ATP Tour

The ATP Tour (known as the ATP World Tour from January 2009 until December 2018) is a worldwide top-tier tennis tour for men organized by the Association of Tennis Professionals. The second-tier tour is the ATP Challenger Tour and the third-tier is ITF Men's Circuit.

ATP Tour tournamentsEdit

The ATP Tour comprises ATP Masters 1000, ATP 500, and ATP 250.[1] The ATP also oversees the ATP Challenger Tour,[2] a level below the ATP Tour, and the ATP Champions Tour for seniors. Grand Slam tournaments, a small portion of the Olympic tennis tournament, the Davis Cup, and the introductory level Futures tournaments do not fall under the auspices of the ATP, but are overseen by the ITF instead and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for the Olympics. In these events, however, ATP ranking points are awarded, with the exception of the Olympics. The four-week ITF Satellite tournaments were discontinued in 2007.

Players and doubles teams with the most ranking points (collected during the calendar year) play in the season-ending ATP Finals, which, from 2000–2008, was run jointly with the International Tennis Federation (ITF). The details of the professional tennis tour are:

Event Number Total prize money (USD) Winner's ranking points Governing body
Grand Slam 4 See individual articles 2,000 ITF
ATP Finals 1 4,450,000 1,100–1,500 ATP (2009–present)
ATP Masters 1000 9 2,450,000 to 3,645,000 1000 ATP
ATP 500 13 755,000 to 2,100,000 500 ATP
ATP 250 39 416,000 to 1,024,000 250 ATP
ATP Challenger Tour 178 40,000 to 220,000 80 to 125 ATP
ITF Men's Circuit 534 10,000 and 25,000 18 to 35 ITF
Olympics 1 See individual articles 0 IOC

ATP RankingsEdit

ATP publishes weekly rankings of professional players.

Current rankingsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ATPTour.com. "ATP Tour calendar"
  2. ^ ATPTour.com. "ATP Challenger Tour"
  3. ^ "Current ATP Rankings (Singles)". atptour.com. ATP Tour, Inc.
  4. ^ "Current ATP Rankings (Doubles)". atptour.com. ATP Tour, Inc.