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Tournaments won in 2020, sorted by birth year of players, big titles in bold:
1986: 4 (Nadal 1 GS, 1 500; Monfils 1 500, 1 250)
1987: 4 (Djokovic 1 GS, 2 Masters, 1 500)
1988: 0
1989: 1 (Millman 1 250)
1990: 0
1991: 0
1992: 0
1993: 2 (Thiem 1 GS; Vesely 1 250)
1994: 0
1995 :2 (Edmund 1 250; Djere 1 250)
1996: 4 (Medvedev ATP Finals, 1 Masters, Garin 1 500, 1 250)
1997: 8 (Rublev 3 500, 2 250; Zverev 2 250; Opelka 1 250)
1998: 4 (Humbert 2 250; Ruud 1 250; Tsitsipas 1 250)
1999: 1 (Kecmanovic 1 250)
2000: 1 (Seyboth Wild 1 250)
2001: 1 (Sinner 1 250)

A few observations:
  • Besides Monfils, who more or less disappeared after winning two titles early this season, Nadal and Djokovic were clearly the oldest players winning titles, and they won 4 out of 7 big titles
  • between 1988 and 1994, Thiem is virtually a lonely fighter (and he too won only one title, although a big one). Millman and Vesely won two of the weakest tournaments of the year (Pune and Nur-Sultan). It definitely can't be maintained anymore that this generation is weak only because the big 3 were so strong. They have nothing to oppose to NextGen either.
  • NextGen (1995-1999) won 19 of 32 titles or 60%. However, only two big ones, and this was only one player (Medvedev). They are coming up strong, and they are many.
  • First two wins for the guys born 2000 or later (but still none for FAA).
  • There are three top10 players without titles (Federer, Schwartzman, and Berrettini)

Discuss.
 

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Thanks for gathering all the info and summarizing everything here.
I'm not sure however that using only title holders is the best way to reflect the season

Today, reaching QF of a Grand Slam for instance is probably a better achievement than winning an ATP250 (at least it gives more ATP points)

And unfortunately, most top players don't care about lower-ranked tournaments any more, so winning them doesn't actually mean much.

Also it was such a short season that some very good players didn't even manage to win a single title: Schwartzman, Raonic, Carreno Busta, Bautista Agut, Goffin, Fognini, Dimitrov, Nishikori, Cilic, Kyrgios.
All these guys win titles almost every year (when not injured) and we have the right to believe they would have won some this year if we had a full season
 

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@nsh Thanks for your comments. Of course I agree that titles are not the full story, but they are one important indicator.
 

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I agree, it was an unusual season (short calendar, some lacking player availability and non-optimal conditions) and therefore hard to consider it as reflective. Still, nice to see the second half of the 90s is now winning the majority of titles.

Introverts probably get more of a kick out of the lacking crowds (and interest) as well.
 
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