First Time Champions in 2018

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Over the weekend, the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas and the British Kyle Edmund won their first ATP World Tour titles in Stockholm and Antwerp, respectively.

These victories offered the fans a glimpse into the future.

Since 2004, when Rafael Nadal “bit” his first trophy, no season has had so many first-time champions. With the triumphs of Tsitsipas and Edmund, the list of players who have lifted a trophy for the first time in 2018 has increased to 13.

Player Age Tournament
1) Daniil Medvedev 21 Sydney
2) Roberto Carballes Baena 24 Quito
3) Mirza Basic 26 Sofia
4) Frances Tiafoe 20 Delray Beach
5) Marco Cecchinato 25 Budapest
6) Taro Daniel 25 Istanbul
7) Marton Fucsovics 26 Geneva
8) Mischa Zverev 30 Eastbourne
9) Matteo Berrettini 22 Gstaad
10) Nikoloz Basilashvili 26 Hamburg
11) Yoshihito Nishioka 23 Shenzhen
12) Stefanos Tsitsipas 20 Stockholm
13) Kyle Edmund 23 Antwerp

This year also marks the first time since 2006 that nine champions are under 25 years old. Frances Tiafoe and Stefanos Tsitsipas, members of #NextGenATP, are the youngest singles champions of this year. Both players have already qualified for the Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan, which will be held from November 6th  to 10th.


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