ATP Finals player profiles: Novak Djokovic aims for sixth title as Rafael Nadal seeks first

Eight players compete at the season-ending tournament in London

The 2020 ATP Finals get underway in London on Sunday as the top eight male tennis players in the world compete for the prestigious title.

Qualification is based on points accumulated throughout the season. Those who qualify are then split into two groups of four in a round-robin format, meaning each player plays three group-stage matches.

The top two from each group progress to the semi-finals.

Ranking points and prize money is broken down based on wins throughout the tournament. The maximum on offer is 1,500 points and $1.564 million if a player wins the title undefeated.

This will be the last year London will host the ATP Finals having staged the tournament since 2009.

The most notable absentee from this year's edition is Roger Federer, who would have qualified in fifth position but underwent knee surgery. Diego Schwartzman, in ninth place, was therefore promoted to eighth.

The photo gallery above contains profiles on the eight players competing this week. To move on to the next profile, click on the arrows or if using a mobile device, simply swipe.

Group Tokyo 1970

Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev, Diego Schwartzman

Group London 2020

Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Andrey Rublev

First round of fixtures (UAE time)

Sunday, 6pm: Dominic Thiem v Stefanos Tsitsipas

Monday, midnight: Rafael Nadal v Andrey Rublev

Monday, 6pm: Novak Djokovic v Diego Schwartzman

Tuesday, midnight: Daniil Medvedev v Alexander Zverev

Recent champions

2019: Stefanos Tsitsipas

2018: Alexander Zverev

2017: Grigor Dimitrov

2016: Andy Murray

2012-2015: Novak Djokovic

2010-2011: Roger Federer

2009: Nikolay Davydenko