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ATP World Tour Finals

ATP World Tour Finals
Tournament information
Founded 1970
Location London
United Kingdom (2009–2018)
Venue The O2 Arena
Category World Tour Finals
Surface Hard / indoors
Draw 8S / 8D
Prize money US$6,000,000
Website barclaysatpworldtourfinals.com
Current champions
Men's singles Novak Djokovic
Men's doubles Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan

The ATP World Tour Finals (also known as the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals for sponsorship reasons) is a professional men's tennis tournament played on indoor hard courts and is held annually in November at the O2 Arena in London, United Kingdom. The ATP World Tour Finals are the season-ending championships of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour, featuring the top eight singles players and doubles teams of the ATP Rankings. The tournament was first held in 1970. The current champions (2014) are Novak Djokovic in singles and Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan in doubles.[1]

Unlike all other singles events on the men's tour, the ATP World Tour Finals is not a straightforward knock-out tournament. Eight players are divided into two groups of four and play three round-robin matches each against the other players in their group. The two players with the best records in each group progress to the semifinals, with the winners meeting in the final to determine the champion. Though it is theoretically possible to advance to the semi-finals of the tournament with two round-robin losses, no player in the history of the singles tournament has won the title after losing more than one round-robin match.

The current round robin format of two groups of four players progressing to a semifinal and final, has been in place for all editions of the tournament except the following years:

1970, 1971 - Round robin with no semifinals or finals, winner decided on best performed player

1982, 1983, 1984 - 12 player knock-out tournament with no round robin. The top four seeds in the event received a bye in the first round.

1985 - 16 player knock-out tournament with no round robin

In the current tournament, winners are awarded up to 1500 rankings points; with each round-robin loss, 200 points are deducted from that amount.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Points and prize money 2
  • Sponsors 3
  • Venues 4
  • Past finals 5
    • Singles 5.1
    • Doubles 5.2
  • Singles finals matrix 6
  • Doubles finals matrix 7
  • Records 8
  • See also 9
  • References 10
  • External links 11

History

The event is the fourth evolution of a championship which began in 1970. It was originally known as the Masters Grand Prix and was part of the ITF. It ran alongside the competing WCT Finals the other season ending championships for the rival World Championship Tennis Tour. The Masters was a year-end showpiece event between the best players on the men's tour, but did not count for any world ranking points.

In 1990, the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) took over the running of the men's tour and replaced the Masters with the ATP Tour World Championship. World ranking points were now at stake, with an undefeated champion earning the same number of points they would for winning one of the four Grand Slam events. The ITF, who continued to run the Grand Slam tournaments, created a rival year-end event known as the Grand Slam Cup, which was contested by the 16 players with the best records in Grand Slam competitions that year.

In December 1999, the ATP and ITF agreed to discontinue the two separate events and create a new jointly-owned event called the Tennis Masters Cup. As with the Masters Grand Prix and the ATP Tour World Championships, the Tennis Masters Cup was contested by eight players. However, player who is ranked number eight in the ATP Champion's Race world rankings does not have a guaranteed spot. If a player who wins one of the year's Grand Slam events finishes the year ranked outside the top eight but still within the top 20, he is included in the Tennis Masters Cup instead of the eighth-ranked player. If two players outside the top eight win Grand Slam events, the higher placed player in the world rankings takes the final spot in the Tennis Masters Cup.

In

  • Official website
  • TennisTV: Official live streaming website

External links

  1. ^ "atpworldtour.com ATP World Tour Finals tournament profile". atpworldtour.com. ATP Tour, Inc. Retrieved 2014-11-16. 
  2. ^ London Awarded 2009 ATP World Tour Finals
  3. ^ "ATP finals to stay in London through 2015". The Times Of India. Retrieved 2012-07-11. 
  4. ^ "ATP World Tour Finals to be showcased in London till 2015". Retrieved 2012-09-11. 
  5. ^ http://www.barclaysatpworldtourfinals.com/en/event/points-and-prize-money
  6. ^ "ATP agree $35 million deal for showpiece tournament". Reuters. 2008-06-18. 
  7. ^ Newbery, Piers (2007-07-03). "London to host World Tour Final". BBC News. 
  8. ^ "ATP sets Double Challenge Cup for Jan. 29-Feb. 2 in Bangalore".  
  9. ^ "Barcays ATP World Tour Finals – Historical Stats". ATP Tour. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 

References

See also

1. Andre Agassi, 13 (1988–1991, 1994, 1996, 1998–2003, 2005)
1. Roger Federer, 13 (2002–2014)
3. Ivan Lendl, 12 (1980–1991)
4. Boris Becker, 11 (1985–1992, 1994–1996)
4. Jimmy Connors, 11 (1972–1973, 1977–1984, 1987)
4. Pete Sampras, 11 (1990–2000)
  • Most Appearances:
1. Roger Federer, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2011
1. Ivan Lendl, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1987 (note: in 1982 & 1985 there was no round robin, just sudden death)
3. Novak Djokovic, 2012, 2013, 2014
3. John McEnroe, 1978, 1983, 1984 (note: in 1983, 1984 there was no round robin, just sudden death)
5. Ilie Năstase, 1971, 1972
6. Guillermo Vilas, 1974
6. Bjorn Borg, 1979
6. Michael Stich, 1993
6. Lleyton Hewitt, 2001
  • Players who won the tournament undefeated:
1. Ivan Lendl, 9 (1980–1988)
2. Roger Federer, 5 (2003–2007)
2. Ilie Năstase, 5 (1971–1975)
4. Boris Becker, 3 (1994–1996)
4. Novak Djokovic, 3 (2012–2014)
4. Roger Federer, 3 (2010–2012)
4. Stan Smith, 3 (1970–1972)
  • Most consecutive finals:
1. Roger Federer, 9 (2003–2007, 2010–2012, 2014)
1. Ivan Lendl, 9 (1980–1988)
3. Boris Becker, 8 (1985–1986, 1988–1989, 1992, 1994–1996)
4. Pete Sampras, 6 (1991, 1993–1994, 1996–1997, 1999)
  • Most finals:
1. Novak Djokovic, 3 (2012–2014)
1. Ivan Lendl, 3 (1985–1987)
1. Ilie Năstase, 3 (1971–1973)
  • Most consecutive titles: (tied)
1. Roger Federer, 6 (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011)
2. Ivan Lendl, 5 (1981, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1987)
2. Pete Sampras, 5 (1991, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999)
4. Novak Djokovic, 4 (2008, 2012, 2013, 2014)
4. Ilie Năstase, 4 (1971, 1972, 1973, 1975)
  • Most titles:[9]

Records

Titles Player Years Won Years Runners-up
7 Peter Fleming 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984
John McEnroe 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984
4 Bob Bryan 2003, 2004, 2009, 2014 2008, 2013
Mike Bryan 2003, 2004, 2009, 2014 2008, 2013
Daniel Nestor 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 1998, 2006
3 Anders Järryd 1985, 1986, 1991 1989, 1992
Rick Leach 1988, 1997, 2001
2 Todd Woodbridge 1992, 1996 1993, 1994
Mark Woodforde 1992, 1996 1993, 1994
Max Mirnyi 2006, 2011 2009, 2010
Jacco Eltingh 1993, 1998 1995
Paul Haarhuis 1993, 1998 1995
Nenad Zimonjić 2008, 2010 2005
Stefan Edberg 1985, 1986
Jonas Björkman 1994, 2006
1 Sherwood Stewart 1976 1982, 1984
John Fitzgerald 1991 1989, 1992
Mark Knowles 2007 1998, 2006
Stan Smith 1970 1977
Tomáš Šmíd 1987 1983
Guy Forget 1990 1986
Sébastien Lareau 1999 1996
Alex O'Brien 1999 1996
Michaël Llodra 2005 2003
Fabrice Santoro 2005 2003
Arthur Ashe 1970
Juan Gisbert 1975
Manuel Orantes 1975
Fred McNair 1976
Bob Hewitt 1977
Frew McMillan 1977
Miloslav Mečíř 1987
Jim Pugh 1988
Jim Grabb 1989
Patrick McEnroe 1989
Jakob Hlasek 1990
Jan Apell 1994
Grant Connell 1995
Patrick Galbraith 1995
Jonathan Stark 1997
Donald Johnson 2000
Piet Norval 2000
Ellis Ferreira 2001
Marcel Granollers 2012
Marc López 2012
David Marrero 2013
Fernando Verdasco 2013

Doubles finals matrix

Titles Player Years Won Years Runner-up
6 Roger Federer 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011 2005, 2012, 2014 (walkover)
5 Ivan Lendl 1981, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1987 1980, 1983, 1984, 1988
Pete Sampras 1991, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999 1993
4 Ilie Năstase 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975 1974
Novak Djokovic 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014
3 Boris Becker 1988, 1992, 1995 1985, 1986, 1989, 1994, 1996
John McEnroe 1978, 1983, 1984 1982
2 Björn Borg 1979, 1980 1975, 1977
Lleyton Hewitt 2001, 2002 2004
1 Andre Agassi 1990 1999, 2000, 2003
Stan Smith 1970 1971, 1972
Nikolay Davydenko 2009 2008
Stefan Edberg 1989 1990
Jimmy Connors 1977
Àlex Corretja 1998
Gustavo Kuerten 2000
David Nalbandian 2005
Manuel Orantes 1976
Michael Stich 1993
Guillermo Vilas 1974
0 Jim Courier 1991, 1992
Vitas Gerulaitis 1979, 1981
Rafael Nadal 2010, 2013
Arthur Ashe 1978
James Blake 2006
Michael Chang 1995
Juan Martín del Potro 2009
David Ferrer 2007
Juan Carlos Ferrero 2002
Wojciech Fibak 1976
Sébastien Grosjean 2001
Yevgeny Kafelnikov 1997
Rod Laver 1970
Carlos Moyá 1998
Tom Okker 1973
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 2011
Mats Wilander 1987

Singles finals matrix

Location Year Champion Runner-up Score
↓ Masters Grand Prix ↓
Tokyo 1970 Stan Smith
Arthur Ashe
Round Robin
1971

1974
Not Held
Stockholm 1975 Juan Gisbert
Manuel Orantes
Round Robin
Houston 1976 Fred McNair
Sherwood Stewart
Brian Gottfried
Raúl Ramírez
6–4, 5–7, 5–7, 6–4, 6–4
New York City 1977 Bob Hewitt
Frew McMillan
Robert Lutz
Stan Smith
7–5, 7–6, 6–3
1978 Peter Fleming
John McEnroe
Wojtek Fibak
Tom Okker
6–4, 6–2, 6–4
1979 Peter Fleming
John McEnroe
Wojtek Fibak
Tom Okker
6–3, 7–6, 6–1
1980 Peter Fleming
John McEnroe
Peter McNamara
Paul McNamee
6–4, 6–3
1981 Peter Fleming
John McEnroe
Kevin Curren
Steve Denton
6–3, 6–3
1982 Peter Fleming
John McEnroe
Sherwood Stewart
Ferdi Taygan
7–5, 6–3
1983 Peter Fleming
John McEnroe
Pavel Složil
Tomáš Šmíd
6–2, 6–2
1984 Peter Fleming
John McEnroe
Mark Edmondson
Sherwood Stewart
6–3, 6–1
1985 Stefan Edberg
Anders Järryd
Joakim Nyström
Mats Wilander
6–1, 7–6(7–5)
London 1986 Stefan Edberg
Anders Järryd
Guy Forget
Yannick Noah
6–3, 7–6(7–2), 6–3
1987 Miloslav Mečíř
Tomáš Šmíd
Ken Flach
Robert Seguso
6–4, 7–5, 6–7(5–7), 6–3
1988 Rick Leach
Jim Pugh
Sergio Casal
Emilio Sánchez
6–4, 6–3, 2–6, 6–0
1989 Jim Grabb
Patrick McEnroe
John Fitzgerald
Anders Järryd
7–5, 7–6(7–4), 5–7, 6–3
↓ ATP Tour World Championships ↓
Gold Coast 1990 Guy Forget
Jakob Hlasek
Sergio Casal
Emilio Sánchez
6–4, 7–6(7–5), 5–7, 6–4
Johannesburg 1991 John Fitzgerald
Anders Järryd
Ken Flach
Robert Seguso
6–4, 6–4, 2–6, 6–4
1992 Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde
John Fitzgerald
Anders Järryd
6–2, 7–6(7–4), 5–7, 3–6, 6–3
1993 Jacco Eltingh
Paul Haarhuis
Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde
7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–5), 6–4
Jakarta 1994 Jan Apell
Jonas Björkman
Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde
6–4, 4–6, 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–6(8–6)
Eindhoven 1995 Grant Connell
Patrick Galbraith
Jacco Eltingh
Paul Haarhuis
7–6(8–6), 7–6(8–6), 3–6, 7–6(7–2)
Hartford 1996 Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde
Sébastien Lareau
Alex O'Brien
6–4, 5–7, 6–2, 7–6(7–3)
1997 Rick Leach
Jonathan Stark
Mahesh Bhupathi
Leander Paes
6–3, 6–4, 7–6(7–3)
1998 Jacco Eltingh
Paul Haarhuis
Mark Knowles
Daniel Nestor
6–4, 6–2, 7–5
1999 Sébastien Lareau
Alex O'Brien
Mahesh Bhupathi
Leander Paes
6–3, 6–2, 6–2
Bangalore 2000 Donald Johnson
Piet Norval
Mahesh Bhupathi
Leander Paes
7–6(10–8), 6–3, 6–4
ATP World Doubles Challenge Cup[8]
Bangalore 2001
(held
in
2002)
Ellis Ferreira
Rick Leach
Petr Pála
Pavel Vízner
6–7(6–8), 7–6(7–2), 6–4, 6–4
↓ Tennis Masters Cup ↓
2002 Not Held
Houston 2003 Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
Michaël Llodra
Fabrice Santoro
6–7(6–8), 6–3, 3–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–4
2004 Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
Wayne Black
Kevin Ullyett
4–6, 7–5, 6–4, 6–2
Shanghai 2005 Michaël Llodra
Fabrice Santoro
Leander Paes
Nenad Zimonjić
6–7(6–8), 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
2006 Jonas Björkman
Max Mirnyi
Mark Knowles
Daniel Nestor
6–2, 6–4
2007 Mark Knowles
Daniel Nestor
Simon Aspelin
Julian Knowle
6–2, 6–3
2008 Daniel Nestor
Nenad Zimonjić
Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
7–6(7–3), 6–2
↓ ATP World Tour Finals ↓
London 2009 Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
Max Mirnyi
Andy Ram
7–6(7–5), 6–3
2010 Daniel Nestor
Nenad Zimonjić
Mahesh Bhupathi
Max Mirnyi
7–6(8–6), 6–4
2011 Max Mirnyi
Daniel Nestor
Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Marcin Matkowski
7–5, 6–3
2012 Marcel Granollers
Marc López
Mahesh Bhupathi
Rohan Bopanna
7–5, 3–6, [10–3]
2013 David Marrero
Fernando Verdasco
Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
7–5, 6–7(3–7), [10–7]
2014 Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
Ivan Dodig
Marcelo Melo
6–7(5–7), 6–2, [10–7]

Doubles

Location Year Champion Runner-up Score
↓ Masters Grand Prix ↓
Tokyo 1970 Stan Smith Rod Laver Round Robin
Paris 1971 Ilie Năstase (1/4) Stan Smith Round Robin
Barcelona 1972 Ilie Năstase (2/4) Stan Smith 6–3, 6–2, 3–6, 2–6, 6–3
Boston 1973 Ilie Năstase (3/4) Tom Okker 6–3, 7–5, 4–6, 6–3
Melbourne 1974 Guillermo Vilas Ilie Năstase 7–6(8–6), 6–2, 3–6, 3–6, 6–4
Stockholm 1975 Ilie Năstase (4/4) Björn Borg 6–2, 6–2, 6–1
Houston 1976 Manuel Orantes Wojtek Fibak 5–7, 6–2, 0–6, 7–6(7–1), 6–1
New York City 1977 Jimmy Connors Björn Borg 6–4, 1–6, 6–4
1978 John McEnroe (1/3) Arthur Ashe 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 7–5
1979 Björn Borg (1/2) Vitas Gerulaitis 6–2, 6–2
1980 Björn Borg (2/2) Ivan Lendl 6–4, 6–2, 6–2
1981 Ivan Lendl (1/5) Vitas Gerulaitis 6–7(5–7), 2–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–2, 6–4
1982 Ivan Lendl (2/5) John McEnroe 6–4, 6–4, 6–2
1983 John McEnroe (2/3) Ivan Lendl 6–3, 6–4, 6–4
1984 John McEnroe (3/3) Ivan Lendl 7–5, 6–0, 6–4
1985 Ivan Lendl (3/5) Boris Becker 6–2, 7–6(7–4), 6–3
1986 Ivan Lendl (4/5) Boris Becker 6–4, 6–4, 6–4
1987 Ivan Lendl (5/5) Mats Wilander 6–2, 6–2, 6–3
1988 Boris Becker (1/3) Ivan Lendl 5–7, 7–6(7–5), 3–6, 6–2, 7–6(7–5)
1989 Stefan Edberg Boris Becker 4–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–3, 6–1
↓ ATP Tour World Championships ↓
Frankfurt 1990 Andre Agassi Stefan Edberg 5–7, 7–6(7–5), 7–5, 6–2
1991 Pete Sampras (1/5) Jim Courier 3–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–3, 6–4
1992 Boris Becker (2/3) Jim Courier 6–4, 6–3, 7–5
1993 Michael Stich Pete Sampras 7–6(7–3), 2–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–2
1994 Pete Sampras (2/5) Boris Becker 4–6, 6–3, 7–5, 6–4
1995 Boris Becker (3/3) Michael Chang 7–6(7–3), 6–0, 7–6(7–5)
Hanover 1996 Pete Sampras (3/5) Boris Becker 3–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–4), 6–7(11–13), 6–4
1997 Pete Sampras (4/5) Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6–3, 6–2, 6–2
1998 Àlex Corretja Carlos Moyá 3–6, 3–6, 7–5, 6–3, 7–5
1999 Pete Sampras (5/5) Andre Agassi 6–1, 7–5, 6–4
↓ Tennis Masters Cup ↓
Lisbon 2000 Gustavo Kuerten Andre Agassi 6–4, 6–4, 6–4
Sydney 2001 Lleyton Hewitt (1/2) Sébastien Grosjean 6–3, 6–3, 6–4
Shanghai 2002 Lleyton Hewitt (2/2) Juan Carlos Ferrero 7–5, 7–5, 2–6, 2–6, 6–4
Houston 2003 Roger Federer (1/6) Andre Agassi 6–3, 6–0, 6–4
2004 Roger Federer (2/6) Lleyton Hewitt 6–3, 6–2
Shanghai 2005 David Nalbandian Roger Federer 6–7(4–7), 6–7(11–13), 6–2, 6–1, 7–6(7–3)
2006 Roger Federer (3/6) James Blake 6–0, 6–3, 6–4
2007 Roger Federer (4/6) David Ferrer 6–2, 6–3, 6–2
2008 Novak Djokovic (1/4) Nikolay Davydenko 6–1, 7–5
↓ ATP World Tour Finals ↓
London 2009 Nikolay Davydenko Juan Martín del Potro 6–3, 6–4
2010 Roger Federer (5/6) Rafael Nadal 6–3, 3–6, 6–1
2011 Roger Federer (6/6) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6–3, 6–7(6–8), 6–3
2012 Novak Djokovic (2/4) Roger Federer 7–6(8–6), 7–5
2013 Novak Djokovic (3/4) Rafael Nadal 6–3, 6–4
2014 Novak Djokovic (4/4) Roger Federer walkover

Singles

Past finals

Location Years Surface Stadium Capacity
Tokyo 1970 Carpet Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium 6,500
Paris 1971 Stade Pierre de Coubertin 5,000
Barcelona 1972 Palau Blaugrana 5,700
Boston 1973 Boston Garden 14,900
Melbourne 1974 Grass Kooyong Stadium 8,500
Stockholm 1975 Carpet Kungliga tennishallen 6,000
Houston 1976 The Summit 16,300
New York City 1977–1989 Madison Square Garden 18,000
Frankfurt 1990–1995 Festhalle Frankfurt 12,000
Hanover 1996–1999 Carpet (1996)
Indoor Hard (1997–99)
Hanover fairground 15,000
Lisbon 2000 Indoor Hard Pavilhão Atlântico 12,000
Sydney 2001 Acer Arena 17,500
Shanghai 2002 SNIEC  
Houston 2003–2004 Outdoor Hard Westside Tennis Club 5,240
Shanghai 2005–2008 Carpet (2005)
Indoor Hard (2006–08)
Qizhong City Arena 15,000
London 2009–2018 Indoor Hard O2 Arena[7] 17,500

Venues

The tournament has traditionally been sponsored by the title sponsor of the tour; however, from 1990–2008 the competition was non-sponsored, even though the singles portion of the event as part of the ATP tour was sponsored by IBM. In 2009, the tournament gained Barclays PLC as title sponsor.[6]

Sponsors

  • 1 Prize money for doubles is per team.
  • 2 Pro-rated on a per-match basis: $70,000 = 1 match, $95,000 = 2 matches, $120,000 = 3 matches
  • 3 Pro-rated on a per-match basis: $30,000 = 1 match, $50,000 = 2 matches, $65,000 = 3 matches
Stage Singles Doubles1 Points
Undefeated Champion $1,923,000 $362,500 1,500
Final win $910,000 $140,000 500
Semifinal win $445,000 $70,500 400
Round Robin win per match $142,000 $27,000 200
Participation fee $142,0002 $71,0003
Alternates $80,000 $27,000

The ATP World Tour Finals currently rewards the following points and prize money:[5]

Points and prize money

Roger Federer holds the record for the most singles titles, with six.

For most of its history, the event has been considered as the most important indoor tennis tournament on the world tour (there were a few exceptions, when the event was organized outdoors: 1974 Melbourne & 2003-2004 Houston), allowing for controlled conditions of play, regarding both surface type and illumination system.

For many years, the doubles event was held as a separate tournament the week after the singles competition, but more recently they have been held together in the same week and venue. Like the singles competition, the doubles involves the eight most successful teams on the tour each year, and starts with a group phase with each team playing three round-robin matches. [4][3]

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