Nitto ATP Finals Welcomes More Than 2.5 Million Fans Across 10 Years In London


The 2018 Nitto ATP Finals at The O2 in London brought a close to another spectacular season on the ATP World Tour, as 21-year-old Alexander Zverev defeated World No. 1 Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3 to capture the biggest title of his career to date. Americans Mike Bryan and Jack Sock clinched a thrilling doubles final, saving one championship point on route to a 5-7, 6-1, 13-11 (Match Tie-Break) win over the French pairing of Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut.

By winning the prestigious title, Zverev became the youngest winner of the season-ending tournament since Djokovic in 2008 (Shanghai), and the first German to win the title since Boris Becker in 1995 (Frankfurt). The German, who won four out of his five matches across the eight days, collected a total of $2,509,000 in prize money and 1,300 ATP Rankings points to finish the season at No. 4 in the ATP Rankings, behind Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.

The 2018 season-ending tournament attracted 243,819 spectators across the eight days of competition, bringing the tournament’s cumulative attendance since 2009 to 2,561,084 across 150 sessions. This year’s attendance at The O2 brings the total attendance across the ATP World Tour’s 64 tournaments in 2018 to 4.57 million fans, the second highest number in the Tour’s history, behind 2017. The 2018 Nitto ATP Finals also attracted record audiences online, with more than 200 million impressions on ATP’s digital platforms.

Chris Kermode, ATP Executive Chairman & President, said: “This year’s Nitto ATP Finals will be remembered for the moment that Alexander Zverev truly arrived and delivered on one of the biggest stages in tennis, in the final match of the ATP World Tour season. At just 21 years of age, he is leading the charge and to follow his career in years to come will be fascinating for tennis fans across the world. Full credit as well to Novak for his incredible comeback this season, which saw him finish as year-end No. 1 in the ATP Rankings for a fifth time. And, finally, on behalf of the ATP, we would like to thank the fans that came out to support and who continue to play such a big part in making our season-ending event so successful in London.”

The Nitto ATP Finals has a rich history dating back to the birth of the Masters in Tokyo in 1970. The tournament will be held at The O2 in London though 2020.

BY THE NUMBERS:
• 202,577,553 – number of impressions across on ATP digital platforms (ATPWorldTour.com, NittoATPFinals.com, live scoring apps, and social media platforms, and Tennis TV) throughout the event.
• 36,678,342 – number of video plays on ATP digital media platforms, including ATPWorldTour.com, NittoATPFinals.com, ATP & Tennis TV social media platforms.
• 5,069,586 – number or interactions (likes, comments, retweets, replies etc.) on ATP and Tennis TV social media platforms throughout the event
• 8,500,000 – amount of prize money (US$) on offer at the 2018 season finale.
• 4,571,625 – number of fans that attended the 64 tournaments on the ATP World Tour in 2018, the second highest on record, behind 2017.
• 2,561,084 – cumulative attendance at the season-ending tournament across 150 sessions since it moved to London in 2009
• 2,509,000 – amount of prize money (US$) that Alexander Zverev won by capturing the title.
• 890,000 – number of streams on Tennis TV the ATP’s official live streaming service, with each viewer watching an average of 178 minutes per day.
• 358,472 – number of people to pass through The O2 site in 2018, including the restaurants, bars and shops, during the eight days of the tournament.
• 243, 819 – attendance inside The O2 arena across the eight days.
• 28,700 – amount of money (GBP) donated by ATP to help Unicef protect children in danger around the world (£100 per ace – 287 aces in total).
• 20,000 – number of re-usable plastic cups used by fans as part of ATP’s sustainability initiatives throughout the tournament.
• 110 – the largest number decibels measured inside The O2 arena through the Infosys ATP Fan Meter, on the opening evening’s match between Federer and Kei Nishikori.
• 36 – the number of different countries to have media accreditation at the event.



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Nadal Paced The Tour In These Two Categories In 2018


Imagine losing almost 50,000 points and 160 matches and calling it one of the best seasons of your life.

That’s exactly what the Top 10 combined to produce in the 2018 season, earning them north of $64 million in prize money in the process.

An Infosys ATP Beyond The Numbers analysis of the Top 10 players in the ATP Rankings at the completion of the 2018 season sheds light on all the winning and losing that go hand-in-hand with reaching the pinnacle of our sport.

Total Points Won / Lost
The Top 10 combined to lose 48,501 points in the 2018 season. They averaged winning just 53.0 per cent (54,424/102/925) of total points, highlighting that their real advantage is not as much as we perceive. Kevin Anderson won the most points (6151) and also lost the most points (5726) of the Top 10 in the 2018 season.

Top 10: 2018 Season – Points Won & Lost / Prize Money

Ranking

Player

Points Won

Points Lost

Total

Win %

Prize Money

1

N. Djokovic

5796

4832

10628

54.5%

$12,609,672

2

R. Nadal

4281

3447

7728

55.4%

$8,663,347

3

R. Federer

5097

4280

9377

54.4%

$7,599,233

4

A. Zverev

5998

5356

11354

52.8%

$7,726,914

5

J. M. Del Potro

5167

4514

9681

53.4%

$5,917,766

6

K. Anderson

6151

5726

11877

51.8%

$4,922,699

7

M. Cilic

5427

4877

10304

52.7%

$4,727,148

8

D. Thiem

5969

5465

11434

52.2%

$4,556,745

9

K. Nishikori

5156

4850

10006

51.5%

$3,784,388

10

J. Isner

5382

5154

10536

51.1%

$3,746,875

TOTAL / AVERAGE

54424

48501

102925

53.0%

$64,254,787

Rafael Nadal = Best Win Percentage
Rafael Nadal finished at No. 2 in the ATP Ranking- in the 2018 season, but he actually had the highest win percentage of points won at 55.4 per cent, which was his second best performance in the past four seasons.

Rafael Nadal 2015-2018 – Percentage Of Points Won
• 2018 = 55.4% (4281/7728)
• 2017 = 55.5% (6519/11743)
• 2016 = 53.7% (3733/6947)
• 2015 = 53.4% (6517/12215)

Nadal also had the best Top 10 winning percentage with matches won and lost in 2018, at 91.8 per cent (45-4).

Top 10: 2018 Season – Matches Won & Lost

Ranking

Player

Matches Won

Matches Lost

Total Matches

Win %

1

N. Djokovic

53

12

65

81.5%

2

R. Nadal

45

4

49

91.8%

3

R. Federer

48

10

58

82.8%

4

A. Zverev

58

19

77

75.3%

5

J. M. Del Potro

47

13

60

78.3%

6

K. Anderson

47

19

66

71.2%

7

M. Cilic

42

20

62

67.7%

8

D. Thiem

54

20

74

73.0%

9

K. Nishikori

43

21

64

67.2%

10

J. Isner

34

22

56

60.7%

Total / Average

471

160

631

75.0%

The Top 10 averaged to win right at 75 per cent (471/631) of their matches in the 2018 season, with Alexander Zverev winning the most matches with 58 victories, including capturing the biggest title of his career by winning the Nitto ATP Finals in London on Sunday.

Reaching the Top 10 is one of the most prized goals in our sport. It’s important to consider that they still lose, on average, one out of every four matches and are only able to create a separation of just six points out of every 100 (53% won / 47% lost) from their opponents.



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Much At Stake In Challenger Season Finale


On Sunday, the Nitto ATP Finals celebrated its newest champion under the bright lights of The O2 in London. Alexander Zverev gave the tennis world a fresh glimpse into the future as he claimed his biggest title.

Zverev’s victory marked the conclusion of the ATP World Tour season, but one week remains on the ATP Challenger Tour. Players have one last opportunity to jockey for position in the year-end ATP Rankings, with a handful continuing their quest for coveted Top 100 spots.

A pair of $50,000 tournaments cap the season on the Challenger circuit, with the carpet courts of Andria, Italy and outdoor hard courts of Pune, India thrust in the spotlight. The Andria e Castel del Monte Challenger is back for a sixth straight year, maintaining its traditional season-ending spot on the calendar. And in Pune, the KPIT MSLTA Challenger ends a two-week Indian swing, marking a celebration of tennis in the country.

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Ugo Humbert leads a strong field in Andria, which also includes home favourites Lorenzo Sonego and Paolo Lorenzi, as well as fellow #NextGenATP stars Corentin Moutet and Liam Caruana. Caruana is coming off an appearance in the Next Gen ATP Finals after winning the Italian wild card competition.

The 20-year-old Humbert will be one to watch in 2019 after registering a dominant second half of the season. He earned a nomination for Newcomer of the Year in the 2018 ATP World Tour Awards Presented By Moët & Chandon. The top seed in Andria, he enters the week at No. 100 in the ATP Rankings and will be looking to finish the year as the youngest Frenchman in the Top 100.

Humbert is one of three players vying for Top 100 finishes in Andria, with No. 107 Sonego and No. 109 Lorenzi needing to win the title to achieve the feat. Defending champion Uladzimir Ignatik is also back and could face Humbert in the second round. 

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Meanwhile, in Pune, No. 102 Radu Albot is the top seed and bidding for a third straight year-end Top 100 berth. He is joined by freshly minted Indian No. 1 Prajnesh Gunneswaran, who is coming off a title in nearby Bengaluru. Just one month ago, Gunneswaran was sitting at No. 170, but a 12-3 stretch has since moved him to the precipice of a Top 100 breakthrough, soaring to No. 110. He needs to win the title in Pune to have a chance.

Albot and Gunneswaran are accompanied by last year’s runner-up Ramkumar Ramanathan, who reached his first ATP World Tour final earlier this year in Newport, as well as 18-year-old Spaniard Nicola Kuhn, 20-year-old Brit Jay Clarke and rising Aussies Marc Polmans and Max Purcell.

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Watch free live streams of all the action from Andria and Pune at ATPChallengerTour.com.

 



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