It is the showpiece occasion of the ATP Tour season, with the biggest names in tennis gathering in Turin this week to compete for huge prize money and a harvest of ranking points.
World No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz is a notable absentee, as injury forced the Italian to end his season early, but he could still end the season at the top of the rankings.
The race for the prestigious year-end No.1 crown is just one of the storylines in Turin this week, with All Court Tennis Club members set to be in attendance at the Pala Alpitour venue for the conclusion of the event.
Join the All Court Tennis Club in Turin for an incredible weekend of Play & Watch this ATP Finals weekend – tickets selling fast, get yours here.
WHAT ARE THE ATP FINALS?
The traditional end to the men’s tour brings together the top eight players for a shoot-out, with the tournament being staged in Turin for a second successive season.
This year marks the 53rd singles edition, while it will be the 48th time that the doubles have been part of the tournament.
The first-ever finals were held back in 1970, originally going by the name of Masters Grand Prix, before being renamed the Tennis Masters Cup, then the ATP World Tour Finals, and finally the Nitto ATP Finals.
— ATP Tour (@atptour) November 14, 2022
THE RACE FOR NO.1
Teenager Carlos Alcaraz is well placed to claim the year-end world No.1 ranking, with Rafael Nadal 1,000 points behind his Spanish compatriot and just the ATP Finals left to play.
Alcaraz’s injury at the Paris Masters earlier this month opened the door for Nadal to have a shot at claiming the top spot and if he wins the title in Turin, the Australian Open and French Open champion will be No.1 at the end of the season for the sixth time.
If Alcaraz holds on to the top spot, he will be the first player outside of the ‘Big Four’ of Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray to claim the No.1 position since America’s Andy Roddick in 2003.
RANKINGS POINTS ON THE LINE
There is a maximum of 1,500 ATP ranking points up for grabs in Turin, putting this event just behind the four Grand Slam tournaments that offer 2,000 points to winners.
* 200 points for a win in the round robin
* 400 points for a semi-final win
* 500 points for winning the final
PRIZE MONEY AT STAKE
This is a highly lucrative event for the players taking part.
Any player who wins his three group matches and goes on to win the event will collect a bumper $4,740,300 cheque, which is 105% more than Alexandre Zverev won as he lifted the title last year.
The prize money is broken down as follows:
Participation fee – $320,000
Group stage match win – $383,300
Semi-Final win – $1,070,000
Final win – $2,200,400
The roll of honour for former ATP Finals champions is a list of the game’s great and good.
Stan Smith won the first edition of the tournament in 1970, beating the great Rod Laver in the final.
John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg and Ivan Lendl have all been crowned as ATP Finals champions, while Pete Sampras asserted his authority with five wins in the event between 1991 and 1999.
That was before the era of the ‘Big Four’ began in earnest, with Federer claiming the first of his record-breaking six ATP Finals titles in 2003 and his last title at the tournament in 2011.
Djokovic was unbeaten in the event for four years between 2012 and 2015, with Murray claiming his one and only title in 2016.
Nadal has never won the season-ending event, with Grigor Dimitrov, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Daniil Medvedev among the winners in recent years.
Join the All Court Tennis Club in Turin for an incredible weekend of Play & Watch this ATP Finals weekend.
Guests will enjoy masterclass tennis training across the weekend with Circolo della Stampa’s very own club coaches. The All Court Tennis Club have also secured “Access all Areas” passes to watch the ATP Top – 8 training sessions and front row seats to the Semi-Finals at Pala Alpitour on Saturday evening.
ATP Ticket Only (€300) – includes front-row tickets to the ATP Semi-Finals on Saturday 19th November (evening session.)
Play & Watch Event (€975) – includes two nights’ accommodation, five-course dinner, two tennis sessions at Circolo della Stampa, front-row tickets to the ATP Semi-Finals on Saturday, a pre-match cocktail and a goody bag.
Tickets selling fast, get yours here.