Active ATP Masters 1000 Champions: A look at current Masters 1000 winners

Leye Aduloju in ATP 16 Oct 2019
  • Only 18 active players have won Masters 1000 titles
  • Rafael Nadal, with 35 Masters 1000 titles, has won the prestigious tournaments more than anyone else in the history of the sport
  • Daniil Medvedev is the latest Masters 1000 Series champion, having triumphed in Cincinnati and Shanghai in 2019
Daniil Medvedev won his second Masters 1000 Series title at the 2019 Shanghai Rolex Masters (PA Sports)

Daniil Medvedev won his second Masters 1000 Series title at the 2019 Shanghai Rolex Masters: All active Masters 1000 Series champions and their titles.

Winning an ATP Masters 1000 title is no easy feat, illustrated by the fact that only 18 active players, including the ‘Big Four’, have managed to break through and emerge triumphant.  

Since the ATP Masters Series was rebranded in 2009 as the ATP World Tour Masters 1000, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have been dominant, combining to win 64 out of the 72 tournaments played before the start of the 2017 season.

However, while the Big 2 of Federer, Djokovic and Nadal continue to dominate, that stranglehold has been eased in recent seasons. 2017 saw a shift of power, with Djokovic and Murray absent for large portions of the season through injury, with the likes of Alexander Zverev (twice), Grigor Dimitrov and Jack Sock stepping up and adding their name to Masters 1000 glory. That trend has continued into 2018, with Juan Martin del Potro, John Isner and Karen Khachanov all joining the Masters 1000 winners circle, while Dominic Thiem, Fabio Fognini and Daniil Medvedev have all become first time Masters 1000 titlists in 2019.

Read on below as we list the active ATP Masters 1000 champions, starting with the most recent champion, Daniil Medvedev.

Daniil Medvedev (2)

Daniil Medvedev became the latest Masters 1000 champion with a superb title run at the 2019 Cincinnati Masters, capping a brilliant spell of hard-court tennis with his biggest career title.

Medvedev has reached finals in Washington and Montreal in the preceding weeks, losing to Nick Kyrgios and Rafael Nadal respectively, but it was third time lucky for the Russian, who claimed the Cincinnati title with a 7-6 6-4 victory over David Goffin in the final. A tremendous week had also included earlier victories over fellow top-ten players, Dominic Thiem, Karen Khachanov, and his biggest scalp, Novak Djokovic, against whom he battled back from a set down to record a 3-6 6-3 6-3 victory in the semi-finals.

Cincinnati was the third straight final Medvedev had reached and he went on to make the final of his next three tournaments too: The US Open, where he finished runner-up to Nadal after a five-set thriller in the final; St Petersburg, where he picked up the title; and the Shanghai Rolex Masters, where Medvedev defeated Alexander Zverev in the final to become the second player after the German outside the Big Four to win multiple Masters 1000 Series titles in a single season since David Nalbandian in 2007.

Titles 

2019: Cincinnati, Shanghai


Rafael Nadal (35)



Nadal currently holds the record for most ATP Masters 1000 titles, securing 35 of the prestigious titles over the course of his illustrious career. From picking up his first Masters title in 2005 as a teenager in Monte-Carlo - a tournament he won a record eight consecutive times from 2005 to 2012, and 12 times overall - to winning five straight in 2013 from Rome through to Cincinnati, Nadal has been a dominant force inside the Masters 1000 arena, and he is the only man to have won a Masters title for 10 straight years (2005 – 2014).

Titles

2005: Monte-Carlo, Rome, Canada, Madrid
2006: Monte-Carlo, Rome
2007: Indian Wells, Monte-Carlo, Rome
2008: Monte-Carlo, Hamburg, Canada
2009: Indian Wells, Monte-Carlo, Rome
2010: Monte-Carlo, Rome, Madrid
2011: Monte-Carlo
2012: Monte-Carlo, Rome
2013: Indian Wells, Rome, Madrid, Canada, Cincinnati
2014: Madrid
2015: -
2016: Monte-Carlo
2017: Monte-Carlo, Madrid
2018: Monte-Carlo, Rome, Canada
2019: Rome, Canada


Novak Djokovic (33)



Djokovic’s quest to build up an almost unbeatable lead in terms of Masters 1000 titles won was held back in 2017 due to injury, with the Serbian failing to win a trophy at Masters Series level for the first time since 2010. He also endured a terrible first half in 2018 as he continued to struggled with form and fitness, but he got back into the Masters 1000 mix with a brilliant second half in 2018, winning Cincinnati for the first time, and the Shanghai Masters title to draw closer to Nadal. He has since added the Madrid crown in 2019. 

Djokovic’s first two Masters 1000 titles came in 2007 at Miami and Canada, while he really came into his own from 2011 onwards, winning at least three Masters titles every season until 2017, including an extraordinary six in 2015, along with two more runner-up finishes. He is the only man in history to have won the ‘Sunshine Double’ of Indian Wells and Miami on four occasions.

Titles

2007: Miami, Canada
2008: Indian Wells, Rome
2009: Paris
2010: -
2011: Indian Wells, Miami, Madrid, Rome, Canada
2012: Miami, Canada, Shanghai
2013: Monte-Carlo, Shanghai, Paris
2014: Indian Wells, Miami, Rome, Paris
2015: Indian Wells, Miami, Monte-Carlo, Rome, Shanghai, Paris
2016: Indian Wells, Miami, Madrid, Canada
2017: -
2018: Cincinnati, Shanghai
2019: Madrid


Roger Federer (28)



With 28 titles, Roger Federer is third on the all-time list of Masters 1000 champions, trailing Nadal and Djokovic. The great made up ground during his incredibly resurgent 2017, winning three titles in Indian Wells, Miami and Shanghai, but he did not win any in 2018, and has added just the Miami Open title this year. Federer collected his first Masters title at the German Open in Hamburg in 2002 - which has since been downgraded to an ATP 500 tournament - while his most successful Masters seasons came in 2005 and 2006 when he won four titles in both years.

Titles

2002: Hamburg
2003: -
2004: Indian Wells, Hamburg, Canada
2005: Indian Wells, Miami, Hamburg, Cincinnati
2006: Indian Wells, Miami, Canada, Madrid
2007: Hamburg, Cincinnati
2008: -
2009: Madrid, Cincinnati
2010: Cincinnati
2011: Paris
2012: Indian Wells, Madrid, Cincinnati
2013: -
2014: Cincinnati, Shanghai
2015: Cincinnati
2016: -
2017: Indian Wells, Miami, Shanghai
2018: -
2019: Miami


Andy Murray (14)


Murray has won less than half the Masters 1000 titles of his biggest rivals in Nadal and Djokovic, but the Scot has nevertheless been extremely prolific at this level, winning 14 throughout his career, starting with his first triumph in Cincinnati in 2008, while his most successful season came in 2016 when he won Rome, Shanghai and Paris, the latter two helping him claim the No. 1 ranking for the first time.

Titles

2008: Cincinnati, Shanghai
2009: Miami, Canada
2010: Canada, Shanghai
2011: Cincinnati, Shanghai
2012: -
2013: Miami
2014: -
2015: Madrid, Canada
2016: Rome, Shanghai, Paris
2017: -
2018: -
2019: -


Alexander Zverev (3)


Zverev came out of nowhere to win the same amount of Masters 1000 titles in 2017 as World No. 1 Rafael Nadal, claiming back-to-back titles in Rome and Canada - the youngest player to win two consecutive Masters 1000 titles since an 18-year-old Nadal in 2005 in Monte-Carlo and Rome. Zverev became the youngest Masters champion since Novak Djokovic in 2007 when he defeated the Serbian to win his maiden trophy in Rome, while he took the scalp of another legend to emerge victorious in Montreal, beating Roger Federer in straight sets in the final.

The German added the Madrid Open title to his collection in 2018, beating Dominic Thiem in the final to sign off a dominant week in the Spanish capital.

Titles

2017: Rome, Canada
2018: Madrid


Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (2)


One of just two active men outside the ‘Big Four’ to have won multiple Masters 1000 titles, Tsonga capped a breakout 2008 season - in which he also made the Australian Open final - by winning his home Masters tournament in Paris, but it was triumph at the 2014 Canada Masters in Toronto that will stand the test of time, with the Frenchman beating four top 10 players in a row - including Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Grigor Dimitrov and Roger Federer - to clinch his second Masters crown.

Titles

2008: Paris
2014: Canada


Tomas Berdych (1)



Incredibly, Berdych’s lone Masters title came over a decade ago in 2005 in Paris - the Czech’s first full main season on the ATP World Tour. Many of the world’s best players were absent, with Berdych conquering second seed Guillermo Coria in the second round before going on to beat Juan Carlos Ferrero, Gaston Gaudio, Radek Stepanek and Ivan Ljubicic in a five-set final.

Titles

2005: Paris

Tommy Robredo (1)



The forgotten man when it comes to active Masters champions, former World No. 5 Robredo managed to win the one and only Masters final he’s contested at Hamburg in 2006. Nadal and Federer both withdrew before the tournament due to fatigue, with Robredo taking full advantage to take down David Ferrer, Mario Antic and Radek Stepanek and capture the title.

Titles

2006: Hamburg


Stan Wawrinka (1)



One of the rare players that has won more Grand Slam titles than Masters, Wawrinka surprisingly has just one Masters trophy in his cabinet. Following on from winning his first major at the Australian Open earlier in the season, Wawrinka picked up his one and only Masters title in 2014 at Monte-Carlo, defeating three top 10 players on the bounce, including Milos Raonic, David Ferrer and Roger Federer in the final.

Titles

2014: Monte-Carlo


Marin Cilic (1)



Cilic famously won a Grand Slam before winning a Masters - and he went on to win a Masters before an ATP 500 tournament after securing the 2016 Cincinnati title. Cilic overcame Grigor Dimitrov in a late-night semi-final before returning the next day to beat top seed Andy Murray in straight sets, ending a run of 18 straight Masters events won by the ‘Big Four’.

Titles

2016: Cincinnati


Grigor Dimitrov (1)


For the second straight season the Cincinnati Masters would crown a surprise champion, with Dimitrov following on from Cilic’s footsteps in 2017. It must be said that an extremely depleted field was present in Cincinnati, with Federer, Murray and Djokovic all absent, but Dimitrov was the man who stepped up and seized his chance, defeating Juan Martin del Potro and Nick Kyrgios among others to win his first Masters 1000 title.

Titles

2017: Cincinnati


Jack Sock (1)


Sock's run to maiden Masters 1000 title at the Paris Masters at the end of 2017 has got to go down as one of the most dramatic in recent memory. While many top players are either absent or got one eye on the ATP Finals in London during the Paris Masters, Sock was the man who stepped up and took advantage, somehow recovering from a 5-1 final set deficit in his opening round against Kyle Edmund to ride that momentum all the way to the title, defeating fellow surprise finalist - qualifier Filip Krajinovic - for a memorable title.

Titles

2017: Paris


Juan Martin del Potro (1)


If injury hadn’t ruined his career after winning the 2009 U.S. Open title, surely Juan Martin del Potro would be higher up this list with multiple Masters 1000 trophies, but the Argentine finally managed to claim an elusive piece of Masters silverware at the 2018 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.

In one of the most dramatic finals in recent memory, del Potro became the first player in 2018 to defeat Roger Federer, ending the Swiss legend’s 17-match winning start to the season by saving three match points to claim a 6-4 6-7(8) 7-6(2) victory.

“It's so big,” Del Potro said of winning his first Masters 1000 title. “I cannot believe I won this tournament, beating Roger in a great final and level of tennis. We played great tennis today.

“I'm No. 6 in the world, I think? Which is so good to me. And I'm excited to keep working... I just want to keep winning titles like this if I can.” 

Titles

2018: Indian Wells


John Isner (1)


After going so long with barely any first-time Masters 1000 champions, John Isner made it three in a row (and three non-European winners on the trot) when he suddenly roared to life at the Miami Open, taking out the likes of Hyeon Chung, Marin Cilic, Juan Martin del Potro and Alexander Zverev to capture his first ever Masters 1000 title.

The big-serving American had only won two matches all year before Miami, but Isner was in top form in Florida, becoming the oldest first-time Masters 1000 champion in history.

"To win like that in front of a crowd like that, with that atmosphere, you can't replicate moments like that," said Isner. "It was absolutely amazing.

"This tournament has so much history. All the best players have played here thought the years. For Sascha and I to share the court in the last men's singles match ever here at this tournament is amazing. I never thought I would be in this moment considering how I was playing coming into this event."

Titles

2018: Miami


Karen Khachanov (1)


Russia’s Karen Khachanov produced a magnificent week at the 2018 Paris Masters to claim his maiden Masters 1000 title, beating four top-ten players, including world No. 1, Novak Djokovic in the final to cap an incredible week.

The Russian had fired warning shots with a powerful semi-final run in Toronto a few months earlier-and he went the distance in Paris, taking out John Isner, Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem, along with Djokovic en route the title. Khachanov’s Paris success was the perfect ending to a brilliant season, which also yielded titles in Marseille and Moscow, while he also secured a career-high year-end finish of No. 11 as a result of that Paris Masters triumph. He has since gone on to break into the top-ten.

Titles

2018: Paris


Dominic Thiem (1)


Not many people would have predicted that Dominic Thiem’s maiden Masters 1000 title would come on a hard court, given his previous struggles on the surface, and corresponding brilliance on clay, but it all came together for the Austrian at Indian Wells in 2019, where he fought back from a set down to beat Roger Federer in the final, and claim the biggest title of his career.

Titles

2019: Indian Wells


Fabio Fognini (1)

In one of the most extra-ordinary Masters 1000 triumphs, Fabio Fognini came from absolutely nowhere to claim the Monte Carlo title in 2019, pulling off a stunning win over Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals before polishing off a tremendous week with victory over Dusan Lajovic in the final.

Fognini had made a terrible start to the year, winning just four of his first twelve matches, and arriving Monte Carlo on a five-match losing streak, but in his inimitable mercurial style, the Italian strutted to the Monte Carlo to become the first Italian to win a Masters 1000 singles title and is the oldest Monte Carlo champion in the open era.

"I’m really, really happy. Nothing to say," Fognini said. "I have to keep calm, maybe take a shower, relax, and think about this because it’s something incredible."

"I just feel happy because I won a big tournament that was always my goal in my career," Fognini said. "I think everybody, when you're growing up and you start and you decide to play tennis, you are dreaming to win a big tournament. We are talking about a Masters [1000]." 



Titles

2019: Monte Carlo




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