The ATP World Tour Finals, staged this year for the nineth time in a row at the O2 Arena in London, is the last and most imporant tournament of tennis season, only behind the the four seasonal Slams. In the history of the Master, there have been exciting matches, during which the stars of men's tennis like Roger Federer, Pete Sampras, Boris Becker, Ivan Lendl and Andy Murray battled in some legendary matches.
Tennis World would like to recall the history of ATP Finals with the five best matches ever.
5) Andy Murray vs. Milos Raonic - London 2016. Last season Murray reached the semifinals in London, where he beat the Canadian Milos Raonic after a 3-hour and 38-minute marathon (the longest match ever of the Finals) for 5-7, 7- 6, 7-6. Finally he triumphed in the final against Djokovic for 6-3, 6-4 winning this tournament for the first time in career!
4) Roger Federer d. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga - London 2011. One of the best matches in the recent history of the Finals. Roger Federer defeated Frenchman Tsonga in straight sets, after very funny final!
3) Boris Becker d. Ivan Lendl - New York 1988. Two of the most popular tennis players to have ever faced each other gave birth to one of the best matches ever, in the history of the Finals. This time it was Boris Becker who prevailed against Ivan Lendl!
2) David Nalbandian d. Roger Federer - Shanghai 2005. The Argentine tennis player Nalbandian surprised Federer, and beat him in five sets (in 2005 the ATP Finals was still played as three sets on five), at the end of a very exciting match!
1) Pete Sampras d. Boris Becker - Hannover 1996. No doubt it was the best match ever in the history of the ATP Finals. Great net game, drop-shots and spectacular winners were some of the highlights of this spectacular match between Pete Sampras and Boris Becker, won by the American tennis player in five sets, at the end of an uncertain and funny final!