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ATP Finals Champions and Records: How the best players have fared at men's tennis season-ending championships

  • The 2018 Nitto ATP Finals is live from London's O2 Arena from 11-18 November
  • All-time title leader Roger Federer leads the field alongside five-time champion Novak Djokovic in 2018
  • We break down the stats and records from the elite season-ending championships
Roger Federer has won a record six titles at the World Tour Finals. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Ahead of the 2018 Nitto ATP Finals, with Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic leading the field at the O2 from 11-18 November, we break down the stats and records from the season-ending championships, including most titles, most appearances, best win percentage and more.


The best players in the world are once more headed back to London's O2 Arena as the ATP World Tour's elite season-ending championships, now known as the Nitto ATP Finals, takes place from 11-18 November.

Being a gathering of the stand-out players in a tennis season, the season-ending tournament has crowned some of the greatest champions in the sport. Initially run by the International Lawn Tennis Federation as the Tennis Masters Cup from 1970, the year-end tournament has undergone several transformations in structure, venue and location. With the ATP taking over the running of men's tennis in 1990, the season-ending tournament became the ATP World Tour Championships. There have been further alterations in nomenclature and venue, but the tournament became the ATP World Tour Finals and settled into its current home at London's O2 Arena in 2009. Now known as the Nitto ATP Finals, it is guaranteed to stay at the O2 Arena until 2020.

The 2018 field is led by six-time champion Roger Federer, the all-time leader in ATP Finals titles, and Novak Djokovic, who is hoping to continue his career renaissance by tying Federer's record of six titles. Federer and Djokovic are joined by Australian Open finalist Marin Cilic and French Open runner-up Dominic Thiem, rising German star Alexander Zverev (the youngest man in the field at 21), Japanese favourite Kei Nishikori and two big servers making their first appearances at the year-end championships, Kevin Anderson and John Isner.


With the 2018 ATP Finals live from Sunday 11 November, we look back at the records and some of the greatest champions to have stamped their marks on the tournament.

Most ATP World Tour Finals Titles


Roger Federer leads the way with six titles, having won the tournament in three different two-year spells: 2003-2004, 2006-2007, and 2010-2011. Djokovic is just one behind Federer in terms of overall titles, with five, same as Pete Sampras and Ivan Lendl.

Other multiple titlists at the year-end event are Ilie Nastase, Boris Becker, John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg and Lleyton Hewitt. Grigor Dimitrov became the 22nd man to win the year-end championships when he beat David Goffin to win the Nitto ATP Finals in 2017.

Players still active in singles are given in bold.

Players who have won most titles at the ATP World Tour Finals

PlayerNo. of TitlesYears
Roger Federer62003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011
Novak Djokovic52008, 2012-2015
Ivan Lendl51981, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1987
Pete Sampras51991,1994, 1996, 1997, 1999
Ilie Nastase41971-1973, 1975
Boris Becker31988, 1992, 1995
John McEnroe31978, 1983, 1984
Bjorn Borg21979, 1980
Lleyton Hewitt22001, 2002
Andre Agassi11990
Jimmy Connors11977
Alex Corretja11998
Nikolay Davydenko12009
Grigor Dimitrov12017
Stefan Edberg11989
Gustavo Kuerten12010
Andy Murray12016
David Nalbandian12005
Manuel Orantes11976
Stan Smith11970
Michael Stich11993
Guillermo Villas11974


Most Finals Reached


Roger Federer does not only have the most titles at the ATP World Tour Finals, he has also contested more finals than anyone else at the season-ending tournament. The great Swiss has reached 10 finals, winning six and losing four. Federer reached five consecutive finals between 2003 and 2007, winning all but one of those matches. Novak Djokovic also played in five straight finals between 2012 and 2016, but Federer and Djokovic are well behind Ivan Lendl on the all-time list of consecutive finals - the great man contested a staggering nine finals in a row between 1980 and 1988. 

Boris Becker is also very high on the list of most finals with eight, while Jim Courier, Vitas Gerulaitis and Rafael Nadal have all reached multiple finals without claiming the title. The Nitto ATP Finals saw two first-time finalists face off in 2017, with Grigor Dimitrov taking on David Goffin and emerging victorious.

Players still active in singles are given in bold.

Players with most finals at the ATP World Tour Finals

PlayerNo. of Finals reachedYear(s)
Roger Federer102003-2007, 2010-2012, 2014, 2015
Ivan Lendl91980-1988
Boris Becker81985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1994-1996
Novak Djokovic62008, 2012-2016
Pete Sampras61991, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999
Ilie Nastase51971-1975
Andre Agassi41990, 1999, 2000, 2003
Bjorn Borg41975, 1977, 1979, 1980
John McEnroe41978, 1982-1984
Lleyton Hewitt32001, 2002, 2004
Sam Smith31970-1972
Jim Courier21991, 1992
Nikolay Davydenko22008, 2009
Stefan Edberg21989, 1990
Vitas Gerulaitis21979, 1981
Rafael Nadal22010, 2013
Arthur Ashe11978
James Blake12006
Michael Chang11995
Jimmy Connors11977
Alex Corretja11998
Juan Martin del Potro12009
Grigor Dimitrov12017
David Ferrer12007
Juan Carlos Ferrero12002
Wojciech Fibak11976
David Goffin12017
Sebastian Grosjean12001
Yevgeny Kafelnikov11997
Gustavo Kuerten12000
Rod Laver11970
Carlos Moya11998
Andy Murray12016
David Nalbandian12005
Tom Okker11973
Manuel Orantes11976
Michael Stich11993
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga12011
Guillermo Vilas11974
Mats Wilander11987





Most Years Qualified for the ATP Finals


Roger Federer once again leads the way in this category, having qualified for the ATP Finals 16 times to date. He is followed by Andre Agassi and Rafael Nadal, tied with 14 appearances each, although Agassi only won the tournament once in 14 appearances while Nadal has never yet won it (he frequently fails to play despite qualifying, due to injury - the same situation which has arisen in 2018). 

Novak Djokovic is the only other active player whose appearances at the season-ending championships run to double figures. 

Most Appearances at the ATP World Tour Finals (Players with at least 4 appearances)

PlayerNo. of AppearancesYear(s)Best Result
Roger Federer162002-2015, 2017-18Champion (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011)
Andre Agassi141988-1991, 1994, 1996, 1998-2003Champion (1990)
Rafael Nadal142005-18Final (2010, 2013)
Ivan Lendl121980-1991Champion (1981, 1982, 1985-1987)
Boris Becker111985-1992, 1994-1996Champion (1988, 1992, 1995)
Novak Djokovic112007-2016, 2018Champion (2008, 2012-2015)
Jimmy Connors111972, 1973, 1877-1984, 1987Champion (1977)
Pete Sampras111990-2000Champion (1991, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999)
John McEnroe91978-1985, 1989Champion (1978, 1983, 1984)
Stefan Edberg91985-1990, 1992-1994Champion (1989)
Guillermo Villas81974-1977, 1979-1982Champion (1974)
Andy Murray82008-2016Champion (2016)
Mats Wilander71982-1988Final (1987)
Michael Chang71989, 1992-1997Final (1985)
Yevgeny Kafelnikov71995-2001Final (1997)
David Ferrer72007, 2010-2015Final (2007)
Manuel Orantes61972-1977Champion (1976)
Harold Solomon61974-1976, 1978-1980SF (1976)
Andy Roddick62003, 2004, 2006-2008, 2010SF (2004, 2004, 2007)
Tomas Berdych62010-2015SF (2011)
Ilie Nastase51971-1975Champion (1971-1973, 1975)
Bjorn Borg51974, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1980Champion (1979, 1980)
Nikolay Davydenko52005-2009Champion (2009)
Raul Ramirez51974-1978SF (1974)
Andre Gomez51982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1990SF (1985)
Goran Ivanisevic51993-1994, 1996, 2001SF (1992, 1993, 1996)
Carlos Moya51997, 1998, 2002-2004Final (1998)
Juan Martin del Potro52008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2018Final (2009)
Lleyton Hewitt42000-2002, 2004Champion (2001, 2002)
Stan Smith41970-1973Champion (1970)
Jan Kodes41970-19734th (1971)
Roscoe Tanner41976, 1977, 1979, 1981RR
Vitas Gerulaitis41979, 1981, 1982, 1984Final (1979, 1981)
Jose Luis Clerc41980-1983QF (1982)
Johan Kriek41982-1985QF (1982-1985)
Yannick Noah41982, 1983, 1985, 1986QF (1982)
Thomas Muster41990, 1995-1997RR
Jim Courier41991-1993, 1995Final (1991, 1992)
Stan Wawrinka42013-1016SF (2013-2015)


Best winning percentage at the ATP Finals

Data is correct up until the beginning of the 2018 edition of the Nitto ATP Finals.

Players still active in singles are given in bold.

Players with the best winning percentages at the ATP Finals

PlayerWin-lossPercentage
Ilie Nastase22-3.880
Roger Federer55-13.852
Ivan Lendl39-10.796
Novak Djokovic31-11.738
Boris Becker36-13.735
Bjorn Borg16-6.727
Lleyton Hewitt13-5.722
Pete Sampras35-14.714
Brian Gottfried7-3.700
Stan Smith13-6.684




Complete List of ATP Finals Champions

Players who are still active in singles are given in bold.

Past Winners of the ATP World Tour Finals

YearChampionRunner-upTournament NameLocation
1970Stan SmithRod LaverMasters Grand PrixTokyo
1971Ilie NastaseStan SmithMasters Grand PrixParis
1972Ilie Nastase (2)Stan SmithMasters Grand PrixBarcelona
1973Ilie Nastase (3)Tom OkkerMasters Grand PrixBoston
1974Guillermo VillasIlie NastaseMasters Grand PrixMelbourne
1975Ilie Nastase (4)Bjorn BorgMasters Grand PrixStockholm
1976Manuel OrantesWojtek FibakMasters Grand PrixHouston
1977Jimmy ConnorsBjorn BorgMasters Grand PrixNew York City
1978John McEnroeArthur AsheMasters Grand PrixNew York City
1979Bjorn BorgVitas GerulaitisMasters Grand PrixNew York City
1980Bjorn Borg (2)Ivan LendlMasters Grand PrixNew York City
1981Ivan LendlVitas GerulaitisMasters Grand PrixNew York City
1982Ivan Lendl (2)John McEnroeMasters Grand PrixNew York City
1983John McEnroeIvan LendlMasters Grand PrixNew York City
1984John McEnroe (2)Ivan LendlMasters Grand PrixNew York City
1985Ivan Lendl (3)Boris BeckerMasters Grand PrixNew York City
1986Ivan Lendl (4)Boris BeckerMasters Grand PrixNew York City
1987Ivan Lendl (5)Mats WilanderMasters Grand PrixNew York City
1988Boris BeckerIvan LendlMasters Grand PrixNew York City
1989Stefan EdbergBoris BeckerMasters Grand PrixNew York City
1990Andre AgassiStefan EdbergATP World Tour ChampionshipsFrankfurt
1991Pete SamprasJim CourierATP World Tour ChampionshipsFrankfurt
1992Boris Becker (2)Jim CourierATP World Tour ChampionshipsFrankfurt
1993Michael StichPete SamprasATP World Tour ChampionshipsFrankfurt
1994Pete Sampras (2)Boris BeckerATP World Tour ChampionshipsFrankfurt
1995Boris Becker (3)Michael ChangATP World Tour ChampionshipsFrankfurt
1996Pete Sampras (3)Boris BeckerATP World Tour ChampionshipsHannover
1997Pete Sampras (4)Yevgeny KafelnikovATP World Tour ChampionshipsHannover
1998Alex CorretjaCarlos MoyaATP World Tour ChampionshipsHannover
1999Pete Sampras (5)Andre AgassiATP World Tour ChampionshipsHannover
2000Gustavo KuertenAndre AgassiTennis Masters CupLisbon
2001Lleyton HewittSebastian GrosjeanTennis Masters CupSydney
2002Lleyton Hewitt (2)Juan Carlos FerreroTennis Masters CupShanghai
2003Roger FedererAndre AgassiTennis Masters CupHouston
2004Roger Federer (2)Lleyton HewittTennis Masters CupHouston
2005David NalbandianRoger FedererTennis Masters CupShanghai
2006Roger Federer (3)James BlakeTennis Masters CupShanghai
2007Roger Federer (4)David FerrerTennis Masters CupShanghai
2008Novak DjokovicNikolay DavydenkoTennis Masters CupShanghai
2009Nikolay DavydenkoJuan Martin del PotroATP World Tour FinalsLondon
2010Roger Federer (5)Rafael NadalATP World Tour FinalsLondon
2011Roger Federer (6)Jo-Wilfried TsongaATP World Tour FinalsLondon
2012Novak Djokovic (2)Roger FedererATP World Tour FinalsLondon
2013Novak Djokovic (3)Rafael NadalATP World Tour FinalsLondon
2014Novak Djokovic (4)Roger FedererATP World Tour FinalsLondon
2015Novak Djokovic (5)Roger FedererATP World Tour FinalsLondon
2016Andy Murray Novak DjokovicATP World Tour FinalsLondon
2017Grigor DimitrovDavid GoffinATP World Tour FinalsLondon




The Nitto ATP Finals is live from London's O2 Arena from 11-18 November 2018.

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ATP Finals Champions and Records: How the best players have fared at men's tennis season-ending championships

Ahead of the 2018 Nitto ATP Finals, with Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic leading the field at the O2 from 11-18 November, we break down the stats and records from the season-ending championships, including most titles, most appearances, best win percentage and more

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