The Nitto ATP Finals have arrived. All eight singles players competing in the season finale are champions — they have combined to claim 26 titles between them in 2022.
But only one man will emerge as the ultimate champion from the Pala Alpitour.
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have claimed plenty of hardware in their historic careers. The all-time greats own 182 tour-level crowns between them. Djokovic has been particularly successful at the Nitto ATP Finals, where he can tie Roger Federer’s record of six season finale titles this year.
Nadal, a 17-time qualifier for the year-end championships, will try to earn glory at the tournament for the first time. The Spaniard is as eager as always to give his all on the court.
“When I enter a tennis tournament, I want to win, and I’m going to try my best to achieve that goal,” Nadal told ATP Media on Friday. “Here, I was not able to make it, I was not good enough to make it in the past. So I just accept that, and I’m happy to give myself another chance at the age of 36 — something, for me, that was difficult to imagine years ago.”
Djokovic and Nadal have shown their champion qualities for years. The rest of the field is 26 or younger.