggest title of his young career at the Nitto ATP Finals on Sunday night, while Rafael Nadal ends 2019 as World No. 1 despite failing to make it out the group stage.

One year after triumphing at the Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan, Tsitsipas has emerged victorious at the ATP Finals proper in London, edging Dominic Thiem in a deciding set tiebreak to take home the silverware.

Stefanos Tsitsipas (PA Images)
Tsitsipas, who beat Roger Federer in the semi-finals, became the first player to come back from a set down in an ATP Finals final and win the title since David Nalbandian in 2005, outlasting Thiem by a 6-7(6), 6-2, 7-6(4) scoreline in two hours and 35 minutes.

The Greek is the first man from his country to win the ATP Finals title and the youngest at 21 years and three months to prevail since a 20-year-old Lleyton Hewitt in 2001.

“It’s been a rollercoaster," said Tsitsipas. "Holding this trophy right now feels amazing… This tournament has been unbelievable guys, you made it so, so emotional. I have never received so much support in a stage like that, ever. Honestly, I owe it all to you, most of it to you. Overall, the atmosphere this week was unbelievable.”

Tsitsipas improved is overall season record to 54-25, adding the ATP Finals crown to titles already won in 2019 in Marseille and Estoril, while he was also runner-up in Dubai, Madrid and Beijing and made his first Grand Slam semi-final at the Australian Open.

It’s the fourth straight year a first-time ATP Finals champion has been crowned, following on from Andy Murray (2016), Grigor Dimitrov (2017) and Alexander Zverev (2018).

Rafael Nadal (PA Images)
Meanwhile, it was still an incredible tournament from Thiem, despite the disappointment of losing the final in heartbreaking fashion. The Austrian had never previously made it out of the group stage in London, but he beat Federer and Novak Djokovic, along with defending champion Zverev, to advance to his first final at the season-ending championships, leapfrogging Daniil Medvedev in the latest ATP rankings to end 2019 at No. 4 in the world.

Rafael Nadal ends the season as World No. 1 despite failing to make it out of the ATP Finals round robin phase, with Djokovic also exiting in the group stage with two defeats from his three matches.

Nadal is the year-end No. 1 for the fifth time, joining Djokovic and Federer on that number, while he’s also the oldest player to finish the season in top spot since the current ATP rankings were established in 1973.

The Spaniard’s 11-year gap between first and last year-end No. 1 seasons is also a record, with Nadal first achieving the feat in 2008.

Djokovic ends 2019 as No. 2, followed by Federer at No. 3, with the Swiss earning a big win over the Serbian to make the ATP Finals semi-finals, where he was outplayed by Tsitsipas.

Daniil Medvedev ran out of steam after an extraordinary season at the ATP Finals, failing to win a match, but he still ends 2019 in the top five, with Zverev (No. 7), Matteo Berrettini (No. 8), Roberto Bautista Agut (No. 9) and Gael Monfils (No. 10) rounding out the top 10.

Latest ATP Rankings, Monday November 18


1. Rafael Nadal
2. Novak Djokovic
3. Roger Federer
4. Dominic Thiem (+1)
5. Daniil Medvedev (-1)
6. Stefanos Tsitsipas
7. Alexander Zverev
8. Matteo Berrettini
9. Roberto Bautista Agut
10. Gael Monfils
11. David Goffin
12. Fabio Fognini
13. Kei Nishikori
14. Diego Schwartzman
15. Denis Shapovalov
16. Stan Wawrinka
17. Karen Khachanov
18. Alex de Minaur
19. John Isner
20. Grigor Dimitrov


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Latest ATP Rankings 18 November 2019 - Tsitsipas ends season at No. 6 after winning ATP Finals title; Nadal finishes year-end No. 1 for fifth time

Stefanos Tsitsipas has finished the season at No. 6 in the world after winning the biggest title of his young career at the Nitto ATP Finals on Sunday night, while Rafael Nadal ends 2019 as World No. 1 despite failing to make it out the group stage.

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