On the eve of the ATP Finals, Roger Federer still has a chance – a longshot one – of finishing the year No. 1 for a record-equalling sixth time.
For Federer, who trails top man Novak Djokovic by 1,310 ATP Ranking points, to have any hope of finishing the year No. 1, the Swiss must win the ATP Finals (undefeated champion = 1,500 pts, 1-loss = 1,300 pts). Then depending on how Djokovic does, he may also need to pick up additional ranking points at the Davis Cup (max of 225 points).
For 2-time defending Finals champion Djokovic, if he goes undefeated in round robin play (3-0, worth 600 pts) or if he makes the final he’ll clinch No. 1 for a third time in his career.
Max ATP Finals points: 1,500 (200 per RR win, 400 SF win, 500 final win)
Max Davis Cup points: 225 (75 per singles win + 75 team title bonus)
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