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Barclays ATP World Tour Finals
2009 ATP World Tour Finals
 ATP World Tour
Location London
 United Kingdom (2009-2012)
Venue O2 arena
Category World Tour Finals
Surface Hard / Indoors
Draw 8M / 8D
Prize money US$4,450,000
Website www.barclaysatpworldtourfinals.com

The Barclays ATP World Tour Finals is a tennis tournament played at the end of each year, involving the top eight players in the men's tennis world rankings.

Unlike most of the other events on the men's tour, the ATP World Tour Finals is not a straightforward knock-out tournament. The eight players are divided into two groups of four, and play three round-robin matches each against the other three players in their group. From there, the two players with the best records in each group progress to the semifinals, with the winners meeting in the final to determine the champion. Winners are awarded up to 1500 rankings points.

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Short history

The event is actually the third evolution of a championship which began in 1970. It was originally known simply as The Masters Grand Prix tournament, and was organised by the International Tennis Federation (ITF). The Masters was a year-end showpiece event between the best players on the men's tour, but did not count for any world ranking points. In 1990, the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) took over the running of the men's tour and replaced the Masters with the ATP Tour World Championship. World ranking points were now at stake, with an undefeated champion earning the same number of points they would for winning one of the four Grand Slam events. The ITF, who continued to run the Grand Slam tournaments, created a rival year-end event known as the Grand Slam Cup, which was contested by the 16 players with the best records in Grand Slam competitions that year. In December 1999, the ATP and ITF agreed to discontinue the two separate events and create a new jointly-owned event called the Tennis Masters Cup. As with the Masters and the ATP Tour World Championships, the Tennis Masters Cup is contested by eight players. However, under the rules of the Tennis Masters Cup, the player who is ranked number eight in the ATP Champion's Race world rankings does not have a guaranteed spot. If a player who wins one of the year's Grand Slam events finishes the year ranked outside the top eight but still within the top 20, he may be included in the Tennis Masters Cup instead of the eighth-ranked player. If two players outside the top eight win Grand Slam events, the higher placed player in the world rankings will take the final spot in the Tennis Masters Cup.

In 2009 the Masters have been renamed the ATP World Tour Finals and it will be staged at The O2 in London from 2009 to 2012[1].

For many years, the doubles event was held as a separate tournament the week after the singles competition. But more recently they have been held together in the same week and venue. Like the singles competition, the doubles involves the eight most successful teams on the tour each year and starts with a group phase with each team playing three round-robin matches.

Former World No.1s Pete Sampras and Ivan Lendl hold the record for the most titles, each with 5.

Venues

Town Years Stadium Surface max. spectators
United Kingdom London 2009–2012 O2 Arena Hard 17,500
People's Republic of China Shanghai 2005-2008 Qizhong City Arena Hard 15,000
United States Houston 2003-2004 Westside Tennis Club Hard 5,240
People's Republic of China Shanghai 2002 SNIEC Carpet  
Australia Sydney 2001 Acer Arena Hard 17,500
Portugal Lisbon 2000 Pavilhão Atlântico Hard 12,000
Germany Hanover 1996–1999 Hanover fairground Hard 15,000
Germany Frankfurt 1990–1995 Festhalle Frankfurt Hard 12,000
United States New York City 1977–1989 Madison Square Garden Hard 18,000
United States Houston 1976      
Sweden Stockholm 1975 Kungliga tennishallen Carpet 6,000
Australia Melbourne 1974      
United States Boston 1973      
Spain Barcelona 1972      
France Paris 1971 Stade Pierre de Coubertin Carpet 5,000
Japan Tokyo 1970 Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium Carpet  

Past finals

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Singles

Location Year Champion Runner-up Score
ATP World Tour Finals
London 2012      
2011      
2010      
2009 Russia Nikolay Davydenko Argentina Juan Martín del Potro 6–3, 6–4
Tennis Masters Cup
Shanghai 2008 Serbia Novak Djokovic Russia Nikolay Davydenko 6–1, 7–5
2007 Switzerland Roger Federer (4) Spain David Ferrer 6–2, 6–3, 6–2
2006 Switzerland Roger Federer (3) United States James Blake 6–0, 6–3, 6–4
2005 Argentina David Nalbandian Switzerland Roger Federer 6–7(4), 6–7(11), 6–2, 6–1, 7–6(3)
Houston 2004 Switzerland Roger Federer (2) Australia Lleyton Hewitt 6–3, 6–2
2003 Switzerland Roger Federer United States Andre Agassi 6–3, 6–0, 6–4
Shanghai 2002 Australia Lleyton Hewitt (2) Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero 7–5, 7–5, 2–6, 2–6, 6–4
Sydney 2001 Australia Lleyton Hewitt France Sebastien Grosjean 6–3, 6–3, 6–4
Lisbon 2000 Brazil Gustavo Kuerten United States Andre Agassi 6–4, 6–4, 6–4
ATP Tour World Championships
Hanover 1999 United States Pete Sampras (5) United States Andre Agassi 6–1, 7–5, 6–4
1998 Spain Alex Corretja Spain Carlos Moya 3–6, 3–6, 7–5, 6–3, 7–5
1997 United States Pete Sampras (4) Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6–3, 6–2, 6–2
1996 United States Pete Sampras (3) Germany Boris Becker 3–6, 7–6(5), 7–6(4), 6–7(11), 6–4
Frankfurt 1995 Germany Boris Becker (3) United States Michael Chang 7–6(3), 6–0, 7–6(5)
1994 United States Pete Sampras (2) Germany Boris Becker 4–6, 6–3, 7–5, 6–4
1993 Germany Michael Stich United States Pete Sampras 7–6(3), 2–6, 7–6(7), 6–2
1992 Germany Boris Becker (2) United States Jim Courier 6–4, 6–3, 7–5
1991 United States Pete Sampras United States Jim Courier 3–6, 7–6(5), 6–3, 6–4
1990 United States Andre Agassi Sweden Stefan Edberg 5–7, 7–6(5), 7–5, 6–2
Masters Grand Prix
New York City 1989 Sweden Stefan Edberg West Germany Boris Becker 4–6, 7–6(6), 6–3, 6–1
1988 West Germany Boris Becker Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 5–7, 7–6(5), 3–6, 6–2, 7–6(5)
1987 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (5) Sweden Mats Wilander 6–2, 6–2, 6–3
1986 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (4) West Germany Boris Becker 6–4, 6–4, 6–4
1985 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (3) West Germany Boris Becker 6–2, 7–6(4), 6–3
1984 United States John McEnroe (3) Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 7–5, 6–0, 6–4
1983 United States John McEnroe (2) Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 6–3, 6–4, 6–4
1982 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (2) United States John McEnroe 6–4, 6–4, 6–2
1981 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl United States Vitas Gerulaitis 6–7(5), 2–6, 7–6(6), 6–2, 6–4
1980 Sweden Björn Borg (2) Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 6–4, 6–2, 6–2
1979 Sweden Björn Borg United States Vitas Gerulaitis 6–2, 6–2
1978 United States John McEnroe United States Arthur Ashe 6–7(5), 6–3, 7–5
1977 United States Jimmy Connors Sweden Björn Borg 6–4, 1–6, 6–4
Houston 1976 Spain Manuel Orantes Poland Wojtek Fibak 5–7, 6–2, 0–6, 7–6(1), 6–1
Stockholm 1975 Romania Ilie Nastase (4) Sweden Björn Borg 6–2, 6–2, 6–1
Melbourne 1974 Argentina Guillermo Vilas Romania Ilie Nastase 7–6, 6–2, 3–6, 3–6, 6–4
Boston 1973 Romania Ilie Nastase (3) Netherlands Tom Okker 6–3, 7–5, 4–6, 6–3
Barcelona 1972 Romania Ilie Nastase (2) United States Stan Smith 6–3, 6–2, 3–6, 2–6, 6–3
Paris 1971 Romania Ilie Nastase Round Robin
Tokyo 1970 United States Stan Smith Round Robin

Doubles

Location Year Champions Runners-up Score
ATP World Tour Finals
London 2009 United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
Belarus Max Mirnyi
Israel Andy Ram
7–6(5), 6–3
Tennis Masters Cup
Shanghai 2008 Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjic
United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
7–6(3), 6–2
2007 The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
Sweden Simon Aspelin
Austria Julian Knowle
6–2, 6–3
2006 Sweden Jonas Bjorkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi
The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
6–2, 6–4
2005 France Michael Llodra
France Fabrice Santoro
India Leander Paes
Serbia and Montenegro Nenad Zimonjic
6–7(6), 6–3, 7–6(4)
Houston 2004 United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
4–6, 7–5, 6–4, 6–2
2003 United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
France Michael Llodra
France Fabrice Santoro
6–7(6), 6–3, 3–6, 7–6(3), 6–4
  2002 Not Held
ATP World Doubles Challenge Cup[2]
Bangalore 2001 South Africa Ellis Ferreira
United States Rick Leach
Czech Republic Petr Pala
Czech Republic Pavel Vizner
6–7(6), 7–6(2), 6–4, 6–4
ATP Tour World Championships
Bangalore 2000 United States Donald Johnson
South Africa Piet Norval
India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
7–6(8), 6–3, 6–4
Hartford 1999 Canada Sebastien Lareau
United States Alex O'Brien
India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
6–3, 6–2, 6–2
1998 Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
6–4, 6–2, 7–5
1997 United States Rick Leach
United States Jonathan Stark
India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
6–3, 6–4, 7–6(3)
1996 Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
Canada Sebastien Lareau
United States Alex O'Brien
6–4, 5–7, 6–2, 7–6(3)
Eindhoven 1995 Canada Grant Connell
United States Patrick Galbraith
Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
7–6(6), 7–6(6), 3–6, 7–6(2)
Jakarta 1994 Sweden Jan Apell
Sweden Jonas Bjorkman
Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
6–4, 4–6, 4–6, 7–6(5), 7–6(6)
Johannesburg 1993 Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
7–6(4), 7–6(5), 6–4
1992 Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
6–2, 7–6(4), 5–7, 3–6, 6–3
1991 Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
6–4, 6–4, 2–6, 6–4
Sanctuary Cove 1990 France Guy Forget
Switzerland Jakob Hlasek
Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sanchez
6–4, 7–6(5), 5–7, 6–4
Masters Grand Prix
London 1989 United States Jim Grabb
United States Patrick McEnroe
Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
7–5, 7–6(4), 5–7, 6–3
1988 United States Rick Leach
United States Jim Pugh
Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sanchez
6–4, 6–3, 2–6, 6–0
1987 Czechoslovakia Miloslav Mecir
Czechoslovakia Tomas Smid
United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
6–4, 7–5, 6–7(5), 6–3
1986 Sweden Stefan Edberg
Sweden Anders Järryd
France Guy Forget
France Yannick Noah
6–3, 7–6, 6–3
New York City 1985 Sweden Stefan Edberg
Sweden Anders Järryd
Sweden Joakim Nystrom
Sweden Mats Wilander
6–1, 7–6
1984 United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
Australia Mark Edmondson
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–3, 6–1
1983 United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
Czechoslovakia Pavel Slozil
Czechoslovakia Tomas Smid
6–2, 6–2
1982 United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
United States Sherwood Stewart
United States Ferdi Taygan
6–2, 6–2
1981 United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
South Africa Kevin Curren
United States Steve Denton
6–3, 6–3
1980 United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
Australia Peter McNamara
Australia Paul McNamee
6–4, 6–3
1979 United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
Poland Wojtek Fibak
Netherlands Tom Okker
6–3, 7–6, 6–1
1978 United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
Poland Wojtek Fibak
Netherlands Tom Okker
6–4, 6–2, 6–4
1977 South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
7–5, 7–6, 6–3
Houston 1976 United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raul Ramirez
6–4, 5–7, 5–7, 6–4, 6–4
Stockholm 1975 Spain Juan Gisbert
Spain Manuel Orantes
Round Robin
1974
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1971
Not Held
Tokyo 1970 United States Stan Smith
United States Arthur Ashe
Round Robin

Singles Titles Matrix

Titles won Player Years Won Runners-up
5 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 1981, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1987 (5) 1980, 1983, 1984, 1988 (4)
United States Pete Sampras 1991, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999 (5) 1993 (1)
4 Switzerland Roger Federer 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007 (4) 2005 (1)
Romania Ilie Năstase 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975 (4) 1974 (1)
3 Germany Boris Becker 1988, 1992, 1995 (3) 1985, 1986, 1989, 1994, 1996 (5)
United States John McEnroe 1978, 1983, 1984 (3) 1982 (1)
2 Sweden Björn Borg 1979, 1980 (2) 1975, 1977 (2)
Australia Lleyton Hewitt 2001, 2002 (2) 2004 (1)
1 United States Andre Agassi 1990 (1) 1999, 2000, 2003 (3)
United States Jimmy Connors 1977 (1)
Spain Àlex Corretja 1998 (1)
Russia Nikolay Davydenko 2009 (1) 2008 (1)
Serbia Novak Djokovic 2008 (1)
Sweden Stefan Edberg 1989 (1) 1990 (1)
Brazil Gustavo Kuerten 2000 (1)
Argentina David Nalbandian 2005 (1)
Spain Manuel Orantes 1976 (1)
United States Stan Smith 1970 (1) 1972 (1)
Germany Michael Stich 1993 (1)
Argentina Guillermo Vilas 1974 (1)
0 United States Arthur Ashe 1979 (1)
United States James Blake 2006 (1)
United States Michael Chang 1995 (1)
United States Jim Courier 1991, 1992 (2)
Spain David Ferrer 2007 (1)
Poland Wojciech Fibak 1976 (1)
Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero 2002 (1)
United States Vitas Gerulaitis 1979, 1981 (2)
France Sébastien Grosjean 2001 (1)
Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 1997 (1)
Spain Carlos Moya 1998 (1)
Netherlands Tom Okker 1973 (1)
Sweden Mats Wilander 1987 (1)
Argentina Juan Martin Del Potro 2009 (1)

Honor Roll (singles)

ATP Tour Championships

Stage 1996 1997 1998 1999
Champion United States P Sampras United States P Sampras Spain A Corretja United States P Sampras
Final Germany B Becker Russia Y Kafelnikov Spain C Moyá United States A Agassi
Semifinal Croatia G Ivanisevic
Netherlands R Krajicek
Sweden J Björkman
Spain C Moyá
United Kingdom T Henman
United States P Sampras
Russia Y Kafelnikov
Germany N Kiefer
Round Robin United States A Agassi
United States M Chang
Sweden T Enqvist
Russia Y Kafelnikov
Austria T Muster
Spain S Bruguera
United States M Chang
United Kingdom T Henman
Austria T Muster
Australia P Rafter
United Kingdom G Rusedski
United States A Agassi
Spain A Costa
Russia Y Kafelnikov
Slovakia K Kucera
Chile M Ríos
United Kingdom G Rusedski
Sweden T Enqvist
Brazil G Kuerten
Ecuador N Lapentti
United States T Martin

Tennis Masters Cup (since 2000–present):

Player Years
participated
Matches W-L W Rate 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 Best result
United States Andre Agassi 5 16 8-8 .500 F RR RR F RR F (2000, 2003)
United States James Blake 1 5 3-2 .600 F F (2006)
Argentina Guillermo Coria 3 8 1-7 .125 RR RR RR RR (2003, 2004, 2005)
Spain Àlex Corretja 1 3 1-2 .333 RR RR (2000)
Spain Albert Costa 1 3 1-2 .333 RR RR (2002)
Russia Nikolay Davydenko 5 20 12-8 SF RR RR F W W (2009)
Argentina Juan Martín del Potro 2 8 4-4 .500 RR F F (2009)
Serbia Novak Đoković 3 11 5-6 .455 RR W RR W (2008)
Switzerland Roger Federer 8 36 29-7 .806 SF W W F W W RR SF W (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007)
Spain David Ferrer 1 5 4-1 .800 F F (2007)
Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero 3 12 6-6 .500 SF F RR F (2002)
France Richard Gasquet 1 3 1-2 .333 RR RR (2007)
Argentina Gastón Gaudio 2 7 2-5 .286 RR SF SF (2005)
Chile Fernando González A 2 5 2-3 .400 RR (A) RR RR (2005, 2007)
France Sébastien Grosjean 1 5 3-2 .600 F F (2001)
United Kingdom Tim Henman 1 3 1-2 .333 RR RR (2004)
Australia Lleyton Hewitt 4 18 13-5 .722 RR W W F W (2001, 2002)
Croatia Goran Ivanišević 1 3 1-2 .333 RR RR (2001)
Sweden Thomas Johansson 1 1 0-1 .000 RR (A) RR (2002)
Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 2 7 4-3 .571 RR SF SF (2001)
Brazil Gustavo Kuerten 2 8 4-4 .500 W RR W (2000)
Croatia Ivan Ljubičić 2 6 2-4 .333 RR RR RR (2005, 2006)
Spain Carlos Moyà 3 10 5-5 .500 SF RR RR SF (2002)
United Kingdom Andy Murray 2 7 5-2 .714 SF RR SF (2008)
Spain Rafael Nadal 3 11 4-7 .364 SF SF RR SF (2006, 2007)
Argentina David Nalbandian 3 13 6-7 .462 RR W SF W (2005)
Sweden Magnus Norman 1 3 0-3 .000 RR RR (2000)
Czech Republic Jiří Novák 1 3 1-2 .333 RR RR (2002)
Argentina Mariano Puerta 1 3 0-3 .000 RR (A) RR (2005)
Australia Patrick Rafter 1 3 0-3 .000 RR RR (2001)
Spain Tommy Robredo 1 3 1-2 .333 RR RR (2006)
United States Andy Roddick 5 16 8-8 .500 SF SF RR SF RR SF (2003, 2004, 2007)
Russia Marat Safin 3 11 4-7 .363 SF RR SF SF (2000, 2004)
United States Pete Sampras 1 4 2-2 .500 SF SF (2000)
Germany Rainer Schüttler 1 4 2-2 .500 SF SF (2003)
France Gilles Simon 1 4 2-2 .500 SF SF (2008)
Sweden Robin Söderling 1 4 2-2 .500 SF SF(2009)
Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek 1 2 0-2 .000 RR (A) RR (2008)
France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga A 1 3 1-2 .333 RR RR (2008)
Spain Fernando Verdasco 1 3 0-3 .000 RR RR (2009)
Stage 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Champion Brazil G Kuerten Australia L Hewitt Australia L Hewitt Switzerland R Federer Switzerland R Federer Argentina D Nalbandian Switzerland R Federer Switzerland R Federer Serbia N Djoković Russia N Davydenko
Final United States A Agassi France S Grosjean Spain JC Ferrero United States A Agassi Australia L Hewitt Switzerland R Federer United States J Blake Spain D Ferrer Russia N Davydenko Argentina JM del Potro
Semifinal Russia M Safin
United States P Sampras
Spain JC Ferrero
Russia Y Kafelnikov
Switzerland R Federer
Spain C Moyá
United States A Roddick
Germany R Schüttler
United States A Roddick
Russia M Safin
Russia N Davydenko
Argentina G Gaudio
Spain R Nadal
Argentina D Nalbandian
Spain R Nadal
United States A Roddick
United Kingdom A Murray
France G Simon
Switzerland R Federer
Sweden R Söderling
Round Robin Spain A Corretja
Australia L Hewitt
Sweden M Norman
Russia Y Kafelnikov
United States A Agassi
Croatia G Ivanisevic
Brazil G Kuerten
Australia P Rafter
United States A Agassi
Spain A Costa
Sweden T Johansson (A)
Czech Republic J Novak
Russia M Safin
Argentina G Coria
Spain JC Ferrero
Spain C Moyá
Argentina D Nalbandian
Argentina G Coria
Argentina G Gaudio
United Kingdom T Henman
Spain C Moyá
United States A Agassi
Argentina G Coria
Chile F González (A)
Croatia I Ljubicić
Argentina M Puerta
Russia N Davydenko
Croatia I Ljubicić
Spain T Robredo
United States Andy Roddick
Russia N Davydenko
Serbia N Djoković
France R Gasquet
Chile F González
Argentina JM del Potro
Switzerland R Federer
United States A Roddick
Czech Republic R Štěpánek (A)
France JW Tsonga
Serbia N Djoković
United Kingdom A Murray
Spain R Nadal
Spain F Verdasco

Timeline

Facts

  • Players who won the tournament undefeated (since 1990):
    1. Michael Stich, Germany, 1993
    2. Lleyton Hewitt, Australia, 2001
    3. Roger Federer, Switzerland, 2003, 2004, 2006
  • Players who won back-to-back titles:
    1. Ilie Năstase, Romania, 1971-1973
    2. Björn Borg, Sweden, 1979-80
    3. Ivan Lendl (2), Czechoslovakia, 1981-1982; 1985-1987
    4. John McEnroe, United States, 1983-1984
    5. Pete Sampras, United States, 1996-1997
    6. Lleyton Hewitt, Australia, 2001-2002
    7. Roger Federer (2), Switzerland, 2003-2004; 2006-2007
  • Most consecutive titles:
1. Ivan Lendl, 3
1. Ilie Nastase, 3
  • Most consecutive finals:
1. Ivan Lendl, Czechoslovakia, 9 (1980-1988)
2. Ilie Năstase, Romania, 5 (1971-1975)
2. Roger Federer, Switzerland, 5 (2003-2007)
4. Stan Smith, United States, 3 (1970-1972)
4. Boris Becker, Germany, 3 (1994-1996)

Sponsors

2010

See also

References

External links


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