When Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Roger Federer 6-3 6-4 in the semi-final of the ATP Finals and went onto win the title, most of the media world hailed it as a changing of the guard.
We've seen those headlines before in 2017 and 2018 when Dimitrov and Zverev won the ATP Finals respectively but will 2020 finally see the inevitable time when the Big Three relinquish their grip at the head of men's tennis and youth takes over?
It's time to make some predictions 🙂
Predict the Year-End Top Eight for 2020
To make your predictions please fill out the form below by selecting players from the dropdown menu. I've gone as far as 250 in the world which is probably enough 😆
But why not just let me type the names, the drop-down is faffy. I know but the last time I did this and gave simple instructions to write the surname only, the form was filled with answers like “R Federer” “Novak” Rafa” which makes the answers harder to compile so dropdown it has to be. The form is also available directly to fill out if you find it easier than the embed above: Prediction Form.
I will keep the form open for a week or so and then publish the results to see which players were selected most frequently, how many of the Big Three you think will be in the top eight along with any other interesting picks I can see in the data.
There are no prizes so it's just for personal pride however I have made a note in my calendar to check the picks when the ATP Finals is complete so I can see if anyone got the exact eight in order, or had the correct eight players.
Feel free to post your picks in the comments below as well and give any other thoughts you think on next season which is just 35 days away at the time of writing as the ATP Cup starts on January 3rd 2020.