Wednesday 11/11/2020 13:28 PM (GMT + 7)
(Sports news, tennis news) There are “curses” for the champion and something always stops Nadal in the final tournament of the year.
Will the champion’s “curse” happen again?
Since 2016, when the championship does not belong to Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic, no one has been able to successfully defend the ATP Finals championship. In 2016, after Andy Murray won the championship, this player suffered an injury and could not attend the 2017 tournament.
Will Tsitsipas pass the “curse”?
The owner of the 2017 title, Grigor Dimitrov is in the same situation as Murray, the Bulgarian tennis player cannot be present to defend the title at the end of 2018. ATP Finals 2018 champion, Alexander Zverev is better than the previous two, he Go to the semi-finals of the 2019 tournament.
As the defending champion, Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece) is in good shape, but he will have to play hard to overcome the “curse” that is how he successfully defended the championship.
Can Rafael Nadal win the first ATP Finals championship?
As a great player in the “Big Three” group, Nadal still has not won any ATP Finals, this is a tournament that is considered the Grand Slam 5 of the year, with total points for the champion up to 1,500.
Like the Paris Masters, the ATP Finals are also tournaments where Nadal has not had a title yet
Something was always stopping Nadal from winning the championship. It could be due to the hard surface, having to play on a covered field, or the dropping point … After 9 times to attend the ATP Finals or earlier, the name ATP Wolrd Tour Finals, Nadal won 18, lost 12, including 2 finalists and 3 semi-finals and 4 stops from qualifying.
Novak Djokovic pursues the record
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic will balance the six-time record ending the year with legendary Pete Sampras, and he is aiming to balance the ATP Finals title with Roger Federer.
Federer currently has six ATP Finals titles (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2011) while Djokovic is second on the list with Sampras and Ivan Lendl who share five titles. Nole’s championships came in 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Djokovic is also the closest player to defend the ATP Finals title with 4 consecutive wins from 2012 to 2015.
Don’t underestimate the new entrants
Over the years, the question of who on the “Big Three” will win the title? However, in the past three years Djokovic, Nadal and Federer have been outperformed by the rest of the players.
Djokovic and Nadal are clearly title contenders, but unlike previous years, they are now not so prominent compared to Dominic Thiem, Daniil Medvedev, Tsitsipas, Zverev, Andrey Rublev and Diego Schwartzman, these are The player has the ability to become a champion.
Medvedev wins the Paris Masters, Rublev is in top form and Schwartzman has beaten Thiem and Nadal in recent weeks.
There was no audience in the field cheering for the players
Because the Covid-19 translation in Europe is still complicated, the organizers of the ATP Finals in London, England, from November 15 to 22, will decide not to let the audience enter the stadium to cheer the players. Fans are used to watching players on television and everyone has accepted this since it is 2020, the year Covid-19 is raging.
(Sports news, tennis news) Nadal has forgotten his failure in the Paris Masters semi-finals to focus on conquering the ATP Finals, high titles …