Players, prize money, dates, tickets: Everything you always wanted to know about the 2023 ATP Finals (but never had time to find out) – updated after final
Everything you need to know about the season-ending ATP Finals, from the player field to former champions and ticket prices
What are the ATP Finals?
The ATP Finals are the season-ending finale to the men’s tennis season, where the top eight singles players and doubles teams compete for the championship.
Who won the 2023 ATP Finals?
Novak Djokovic won the 2023 ATP Finals, defeating Jannik Sinner 6-3,6-3 in the final on Sunday evening.
What happened at the 2023 ATP Finals?
The 2023 ATP Finals saw players split into two groups, with Novak Djokovic, Jannik Sinner, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Holger Rune competing in the Green Group, while Carlos Alcaraz, Daniil Medvedev, Andrey Rublev and Alexander Zverev were in the Red Group.
Sinner won the Green Group, navigating the round-robin undefeated with wins over Tsitsipas (6-4, 6-4), Djokovic (7-5, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (2)) and Rune (6-2, 5-7, 6-4). Djokovic finished second in the group with a 2-1 record thanks to wins over Rune (7-6 (4), 6-7 (1), 6-3) and Hubert Hurkacz (7-6 (1), 4-6, 6-1). Hurkacz had replaced Tsitsipas, who withdrew from the tournament three games into his second match against Rune.
In the Red Group, three players finished with 2-1 records, with Zverev unlucky not to make the semi-finals despite only losing one match. Alcaraz finished top courtesy of straight set wins over Rublev (7-5, 6-2) and Medvedev (6-4, 6-4), while Medvedev took the remaining qualification spot, having also beaten Rublev (6-4, 6-2) and squeezing past Zverev (7-6 (7), 6-4).
The semi-finals saw Alcaraz come up against Djokovic, while Sinner took on Medvedev.
Despite having played several epic already this year, Djokovic v Alcaraz was a straightforward affair, with the Serbian winning 6-3, 6-2 over his biggest rival this year. Sinner v Medvedev was more competitive, however, with Medvedev winning a tight second set tiebreak to force a decider, before falling off to lose 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-1.
With Sinner having beaten Djokovic in the round-robin, the Italian was faced with a rematch if he wanted to win the biggest title of his career in front of a packed out home crowd. Unfortunately for the fans, lightening did not strike twice in Turin, as Djokovic put on one of the best finals performances of his career, winning 6-3, 6-3 to claim his seventh Nitto ATP finals title.
Who qualified for the 2023 ATP Finals?
Carlos Alcaraz, Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev, Jannik Sinner, Andrey Rublev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev and Holger Rune have all qualified for the event. Hubert Hurkacz came in for one match as the first alternate, replacing Tsitsipas who had to withdraw injured from the tournament after two matches.
Which doubles teams qualified for the 2023 ATP Finals?
As of October 11, 2023, Ivan Dodig/Austin Krajicek, Wesley Koolhof/Neal Skupski and Rohan Bopanna/ Matthew Ebden have secured their spots in the Turin field.
Five spots remain up for grabs with Marcel Granollers/ Horacio Zeballos sitting in fourth position, followed by Maximo Gonzalez/ Andres Molteni, Santiago Gonzalez/ Edouard Roger-Vasselin, Rajeev Ram/ Joe Salisbury and Nathaniel Lammons/Jackson Withrow.
When did the 2023 ATP Finals take place?
The 2023 ATP Finals were held between 12-19 November, 2023.
Where were the 2023 ATP Finals held?
In 2023, the tournament was held at the Pala Alpitour in Turin, Italy for the third year in a row. Turin is the host after the tournament’s 12-year stint at the O2 Arena in London. Turin will host the event till 2025 and is the 15th city to host the ATP season finale, which celebrated its 50-year anniversary in 2020.
On which surface was the tournament held?
The ATP Finals are played on indoor hard court.
What is the format of the ATP Finals?
The ATP Finals is the season-ending finale for the ATP Tour which brings together 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/teams each and uses 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?
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic won the title in 2022, beating Norway’s Casper Ruud 7-5, 6-3 to win the tournament for the sixth time.
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How much prize money can players win at the ATP Finals?
The 2023 ATP Finals will yet again break tennis prize money records, with a whopping $15,000,000 prize money on offer. Here’s how the payouts are broken down:
- Alternate – $152,500
- Participation fee – $325,500
- Round-robin win – $390,000
- Semi-final win – $1,105,000
- Final win – $2,201,000
This means that an undefeated champion at the 2023 ATP Finals would have been awarded $4,801,500 in prize money. However, since Novak Djokovic dropped his second round-robin match against Jannik Sinner, the Serbian did not claim the maximum prize money.
Instead, Djokovic walked away from the 2023 ATP Finals with a cool $4,411,500 for his efforts.
How many ranking points are on offer at the ATP Finals?
The ATP Finals offer a maximum of 1,500 ranking points for any individual player, with the allocation of these based on number of wins across the tournament. Here’s how these points are broken down:
- Round-robin win – 200 points
- Semi-final win – 400 points
- Final win – 500 points
If a player wins the tournament without losing, they will receive 1,500 ranking points. Again, since Djokovic won the tournament but lost one round-robin match, he finishes with 1,300 points from this week.
Who are the former champions?
Some of the biggest names in men’s tennis have won 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, 2022)
- Stefanos Tsitsipas (2019)
- Daniil Medvedev (2020)
- Alexander Zverev (2021)
- Novak Djokovic (2022)
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)
- Rojer/ Tecau (2015)
- Kontinen/ Peers (2016, 2017)
- M/ Bryan/ Sock (2018)
- Herbert/ Mahut (2019, 2022)
- Koolhof/ Mektic (2020)
- Mahut/Herbert (2021)
- Ram/Salisbury (2022)