RAFAEL NADAL, NOVAK DJOKOVIC HEADLINE ATP FINALS
ON TENNIS CHANNEL NOVEMBER 13-20
American Star Taylor Fritz Rides Career Year into First Appearance
at Exclusive Year-Ending Tournament
United States’ Rajeev Ram and Austin Krajicek are on Doubles Teams that Qualify
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10, 2022 –Tennis Channel will have complete coverage of the men’s season-ending Nitto ATP Finals, live from Turin, Italy, November 13-20. The event, the most exclusive on the tour, features the top-eight points earners of the year among singles players and doubles teams, with a week of heavyweight matches between the sport’s brightest stars. In 2022 this includes Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, who are respectively first and second on the men’s all-time major singles titles list, and American Taylor Fritz, who will appear in the event for the first time. The event begins Sunday, Nov. 13, at 5:30 a.m. ET.
U.S. doubles stars Rajeev Ram and Austin Krajicek are on teams that have qualified for the tournament as well.
In all, Tennis Channel will show more than 150 total hours of this year’s competition – 55 live and another 100 hours of same-day encores. Live coverage takes place in two daily sessions most days of the event, beginning at 5:30 a.m. ET and 12:30 p.m. ET November 13-19. The doubles championship will be live at 8:30 a.m. ET on Sunday, Nov. 20. The singles title match will follow at 11 a.m. ET.
Held in Turin’s Pala Alpitour, Italy’s largest indoor arena, the singles and doubles brackets follow the same format. Singles players and doubles teams are divided into two groups of four each, with every player guaranteed three matches during round-robin play for most of the tournament. The top-two singles players and doubles teams in each group advance to the single-elimination semifinals on November 19, with winners meeting in the championship round the next day.
Hall of Famer Jim Courier reached the finals of the year-end championships in 1991 and 1992, and will offer commentary for Tennis Channel during this year’s event. Fellow analyst Paul Annacone (@paul_annacone), competed at the tournament in 1985. They’ll join play-by-play announcer Brett Haber (@BrettHaber) in the booth. Tennis Channel’s worldwide reporters Prakash Amritraj (@PrakashAmritraj) and Dani Klupenger (@daniklup) will host the network’s on-site desk in Turin, and interview players throughout the week. Courier will be part of daily wrap-up show Tennis Channel Live at the ATP Finals, hosted by award-winning sportscaster Steve Weissman (@Steve_Weissman). Hall of Famer Andy Roddick (@andyroddick) will also appear on the program. Roddick reached the ATP Finals semifinals in 2003, 2004 and 2007.
Nadal (ranked No. 2 in singles), Djokovic (No. 8) and Fritz (No. 9) will be joined by the top players in men’s singles this year. This includes Stefanos Tsitsipas (No. 3), Casper Ruud (No. 4), Daniil Medvedev (No. 5), Felix Auger-Aliassime (No. 6) and Andrey Rublev (No. 7). World No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz is unable to compete in the event due to injury.
The doubles field features Wesley Koolhof/Neal Skupski (No. 1), Ram/Joe Salisbury (No. 2), Marcelo Arevalo/Jean-Julien Rojer (No. 3), Nikola Mektic/Mate Pavic (No. 4), Krajicek/Ivan Dodig (No. 5), Lloyd Glasspool/Harri Heliovaara (No. 6), Marcel Granollers/Horacio Zeballos (No. 7) and Thanasi Kokkinakis/Nick Kyrgios (No. 8).