Athletes who are making ATP Finals debut in 2023 edition
World No. 2 Carlos Alcaraz will be appearing for the first time.
The grand culmination of the ATP World Tour, the prestigious ATP Finals, draws the spotlight by uniting the top eight players of the year in an exclusive round-robin, semi-final, and final tournament format.
Spanning from November 12-19, the Nitto ATP Finals 2023 will grace the renowned Pala Alpitour in Turin, Italy. Established in 1970, this revered indoor event stands as a pinnacle showcase for the most exceptional talents in men’s tennis.
This year’s ATP Finals bring forth a fresh wave of talent, who will debut in ATP Finals this year:
Carlos Alcaraz is one of the most exciting young talents in tennis, and he will make his debut at the prestigious Nitto ATP Finals in Turin this year. The 20-year-old Spaniard has had a sensational season, winning six titles, including the Wimbledon and two ATP Masters 1000 events.
He also reached the semi-finals of the US Open, where he lost to Daniil Medvedev in four sets. Alcaraz is currently ranked No. 2 in the world, and he is trying to finish the year as the No. 1 player for the second time in a row.
Rune’s journey was quite the whirlwind last season. Starting as an alternate, he made a pivotal trip to Turin after securing his first ATP Masters 1000 title at the Rolex Paris Masters. His subsequent stellar performances, with consecutive quarter-final appearances at both Roland Garros and Wimbledon, put him firmly on track to qualify for his inaugural season finale.
This 20-year-old sensation didn’t stop there – reaching his second Masters 1000 final in Monte-Carlo and then remarkably defending his title in Munich just a week later.
Rohan Bopanna/Matthew Ebden
Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden are set for a remarkable debut as a duo at the Nitto ATP Finals, securing their spot in the season finale with an impressive run to the final of the Rolex Shanghai Masters. While their initial matches this season saw two losses, their turnaround was spectacular, with a final appearance in Rotterdam that set the stage for their consistent success.
Their victories at the ATP Masters 1000 event in Indian Wells and the Doha tournament marked significant milestones in their season. The duo’s journey also included a standout performance reaching the major final at the US Open and another notable presence in the Madrid Masters 1000 final.
For Bopanna, this marks his fourth appearance in the Nitto ATP Finals, a noteworthy achievement, especially considering that each of his qualifications has been alongside different partners. As for Ebden, this will be his inaugural entry into the season finale, adding an extra layer of anticipation to their collaborative journey.
Santiago Gonzalez/Edouard Roger-Vasselin
The Duo is a Mexican-French pair who have been one of the most consistent teams on the ATP Tour this season. They have won four titles, including their first ATP Masters 1000 trophy in Miami, where they defeated the top seeds Mektic and Pavic in the final.
They have also reached the semifinals of Wimbledon and the US Open, showing their versatility on different surfaces.
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Rinky Hijikata/Jason Kubler
The Australian duo have made a remarkable breakthrough this year. They started the season by winning their first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, where they beat the defending champions Ram and Salisbury in a thrilling five-setter.
They have also won two ATP 250 titles in Adelaide and Chengdu and qualified for the Nitto ATP Finals as the only Grand Slam winners in the field.
Maximo Gonzalez/Andres Molteni
Both are Argentine pair who have been on a winning spree this season. They have won five ATP Tour titles, tied for the most of any duo in Turin with Dodig and Krajicek.
They have also reached the final of the ATP Masters 1000 event in Rome, where they lost to Mektic and Pavic in a close match. They have shown their prowess on clay courts, winning four of their five titles on the red dirt.
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