Nitto ATP Finals 2018: players, dates and how to get tickets
With Wimbledon over, tennis fans are looking to November for the Nitto ATP Finals 2018 - and now we know who some of the players are.
Here’s everything we know about the ATP Tour Finals 2018 so far (stay tuned for updates as more players are announced).
ATP Tour Finals 2018: dates and venue
ATP’s annual tennis competition takes place over the course of a week between November 11 and 18.
The O2 Arena in London will play host to the season-ending tournament once again for its 49th edition.
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Who has qualified for the Nitto ATP Finals 2018 so far?
The top eight ranking players in the 2018 Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour go through to compete in the finals - and the first qualifiers have already been announced...
Tennis ace Rafael Nadal is currently number one in the ATP rankings, so a place in the competition for the Spaniard was all but guaranteed.
The star came out at the top of the table after the final last year and is hotly tipped to pull it off again in 2018.
Having failed to retain his Wimbledon crown this summer, Roger Federer will be fighting to take home the title at the ATP Finals 2018.
At number two in the rankings - and record holder for the most ATP Finals singles wins - Federer could be the one to beat.
This year’s Wimbledon champion was certain to enter the 2018 ATP Finals after his performance at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club this summer.
Djokovic is ranked as the third best player in the world, but can he keep his momentum from his Wimbledon win to climb to the top?
Oliver Marach & Mate Pavic
The ATP Finals 2018 first qualifying doubles team is Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic - and they’re very excited about it.
Marach said, “For me, it’s the best tournament in the world. People in London are great and I love to play there.”
Pavic added, “It was a great experience to play there last year as alternates. It was a goal to be there this year and we’re looking forward to it.”
How does the ATP Finals tournament work?
The Nitto ATP Finals pits the best tennis players in the world against each other in a round-robin format, meaning each contender goes up against each other.
After the group stages, those who make it through compete in semi-finals where all but two players face knockout.
Last year’s tournament was won by Grigor Dimitrov, who is currently seventh in the ATP rankings.
Stay tuned to LineUp for more details on the ATP Finals 2018 - including newly qualified players - as and when they are announced.