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Nitto ATP Finals Explained

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The Nitto ATP Finals is held annually as a season-ending champsionships. The tournament has been running since 1970 and features the top eight singles players and doubles teams. The Nitto ATP Finals is the second highest tier ATP tournament, after the Grand Slams and has a unique format. See below for more information on the competition format and the points and prize money up for grabs. 

Competition Format

The Nitto ATP Finals is structured as a round-robin format, with eight singles players/doubles teams divided into two groups of four.

All singles matches are the best of three tie-break sets. All doubles matches are best of three sets, with the first two sets played as tie-break sets with no ads and the final set played as a Match Tie-break.

The top seeded players/team is placed in Group A and the second seeded player/team is placed in Group B. Seeds 3 and 4, 5 and 6, 7 and 8, are then drawn in pairs with the first drawn placed in Group A and the second drawn placed in Group B.

Each player/team plays the three other players/teams in his group. The winner of each group is placed in separate semi-final brackets, with the top player/team in Group A playing the runner-up in Group B, and vice versa. 

See this years draw and group standings on the Nitto ATP Finals website!

Prize Money

The Nitto ATP Finals is a prestigious tournament where only the world's best players can compete for the coveted end-of-year title. The tournament is the biggest indoor tennis event in the world and attracts over 260,000 fans a year! The season finale also offers more than $2million for the undefeated champion as well as 1500 ATP Ranking points. See below for the full breakdown of prize money.

  Singles Prize Money Doubles Prize Money
Alternate $105,000 $36,000
Participation fee $191,000 $94,000
Round-robin match win $191,000 $36,000
Semi-final match win £585,000 $96,000
Final win $1,200,000 $188,000
Undefeated champion $2,549,000 $486,000

 For more information on the prize money and points, please visit the Nitto ATP Finals website.

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