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Novak Djokovic has the best record versus Top 10 opponents of any of this year's Barclays ATP World Tour Finals qualifiers.

FedEx Performance Zone: Djokovic Best Vs. Top 10

ATPWorldTour.com takes a look at Top 10 records among London contenders, using the FedEx ATP Performance Zone.

To be the best, you have to beat the best. To win the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, that means beating a stream of Top 10 players. Four players in the eight-man field – Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Marin Cilic and Milos Raonic – have six or more Top 10 wins this season.

As a five-time tournament champion, it's no surprise that World No. 2 Djokovic has consistently been the top performer against the Top 10 in the FedEx ATP Win-Loss Index. This year alone he has posted a ruthless 18-3 record (.857), including a 14-match win streak to open the year. The Serbian's career index of .680 is also the best among the elite eight in London.

"I have been managing to win most of the big matches against Top 10 players," Djokovic said during his streak. "I have a certain routine and certain preparation for these big matches that works for me."

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In addition, Djokovic owns the best combined record against the seven other players to qualify for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. He is 14-3 this year, with his lone defeats coming against Andy Murray in the final of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event in Rome, Stan Wawrinka in the US Open title match and Marin Cilic on Friday at the BNP Paribas Masters.

Year-to-Date vs. Top 10

Player

Record
Index
Novak Djokovic
18-3
.857
Andy Murray
11-5
.688
Marin Cilic
6-3
.667
Milos Raonic
6-7
.462
Stan Wawrinka 2-3
.400
Dominic Thiem
4-7
.364
Kei Nishikori
4-10
.286
Gael Monfils
2-5
.286

Coming in second in the year-to-date FedEx ATP Win-Loss Index is new World No. 1 Andy Murray, who is 11-5 (.688). Marin Cilic rounds out the trio entering London with a record above .500 against the Top 10. The Croatian won six of nine such encounters (.667), including a milestone victory over Murray for the Western & Southern Open crown in August.

"You have to keep improving week after week, and obviously to play consistently well at the big tournaments," Cilic, who arrives in London with a 4-4 mark against fellow season finale contenders, said last week. "Staying in the Top 10 is extremely challenging. There are a lot of obviously great players that are not in Top 10, as well."

Debutants Gael Monfils and Dominic Thiem know firsthand what it takes to compile a consistent campaign on the ATP World Tour. The charismatic Frenchman will be looking to notch his 30th career Top 10 win next week in London. While he has only claimed two such victories thus far in 2016, beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters and Milos Raonic at the Rogers Cup, the quality of his performances against the Top 10 has significantly improved.

"Among the Top 10, the players are a lot better, but I never thought I was far from them except Novak," said Monfils in Paris. "Maybe I have a psychological block when I play Novak. Maybe I believe it's so difficult, but we are working on that. And for the other Top 10 players, I didn't feel I was that far from them. I had match points against Milos and I beat him once and I went to four sets against Novak."

Year-to-Date vs. Rest Of London Field

Player

Record
Index
Novak Djokovic
14-3
.823
Andy Murray
10-5
.667
Marin Cilic
4-4
.500
Stan Wawrinka
3-3
.500
Kei Nishikori
5-10
.333
Milos Raonic
4-8
.333
Gael Monfils
2-6
.250
Dominic Thiem
1-4
.200

For Thiem, the Austrian has enjoyed a breakthrough season against the Top 10 of the Emirates ATP Rankings. He entered 2016 with just one victory in his young career and proceeded to amass a 4-7 (.364) mark, earning significant wins over former World No. 1s Rafael Nadal on clay (Buenos Aires) and Roger Federer on grass (Stuttgart).

Rounding out the elite eight are Milos Raonic, who owns the fourth-highest year-to-date FedEx ATP Win-Loss Index among the contenders (.462), followed by Stan Wawrinka (.400).