The ATP Finals are one of the most prestigious events on the ATP Tour and is played by the top-ranked professional players in Men’s tennis. ATP players compete through the year, earning ranking points with the top 8 singles players and 8 double teams qualifying. In both the Singles and Doubles event, the players participate in a round-round in 2 groups of 4, with the top 2 from each group progressing to a Semi-Final.
The ATP Finals were first held in 1970 in Tokyo with Stan Smith of the USA defeating the legendary Rod Laver. The most successful singles player is Roger Federer with six titles, whilst John McEnroe and Peter Fleming won a record seven doubles titles. The 2020 ATP Finals Singles champion was Russia’s Daniil Medvedev, with Wesley Koolhof and Nikola Mektić winning the Doubles title.
When are the ATP Finals?
The ATP Finals (currently known as the Nitto ATP Finals for sponsorship reasons) is played annually as the season ending event for the top Men’s players. The event is usually held in mid-November.
Where are the ATP Finals?
The ATP Finals has been played at numerous venues since its inception in 1970 but between 2009 and 2020 were held at the O2 Arena. From 2021 until 2025 the event will be played at the Pala Alpitour in Turin, Italy.
There have been 16 other venues to have hosted the ATP Finals, including the following:
- 1970: Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan
- 1971: Stade Pierre de Coubertin, Paris, France
- 1972: Palau Blaugrana, Barcelona, Spain
- 1973: Boston Garden, Boston, USA
- 1974: Kooyong Stadium, Melbourne, Australia
- 1975: Kungliga tennishallen, Stockholm, Sweden
- 1976: The Summit, Houston, USA
- 1977-1989: Madison Square Gardens, New York, USA
- 1990-1995: Festhalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
- 1996-1999: Hanover fairground, Hanover, Germany
- 2000: Pavilhão Atlântico, Lisbon, Portugal
- 2001: Acer Arena, Sydney, Australia
- 2002: SNIEC, Shanghai, China
- 2003-2004: Westside Tennis Club, Houston, USA
- 2005-2008: Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena, Shanghai, China
- 2009-2020: The O2 Arena, London, UK
How do I get to the ATP Finals?
Turin Airport is located 16 kilometres north of the city, offering flights across Europe. You can catch a train from the airport to reach the city. Alternatively, the larger Milan Malpensa Airport is just over 100 kilometres away and has a greater number of services across the continent.
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How do I get tickets to the ATP Finals?
To purchase tickets and for further ticket information, consult the ticketing section of the official ATP Finals website here.
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Last Updated on November 4, 2021 by Sports Tourist