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.New Delhi, Delhi, India
(Credit photo : AFP)

  • Rafael Nadal says he's fit and well ahead of Monte Carlo
  • Nadal aims for a 12th Masters title
  • Djokovic has not played since the Australian Open where he was champion for a ninth time

.Miami, FL, USA
The prize money for singles winners came down from $1.35 million in 2019 to $300,000 in 2021. (Photo credit: Instagram/@johnrisner)

  • John Isner had slammed the ATP last month for its decision to cut down prize money for singles winners
  • He had also called the ATP a 'broken system'
  • On Wednesday, the 35-year-old noted that the decision-making process was his prime concern, rather than the cutdown in prize money

Novak Djokovic won the 2021 Australian Open. (Photo credit: AP/PTI)

  • Novak Djokovic is the current world number one, based on ATP rankings
  • The Serbian on Monday said that Federer and Nadal have different styles of play
  • Djokovic on Monday broke Roger Federer's record of staying at the top rank for the most number of weeks consecutively

.Rotterdam, Netherlands
Germany's Alexander Zverev was seeded third in the tournament. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Alexander Zverev was surprised by 43rd-ranked Bublik in just one hour, 19 minutes
  • Alexander Bublik won in straight sets 7-5, 6-3
  • Top seed Daniil Medvedev is in action on Wednesday against Dusan Lajovic

.Melbourne VIC, Australia
Rafael Nadal is aiming for a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam title in Melbourne. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Rafael Nadal was set to play against Australia's top-ranked player Alex De Minaur
  • "Hopefully, I'll be better for Thursday," Nadal said
  • Spanish number two Roberto Bautista Agut will now take on De Minaur

Japan's Naomi Osaka wore different facemasks bearing the names of victims of racial injustice during her victorious US Open campaign. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@naomiosaka)

  • The killing of unarmed George Floyd during his arrest by police  in May proved to be a catalyst for change
  • "Why Doesn't America Love US!!!!!????TOO," Lakers superstar James tweeted regarding the incident
  • San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's 'Take the knee' protest was used in BLM protests

Dominic Thiem recovered from squandering four match points to win against Djokovic. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Dominic Thiem won 7-5, 6-7 (10/12), 7-6 (7/5) against Novak Djokovic
  • Thiem will now play Rafael Nadal or Daniil Medvedev in Sunday's final
  • The world's top four players made it through to the semi-finals 

.London, UK
Rafael Nadal kept alive his hopes of a first ATP Finals title. (Photo credit: AP/PTI)

  • Rafael Nadal beat defending champion Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 in London
  • The Spaniard's haul of 86 singles titles includes just one on indoor hard courts
  • The 34-year-old has qualified for the ATP Finals for a record 16 consecutive years

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Novak Djokovic has already sealed the year-end number one spot . (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Novak Djokovic beat eighth seed Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-2 
  • World number two Rafael Nadal won his first match in Group London 2020 on Sunday
  • The O2 Arena is hosting the ATP Finals for the 12th and final season

.United Kingdom
Austrian Dominic Thiem defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in the opening singles match of the ATP Finals. (Photo credit: Twitter/@atptour)

  • Dominic Thiem was impressive on serve in the first set
  • The Austrian third seed found himself in deep trouble when trailing 4-1 in the tie-break
  • Novak Djokovic received the ATP Tour No. 1 trophy after finishing the year at top of rankings