06:19 AM GMT November 07, 2017
In the controlled conditions of The O2 in London, venue of the Nitto ATP Finals, the eight singles qualifiers will pit their A-games against one another for one of the sport’s prestigious prizes. Three of the competitors — Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Alexander Zverev — have recorded five (or more) victories over Top 10 stars in the Emirates ATP Rankings.
Federer, the 2003-04, 2006-07 and 2010-11 Nitto ATP Finals champion, will be looking to add to his ATP World Tour-best seven titles in 2017 at the season finale, which begins on 12 November. The Swiss superstar is 11-1 (.917) against fellow Top 10 players in the Emirates ATP Rankings this year, with his lone loss coming to Zverev in the Coupe Rogers final in Montreal. He is 209-108 (.659) lifetime against elite players, and 52-12 at the season finale since his first qualification in 2002.
Nadal, the 2017 year-end No. 1 in the Emirates ATP Rankings, with six titles to his name in an exceptional season, aims to capture his first Nitto ATP Finals crown with a 12-5 record against Top 10 opponents over the past 11 months. He is 152-81 (.652) against Top 10 stars in his career. The Spanish superstar has finished as runner-up at the season finale in 2010 (l. to Federer) and 2013 (l. to Djokovic).
#NextGenATP German Zverev, making his debut at the season finale, has gone 6-5 versus Top 10 players in 2017 (.545) with five crowns — including two ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles in Rome and Montreal. Dominic Thiem and Grigor Dimitrov (both 3-5, .375), and Marin Cilic and Jack Sock (both 2-4, .333) will also be looking to improve on their records against Top 10 peers under the dome.
LONDON CONTENDERS VERSUS TOP 10 OPPONENTS
|Player||Career Record||Wining Pct.||2017 Record||Winning Pct.|
|Roger Federer (SUI)||209-108||.659||11-1||.917|
|Rafael Nadal (ESP)||152-81||.652||12-5||.706|
|Alexander Zverev (GER)||10-14||.417||6-5||.545|
|Marin Cilic (CRO)||28-67||.295||2-4||.333|
|Dominic Thiem (AUT)||9-23||.281||3-5||.375|
|Jack Sock (USA)||7-20||.259||2-4||.333|
|Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)||16-51||.239||3-5||.375|
|David Goffin (BEL)||8-36||.182||4-4||.500|