ATP World Tour Finals
The ATP World Tour Finals are the season-ending championships on the ATP Tour, featuring the seasons 8 top ranked singles players and doubles pairings on the Men’s tour. Traditionally held in November, the Finals are considered one of the highlights of the tennis calendar and with the 5th highest number of rankings points available have a significant impact on the year ending world number 1.
The ATP World Tour Finals are unique in that unlike other tennis events the tournament is initially a league format with the 8 players (or teams in the doubles) split into 2 groups of 4. Each player or team then plays 3 matches against the corresponding opponents in their group, with the top 2 places from each group progressing to the knockout Semi Final stage. The matches are all best of 3 sets. The ATP World Tour Finals are also unique as the tournament allows substitute players for injured players during the group phase.
History of the ATP World Tour Finals
This prestigious finale has travelled all over the world before moving to the O2 Arena in 2009 as the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. Previously called the Masters Grand Prix, the ATP Finals started back in 1970, in Tokyo, with Stan Smith winning the competition for the first and only time. The Masters then moved around the world until settling in New York City in 1977, where Ivan Lendl dominated the competition, reaching nine consecutive finals between 1980 - 1988.
After becoming the ATP World Tour Championships, the tournament was held in Germany, in the cities of Frankfurt and Hannover, before travelling around the world and ending up in London, to become the Barclay ATP World Tour Finals.
Currently Roger Federer holds the most wins at the ATP World Tour Finals with 6 tournament wins and also holds the record with 12 years of consecutive qualifying.
ATP World Tour Finals Tickets and Hospitality Packages
ATP World Tour Finals Tickets and Hospitality packages are very popular for corporate entertaining, packages are available for short sessions in the afternoon and evening as well as private suites which can be taken for either the whole day or individual sessions.
With an entry level and comprehensive package there’s something for all budgets, The Club Package offers a casual bistro-style setting for your guests to enjoy, with some of the best category tennis tickets in the Lower tier of the O2 Arena, whereas The Business Seat Package allows access to a VIP Lounge with a delicious gourmet buffet with a private table as well as top category tickets for fantastic seats in the Lower tier to watch the world’s best tennis stars battle it out on court.
Secure your places now to ensure you will be watching the best of the best competing for the grand title of Barclays ATP World Tour Finals Champion, with so much quality on display in the heart of London, why would you want to be anywhere else?
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