For the history. For the first time since 2004 and the second time after 1990, the top four in the world ranking reached the semi-finals together at the ATP Finals, the year-end Masters. in this case in the latest edition in London.
Novak Djokovic’s triumph over German Alexander Zverev in two sets completed the poker of the current best four in the penultimate round of the select championship that brings together the top eight of the year. In London, the Serbian, No. 1 in the world at the end of the year for the sixth time, achieved the desired goal with a great task.
The first to advance to the semifinals was Austrian Dominic Thiem, No. 3 in the 2020 ranking, then Russian Daniil Medvedev (4th) followed and the third was Rafael Nadal (2nd) from Spain.
Therefore, Djokovic, Nadal, Thiem and Medvedev, in that order in the ATP rankings, got into the semifinals at London’s O2 Arena, on hard surface and indoors.
The previous opportunity with the top quartet of the ranking in semis of the ATP Masters It had been registered in 2004, when the Swiss Roger Federer was No. 1, the American Andy Roddick the 2nd, the Australian Lleyton Hewitt the 3rd and the Russian Marat Safin the 4th.
Before, this situation had just occurred in 1990, with the Swede Stefan Edberg being the world No. 1, followed by the German Boris Becker (2nd), the Czech-American Ivan Lendl (3rd) and the American Andre Agassi (4th). This was reported by the ATP, which is why history was made this Friday in London.