Place : London, UK
Tournament Type : ATP Tour Finals
surface : Clay
About ATP World Tour Finals
VENUE: The O2 Arena
Undefeated Champion 1500
Final win 500
Semifinal win 400
Round Robin win per match 200
PRICE MONEY: US$ 1.92m to the winner, US$ 6M overall
DURATION: November 15, 2015- November 22, 2015
The grueling 11 month tennis season is brought to its epic climax at the Barclays ATP world tour finals. Known as the Masters Grand Prix in the 1970s the year end show piece was fought between the best players on the men’s tour and did not count for any world ranking points. The Masters evolved into ATP world tour championships in 1990. Frankfurt and Hannover shared the event through 1999. It was renamed at the Tennis Masters cup and was held in Lisbon, Sydney, Houston and Shanghai. In 2009 the Masters was renamed to the ATP World Tour Finals and got scheduled to be held at The O2 in London.
The Barclays ATP World Tour Finals has a round-robin format, with eight players divided into two groups of four. The eight seeds are determined by the Emirates ATP Rankings on the Monday after the last ATP World Tour tournament of the calendar year (Paris Masters). All singles matches are the best of three tie-break sets, including the final. The top seeded players are placed in Group A and the second seeded player/team are placed in Group B. Players seeded 3 and 4, 5 and 6, 7 and 8, are then drawn in pairs with the first drawn placed in Group A. Each player plays the three other players in his group. The winner of each group (best overall record) is placed in separate semi-final brackets, with the top player in Group A playing the runner-up in Group B, and vice versa.
Roger Federer holds the record for the most singles titles, with six and Ivan Lendl at five.
For most of its history, the event has been considered as the most important indoor tennis tournament on the world tour.One of the most valuable assets of British tennis, the WTFs is set to continue at London’s O2 Arena until at least 2018. When you consider that just over 260,000 (the highest attendance in its 45-year history)people came through the gates last year, this is a significant boost for the British game.