Dates, tickets, prize money: 10 questions about 2021 ATP Finals
Everything you need to know about the season-ending ATP Finals, from former champs to ticket prices
When will the 2021 ATP Finals take place?
This year’s ATP Finals are scheduled to take place from November 14 to November 21.
Where will the 2021 ATP Finals be held?
This year, the tournament will be held at the Pala Alpitour in Turin, Italy after ending a 12-year stint at London’s O2 Arena. Turin will host the event from 2021 to 2025 and is the 15th city to host the ATP season finale, which celebrated its 50-year anniversary in 2020.
On which surface is the tournament held?
The tournament is played on indoor hard court.
What is the format of the ATP Finals?
The ATP Finals is the year-end finale for the ATP tennis circuit and features only the top eight qualified singles players and doubles teams. Players earn points throughout the season to qualify for the event.
The tournament has two groups of four players each and is played using a round-robin format. The top two from each group advance to the knockout semi-finals, with the semi-final winners clashing for the title.
Who is the defending champion?
Russia’s Daniil Medvedev won the singles title, beating Dominic Thiem 4-6, 7-6, 6-4 to claim his first season-ending title. In doubles, Wesley Koolhof/Nikola Mektic defeated Jurgen Melzer/Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-2, 3-6,10-5 to lift the trophy.
How do I get tickets for the 2021 ATP Finals?
Which players have qualified for the 2021 ATP Finals?
As of September 17, 2021, the world’s top four players – Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev – have punched their tickets to Turin. Four spots in the eight-man draw are still up for grabs.
In doubles, five pairings have secured their spots in the eight-team draw – Nikola Mektic/Mate Pavic, Rajeev Ram/Joe Salisbury, Pierre-Hugues Herbert/Nicolas Mahut, Marcel Granollers/ Horacio Zeballos, and Ivan Dodig/ Filip Polasek will be in Turin with three more berths up for grabs.
How much prize money can players win at the ATP Finals?
The tournament has not yet confirmed the prize money for the 2021 Nitto ATP Finals. Last year, there was $1,564,000 on offer for an undefeated champion, with a champion who picked up a loss during the group stage offered $550,000. Each round-robin win secured the player $153,000.
How many ranking points are on offer?
If a player wins the tournament without losing, they will receive 1,500 ranking points. More information is expected soon about the points allocation for the entire tournament. Last year, each round-robin match win was worth 200 points, with 400 points on offer for a semi-final victory.
Who are the former champions at the ATP Finals?
Some of the most famous names in men’s tennis have triumphed at the ATP Finals. Here are all the former year-end champions, together with the year in which they achieved it:
- Stan Smith (1970)
- Ilie Nastase (1971, 1972, 1973, 1975)
- Guillermo Vilas (1974)
- Manuel Orantes (1976)
- Jimmy Connors (1977)
- John McEnroe (1978, 1983, 1984)
- Bjorn Borg (1979, 1980)
- Ivan Lendl (1981, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1987)
- Boris Becker (1988, 1992, 1995)
- Stefan Edberg (1989)
- Andre Agassi (1990)
- Pete Sampras (1991, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999)
- Michael Stich (1993)
- Alex Corretja (1998)
- Gustavo Kuerten (2000)
- Lleyton Hewitt (2001, 2002)
- Roger Federer (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011)
- David Nalbandian (2005)
- Novak Djokovic (2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
- Nikolay Davydenko (2009)
- Andy Murray (2016)
- Grigor Dimitrov (2017)
- Alexander Zverev (2018)
- Stefanos Tsitsipas (2019)
- Daniil Medvedev (2020)
Here are all the former year-end doubles champions, together with the year in which they achieved it:
- Ashe/ Smith (1970)
- 1971 to 1974 – Not held
- Gisbert/ Orantes (1975)
- McNair/ Stewart (1976)
- Hewitt/ McMillan (1977)
- Fleming/ J. McEnroe (1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984)
- Edberg/ Jarryd (1985, 1986)
- Mecir/ Smid (1987)
- Leach/ Pugh (1988)
- Grabb/ P. McEnroe (1989)
- Forget/ Hlasek (1990)
- Fitzgerald/ Jarryd (1991)
- Woodbridge/ Woodforde (1992, 1996)
- Eltingh/ Haarhuis (1993, 1998)
- Apell/ Bjorkman (1994)
- Connell/ Galbraith (1995)
- Leach/ Stark (1997)
- Lareau/ O’Brien (1999)
- Johnson/ Norval (2000)
- Ferreira/ Leach (2001)
- 2002 – Not held
- B. Bryan/ M. Bryan (2003, 2004, 2009, 2014)
- Llodra/ Santoro (2005)
- Bjorkman/ Mirnyi (2006)
- Knowles/ Nestor (2007)
- Nestor/ Zimonjic (2008, 2010)
- Nestor/ Minryi (2011)
- Granollers/ Lopez (2012)
- Marrero/ Verdasco (2013)
- 2015 – Rojer/ Tecau (2015)
- Kontinen/ Peers (2016, 2017)
- M/ Bryan/ Sock (2018)
- Herbert/ Mahut (2019)
- Koolhof/ Mektic (2020)