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The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) was formed in 1972 to protect the interests of male professional tennis players. From 1990, the association organized the principal worldwide tennis tour, the ATP Tour. Image File history File links ATP.gif Summary ATP Tennis Logo Licensing This is a logo of a corporation, sports team, or other organization, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ...

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Current ATP Tour

The ATP Tour comprises tennis tournaments with ATP Masters Series, ATP International Series Gold, ATP International Series and ATP Challenger Series. The ATP tour also oversees the World Team Cup played in Düsseldorf in May and the senior's Tour of Champions. Current ATP Masters Series logo The ATP Masters Series is a series of nine tennis tournaments that are part of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) tour, held annually throughout the year in Europe and North America. ... International Series Gold is a series of professional tennis tournaments held internationally that are part of the ATP Tour. ... The International Series is a series of professional tennis tournaments held internationally that are part of the ATP Tour. ... The ATP Challenger Series is a series of international mens professional tennis tournaments that allow players to win enough ranking points to earn an entry into an ATP-level main draw or qualifying draw. ... The World Team Cup is the international team championship of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). ... The title of this article contains the character ü. Where it is unavailable or not desired, the name may be represented as Duesseldorf. ... The Tour of Champions is a mens tennis organization intended for former tennis professionals, who have since retired from mainstream professional tennis touring (The ATP). ...


Players and doubles teams with most ranking points play in the season-ending Tennis Masters Cup, which is run jointly with ITF. The week-long introductory level Futures tournaments are ITF events and they count towards ATP Entry Ranking. The four-week ITF Satellite tournaments were discontinued in 2007. Grand Slam tournaments are overseen by the ITF and they count towards the players' ATP rankings. The details of the professional tennis tour (2007) are: The Tennis Masters Cup is a tennis tournament played annually at the end of each year, involving the top eight players in the mens tennis world rankings. ... The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is the governing body of world tennis, made up of 202 national tennis associations. ... Futures tournaments are tennis tournaments held by the ITF Mens Circuit. ... The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is the governing body of world tennis, made up of 202 national tennis associations. ... The ATP defines the ATP Entry Ranking as the objective merit-based method used for determining qualification for entry and seeding in all Tournaments for both singles and doubles, except as modified for World Team Championship, World Doubles Championship and Tennis Masters Cup. ... A satellite tournament is either a minor tournament or event on a competitive sporting tour or one of a group of such tournaments that form a series played in the same country or region. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... In tennis, a singles player or doubles team that wins all four Grand Slam titles in the same year is said to have achieved the Grand Slam or a Calendar Year Grand Slam. ...

Event category Number Total prize money (USD) Winner's ranking points Governing body
Grand Slams 4 6,784,000 to 9,943,000 1,000 ITF
Tennis Masters Cup 1 4,450,000 750 ATP & ITF
ATP Masters Series 9 2,450,000 to 3,450,000 500 ATP
ATP International Series Gold 9 755,000 to 1,426,250 300 to 250 ATP
ATP International Series 43 416,000 to 1,000,000 250 to 175 ATP
ATP Challenger Series 115 25,000 to 150,000 50 to 100 ATP
Futures 420 10,000 and 15,000 12 to 24 ITF

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2009 changes

ATP tournaments in 2009 will be classified as 1000 series, 500 series, and 250 series with the final calendar announced at the 2007 Tennis Masters Cup. Image File history File links Gnome_globe_current_event. ...


The 1000 series includes tournaments at Indian Wells, Miami, Rome, Madrid, Canada, Cincinnati, Shanghai, Paris, and the end-of-year event, the Tennis Masters Finals, in London. Hamburg has been replaced by a clay court event at Madrid, which will be a combined men's and women's tournament. From 2011, Rome and Cincinnati will also be combined tournaments. Severe sanctions will be placed on top players skipping the 1000 series events, unless medical proof is presented.[1] Plans to eliminate Monte Carlo as a Masters Series event led to controversy and protests from players as well as organizers. Hamburg and Monte Carlo filed a lawsuit against the ATP and it was decided that Monte Carlo would keep its original prize money, but it would not have the status of Masters Series 1000, therefore it would no longer be a compulsory tournament for top-ranked players.[2] Hamburg has not settled its suit with the ATP. The Indian Wells Masters is an annual tennis tournament held in the small city of Indian Wells, California. ... The Miami Masters is an annual tennis tournament for men and women held at Key Biscayne, in Miami, Florida. ... The Rome Masters is an annual tennis tournament held in Rome, Italy. ... The Mutua Madrileña Masters Madrid is an annual tennis tournament for male professional players. ... The Cincinnati Masters is an annual tennis event held in the Cincinnati suburb of Mason, Ohio, USA. The event started on September 18, 1899 and is today the oldest tennis tournament in the United States played in its original city. ... For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ... The BNP Paribas Masters is an annual tennis tournament for male professional players held in Paris, France. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The Hamburg Masters is one of the Association of Tennis Professionals Tennis Masters Series tennis tournaments. ... The Monte Carlo Masters is an annual tennis tournament for male professional players held in Monte Carlo, Monaco. ...


The 500 series includes tournaments at Rotterdam, Dubai, Acapulco, Memphis, Barcelona, Washington, Beijing, Tokyo, Basel and Valencia. The ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament is a tennis tournament held in Rotterdam, Netherlands. ... The Dubai Tennis Championships is a professional tennis tournament held in Dubai, U.A.E. on outdoor hardcourts. ... The Abierto Mexicano TELCEL is a tennis tournament held in Acapulco, Mexico. ... The Regions Morgan Keegan Championships and the Cellular South Cup are tennis tournaments held in Memphis, Tennessee. ... The incumbent, in politics, is the current holder of a political office. ... The Legg Mason Tennis Classic is an annual late-summer mens tennis tournament played in Washington, D.C. as part of the ATP Tour. ... China Open can refer to two events: China Open (snooker) China Open (tennis) ... The AIG Japan Open Tennis Championships is a tennis tournament held in Ariake Tennis Forest Park with its center court Ariake Coliseum, located in Kōtō, Tokyo, Japan. ... The Davidoff Swiss Indoors is an annual mens tennis tournament played in Basel, Switzerland as part of the ATP Tour. ... The Open de Tenis Comunidad Valenciana is an annual tennis tournament for male professional players. ...


Rankings

Main articles: ATP Entry Ranking and ATP Race

ATP publishes weekly rankings of professional players, ATP Entry Ranking, a 52-week rolling ranking and ATP Race, a year to date rankings. The Entry Ranking is used for determining qualification for entry and seeding in all tournaments for both singles and doubles. The Entry Ranking period is the cumulative points earned in the past 52 weeks, except for the Tennis Masters Cup, whose points are dropped following the last ATP event of the year. The player with the most points by season's end is the World Number 1 of the year. The ATP defines the ATP Entry Ranking as the objective merit-based method used for determining qualification for entry and seeding in all Tournaments for both singles and doubles, except as modified for World Team Championship, World Doubles Championship and Tennis Masters Cup. ... The ATP defines the ATP Race as an easy-to-understand, simple-to-follow annual race from season start to season end. ... Year-To-Date (YTD) is a period starting January 1 of the current year and ending today. ... The ATP Rankings is the Association of Tennis Professionals historical objective merit-based method used for determining entry and seeding in mens tennis tournaments. ...


ATP Race is an annual race from season start to season end. Every player starts collecting points from the beginning of the season.


People

Etienne de Villiers is the current Executive Chairman and President of ATP with Mark Young as the CEO of Americas. Andy Anson is the CEO of Europe division while Brad Drewett heads as CEO of the International division. Etienne de Villiers is a non-executive director and Chairman of BBC Worldwide, a position he took up in January 2006. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... Brad Drewett (born July 19, 1958, in Maclean, New South Wales) is a retired tennis player from Australia. ...


The ATP Board includes Etienne de Villiers along with tournament representatives, Željko Franulović, Charlie Pasarell and Graham Pearce. It also includes three player representatives with two-year terms, Jacco Eltingh as the European representative, Iggy Jovanovic as the International representative and Perry Rogers as the Americas representative. The player representatives are elected by the ATP Player Council. Željko Franulović (born 13 June, 1947) is a former Croatian tennis player best remembered for reaching the final of the French Open in 1970 where he lost against Czech Jan KodeÅ¡ in straight sets. ... Charles Charlie Pasarell (born June 12, 1944, San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a former American tennis player and current tournament director and commentator. ... Jacco Folkert Eltingh (born August 29, 1970 in Heerde) is a former professional male tennis player and former world number one doubles player from the Netherlands. ...


The 10-member ATP Player Council delivers advisory decisions to the Board of Directors, which has the power to accept or reject the Council's suggestions. The Council consists of four players who are ranked within top 50 in singles (currently Ivan Ljubicic, James Blake, Thomas Johansson and Olivier Rochus), two players who are ranked between 51 and 100 in singles (Paul Goldstein and Davide Sanguinetti), two top 100 in doubles (Bob Bryan and Kevin Ullyett) and two at-large members (Paradorn Srichaphan and Martin Garcia). Ivan Ljubičić (born March 19, 1979 in Banja Luka, Bosnia) is a Croat tennis player. ... James Riley Blake[1] (born December 28, 1979 in Yonkers, New York, United States) is an American professional tennis player and is currently the #6 ranked player in the world. ... Thomas Johansson (born March 24, 1975, in Linköping, Sweden) is a professional tennis player. ... Country: Belgium Residence: Auvelais, Belgium Height: 55 (165 cm) Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg) Plays: Right Turned pro: 1999 Highest singles ranking: 24 (10/17/2005) Singles titles: 2 Doubles titles: 2 Career Prize Money: $2,554,593 (as of 9/4/2006) Grand Slam Titles: 0 Olivier Rochus... Paul Goldstein (born August 4, 1976 in Washington, D.C.) is a tennis player from the United States, who turned professional in 1998. ... Davide Sanguinetti, born August 25, 1972, is a professional male tennis player. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Bob and Mike Bryan. ... Kevin Ullyett (born on May 23, 1972 in Harare) is a professional tennis player from Zimbabwe. ... Bloc voting (or block voting) refers to a class of voting systems which can be used to elect several representatives from a single multimember constituency. ... Paradorn Srichaphan (Thai: ภราดร ศรีชาพันธุ์; born June 14, 1979) is a tennis player from Thailand. ... Isla Martín García is an island off the Río de la Plata coast of Uruguay that is part of Argentina. ...


References

  1. ^ http://www.atptennis.com/en/news/2007/atp_events2009.asp
  2. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/news/story?id=2949033

See also

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is the governing body of world tennis, made up of 202 national tennis associations. ... The Womens Tennis Association, formed in 1973, is the principal organizing body of womens professional tennis. ... World Championship Tennis (WCT) was a tour for professional male tennis players established in 1967. ... From 1970 to 1989, all non-Grand Slam professional mens tournaments were called Grand Prix events by the Mens International Professional Tennis Council, the governing body of mens professional tennis at the time. ... This is a list of all the awards given by the ATP Tour to players (and others) of particular distinction during a given season. ... Some major records of the ATP Tour. ... The ATP Rankings is the Association of Tennis Professionals historical objective merit-based method used for determining entry and seeding in mens tennis tournaments. ... It has been suggested that Tennis world champions named by the International Tennis Federation, Female tennis players with most singles major championship wins, Male tennis players with most singles major championship wins be merged into this article or section. ... // Before the start of the open era in 1968, the professional circuit was much less popular than the traditional amateur circuit. ...

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