Daniil Medvedev wins ATP Finals
On November 22, 2020, Daniil Medvedev defeated Dominic Thiem to win the ATP tournament. The tournament was held in London.
About ATP Tournament
The ATP tournament is the second highest tier of men’s Tennis Tournament after the Grand Slam. The tournament was first held in 1970.
He is a Russian tennis player at rank number 4 under ATP ranking. He was born in Moscow.
What is the qualification for a player to participate in ATP tournament?
The participation of a player in the ATP tournament is determined by their ranking. The major qualifications are as follows
- Top 7 players of ATP ranking
- Two Grand Slam winners ranked between 8 and 20
- The rest of the players in the ATP ranking till the court of 8 is reached.
How is ATP ranking calculated?
ATP is Association of Tennis Professional. The ATP rankings are determined based on the qualification for entry and rating of the players in singles and double tournaments. The first ranking for the singles tournaments was published in 1973 and for the Doubles tournaments in 1976. The points are awarded based on Prestige of the tournament and stage of the tournament reached. For instance, the point awarded to a Grand Slam winner is the highest.
The ranking of a player is based on the total points he has won in the following tournaments
- The four Grand Slam tournaments namely US Open, Australia Open, Wimbledon and the French Open.
- The ATP tour Masters 1000 tournaments
- The best of six from non-mandatory ATP tour 500, ATP 2000, ATP Challenger, ATP tour 250, futures series and Davis Cup.
If a player has not participated in any of the above tournaments, his rankings moves down. On the other hand, a player who is out of the competition for more than 30 days due to a verified injury will not receive any penalty while calculating ranking.
Between 2000 and 2012 rankings were awarded based on Summer Olympics as well. However, this was changed and from 2016 Olympics was not included.
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