The ATP Finals are almost upon us and the highest ranking point scorers over the 2023 season descend upon Turin…
The ATP Finals are almost upon us and the highest ranking point scorers over the 2023 season descend upon Turin for the third time to compete for the prestigious year-end trophy.
Which players have made it into the final eight for 2023?
#1 Novak Djokovic
The great Serbian is playing less and less on the tour, but it is not stopping him from being completely dominant. Djokovic has won three of the four Grand Slam titles in 2023, and reached the final of the other in Wimbledon. Whilst his schedule has been purposely targeted and reduced, Djokovic still managed to win Masters events in Paris and Cincinnati and the Adelaide 250 tournament just for good measure.
2023 titles: 6
2023 Win/Loss record: 50-5 (91%)
2023 Games won record: 88.8% holds / 30.5% breaks = 119.3%
#2 Carlos Alcaraz
He may no longer be a teenage sensation, but the 20-year-old has had another incredible year building on his progress in 2022. Alcaraz won another Grand Slam title, surprisingly it was on the grass at Wimbledon, and also won five other titles, including Indian Wells and Madrid at Masters level. Alcaraz spent a fair chunk of the season as world #1 and reached semifinals in Roland Garros and at the US Open. Winning the ATP Finals would really solidify the fact that 2023 represents real progress for the Spaniard.
2023 titles: 6
2023 Win/Loss record: 63-10 (86%)
2023 Games won record: 85.2% holds / 31.8% breaks = 117%
#3 Daniil Medvedev
No Grand Slam title for Daniil Medvedev in 2023, but he did reach another US Open final, beating Carlos Alcaraz in a superb semi-final performance. Medvedev also had a very hot streak in the spring of 2023, winning multiple titles in a row. In the end, Medvedev won five titles, including two Masters titles in Rome and Miami. He also won ATP500 events in Dubai and Rotterdam and finishes the regular season with the highest number of match wins on the tour.
2023 titles: 5
2023 Win/Loss record: 64-16 (80%)
2023 Games won record: 84.6% holds / 31.5% breaks = 116.1%
#4 Jannik Sinner
Another year of improvement for the young Italian who will end the 2023 in his highest ever ranking. Sinner continued his good record against Carlos Alcaraz, but was unable to sustain his form in the Grand Slams, only one Grand Slam quarter-final for Sinner this season at Wimbledon. The Italian did win four titles in 2023 though, including the Canadian Open Masters tournament in Toronto, two ATP500s in Vienna and Beijing and an ATP250 in Montpellier.
2023 titles: 4
2023 Win/Loss record: 57-14 (80%)
2023 Games won record: 86.7% holds / 29.5% breaks = 116.2%
#5 Andrey Rublev
A fairly unusual season for Andrey Rublev in 2023. Rublev has almost been known for his voracious title winning at the lower levels of the tour, but this season has seen a change in focus in that fewer 500/250 events have been won, only one ATP250 title in Bastad, and Rublev has indeed been very consistent in the big events, but has won only one big title, the Monte Carlo Masters in April. The Russian also reached the quarter-finals in three of the four Grand Slams.
2023 titles: 2
2023 Win/Loss record: 56-22 (72%)
2023 Games won record: 84.5% holds / 25.3% breaks = 109.8%
#6 Stefanos Tsitsipas
Overall this has to be classed as a disapppointing year for Tsitsipas. He reached the Australian Open final in January, but that was by far his best result of the year. Tsitsipas has won only won title, an ATP250 in Los Cabos, and reached only one other Grand Slam quarter-final, in Roland Garros. On the plus side, he appears to be very much in love with fellow tennis player Paula Badosa.
2023 titles: 1
2023 Win/Loss record: 44-21 (68%)
2023 Games won record: 88.5% holds / 19.7% breaks = 108.2%
#7 Alexander Zverev
The two-time ATP Finals champion has had a fairly average year on tour. He has won two titles, including an ATP500 title in Hamburg, but hasn’t threatened to win a first Grand Slam title, though he did reach the French Open semi-final and the US Open quarter-final. Zverev has had a fairly strong end to the year, winning in Chengdu and then reaching the Beijing semi-final so he is in decent form ahead of the finals.
2023 titles: 2
2023 Win/Loss record: 52-23 (69%)
2023 Games won record: 84.7% holds / 23.5% breaks = 108.2%
#8 Holger Rune
The Dane hasn’t really had the breakthrough season that he threatened after a strong end to 2022. He has only won one title, and even that one was a miracle comeback in the final set of ATP Munich. He did reach the quarter-finals in two Grand Slam events, the French Open and Wimbledon. More is required from Rune if he is to fulfil his potential.
2023 titles: 1
2023 Win/Loss record: 41-21 (66%)
2023 Games won record: 83.1% holds / 21.8% breaks = 104.9%