Historically, the groups of the ATP Finals carried names of glories of world tennis. From Bjorn Borg to Andre Agassi and from Guga Kuerten to Lleyton Hewitt The competition areas of the last tournament of the year were titled par excellence.
This time, and as farewell to the city of London (This tournament will take place in the next few years in Turin), the nomenclature changed as a tribute purely and exclusively to the tournament.
When the draw takes place, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, Andrey Rublev and Diego Schwartzman will be placed in the Grupo Tokio 1970 and Grupo Londres 2020, in recognition of the 50-year history of the event.
In the edition played Fifty years ago it was the American Stan Smith who took the title, while this season, Nole will seek to equal Roger Federer’s record of six titles and Rafa win your first title as teacher.
Meanwhile, doubles groups will be called Bob Bryan Group and Mike Bryan Group, in recognition of the career of the former number 1 brothers in the world, who retired during this same season.