The Italian will play for the first time the title of end of year champion in singles. The Serb will look for his sixth title after winning the first title in Shanghai in 2008 and four consecutive titles from 2012 to 2015.
At 20 hours, Roger Federer will play against Dominic Thiem. The Austrian leads their face-off at 4-2, and he has won the two most recent games in Madrid on clay and Indian Wells in hard.
By 2018, Federer had easily defeated Thiem at the O2 Arena in the group stages, by 6-2, 6-3. Monday at 14:00, Stefanos Tsitsipas will try to beat Daniil Medvedev for the first time. The Russian has won every five games he has played against his future opponent.
"Facing Daniil is boring", said the Greek after the semifinal loss at the Shanghai Masters. Monday at 8 pm, if he is healthy enough, Rafael Nadal will play against Alexander Zverev.
The German has never beaten the Spaniard in five games. Greg Rusedski, former world number 4, believes that Nadal does not have many opportunities to finish the year as the world number 1.
"I would say that with Djokovic's record in the ATP finals, he is in pole position to reach his goal – Nadal usually never passes his undefeated group, to reach the final." Djokovic should be absolutely delighted with his position now.
If it was 1040 points, then you could have said that Nadal should be the favorite. If you look at the way the end-of-season championship is going to go, for every win, you get 200 points, if you stay unbeaten and if you make the final, you'll get 1,000 points. And if you win, it will be 1,500 points ".