ATP Finals 2023: Dates, UK start time, format and how to follow as Novak Djokovic aims to defend title in final event of tour
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ATP Finals 2023: Dates, UK start time, format and how to follow as Novak Djokovic aims to defend title in final event of tour

Nov 9, 2023

The 54th edition of the ATP Finals will get underway this weekend as the world’s best tennis stars compete for the title. 

The final event of the ATP Tour puts the top eight singles players and doubles teams over the calendar year up against each other. 

Djokovic is out to win his seventh ATP Finals title

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Djokovic is out to win his seventh ATP Finals titleCredit: Getty

Players taking part in Italy have achieved the most points across the campaign, with the world rankings a good indication of qualification. 

Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz therefore lead the line-up for the 2023 finals, with tennis’ two biggest stars set to compete once again. 

Six-time winner Djokovic is the reigning champion and will be out to defend his crown against the toughest opponents in the sport. 

ATP Finals 2023: Date and how to follow 

The 2023 ATP Finals will begin on Sunday, November 12 before coming to an end one week later on Sunday, November 19. 

It will take place on the hard courts at the Pala Apitour in Turin, Italy. 

The schedule and UK start times are yet to be confirmed.

The event will be available to watch live on Amazon Prime Video in the UK. 

Prime members can watch the action for free while new customers can start a 30-day free trial or subscribe for £8.99 per month. 

Fans can also buy a Prime Video only subscription for £5.99 per month. More details can be found here

talkSPORT.com will provide you with all the latest news and reaction. 

To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream. You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

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ATP Finals 2023: Format

The ATP season-ending tournament is played in a group stage and finals format.

The group stage sees the eight players / doubles teams split into two groups of four before each team plays the other three members of their group. 

To decide the groups, the top-seeded player is placed in Group A while the second-seeded player is placed in Group B. 

The rest of the players are placed into a draw which takes place on Thursday, November 9 to find out which group they will join. 

Once the round-robin is completed, the winner of Group A takes on the runner-up of Group B and vice versa. 

The winners of the semi-finals then compete in the final for the title. 

Each singles game is played over three tie-break sets while each doubles game is made up of two sets and a match tie-break. 

Alcaraz is aiming to win his first ATP Finals crown

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Alcaraz is aiming to win his first ATP Finals crownCredit: Getty

ATP Finals 2023: Qualified players 

All qualified players have now been confirmed for the ATP Finals. 

The Paris Masters was the final big event before this tournament and it helped to decide the final three places.

Djokovic lifted the title while Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas joined the line-up after strong performances.

Holger Rune then took the final spot with Hubert Hurkacz and Taylor Fritz just missing out.

Qualified players 

  • Novak Djokovic
  • Carlos Alcaraz 
  • Daniil Medvedev 
  • Jannik Sinner 
  • Andrey Rublev 
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas
  • Alexander Zverev
  • Holger Rune


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