Recapping the 2023 ATP Season

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The 2023 ATP season is in the books. Following another year of memorable tennis action, it’s time to look back on the season and discuss all the key talking points, stats and betting trends. 

It’s safe to say that 2023 was Novak Djokovic’s year. Ageing like a fine wine, the legendary 36-year-old won three of the four Grand Slam titles to further cement his status as one of the sport’s all-time greats. 

Join us as we recap the 2023 ATP season. 

The Story of the 2023 ATP Season 

  • Most Tournament Titles: Novak Djokovic (7) 
  • Most Tournament Finals: Daniil Medvedev (9) 
  • Prize Money Leader: Novak Djokovic ($15,952,044) 
  • Points Leader: Novak Djokovic (11,245) 

Unsurprisingly, Novak Djokovic won more tournaments than anyone else during the 2023 ATP season. The iconic Serb claimed seven titles, including three Grand Slam crowns and two ATP Masters 1000 titles. 

Despite Djokovic’s dominance, Daniil Medvedev reached the most finals in 2023. The 27-year-old Russian featured in no fewer than nine finals, including the US Open final, although he finished the year with five titles. 

As expected, Djokovic finished the 2023 ATP season as both the prize money and points leader. Let’s take a closer look at the ATP Rankings after another epic campaign. 

End-of-Season ATP Rankings 

Thanks largely to his achievements in the Grand Slam tournaments, Djokovic finished a whopping 2,390 points clear of his closest challenger – Carlos Alcaraz – in the final ATP Singles Rankings. Here’s how the top 10 shaped up. 

END-OF-SEASON ATP RANKINGS (SINGLES) 

  1. Novak Djokovic (11,245) 
  2. Carlos Alcaraz (8,855) 
  3. Daniil Medvedev (7,600) 
  4. Jannik Sinner (6,490) 
  5. Andrey Rublev (4,805) 
  6. Stefanos Tsitsipas (4,235) 
  7. Alexander Zverev (3,985) 
  8. Holger Rune (3,660) 
  9. Hubert Hurkacz (3,245) 
  10. Taylor Fritz (3,100) 

It is worth noting that Djokovic is the only player over the age of 27 in the top 10. Remarkably, Alcaraz and Holger Rune are both 20, while Jannik Sinner and Stefanos Tsitsipas are 22 and 25, respectively. 

Let’s check out the ATP Doubles Rankings. 

END-OF-SEASON ATP RANKINGS (DOUBLES) 

  1. Austin Krajicek (7,130) 
  2. Ivan Dodig (6,620) 
  3. Rohan Bopanna (6,390) 
  4. Matthew Ebden (6,390) 
  5. Horacio Zeballos (6,307) 
  6. Rajeev Ram (6,290) 
  7. Joe Salisbury (6,290) 
  8. Wesley Koolhof (6,170) 
  9. Neal Skupski (6,170) 
  10. Marcel Granollers (6,127) 

America’s Austin Krajicek finished the 2023 ATP season as the top-ranked doubles player after winning five tournaments. Only Djokovic and Alcaraz won more titles in 2023, highlighting Krajicek’s achievements. 

Who Won the Grand Slam Titles in 2023? 

Not only did Djokovic win three Grand Slam titles in 2023, but he also reached the final of the Grand Slam he didn’t win. That tells you everything you need to know about the Serb’s domination of the ATP Tour. 

2023 ATP SEASON GRAND SLAM WINNERS 
Tournament Winner Runner-Up 
Australian Open Novak Djokovic Stefanos Tsitsipas 
French Open Novak Djokovic Casper Ruud 
Wimbledon Carlos Alcaraz Novak Djokovic 
US Open Novak Djokovic Daniil Medvedev 

Djokovic kicked off the 2023 ATP season with back-to-back Grand Slam triumphs, beating Tsitsipas in Australia before defeating Casper Ruud in France. After losing the Wimbledon final to Alcaraz, the 36-year-old bounced back to beat Medvedev in the US. 

As a result, Djokovic has now won more Grand Slam titles than any other man, as he surpassed Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in 2023. 

2023 ATP Season – Key Stats and Betting Trends 

The 2023 ATP season recap would not be complete without a dive into the stats and trends behind the results. In this section, we look at who won the most titles, which nations produced the most winners and who served the most aces. 

MOST TITLES WON BY PLAYER 

  • Novak Djokovic (7) 
  • Carlos Alcaraz (6) 
  • Ivan Dodig (5) 
  • Austin Krajicek (5) 
  • Daniil Medvedev (5) 
  • Santiago Gonzalez (5) 
  • Edouard Roger-Vasselin (5) 
  • Maximo Gonzalez (5) 
  • Andres Molteni (5) 

Nine players won five or more titles in 2023. Djokovic, Alcaraz and Medvedev won all their titles in singles tournaments, while the other six players picked up doubles titles. 

MOST TITLES WON BY NATION 

  • United States (20) 
  • France (14) 
  • Great Britain (13) 
  • Argentina (11) 
  • Croatia (10) 
  • Serbia (8) 
  • Spain (8) 
  • Australia (8) 
  • Netherlands (8) 
  • Italy (7) 

The United States produced an impressive 20 title winners in 2023. France, Great Britain, Argentina and Croatia also reached double figures, with Serbia, Spain, Australia, the Netherlands and Italy completing the top 10. 

MOST ATP TOUR MATCHES PLAYED 

  1. Daniil Medvedev (84) 
  2. Andrey Rublev (81) 
  3. Alexander Zverev (78) 
  4. Carlos Alcaraz (77) 
  5. Jannik Sinner (76) 
  6. Taylor Fritz (71) 
  7. Stefanos Tsitsipas (67) 
  8. Holger Rune (65) 
  9. Tommy Paul (65) 
  10. Hubert Hurkacz (64) 

Not only did Medvedev reach the most finals in 2023, but he also played the most matches. To put things into perspective, Djokovic played 60 matches – securing 54 wins (90%) – while Medvedev won 66 of his 84 matches (79%) 

MOST ACES SERVED 

  1. Hubert Hurkacz (1,031) 
  2. Taylor Fritz (692) 
  3. Andrey Rublev (616) 
  4. Alexander Zverev (613) 
  5. Daniil Medvedev (547) 
  6. Stefanos Tsitsipas (547) 
  7. Alexander Bublik (543) 
  8. Ben Shelton (505) 
  9. Christopher Eubanks (498) 
  10. John Isner (480) 

As you can see, Hubert Hurkacz served the most aces by a huge margin, averaging 14.9 aces per match in 2023. Taylor Fritz finished second on the aces leaderboard, but he averaged just 8.9 per match. 

2023 ATP Season Wrap-Up 

The 2033 ATP season will always be remembered for Djokovic’s dominance in the Grand Slam tournaments. Even at the ripe old age of 36, the Serb managed to reach all four major finals, triumphing on three occasions. 

That said, Djokovic’s loss to Alcaraz in the Wimbledon final signaled a potential shift in the world of men’s tennis. At 20, Alcaraz is undoubtedly the future of the sport, and big things are expected of the Spaniard in 2024. 

Thankfully, tennis fans don’t have to wait long for the first Grand Slam of the 2024 ATP season. With the Australian Open set to get underway on January 15, Sports Hub will be back with more tennis