ATP Tennis Finals 2020 London

Remarkable statistic emerges as ATP and WTA Finals fields are finalised

After the ATP and WTA Finals fields were confirmed, a remarkable statistic emerged which demonstrates the dominance of the European field.

Polish star Hubert Hurkacz was the last player to earn his spot in the ATP Finals after his quarter-final victory over James Duckworth in Paris ensured he couldn’t be caught by the chasing pack.

After the fields were finalised on Friday, it became clear that only European players will feature at either event for the first time in the history of the sport.

The dominance of the European game was highlighted during the Laver Cup earlier this year, as Team Europe stormed to a 14-1 victory over Team World to win their fourth consecutive Laver Cup since it’s inauguration in 2017.

In the men’s field, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Diego Schwartzman were the closest out of the ‘Rest of the World’ players to qualify for the prestigious event.

On the other hand, world number one Ash Barty would have qualified for Guadalajara before her decision to end her 2021 campaign, whilst talented Tunisian Ons Jabeur missed out by the narrowest of margins to Anett Kontaveit.

In another impressive statistic, Poland and Greece are the only two nations to have representatives in both the men’s and the women’s game at the end-of-year finals.

Poland will be represented by Hubert Hurkacz and 2020 Roland Garros champion Iga Swiatek, whilst Greece will be supporting world number three Stefanos Tsitsipas and the in-form Maria Sakkari.

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