ATP Finals Qualifiers: From Novak Djokovic gunning for a record-equalling title to the debutants

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Novak Djokovic celebrates with the Wimbledon trophy

The illustrious ATP Finals made its debut in Turin this year and the eight players who have booked tickets for the season-ending event have been confirmed.

The 52nd edition of the event, which moved to Italy after 12 successful years in London, will be staged at the Pala Alpitour from November 14 to 21.

Traditionally the tournament features the eight best players over the calendar year with their positions determined by the number of points they picked up in the 12 months.

Here is a look at those eight players.

1. Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic with the Wimbledon trophy
Novak Djokovic booked his place in the ATP Finals after winning Wimbledon. The world No 1 has won five tournaments in 2021, including three Grand Slams and is looking to win a sixth season-ending trophy

World No 1 Novak Djokovic was the first player to secure his place at the 2021 ATP Finals after winning the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon. He is looking to win a record-equalling sixth title.

2. Daniil Medvedev

Daniil Medvedev celebrates after winning the US Open
Daniil Medvedev earned his spot in the ATP Finals after winning the US Open while the Russian also finished runner-up at the Australian Open.

Daniil Medvedev is the defending ATP Finals champion and he earned his ticket to Turin on the back of winning the Canadian Masters and US Open.

3. Alexander Zverev

Alexander Zverev celebrates after winning the Cincinnati Masters
Alexander Zverev won four titles in 2021, including the Cincinnati Masters, to secure his place in the tournament. The German won the ATP Finals in 2018.

Germany’s Alexander Zverev won the Mexican Open, Madrid Open, Cincinnati Masters and Vienna Open in 2021 and he will be one of four former champions in the line-up.

4. Stefanos Tsitsipas

Stefanos Tsitsipas celebrates after winning the Monte Carlo Masters
Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas won the Monte Carlo Masters while he also finished runner-up at the French Open. He will be looking to win a second ATP Finals title after his success in 2019.

Stefanos Tsitsipas from Greece won the ATP Finals in 2019 and he qualified on the back of winning the Monte Carlo Masters and finishing runner-up to Djokovic at this year’s French Open.

5. Andrey Rublev

Andrey Rublev in action on the ATP Tour
Russia’s Andrey Rublev was the fifth player to book his place in the ATP Finals on the back of two ATP Masters 1000 final appearances

Andrey Rublev from Russia will make a second appearance at the ATP Finals and he secured his ticket by winning the Rotterdam Open and finishing runner-up in Monte Carlo and Cincinnati.

6. Matteo Berrettini

Italian Matteo Berrettini lifts the Wimbledon runners-up trophy
Matteo Berrettini secured his ATP Finals place on the back of winning the Serbia Open and Queen’s Club Championships, and finishing runner-up at Wimbledon

Matteo Berrettini from Italy qualified for the season-ending tournament on the back of winning titles in Serbia and Queen’s while he also reached his maiden Grand Slam final at Wimbledon.

7. Hubert Hurkacz

Poland's Hubert Hurkacz lifts the Miami Open trophy
Hubert Hurkacz from Poland won three titles in 2021, including the Miami Open, to become the seventh player to book his place at the 2021 ATP Finals in Turin

Hubert Hurkacz won the Miami Open and two smaller ATP 250 events while he also reached the semi-finals at Wimbledon. The Pole will make his ATP Finals debut.

8. Casper Ruud

Norway's Casper Ruud lifts the San Diego Open trophy
Casper Ruud was the last player to secure his spot at the ATP Finals with the Norwegian winning five ATP 250 events

Casper Ruud will be the second debutant at the 2021 ATP Finals after the Norwegian secured his place on the back of winning ATP 250 tournaments.

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