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Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal both have the best career winning percentages versus Top 10 opponents of 2017 Nitto ATP Finals participants.

FedEx Performance Zone: London Contenders Vs. Top 10

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

In the controlled conditions of The O2 in London, venue of the Nitto ATP Finals, the eight singles qualifiers will pit their A-games against one another for one of the sport’s prestigious prizes. Three of the competitors — Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Alexander Zverev — have recorded five (or more) victories over Top 10 stars in the Emirates ATP Rankings.

Federer, the 2003-04, 2006-07 and 2010-11 Nitto ATP Finals champion, will be looking to add to his ATP World Tour-best seven titles in 2017 at the season finale, which begins on 12 November. The Swiss superstar is 11-1 (.917) against fellow Top 10 players in the Emirates ATP Rankings this year, with his lone loss coming to Zverev in the Coupe Rogers final in Montreal. He is 209-108 (.659) lifetime against elite players, and 52-12 at the season finale since his first qualification in 2002.

Nadal, the 2017 year-end No. 1 in the Emirates ATP Rankings, with six titles to his name in an exceptional season, aims to capture his first Nitto ATP Finals crown with a 12-5 record against Top 10 opponents over the past 11 months. He is 152-81 (.652) against Top 10 stars in his career. The Spanish superstar has finished as runner-up at the season finale in 2010 (l. to Federer) and 2013 (l. to Djokovic).

#NextGenATP German Zverev, making his debut at the season finale, has gone 6-5 versus Top 10 players in 2017 (.545) with five crowns — including two ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles in Rome and Montreal. Dominic Thiem and Grigor Dimitrov (both 3-5, .375), and Marin Cilic and Jack Sock (both 2-4, .333) will also be looking to improve on their records against Top 10 peers under the dome.


Player Career Record Wining Pct. 2017 Record Winning Pct.
Roger Federer (SUI) 209-108 .659 11-1 .917
Rafael Nadal (ESP) 152-81 .652 12-5 .706
Alexander Zverev (GER) 10-14 .417 6-5 .545
Marin Cilic (CRO) 28-67 .295 2-4 .333
Dominic Thiem (AUT) 9-23 .281 3-5 .375
Jack Sock (USA) 7-20 .259 2-4 .333
Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 16-51 .239 3-5 .375
David Goffin (BEL) 8-36 .182 4-4 .500