Who has won the ATP Tour finals the most times?
At the end of each calendar year, the curtain comes down on another action-packed season at the ATP Tour Finals. With every major prize handed out, with four more Grand Slam winners crowned, eight men battle it out for the right to finish on the highest of highs.
Emerge victorious in the last event of the campaign and the winter break will feel a little more festive for those able to place another shiny memento on the mantelpiece. All of the hard work that has gone before will feel worth it if feet can be put up with another title added to the collection.
It will not take long for attention to turn towards the start of another quest for honours, with the latest tennis odds favouring 6/4 shot Novak Djokovic, 11/4 Daniil Medvedev and 7/1 Rafael Nadal to go well at the 2023 Australian Open. When it comes to tennis tips today, the cream will always rise to the top.
There is one more major hurdle to clear before then, though, with many a legacy enhanced at the ATP Tour Finals. Who, though, has collected that particular prize the most throughout the years?
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The legendary Swiss decided to hang up his racket in 2022, with one of the best to ever do it determining that the time had come to call it a day. A standing among the all-time greats is safely secured, with six ATP Tour Finals titles added to 20 Grand Slam crowns. Federer emerged victorious in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2011.
The winner of eight Slams as a player, before going on to help Andy Murray break his duck in that department as a coach, Lendl often saved his best for the big occasion. The enigmatic Czech was a force to be reckoned with throughout the 1980s, winning five Tour Finals titles – including a run of three in a row between 1985 and 1987.
There was a time when Sampras’ achievements at the highest level appeared set to earn him standing at the top of any winners list. The classy American has been nudged down that particular chart, but few can claim to have matched his exploits at the ATP Tour Finals – with five successes enjoyed between 1991 and 1999.
A man that can appear invincible when performing at the peak of his powers, Djokovic will believe that he is not done yet when it comes to the ATP Tour Finals. He opened his account in that department back in 2008 and enjoyed a faultless run of four triumphs between 2012 and 2015. The iconic Serb could easily top this chart by the time he heads into retirement.
Another mercurial talent that actually won more Tour Finals than he did Grand Slam titles. Nastase triumphed at the French and US Opens, but it was at the end of any given season that he really burst into life, claiming the last trophy of the year in 1971, 1972, 1973 and 1975.
It may come as some surprise to find that Rafael Nadal – the most successful player in the history of men’s tennis – has never won the ATP Tour finals. He will be competing in that event for the 17th time in 2022, with the Spanish superstar getting another shot at adding his name to a roll of honour that feels slightly incomplete without him.
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