8 guys proud to attend ATP Finals: Djokovic hunts records like Federer, Nadal overcomes difficulties (Lesson 1)


Thursday, 11/12/2020 11:14 AM (GMT + 7)

(Sports news, tennis news) ATP Finals is about to kick off with fierce predicted competition from the 8 strongest players. Djokovic expects to catch up with this record of 6 times winning this tournament as Federer. However, Nadal and other formidable opponents decided to destroy the dream of the world’s No. 1 male player.

Video of last year’s ATP Finals between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Dominic Thiem:

ATP Finals, which brings together the 8 best players of the season, will kick off from November 15-22 in London (England). Let’s find out about the big names competing in this tough arena through our “8 proudly attend ATP Finals 2020” series!

Novak Djokovic No. 1 seed: Number 1 in the world on the ATP chart

With Roger Federer absent from the ATP Finals this year (November 15-22) because he ends early 2020 to focus on recovering from two knee injury surgeries, Novak Djokovic if crowned at the O2 Arena. This will balance the record of 6 times winning titles for 8 best players of the year that FedEx itself holds.

Eight men proudly appeared in the ATP Finals this year

Previously, the Serbian world No. 1 player 5 times won the ATP Finals championship (formerly known as the Masters Cup) in 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Djokovic’s strong point is the experience of a “trophy hunter” at the ATP Finals, his favorite indoor hard court tournament. Nole’s level and strong mentality is unquestionable. However, Nole is not “invincible”.

The evidence is how Djokovic once lost easily to Rafael Nadal (Roland Garros final) and Lorenzo Sonego (Vienna Open quarterfinals) shows that the player who just finished 2020 soon with No. 1 in the world of tennis still has points weakness that the opponent can exploit.

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Djokovic aspires to level the record of 6 ATP Finals championships as Federer

Since the last crowned ATP Finals in 2015, during the last 4 years, Djokovic can not add a single touch to the silver cup championship in this indoor hard court. Last year, he even stopped early in the group stage when he received two consecutive defeats against Federer and Dominic Thiem, while only 1 game honor against Matteo Berrettini.

Number 2 seed Rafael Nadal: World No. 2 “hunts” for the first title in the ATP Finals

In the group “Big 3” contemporary men’s tennis, only Nadal has never had a hand at the ATP Finals championship. In fact, “Gaur” has lost both times to the final of this “hero bowl” in 2010 and 2013 in turn against great rivals Federer and Djokovic.

After nearly 7 months of absence due to the Covid-19 translation, Nadal played extremely impressively at Roland Garros with his 13th championship here to level the record of 20 Grand Slam men’s singles like Federer. However, Rafa has had a lot of trouble moving from clay to hard indoor.

Nadal has just reached the semi-finals of the Paris Masters, but the way this player lost in just two sets before Alexander Zverev shows that “hard indoor” tournaments are still a huge challenge for the Spaniard when the ball goes fast and difficult. The ball defense is more durable than the clay ground for his forte.

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Nadal often does not play well on hard courts indoors

The last ATP Masters 1000 in the French capital was the only home hard court tournament Nadal attended this year ahead of the ATP Finals. Therefore, Rafa will have to be very vigilant when coming to London to compete for the upcoming “big bowl”.

Nadal’s strengths are topspin hits with huge spin, persistent play and enthusiasm that always burns in any phase. However, it seems that at the ATP Finals, the sadness is always clinging to this talented player, making him unable to ever win the championship.

Last year, Nadal won 2 and lost 1 of 3 matches in Andre Agassi group at ATP Finals, but had to bitterly stop early when he was inferior in sub-index to Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev. Can the 34-year-old Spaniard be able to improve his performance this year?

No. 3 seed Dominic Thiem: Desire to win the “hero bowl” tournament

The year 2020 marked the great successes of Dominic Thiem, especially when he won the first Grand Slam of his career when he excelled at a fantastic comeback despite losing to Alexander Zverev the first 2 sets in the single final. South US Open.

Earlier this year, the Austrian player won both Rafael Nadal and Alexander Zverev, before losing unfortunately after a 5-set battle against Djokovic in the decisive match against the Australian Open.

Thiem will enter the 5th ATP Finals in her life. He is the current runner-up in this tournament when he reached the final last year before losing 7-6 (8-6), 2-6, 6-7 (4-7) at the hands of Stefanos Tsitsipas. More than ever, the current number 3 player in the world is anxious to win the “big bowl” championship in London for the first time.

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Thiem is the current runner-up ATP Finals

However, Thiem’s ​​performance after winning the US Open was somewhat sluggish. The proof is that he stopped in the quarterfinals of the Roland Garros and the Vienna Open against Diego Schwartzman and Andrey Rublev.

Thiem has pretty good left and handed shots with good physical strength. But his erratic performance still makes fans uneasy before ATP Finals this year.

No. 4 seed Daniil Medvedev: Improve performance in large playground

Compared to the previous season playing very explosive, this season, Daniil Medvedev somewhat decline. However, the achievement of reaching the semi-finals of the US Open Open and having just won the third ATP Masters 1000 title in his career when crowned in Paris, and the recent passing of Roger Federer to win number 4 in the world are still the results. Very good tennis player born in Moscow (Russia).

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Medvedev is looking for his first win in a second consecutive season to attend the ATP Finals

Last year, in the first ATP Finals, Medvedev lost all three group stage matches to Alexander Zverev, Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas. Can the 24-year-old Russian be able to improve his performance this year?

Achievement of 4 of the top 8 players attending the ATP Finals this year

* Welcome to read Lesson 2 about the group of 4 other players attending ATP Finals 2020 at 10:30 am on Friday, November 13, 2020.

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