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The ATP Champions Tour is a men's tennis tour intended for former tennis professionals, who have since retired from mainstream professional tennis touring (The ATP). The Tour brings together many of the greatest tennis players in history for nostalgic, competitive and entertaining tournaments in cities around the world.

For a player to be eligible for play on this tour, he must be in the year of his 35th birthday or have been retired from the ATP World Tour for two years or more. Each player must have been either a world #1, a Grand Slam finalist, or a singles player in a winning Davis Cup team. Each event can also invite two players of its choice to take wild cards.

The Tour usually consists of around 10 events around the world, with a year-ending "AEGON Masters Tennis" event held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Events are typically played over four days with eight-man fields competing against each other in a round-robin format, ensuring that all players feature in at least three matches. The players are split into two groups of four. The top player from each group contests the final, while the two players who finish second in each group play off for third and fourth places respectively.

Matches are contested over the best of three sets, with the deciding set taking the form of a Champions tie-break. The Champions tie-break is an expanded version of the conventional professional tennis tie-break, whereby the winner is the first player to reach 10 points and lead by a margin of 2.

Rankings points on the Tour are distributed as follows: Winner: 400 / Runner-up: 300 / 3rd place: 200 / 4th place: 150 / No. 5-6: 80 / No. 7-8: 60 points.

Notable participants, in past and present, are: John McEnroe, Björn Borg, Mats Wilander, Henri Leconte, Pete Sampras, Mansour Bahrami, Stefan Edberg, Boris Becker, Jim Courier, Thomas Muster, Marcelo Ríos, Goran Ivanišević, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Patrick Rafter, Ivan Lendl, Carlos Moyá, Jimmy Connors, Tim Henman and Andy Roddick.

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ParticipantsEdit

Year-end number 1Edit

Year Player
1998   John McEnroe
1999   John McEnroe (2)
2000   John McEnroe (3)
2001   John McEnroe (4)
2002   Petr Korda
2003   John McEnroe (5)
2004   Jim Courier
2005   Goran Ivanišević
2006   Marcelo Ríos
2007   Sergi Bruguera
2008   Goran Ivanišević (2)
2009   Thomas Enqvist
2010   Thomas Enqvist (2)
2011   Carlos Moyá
2012   Carlos Moyá (2)
2013   John McEnroe (6)
2014   Goran Ivanisevic (3)
2015   Fernando González
2016   John McEnroe (7)

2000Edit

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score Third Place
Dublin   John McEnroe   Henri Leconte 6–4, 6–3   Pat Cash
Naples, Florida   John McEnroe   Henri Leconte 6–0, 0–1 retired None
Doha   Björn Borg   Mats Wilander 3–6, 6–3, [10–8]   John McEnroe
Majorca   Anders Järryd   Mats Wilander 6–1, 6–1   Pat Cash
Richmond, Virginia   John McEnroe   Andrés Gómez 6–1, 6–2 None
Raleigh, North Carolina   John McEnroe   Mats Wilander 6–1, 6–4 None
New York   Mikael Pernfors   Henri Leconte 6–2, 6–2 None
San Diego, California   Pat Cash   John McEnroe 6–3, 7–5   Andrés Gómez
Åland   Björn Borg   Anders Järryd 6–3, 5–7, [11–9]   Veli Paloheimo
Chicago, IL   John McEnroe   Mats Wilander 6–2, 6–4 None
Paris   Guy Forget   Pat Cash 7–6, 6–2   John McEnroe
Palo Alto, California   John McEnroe   José Luis Clerc 6–2, 6–3 None
Geneva   John McEnroe   Guy Forget 7–6, 6–2   Yannick Noah
Singapore   John McEnroe   Mansour Bahrami 6–2, 6–2 None
Hong Kong   John McEnroe   Mats Wilander 6–1, 6–3   Mikael Pernfors
Frankfurt   John McEnroe   Henri Leconte 6–1, 6–3   Mikael Pernfors
London   Pat Cash   John McEnroe 6–7, 7–5, [14–12] None

2001Edit

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score Third Place
Dublin   John McEnroe   Guy Forget 7–6(7), 7–6(6)   Pat Cash
Naples, Florida   Andrés Gómez   John McEnroe 3–6, 6–3, [11–9] None
Newport Beach, California   John McEnroe   Pat Cash 7–6(4), 5–7, [10–7] None
London   Guy Forget   Petr Korda 7–5, 6–7(5), [10–7] None

2002Edit

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score Third Place
Majorca   Yannick Noah   Anders Järryd 7–5, 2–6, [10–6]   Henri Leconte
Algarve   John McEnroe   Andrés Gómez 6–2, 6–3   Carl-Uwe Steeb
Graz   Boris Becker   Petr Korda 6–4, 6–4 None
Paris   Jakob Hlasek   Yannick Noah 4–6, 6–2, [10–3] None
Eindhoven   John McEnroe   Petr Korda 3–6, 6–3, [10–3]   Paul Haarhuis
Monte Carlo   Petr Korda   John McEnroe 6–4, 6–4   Yannick Noah
Frankfurt   Petr Korda   Michael Stich 6–3, 6–4   John McEnroe
London   Petr Korda   Michael Stich 6–1, 6–4   Henri Leconte

2003Edit

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score Third Place
Brussel   John McEnroe   Guy Forget 6–2, 6–7(12), [10–6]   Filip Dewulf
Algarve   Michael Stich   John McEnroe 6–4, 6–0   Jeremy Bates
Graz   Boris Becker   Mats Wilander 7–5. 6–0   Thomas Muster
Paris   Guy Forget   Guillaume Raoux 6–1, 6–2   Yannick Noah
Eindhoven   John McEnroe   Petr Korda 2–6, 6–3, [10–8]   Jan Siemerink
Monte Carlo   John McEnroe   Petr Korda 6–2, 6–2   Thomas Muster
London   John McEnroe   Guy Forget 7–6, 6–2 None

2004Edit

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score Third Place
Rome   Thomas Muster   Mats Wilander 6–4, 6–4   Omar Camporese
Algarve   Jim Courier   Richard Krajicek 6–2, 6–7(6), [11–9]   Emilio Sánchez
Seiersberg   Boris Becker   Thomas Muster 6–2, 6–4   Sergi Bruguera
Paris   Sergi Bruguera   Jim Courier 6–2, 6–4   Michael Stich
Eindhoven   Goran Ivanišević   Jim Courier 7–6(4), 7–6(7)   Thomas Muster
Brussels   Jim Courier   Guy Forget 2–6, 7–6(3), [10–5]   Richard Krajicek
London   Jim Courier   Thomas Muster 7–6(4), 6–4 None

2005Edit

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score Third Place
Frankfurt   John McEnroe   Cédric Pioline 6–2, 6–4   Goran Ivanišević
Doha   Sergi Bruguera   Pat Cash 6–3, 6–1   Cédric Pioline
Hong Kong   Goran Ivanišević   Pat Cash 6–2, 6–4   Thomas Muster
Rome   Thomas Muster   Jim Courier 6–7, 6–1, [10–4]   John McEnroe
Novi Vinodolski   Cédric Pioline   Goran Ivanišević 6–3, 7–6(4)   Thomas Muster
Algarve   John McEnroe   Pat Cash 6–1, 7–5   Paul Haarhuis
Seiersberg   Thomas Muster   Goran Ivanišević 6–4, 3–6, [10–7]   Alex Antonitsch
Paris   Jim Courier   Cédric Pioline 7–6(4), 6–4   Sergi Bruguera
Eindhoven   Goran Ivanišević   Richard Krajicek 7–6, 7–6   John McEnroe
Essen   Goran Ivanišević   John McEnroe 6–3, 6–4   Anders Järryd
London   Paul Haarhuis   Jim Courier 6–3, 7–6(2) None

2006Edit

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score Third Place
Doha   Marcelo Ríos   Cédric Pioline 6–2, 6–2   Richard Krajicek
Hong Kong   Marcelo Ríos   Thomas Muster 6–3, 6–3   Cédric Pioline
Barcelona   Sergi Bruguera   Carlos Costa 6–1, 6–4   Richard Krajicek
Rome   Renzo Furlan   Sergi Bruguera 6–4, 4–6, [13–11]   Cédric Pioline
Algarve   Marcelo Ríos   John McEnroe 6–2, 6–4   Carl-Uwe Steeb
Graz-Seiersberg   Marcelo Ríos   Thomas Muster 7–6(1), 7–6(5)   Goran Ivanišević
Paris   Marcelo Ríos   Goran Ivanišević 7–5, 6–3   Cédric Pioline
Eindhoven   Marcelo Ríos   Wayne Ferreira 6–3, 6–1   Richard Krajicek
Frankfurt   Goran Ivanišević   John McEnroe 7–6(12), 7–6(1)   Paul Haarhuis
London   Paul Haarhuis   Goran Ivanišević 7–6(4), 5–7, [10–7] None

2007Edit

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score Third Place
Belfast   Anders Järryd   Henri Leconte 6–4, 6–2
Barcelona   Sergi Bruguera   Jordi Arrese 4–6, 6–1, [10–2]   Cédric Pioline
Rome   Sergi Bruguera   Wayne Ferreira 6–3, 6–4   Henri Leconte
Hamburg   Sergi Bruguera   Thomas Muster 6–1, 6–4   Goran Ivanišević
Algarve   Sergi Bruguera   Fernando Meligeni 6–1, 6–4   Cédric Pioline
Graz   Michael Stich   Cédric Pioline 6–2, 4–6, [10–7]   Thomas Muster
Paris   Sergi Bruguera   Guy Forget 6–4, 6–3   Cédric Pioline
Eindhoven   Sergi Bruguera   Paul Haarhuis 7–6(6), 6–3   John McEnroe
Liege   Magnus Gustafsson   Henri Leconte 6–4, 6–4   Paul Haarhuis
Frankfurt   Paul Haarhuis   Anders Järryd 7–6(6), 6–7(14), [10–8]   Michael Stich
São Paulo   Sergi Bruguera   Fernando Meligeni 7–6(3), 6–4   Mats Wilander
London   Paul Haarhuis   Guy Forget 6–1, 6–7, [10–4] None

2008Edit

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score Third Place
Belfast   Anders Järryd   Mikael Pernfors 6–3, 7–6 None
Barcelona   Marcelo Ríos   Michael Stich 6–3, 6–3   Cédric Pioline
Rome *   Thomas Muster   Henri Leconte 6–3, 6–3 None
Hamburg   Michael Stich   Marc-Kevin Goellner 6–2, 7–6(4)   Pat Cash
São Paulo   Pete Sampras   Marcelo Ríos 6–2, 7–6(5)   Jaime Oncins
Istanbul   Goran Ivanišević   Fernando Meligeni 6–4, 6–4   Cédric Pioline
Graz   Patrick Rafter   Michael Stich 6–3, 7–6(4)   Henri Leconte
Algarve   Marcelo Ríos   Goran Ivanišević 6–4 ret.   Sergi Bruguera
Paris   Stefan Edberg   Sergi Bruguera 3–6, 7–5, [10–5]   Cédric Pioline
Luxembourg   John McEnroe   Henri Leconte 6–1, 6–4   Johnny Goudenbour
Eindhoven   Richard Krajicek   Goran Ivanišević 7–6(5), 6–4   Sergi Bruguera
Budapest   Goran Ivanišević   Henri Leconte 7–6(0), 6–3   John McEnroe
London   Cédric Pioline   Greg Rusedski 6–7(4), 7–6(3), [11–9] None
  • Only 4 participants

2009Edit

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score Third Place
Barcelona   Félix Mantilla   Albert Costa 6–4, 6–1   Magnus Gustafsson
São Paulo   Thomas Enqvist   Fernando Meligeni 7–6(3), 6–3   Henri Leconte
Algarve   Greg Rusedski   Stefan Edberg 6–3, 6–4   Fernando Meligeni
Paris   Thomas Enqvist   Michael Chang 6–4, 7–6(5)   Stefan Edberg
Chengdu   Thomas Enqvist   Goran Ivanišević 7–5, 6–2   Yevgeny Kafelnikov
London   Patrick Rafter   Stefan Edberg 6–7(5), 6–4, [11–9] None

2010Edit

2011Edit

2012Edit

2013Edit

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score Third Place
Delray Beach   Carlos Moyá   John McEnroe 6–4, 6–2   Aaron Krickstein
Stockholm   Stefan Edberg   John McEnroe 6–4, 6–3   Magnus Larsson
Edinburgh   Thomas Enqvist   Mark Philippoussis 4–6, 7–5, [10–8] None
Knokke-Heist   Goran Ivanisevic   Guy Forget 6–3, 3–6, [10–4] None
London   Patrick Rafter   Tim Henman 6–3, 6–1 None

2014Edit

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score Third Place
Delray Beach Team USA
  Jan-Michael Gambill
  Aaron Krickstein
  Andy Roddick
Team International
  Goran Ivanišević
  Mikael Pernfors
  Mats Wilander
8–1 (9 ties played) None
Stockholm   Thomas Enqvist   Stefan Edberg 6–2, 6–3   Carlos Moyá
Knokke-Heist   Xavier Malisse   Fabrice Santoro 6–2, 6–3 None
Genoa / Milan *   Goran Ivanišević   Ivan Lendl 6–4, 6–4   John McEnroe
London   Fernando González   Andy Roddick 6–4, 2–6, [10–4] None
  • Only 4 participants.

2015Edit

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score Third Place
Delray Beach Team International
  Goran Ivanišević
  Mark Philippoussis
  Mikael Pernfors
Team USA
  James Blake
  Brad Gilbert
  Justin Gimelstob
6–3 (9 ties played) None
Knokke-Heist   Xavier Malisse   Pete Sampras 6–7(5–7), 7–5, [13–11]   Thomas Enqvist
Majorca   Àlex Corretja   Thomas Enqvist 3–6, 6–4, [10–7]   Tim Henman
Seoul   Fernando González   Michael Chang 7–6(7–4), 6–2   Marat Safin
Monterrey   Pete Sampras   John McEnroe 6–3, 7–6(7–2)   Thomas Enqvist
Verona / Modena   John McEnroe   Sergi Bruguera 6–4, 6–3   Mats Wilander
London   Fernando González   Tim Henman 1–6, 7–6, [10–6] None

2016Edit

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score Third Place
Delray Beach Team USA
  James Blake
  Mardy Fish
  Aaron Krickstein
Team International
  Wayne Ferreira
  Sébastien Grosjean
  Emilio Sánchez
6–3 (9 ties played) None
Stockholm   John McEnroe   Thomas Muster 6–2, 6–2   Mats Wilander
Majorca   Carlos Moyá   Tim Henman 6–4, 7–5   Àlex Corretja
Monterrey   James Blake   Juan Carlos Ferrero 3–6, 6–3, [10–2]   Carlos Moyá
Mexico City   Juan Carlos Ferrero   Andy Roddick 7–5, 6–1 None
Seoul   Marat Safin   John McEnroe 7–5, 7–5   Pete Sampras
Bari   Thomas Enqvist   John McEnroe 6–2, 7–6(7–5)   Henri Leconte
London   Fabrice Santoro   Xavier Malisse 6–4, 2–6, [10–6] None

2017Edit

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score Third Place
Delray Beach Team USA
  James Blake
  Mardy Fish
  Vince Spadea
Team International
  Mikael Pernfors
  Sébastien Grosjean
  Fernando González
5–2 (7 ties played) None
Stockholm   Juan Carlos Ferrero   Jonas Björkman 6–2, 6–4   Fabrice Santoro
Auchterarder   Greg Rusedski   Thomas Enqvist 6–3, 6–4 None
Majorca   Carlos Moyá   Àlex Corretja 6–3, 6–3   Fernando González
Monterrey   Fabrice Santoro   Goran Ivanišević 7–5, 6–3   Greg Rusedski
London   Juan Carlos Ferrero   Marat Safin 6–3, 6–4   Fabrice Santoro

2018[1]Edit

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score Third Place
Delray Beach Team International
  Guillermo Cañas
  Fernando González
  Jesse Levine
  Greg Rusedski
Team USA
  Jay Berger
  Mardy Fish
  Jan-Michael Gambill
  John McEnroe
6–2 (8 ties played) None
Brussels   Xavier Malisse   Mark Philippoussis 6–7(5–7), 6–4, [10–8] None
Auchterarder   Mark Philippoussis   Tim Henman 7–6(7–3), 6–3 None
Mallorca   Tommy Haas   Carlos Moyá 6-4, 6–2   Juan Carlos Ferrero
London   Juan Carlos Ferrero   Tommy Haas 6–3, 7–6(7–3)   Mark Philippoussis

2019[2]Edit

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score Third Place
Delray Beach Team World
  Wayne Ferreira
  Tommy Haas
  Tim Henman
  Mikael Pernfors
Team Americas
  Jay Berger
  Jan-Michael Gambill
  Fernando González
  Jesse Levine
5-3 (8 ties played) None
Auchterarder   Juan Carlos Ferrero   Tim Henman 6–3, 6–4 None
Skurup Team Sweden
  Jonas Björkman
  Mats Wilander
Team USA
  John McEnroe
  Patrick McEnroe
2-0 (2 ties played) Team France
  Henri Leconte
  Cedric Pioline
Mallorca
London

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