The ATP Tour (known as ATP World Tour between January 2009 and December 2018) is the sole worldwide top-tier tennis tour for men organized by the Association of Tennis Professionals founded in 1990 that replaced the earlier dual Grand Prix Circuit and WCT Circuit's The second-tier tour is the ATP Challenger Tour and the third-tier is the ITF Men's World Tennis Tour. The equivalent women's organisation is the WTA Tour.

ATP Tour tournaments edit

The ATP Tour comprises ATP Masters 1000, ATP 500, and ATP 250 and the United Cup.[1] The ATP also oversees the ATP Challenger Tour,[2] a level below the ATP Tour, and the ATP Champions Tour for seniors. The Grand Slam tournaments, the Olympic tennis tournament, the Davis Cup, and the entry-level ITF World Tennis Tour do not fall under the purview of the ATP, but are overseen by the International Tennis Federation (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. 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 ITF. The top 21-and-under players may compete in the season-ending Next Generation ATP Finals if they do not qualify for the ATP Finals. The details of the professional tennis tour are:

Category Tournaments Winner's ranking points Average prize money[3] Governing body
Grand Slam 4 2,000 US$24,266,872 ITF
ATP Finals 1 1,100–1,500 US$7,250,000 ATP
Next Generation ATP Finals 1 0 US$2,000,000 ATP
ATP Masters 1000 9 1000 US$5,007,832 ATP
ATP 500 13 500 US$1,803,832 ATP
ATP 250 38 250 US$615,151 ATP
United Cup 1 500 (max) US$15,000,000 (2023) ATP/WTA
Davis Cup 1 0 US$15,300,000 (2021) ITF
Olympics 1 0 0 IOC/ITF
ATP Challenger Tour 178 50 to 175 $64,901 ATP
ITF Men's Circuit 534 18 to 35 $17,798 ITF

ATP rankings edit

ATP publishes weekly rankings of professional players.[4]

Current rankings edit

Records edit

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ ATPTour.com. "ATP Tour calendar" Archived 2022-01-03 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ ATPTour.com. "ATP Challenger Tour" Archived 2020-02-19 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Average Payout by Tournament Archived 2022-10-09 at the Wayback Machine, PTPA
  4. ^ "ATP Rankings". ATP. Archived from the original on 2018-12-11. Retrieved 2022-04-03.
  5. ^ "Current ATP Singles Ranking". Association of Tennis Professionals.
  6. ^ "Official ATP Ranking". live-tennis.eu.
  7. ^ "Current ATP Doubles Ranking". Association of Tennis Professionals.
  8. ^ "Official ATP Doubles". live-tennis.eu.

External links edit