Which Face Do Fans Think Is Missing From This Picture?
Stefanos Tsitsipas closed out his 2018 with his biggest win yet, triumphing at the Next Gen ATP Finals. Now, after beginning 2019 by reaching the Australian Open semi-finals, lifting the trophy at the Open 13 Provence and this week cracking the Top 10 of the ATP Rankings for the first time, fans believe that the Greek may be on his way to this year’s Nitto ATP Finals.
Fans have been provided with an opportunity to pick the eight players they believe will qualify for this year’s season finale. So far, Tsitsipas is the sixth hottest pick of the entire slate of ATP Tour stars.
Pick the eight players you think will qualify for the 2019 Nitto ATP Finals and you could win the ultimate trip for two to London to attend this year’s season finale.
From the votes that have come in, 51.2 per cent of fans believe that Tsitsipas will qualify for the Nitto ATP Finals. While it is early in the year, the 20-year-old is second in the ATP Race To London, trailing only World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, who 98.9 per cent of fans believe will make his 12th appearance at the season finale.
The Fans' Top 8 Picks For London
|Player||% Of Fans Selecting Them|
|1. Novak Djokovic||98.9%|
|2. Rafael Nadal||95.4%|
|3. Roger Federer||91.0%|
|4. Alexander Zverev||89.2%|
|5. Kei Nishikori||56.0%|
|6. Stefanos Tsitsipas||51.2%|
|7. Marin Cilic||47.8%|
|8. Juan Martin del Potro||45.6%|
Tsitsipas might have fallen short against World No. 4 Roger Federer in the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, but they may clash again in London. So far, 45.6 per cent of fans have selected Federer and Tsitsipas as two of their eight choices to reach The O2. They have split their first two FedEx ATP Head2Head meetings this season, with Tsitsipas upsetting the 37-year-old Swiss in the fourth round of the Australian Open.
If Tsitsipas maintains his pace and earns his spot at the Nitto ATP Finals, he will become the first player to compete at the Next Gen ATP Finals and then make the Nitto ATP Finals the next year. Karen Khachanov and Borna Coric were close to accomplishing the feat in 2018, finishing 11th and 12th in the ATP Race To London, respectively.
World No. 3 Alexander Zverev earned his biggest title in London last year on just his second appearance. The fans overwhelmingly believe the German will have a chance to retain his trophy, with 89.2 per cent of voters selecting Zverev to qualify. World No. 2 Nadal is a nearly unanimous pick to compete at the Nitto ATP Finals for the ninth time, with 95.4 per cent of voters selecting the Spaniard.