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Thiem vs Zverev US Open tennis live streaming, preview and predictions

Dominic Thiem is one match away from Grand Slam greatness – can Alexander Zverev steal the moment for himself in the US Open men’s final?

Thiem vs Zverev is live from New York on Sunday 13 September, 4pm local/9pm BST

The first Grand Slam final in six years not to feature one of the ‘Big Four’ takes place in an empty Arthur Ashe Stadium on Sunday night as Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev battle to be crowned US Open champion.

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Thiem has lost three Grand Slam finals, but he’s 7-2 vs Zverev and the muscular Austrian has shone where Zverev has struggled in the quarters and semifinals. Can Zverev find a way to upset the favourite and crown himself?

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Thiem vs Zverev: Head-to-head

Dominic Thiem leads the head-to-head with Alexander Zverev 7-2, and has won their last three matches and all three matches they have played at Grand Slam level.

They last met at the Australian Open in January when Thiem lost the first set but won 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(3), 7-6(4).

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Dominic Thiem is rightfully the favourite to win this US Open final. Obviously anything can happen when two players take to the court, particularly at this oddest of US Opens. But since the shock exit of Novak Djokovic guaranteed a new Grand Slam men’s singles champion, only one of these two players has looked absolutely ready to rise to the occasion, and that’s been Thiem.

While his early-round performances were average, good enough but no better, Thiem has started playing his best tennis in the second week, flattening young pretenders Felix Auger-Aliassime and Alex de Minaur. In the semifinal clash which was decidedly the heavyweight bout of the two, Thiem’s proactive, aggressive tennis rocked 2019 runner-up Daniil Medvedev back on his heels, and although it was a long and gruelling match, Thiem absolutely refused to let it become any longer or more gruelling than it had to be: He came back from a set down in both the second and third sets and saved set point in the second-set tie-break to win 6-2, 7-6(7), 7-6(5).

Alexander Zverev is 2-7 vs Dominic Thiem (PA Images)

By contrast, Alexander Zverev played a very poor first set in the quarterfinals against Borna Coric, a match which never rose above the mediocre, and he was appalling in the first two sets against Pablo Carreno Busta. He did play better, but never really well, and often looked like he was struggling to win a point with any shot other than his first serve. Credit to Zverev for digging himself out of a hole, but it was a hole he buried himself in. To start two matches in a row very poorly, looking unprepared to be out there, doesn’t suggest that he’s primed to win this title.

Will Zverev play better when he’s not the favourite to win, as he was against Coric and Carreno Busta? Perhaps. There’s also the right Achilles issue which bothered Thiem in his semifinal against Medvedev, although his trainer has insisted he’ll be fine for Sunday.

Still, the head-to-head is pretty one-sided in Thiem’s favour: He has won seven of nine vs Zverev, all three of their Grand Slam matches (including a four-set battle in the semifinals of the Australian Open) and the last three they have played. The Austrian’s tremendous power off both wings, even when well behind the baseline, can break down Zverev’s more erratic forehand, and he’s just generally a more rounded and versatile player right now, not to mention psychologically primed to seize this opportunity. After losing to him, Medvedev said that Thiem had a ‘winning energy’. I agree.

Thiem vs Zverev: Prediction

Dominic Thiem will have to break down the impenetrable Daniil Medvedev if he is to reach his first US Open final.

Medvedev vs Thiem is live from New York on Friday 11 September, 6pm local/11pm BST

After having come within a set of claiming the title in 2019, Daniil Medvedev is out to make back-to-back US Open finals as he takes on Dominic Thiem in Friday’s semifinals.

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With four Grand Slam final appearances between them, Medvedev and Thiem are the heavyweights remaining in the draw, with the other semifinalists Alexander Zverev and Pablo Carreno Busta yetto reach one. Whoever wins the Thiem vs Medvedev clash will be favourite in the US Open final.

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Medvedev vs Thiem: Head-to-head

Thiem leads the head-to-head with Medvedev 2-1, but Medvedev is actually 1-0 vs Thiem on outdoor hard courts.

Thiem beat Medvedev in a third-set tie-break on indoor hard courts in St Petersburg in 2018, and 6-4, 6-0 on clay in the Barcelona final in 2019. Medvedev won 6-3, 6-1 in the quarterfinals of the Canada Masters in August 2019.

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Daniil Medvedev is the only player, of the four men who have reached the semifinals, who is yet to drop a set, and as the 2019 runner-up – who pushed Rafael Nadal to five sets in that final – he is many people’s pick to be the one crowned as the new Grand Slam champion guaranteed by the exit of Novak Djokovic.

Medvedev faced his toughest test of the tournament so far when he took on compatriot Andrey Rublev in the quarterfinals, but preserved his perfect record against his friend from junior days with a 7-6(6), 6-3, 7-6(5) victory. Against a player of a very different mould – all about the flat hammered power from the baseline – Medvedev’s serve shone: He lost just six points behind his first serve in the match, finding 16 aces along the way, and did not face a single break point. (He only created one on Rublev’s serve, but converted it.)

The pivotal passages of play were obviously the two tie-breaks, each of which Medvedev edged as well as saving three set points on his way back from 3-6 down in the first set. More concerning was the treatment he required for a shoulder injury and for cramp midway through the third set. The emotion was obviously extreme, and the match hard-fought, but to be struggling physically after not dropping a set all tournament doesn’t necessarily bode that well coming into a clash with Dominic Thiem, a formidable physical specimen to say the least.

Dominic Thiem lost his only previous outdoor hard-court match against Daniil Medvedev (PA Images)

Thiem’s early-round performances didn’t impress much more than his one-sided defeat to Filip Krajinovic in ‘Cincinnati’. But the Austrian is, at this point, well-versed in getting to the closing stages of Grand Slams: Twice a runner-up at the French Open, he pushed Djokovic to five at the Australian Open in January. Thiem has been seemingly primed to win a major for about a year now, and I don’t think the fact that the draw has opened up with the absence of any Big Four players in the closing stages has changed his approach a whit.

Thiem has played his best tennis of the tournament in thumping Felix Auger-Aliassime and Alex de Minaur in straight sets, but he won’t be able to flatten Medvedev so easily. The Russian is serving brilliantly, and he’s a very difficult player to hit through; there will be many, many long grinding rallies. The question mark for me is the shoulder injury, not just from the point of view of Medvedev’s serve, but from handling the heavy, high-bouncing ball that Thiem hits. This is going to be a war of attrition, and Thiem looks slightly fitter, better-rested and prepared to go the distance.

Medvedev vs Thiem: Prediction

Dominic Thiem aims to overpower Australia’s dogged Alex ‘Demon’ de Minaur when they clash for a place in the US Open semifinals.

Thiem vs de Minaur is live from New York on Wednesday 9 September, 8.30pm local/1.30am BST

Three-time Grand Slam runner-up Dominic Thiem is the most experienced competitor remaining in the men’s draw after the shock departure of Novak Djokovic, and impressed with an emphatic victory over Felix Auger-Aliassime to reach the quarterfinals.

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Not the biggest man on the ATP Tour but surely the quickest and most determined, Alex de Minaur has defused big servers and big hitters to reach his first Grand Slam quarterfinal, but how will he fare against Thiem?

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Thiem vs de Minaur: Head-to-head

Dominic Thiem has a 2-0 record vs Alex de Minaur, beating him 6-4, 6-1, 6-1 in the first round of the US Open in 2017 and in four sets in a Davis Cup rubber on clay in 2018.

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Dominic Thiem has looked like a Grand Slam champion-in-waiting for perhaps the last 18 months, and came his closest yet to breaking into that elite company when he pushed Novak Djokovic to five sets in the Australian Open final in January.

So when Djokovic went out, guaranteeing a new male Grand Slam champion, Thiem responded with his finest tennis of the tournament so far to beat Felix Auger-Aliassime 7-6(4), 6-1, 6-1 and book his place in the US Open quarterfinals for the second time.

It wasn’t as if Thiem had played badly earlier in the tournament, but he hadn’t faced too much opposition apart from 2014 champion Marin Cilic in the third round, and the win over Cilic was workmanlike rather than inspired.

Against Auger-Aliassime, however, he produced some absolutely scintillating tennis reminiscent of the kind he played to defeat Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open in January, and it looks like he might be peaking at the right time as the climactic stages of the tournament approach.

Alex de Minaur is playing in his first Grand Slam quarterfinal (PA Images)

None of this is good news for Alex de Minaur, who is in uncharted territory as a first-time Grand Slam quarterfinalist. De Minaur won three ATP Tour titles in 2019 and made the last 16 of the US Open with a win over Kei Nishikori, but he came into this year’s US Open on a four-match losing streak. Snapping it against Andrej Martin, he beat Richard Gasquet in four, 11th seed Karen Khachanov in five and finally the much more experienced and big-serving Vasek Pospisil in straight sets. De Minaur broke Pospisil’s spirit when he came back from 2-6 down in the tie-break to win the first set, and the fleet-footed Australian’s incredible retrieving, consistency from the baseline and willingness to come forward when he had the chance made Pospisil look sluggish and limited.

Not the biggest man, de Minaur absolutely cannot match Thiem’s power, and with the Austrian delighting in ripping heavy balls from metres behind the baseline all day, every day, it’s not certain what de Minaur can do, for me. He isn’t bad at attacking the net, but finding his way there in the face of Thiem’s battering power is going to be very hard. Thiem will not want to be dragged into a long match so we should expect an aggressive performance from the Austrian, and if that’s the case, probably a straight-sets victory.

Thiem vs de Minaur: Prediction

US Open hopeful Dominic Thiem faces former champion Marin Cilic for a place in the last 16 in New York on Saturday.

Thiem vs Cilic is live from New York on Saturday 5 September, 8.30pm local/1.30am BST

Second-seeded Dominic Thiem has breezed through the first two rounds at the 2020 US Open, being played behind closed doors in New York, but the Australian Open finalist has yet to be meaningfully tested.

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The 2014 US Open champion Marin Cilic has never beaten Thiem, nor has he exhibited inspiring form for the past season or so, but the big-serving Croatian will never be a player to be disregarded. Could he turn the clock back on Arthur Ashe Stadium?

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Thiem vs Cilic: Head-to-head

Dominic Thiem has a 2-0 record against Marin Cilic. The Austrian has also won the last four sets they played against each other.

The most recent match between Thiem and Cilic was at the Canada Masters in 2019. Thiem won 7-6(7), 6-4.

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Dominic Thiem got his first completed match win since the ATP Tour resumed over Sumit Nagal at the US Open on Thursday, beating the Indian 6-3, 6-3, 6-2, but it still feels difficult to get a real handle on the Austrian’s form – he has yet to face a real test, having progressed past Jaume Munar in the first round when the Spaniard retired trailing 6-7(6), 3-6.

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Marin Cilic might provide a real test, as a three-time Grand Slam finalist and former US Open champion who has been ranked as high as world no. 3 in his time. His current ranking of world no. 38 reflects a lacklustre 2019 season, in which he nevertheless made the last 16 at the Australian and US Opens; he also made the last 16 at the Australian Open in January, ousting seeds Benoit Paire and Roberto Bautista Agut on the way, despite not having played very well in the run-up to the tournament nor its aftermath.

Marin Cilic has played nine sets in two matches at the US Open so far (PA Images)

Cilic lost his only warm-up match for the US Open 3-6, 3-6 to Denis Shapovalov, but has been playing himself into form – or something like it – with lengthy early matches against two players ranked outside the top 100, coming back from two sets down to beat world no. 111 Denis Kudla before beating world no. 104 Norbert Gombos in four.

Having to struggle like that against Challenger players doesn’t look great for Cilic’s chances against a top-5 player like Thiem; Cilic is actually on an eight-match losing streak against top-5 players since beating Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open in 2018. The Croatian’s big serve and powerful groundstrokes off both wings will always command respect, but unless he can figure out a way to consistently attack the net and punish Thiem for hanging miles behind the baseline, he’s going to find himself outlasted and outslugged by the Austrian’s ability to generate immense power from defensive court positioning. Given that their only recent-ish meeting was 13-10 by games, I would anticipate a tight straight-sets win for Thiem or perhaps a triumph for the Austrian in four sets.

Thiem vs Cilic: Prediction

Dominic Thiem continues his US Open campaign vs India’s Sumit Nagal, who won his first Grand Slam match in the first round.

Thiem vs Nagal is live from New York on Thursday 3 September, time TBC

Sumit Nagal is the first Indian man to win a main-draw match at a Grand Slam in seven years, and took a set from Roger Federer at last year’s US Open, but he will be up against it when he takes on second-seeded Dominic Thiem on Thursday.

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After suffering a shock loss to Filip Krajinovic at the Western & Southern Open and progressing to the second round when Jaume Munar retired, Thiem is still looking for his first completed win since returning to competition.

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Thiem vs Nagal: Head-to-head

This will be the first match between Dominic Thiem and Sumit Nagal.

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World no. 3 Thiem played a heavier schedule of exhibition matches during tennis’s six-month shutdown than just about anybody, which is about what you would expect from the perpetually over-scheduled Austrian, and yet his transition back to competition hasn’t been smooth.

Thiem is one of the very small handful of players who can be talked about as anything like a realistic challenger to tournament favourite Novak Djokovic, having reached three Grand Slam finals, beaten Djokovic at a major before (albeit on clay) and pushing the Serb to five sets in Melbourne. But the perception of his US Open chances took a hit when he lost 2-6, 1-6 to Filip Krajinovic at the Western & Southern Open. Krajinovic is a very talented player who’s better than his ranking, a former Paris Masters finalist who was having a great week (and is also into the third round of the US Open), but Thiem’s failure to win more than two points on his opponent’s serve didn’t make him look like a credible threat in New York.

The jury’s still out after Thiem’s first-round match against Munar, the world no. 105 retiring at 6-7(6), 3-6. But whether or not Thiem is your pick to reach the US Open final from the bottom half of the draw, he will realistically enter Thursday’s clash with Nagal as the overwhelming favourite.

Sumit Nagal took a set from Roger Federer at last year’s US Open (PA Images)

Nagal has already achieved something impressive at this US Open, becoming the first Indian man since Somdev Devvarman at this same major in 2013 to win a Grand Slam main-draw match. His victory over Bradley Klahn in an ultimately one-sided match, winning 6-1, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, was also Nagal’s first main-draw Grand Slam victory.

A junior Wimbledon doubles champion, Nagal has won two Challenger titles and successfully qualified for the US Open last year, where he won the first set against Federer before losing in four. He is 4-6 in 2020, having won back-to-back matches once when he made the quarterfinals of the Prague Challenger two weeks ago before losing to Stan Wawrinka – again after taking the first set.

Nagal thrives on the big stage and loves taking on a top player, but he doesn’t really have the stamina or the right game to beat Thiem over the best of five sets, and this is a good test for the Austrian. Can he start strong, stay disciplined and get the straight-sets win he should record vs Nadal on Thursday?

Thiem vs Nagal: Prediction

Novak Djokovic could be headed for a semifinal clash with defending champion Daniil Medvedev as the Cincinnati Masters 2020 takes place in New York.

We break down the women’s singles draw, analyse the contenders and predict the semifinalists and champion as Djokovic, Medvedev, Dominic Thiem and Stefanos Tsitsipas lead the field at the Western & Southern Open.

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The 2020 tennis season will finally get a Masters 1000 Series event played as the Western & Southern Open takes place, with main-draw play beginning on Saturday 22 August.

The tournament is being played behind closed doors at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre, and is the first official ATP Tour event to be played since early March. Top seed Djokovic brings a perfect 18-0 record this season as he leads the field, and could be set for what would be a rematch of last year’s semifinals against defending champion Medvedev.

ATP Cincinnati Masters, New York Draw Analysis

Top Quarter

Projected quarterfinal by seeding: Novak Djokovic (1) vs David Goffin (7)
Djokovic takes the court in New York having last lost a singles match in November, and having last played an ATP match in February when he beat Tsitsipas in the Dubai final. The world no. 1 has been in defiant mood, repeating his comparison of the media criticism he’s received lately to a ‘witch hunt’, but inasmuch as these things ever seem to affect his tennis, they tend to bring out the best in him – and Djokovic’s best is formidable.

This is not to say we should expect to see the 17-time Grand Slam champion playing anything like his finest, smoothest tennis next week. At 33, even the supremely fit Djokovic will be urgently trying to manage the physical transition back to competition after such an unusual and lengthy layoff as best he can.

Felix Auger-Aliassime could await Novak Djokovic in the third round (PA Images)

Wildcard Tommy Paul or a qualifier (a particularly dangerous proposition at the moment because they have had recent matches) will be Djokovic’s first opponent. Felix Auger-Aliassime, 13-9 in 2020 with two finals reached to his credit, could await if he isn’t ousted by hard-hitting Nikoloz Basilashvili.

David Goffin was a surprise finalist in Cincinnati last year, but he had a very soft draw and this isn’t. Every player in his section except perhaps Benoit Paire could be a threat, especially when he could face Denis Shapovalov, Marin Cilic, Jan-Lennard Struff or Alex de Minaur in the third round. On the other hand, none of them look very threatening to Djokovic.

Predicted semifinalist: Djokovic

Second Quarter

Projected quarterfinal by seeding: Daniil Medvedev (3) vs Roberto Bautista Agut (8)
It’s so hard to know what to expect from Medvedev. Last year’s US Open finalist and Cincinnati champion was 8-4 before the shutdown, during which he played little. Now defending his points in ‘Cincinnati’ (although revised rankings take that pressure off), Medvedev has a nice draw to play himself into form – a qualifier in the second round with Cristian Garin or Taylor Fritz in the third round. He should make the quarterfinals.

Roberto Bautista Agut (PA Images)

The perpetually underrated Roberto Bautista Agut has made a Masters 1000 Series final in the past (Shanghai 2016) and his draw isn’t bad, either: The Spaniard could open against Richard Gasquet, against whom he is 5-2. Projected third-round opponent Karen Khachanov could well go out in the first round to the unpredictable Sascha Bublik, who would have run out of steam by the time he got to Bautista Agut, or indeed to Pablo Carreno Busta in the second round. This is one quarter where seeding could hold up.

Predicted semifinalist: Bautista Agut

Third quarter

Projected quarterfinal by seeding: Matteo Berrettini (6) vs Stefanos Tsitsipas (4)
Berrettini and Tsitsipas both played Patrick Mouratouglou’s innovative Ultimate Tennis Showdown during the shutdown, so we’ll see if that ecelectic format had a beneficial effect for them.

Big-serving Berrettini was a surprise US Open semifinalist last year but had played just two matches in 2020 before the shutdown due to injury, so he could be an early seeded casualty, opening against a match-tough qualifier with tenacious Diego Schwartzman or big-serving Reilly Opelka waiting in the third round.

Stefanos Tsitsipas has found himself surrounded by big servers (PA Images)

Tsitsipas should be in better shape, but he’s got a tougher draw. Former US Open finalist Kevin Anderson or Great Britain’s Kyle Edmund will be his opening opponent, while either John Isner or Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz are likely to await in the third round if he gets through that. This is the quarter of the big servers; could the diminutive Schwartzman outwit them all?

Predicted semifinalist: Schwartzman

Fourth quarter

Projected quarterfinal by seeding: Alexander Zverev (5) vs Dominic Thiem (2)
A really interesting, tightly-packed quarter this one. Thiem played 28 exhibition matches during the shutdown, just to keep his hand in, and if someone apart from Djokovic is going to win the US Open, the Austrian has to be among a shortlist of contenders. Often Thiem is too exhausted/over-scheduled to be at his most effective at this time of year, but that shouldn’t be a problem in 2020.

Thiem could open against Filip Krajinovic, a better player than his ranking but injury-prone and erratic, with Grigor Dimitrov a projected third-round opponent, although the Bulgarian is unlikely to be at his best after a draining bout of COVID-19.

Alexander Zverev (PA Images)

Zverev has a rather tougher path of it: He could open against Andy Murray, should the man with the metal hip beat Frances Tiafoe in the first round. Andrey Rublev, the Russian who scored wins over Tsitsipas and Roger Federer on American hard courts last year, could await in the third round: Rublev faces Dan Evans, who played well during the Battle of the Brits, and who is a career-high world no. 28 at the moment, in the first round, but leads the head-to-head 2-1. Big servers Milos Raonic (always dangerous despite his struggles with injury) and Sam Querrey will face the winner.

Semifinalist: Thiem

ATP Cincinnati Masters, New York Prediction

Semifinals: Djokovic d. Bautista Agut
Thiem d. Schwartzman

Final: Djokovic d. Thiem

The ATP Finals, set to be played behind closed doors in London in November, have confirmed its first three qualifiers.

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem have qualified for the season-ending championships.

The ATP Tour released its provisional calendar for the remainder of 2020 today, confirming that the Nitto ATP Finals is scheduled to be the last tournament of the season.

The year-end championships will be played at London’s O2 Arena from 15-22 November.

Currently, the plan is for the tournament to be played behind closed doors. But the ATP Tour ‘remains hopeful’ that fans will be permitted to attend with social distancing observed.

Pilot events were planned for the first two weeks in August in the UK, but were called off by Prime Minister Boris Johnson due to concerns about infection.

The World Snooker Championships at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre on Saturday will be the first sporting event to allow fans, followed by a programme of pilot events aimed at testing whether it is safe to reopen sporting venues. The hope is that venues will be able to reopen for fans from 1 October, as long as social distancing measures are in place.

The O2 Arena is currently closed.

ATP Chairman Andrea Gaudenzi said:

‘The fans have played such an incredible part in the success of the Nitto ATP Finals over the years and there’s no question the capacity crowds will be deeply missed this year.

‘Working within the guidelines issued by the UK Government is paramount as we look to prioritise the health and safety of the fans and everybody involved in the tournament in our efforts to deliver the event in the safest way possible.’

This is the last year that the ATP Finals will be held in London after a successful sojourn at the O2 Arena which began in 2020. The tournament moves to Turin, Italy from 2021.

While the empty, or perhaps half-empty, stands will be an unusual sight, there should be some familiar faces in attendance as the first three qualifiers were confirmed.

Usually qualification for the elite eight-player season-ending championships is determined by the accumulation of ranking points over the calendar year and tracked by the Race to London. But with the sport completely shut down for much of 2020, the ATP have revised their ranking system, with ranking points not dropping for the remainder of the season unless they are replaced with a better result. Qualification for the Nitto ATP Finals will be determined by the ATP Tour rankings on 9 November, the Monday before the tournament is due to begin.
However, there are three players who will definitely be among the ‘elite eight’, with the ATP Finals confirming today that Djokovic, Nadal and Thiem have become the first qualifiers.

World no. 1 Djokovic has played the ATP Finals on 19 occasions since he made his debut in 2007, and won the title five times, aiming to tie Roger Federer’s record of six titles in 2020. Last year, he failed to get out of the group stage for the first time since 2011. Djokovic opened the 2020 season by going 18-0, and recently confirmed that he is playing the Western & Southern Open and US Open.

Nadal finished the 2019 season as world no. 1, but surrendered the top spot to Djokovic after the latter won the Australian Open, Nadal losing in the quarterfinals. The Spaniard has played the ATP Finals nine times since making his debut in 2006, but has never won it and in recent years has been a frequent absentee, playing three of the last six editions (and pulling out midway through one of those). In 2019 he also failed to get out of the group stages. Nadal has pulled out of the US Open, but is expected to make his return to competition during the European clay-court swing.

Austria’s Thiem only won three matches in his first three appearances at the ATP Finals, but recorded much-improved hard-court results during 2019. A season which saw him win his maiden Masters 1000 Series title on hard courts at Indian Wells finished with him beating Djokovic, Federer and defending champion Alexander Zverev to reach the final at the O2 Arena, where he lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas.