The last competition for tennis greats will be held in November in the English capital
The 49th edition of the ATP World Tour Finals, in London (United Kingdom), will take place between November 11 and 18 of this year; this is the last competition of the year for tennis elite players and it will bring together the eight best tennis players of 2018, after the stops in Asia, one of them, the Shanghai.
Tennis is a very popular sport, since it is spread across all countries and can be played by people of all ages, also has great benefits for physical and mental health, because according to the Colombian newspaper El Tiempo, the sportsman Gustavo Castro said that "it is a sport that gives us resistance because it is long-lasting, but at the same time improves the cardiovascular, that will have benefits mainly for the heart, which is the prevention against diseases such as hypertension, heart attacks, causing blood pressure levels to decrease. "
The Masters Cup is a very important tournament for this sport, as agreed with the Eurosport television sports network, "The Masters register an annual influx of 250,000 fans at the O2 Arena in the British capital, generating a television audience of more than 100 million spectators," according to the ATP.
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The ATP classifications are the method that determines the participation and the classification of the majority of the tournaments. Based on the "Race to London" ranking of the ATP World Tour website, the eight best tennis players to compete in the 2018 Masters Cup are: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Juan Martin del Potro, Roger Federer, Alexander Zverev, Marin Čilić, Kevin Anderson and Dominic Thiem.
The 4 favorites to win the cup, due to its excellent performance and popularity are:
- Rafael Nadal: This famous tennis player was the first to qualify for the 2018 ATP Finals, after defeating Marin Čilić in the quarterfinals of the Toronto Masters 1000; Nadal debuted in this tournament in 2006 and as cited by the sports newspaper ESPN, the tennis player said: "It is my 14th consecutive classification for the Finals. So this is great news for me."
- Novak Djokovic: Achieved his place among the eight best of the year after winning the US Open final, in which he defeated Kei Nishikori in the semifinals.
- Juan Martín del Potro: This will be the fifth time that the tennis player will participate in the London Masters because he managed to qualify after overcoming Karen Khachanov in the round of 16 of the China Open. According to the website of Eurosport Del Potro, he stated that: "It was a very tough and very long season, it still is, and being classified for London makes me happy".
- Roger Federer: This tennis player will be present for the sixteenth time in the tournament of the best tennis players of the year and according to the Spanish newspaper Marca, the Swiss automatically qualified when Djokovic beat Kei Nishikori in the semifinals.
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Translated from "Nadal y Djokovic: los favoritos para la Copa de Maestros de Londres"
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