The 2018 ATP Finals was a success but not a record edition. The year-end tournament was attended by 243,819 spectators, which is 9,823 less than last year when 253,642 people attended the event. This year there were just a few three-sets matches and many straight sets win on the singles side, but the event still had an epic finish with Alexander Zverev defeating Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic back to back to win his biggest career-title so far.
In total, since 2009, when London hosted ATP Finals for the first time,2,561,084 people coming from 150 countries attended the event. This year 4.57 million fans attended the 64 tournaments scheduled on the yearly ATP Calendar, the second highest attendance behind 2017.
The ATP Executive Chairman & President Chris Kermode feels satisfied with the results: “This year’s Nitto ATP Finals will be remembered for the moment that Alexander Zverev truly arrived and delivered on one of the biggest stages in tennis, in the final match of the ATP World Tour season.
At just 21 years of age, he is leading the charge and to follow his career in years to come will be fascinating for tennis fans across the world. Full credit as well to Novak for his incredible comeback this season, which saw him finish as year-end No.
1 in the ATP Rankings forthea fifth time. And, finally, on behalf of the ATP, we would like to thank the fans that came out to support and who continue to play such a big part in making our season-ending event so successful in London.” ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title