2018 ATP Finals: Read our low down on the players before the tournament starts

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The ATP World Tour Finals will start this Sunday, running from 11 to 18 November.

It happens annually and signifies the season’s end.

Usually all top 8 players participate, but No.2 seed Rafael Nadal and No.4 seed Juan Martin del Potro pulled out due to injuries.

Here are the profiles of the singles players who will be taking part.

<p>Born 22 May 1987 (age 31) in Belgrade, Serbia<br>188cm (6ft 2in)<br>2018 record: 49-11 (81.7%)<br>Career high: No.1<br>14 Grand Slam singles titles, 72 career titles in total<br>Current highest earner in tennis: $121,015,589 prize money<br>5th year end as No.1<br>The only male player to have won all nine of the Masters 1000 tournaments<br>Twitter followers: 8.5m<br>Instagram: 4.6m<br>Fun fact: briefly appeared in music video Hello by Martin Solveig<br>(Photo source: Reuters) </p>
ATP Finals: Novak Djokovic – No.1 seed

Born 22 May 1987 (age 31) in Belgrade, Serbia
188cm (6ft 2in)
2018 record: 49-11 (81.7%)
Career high: No.1
14 Grand Slam singles titles, 72 career titles in total
Current highest earner in tennis: $121,015,589 prize money
5th year end as No.1
The only male player to have won all nine of the Masters 1000 tournaments
Twitter followers: 8.5m
Instagram: 4.6m
Fun fact: briefly appeared in music video Hello by Martin Solveig
(Photo source: Reuters)

<p>Born 8 August 1981 (age 37) in Basel, Switzerland<br>185cm (6ft 1in)<br>2018 record: 46-8 (85.2%)<br>Career high: No.1<br>20 Grand Slam singles titles, 99 career titles in total<br>Was ranked No. 1 for a record 237 consecutive weeks beginning in February 2004<br>Won the ATPWorldTour.com Fan’s Favourite Award 16 years consecutively<br>Only person to have won the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year award four times<br>Twitter followers: 12.2m<br>Instagram: 5.5m<br>Fun facts: he is a father of double twins<br>After he won his first Wimbledon title he was gifted a cow called Juliette<br>He has never retired from any of his 1,436 matches<br>(Photo source: Reuters) </p>
ATP Finals: Roger Federer – No.3 seed

Born 8 August 1981 (age 37) in Basel, Switzerland
185cm (6ft 1in)
2018 record: 46-8 (85.2%)
Career high: No.1
20 Grand Slam singles titles, 99 career titles in total
Was ranked No. 1 for a record 237 consecutive weeks beginning in February 2004
Won the ATPWorldTour.com Fan’s Favourite Award 16 years consecutively
Only person to have won the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year award four times
Twitter followers: 12.2m
Instagram: 5.5m
Fun facts: he is a father of double twins
After he won his first Wimbledon title he was gifted a cow called Juliette
He has never retired from any of his 1,436 matches
(Photo source: Reuters)

<p>Born 20 April 1997 (age 21) in Hamburg, Germany<br>198cm (6ft 6in)<br>2018 record: 54-18 (75%)<br>Career high: No.3<br>Nine career titles<br>Youngest player in ATP top 10<br>Former Junior No.1<br>Parents were former tennis players. Brother Mischa, 31, is also a tennis player<br>No Twitter<br>Instagram: 602k<br>Fun fact: His dog, Lovik, gets his own tournament pass as a player’s guest<br>(Photo source: Reuters) </p>
ATP Finals: Alexander Zverev – No.5 seed

Born 20 April 1997 (age 21) in Hamburg, Germany
198cm (6ft 6in)
2018 record: 54-18 (75%)
Career high: No.3
Nine career titles
Youngest player in ATP top 10
Former Junior No.1
Parents were former tennis players. Brother Mischa, 31, is also a tennis player
No Twitter
Instagram: 602k
Fun fact: His dog, Lovik, gets his own tournament pass as a player’s guest
(Photo source: Reuters)

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<p>Born 18 May 1986 (age 32) in Johannesburg, South Africa<br>203cm (6ft 8in)<br>2018 record: 45-17 (72.6%)<br>Career high: No.5<br>Five career titles<br>Studied at the University of Illinois, where he met his future wife Kelsey<br>Twitter followers: 99k<br>Instagram: 113k<br>Fun facts: He plays guitar and was helped by Wayne Bryan, the father of the Bryan brothers<br>His favourite film is Lord of the Rings: Return of the King<br>(Photo source: Reuters) </p>
ATP Finals: Kevin Anderson – No.6 seed

Born 18 May 1986 (age 32) in Johannesburg, South Africa
203cm (6ft 8in)
2018 record: 45-17 (72.6%)
Career high: No.5
Five career titles
Studied at the University of Illinois, where he met his future wife Kelsey
Twitter followers: 99k
Instagram: 113k
Fun facts: He plays guitar and was helped by Wayne Bryan, the father of the Bryan brothers
His favourite film is Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
(Photo source: Reuters)

<p>Born 28 September 1988 (age 30) in Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina (plays for Croatia)<br>198cm (6ft 6in)<br>2018 record: 41-18 (69.5%)<br>Career high: No.3<br>One Grand Slam singles title, 18 career titles in total<br>Started playing tennis with his older brother Vinko<br>Twitter followers: 162k<br>Instagram: 159k<br>Fun fact: Can speak English, Croatian, Italian, French, German<br>(Photo source: Reuters) </p>
ATP Finals: Marin Cilic – No.7 seed

Born 28 September 1988 (age 30) in Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina (plays for Croatia)
198cm (6ft 6in)
2018 record: 41-18 (69.5%)
Career high: No.3
One Grand Slam singles title, 18 career titles in total
Started playing tennis with his older brother Vinko
Twitter followers: 162k
Instagram: 159k
Fun fact: Can speak English, Croatian, Italian, French, German
(Photo source: Reuters)

<p>Born 3 September 1993 (age 25) in Wiener Neustadt, Austria<br>185cm (6ft 1in)<br>2018 record: 53-18 (74.6%)<br>Career high: No.4<br>11 career titles<br>Twitter followers: 109k<br>Instagram: 516k<br>Fun fact: Between November 2014 and April 2015, he completed the military service that is compulsory in Austria, didn’t miss any ATP events and won first career title the following month<br>(Photo source: Reuters) </p>
ATP Finals: Dominic Thiem – No.8 seed

Born 3 September 1993 (age 25) in Wiener Neustadt, Austria
185cm (6ft 1in)
2018 record: 53-18 (74.6%)
Career high: No.4
11 career titles
Twitter followers: 109k
Instagram: 516k
Fun fact: Between November 2014 and April 2015, he completed the military service that is compulsory in Austria, didn’t miss any ATP events and won first career title the following month
(Photo source: Reuters)

<p>Born 29 December 1989 (age 28) in Matsue, Japan<br>178cm (5ft 10in)<br>2018 record: 42-19 (68.9%)<br>Career high: No.4<br>11 career titles<br>On reaching the finals of US Open 2014 became the first player from an Asian country to reach the finals of a grand slam<br>Only Japanese male player ever to be ranked inside top 10 in singles<br>Twitter followers: 921k<br>Instagram: 412k<br>Fun fact: Due to his success, tennis has enjoyed an increase in popularity in Japan, with more Uniqlo shirts being sold after his wins (he is sponsored by Uniqlo)<br>(Photo source: Reuters) </p>
ATP Finals: Kei Nishikori – No.9 seed

Born 29 December 1989 (age 28) in Matsue, Japan
178cm (5ft 10in)
2018 record: 42-19 (68.9%)
Career high: No.4
11 career titles
On reaching the finals of US Open 2014 became the first player from an Asian country to reach the finals of a grand slam
Only Japanese male player ever to be ranked inside top 10 in singles
Twitter followers: 921k
Instagram: 412k
Fun fact: Due to his success, tennis has enjoyed an increase in popularity in Japan, with more Uniqlo shirts being sold after his wins (he is sponsored by Uniqlo)
(Photo source: Reuters)

<p>Born 26 April 1985 (age 33) in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA<br>208cm (6ft 10in)<br>2018 record: 34-19 (64.2%)<br>Career high: No.8<br>14 career titles<br>Most famous for playing the longest tennis match in history at 2010 Wimbledon Championships against Nicolas Mahut, beating him after 11 hours and 5 minutes<br>Twitter followers: 283k<br>Instagram: 165k<br>Fun fact: He has the second most aces in the history of the ATP World Tour with 10,897 aces<br>(Photo source: Reuters) </p>
ATP Finals: John Isner – No.10 seed

Born 26 April 1985 (age 33) in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
208cm (6ft 10in)
2018 record: 34-19 (64.2%)
Career high: No.8
14 career titles
Most famous for playing the longest tennis match in history at 2010 Wimbledon Championships against Nicolas Mahut, beating him after 11 hours and 5 minutes
Twitter followers: 283k
Instagram: 165k
Fun fact: He has the second most aces in the history of the ATP World Tour with 10,897 aces
(Photo source: Reuters)

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