Wellcome To Watch The Nitto ATP World Tour Finals 2018 is the season-ending showdown of the men’s professional tennis season, featuring only the world’s top eight singles players and doubles teams. Held at The O2, London’s premier sporting and entertainment venue, this event is not a straightforward knock-out tournament, but instead a round-robin that progresses into a semifinals and finals, ensuring that you’ll see the top players compete. Join Topnotch Tennis Tours for some fun in one of best cities in the world.So keep watching and enjoy your time.
ATP World Tour Finals 2018 Live
DATE: (Nov 11-Nov 18)
VENUE: Held at The O2, London’s premier sporting and entertainment venue
The event is the fourth evolution of a championship which began in 1970. It was originally known as the Masters Grand Prix and was part of the Grand Prix Tennis Circuit. It was organised by the International Lawn Tennis Federation (ILTF). It ran alongside the competing WCT Finals the season-ending championships for the rival World Championship Tennis Tour. 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 Grand Prix and the ATP Tour World Championships, the Tennis Masters Cup was contested by eight players. However, 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 is 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 takes the final spot in the Tennis Masters Cup.
In 2009, the Masters was renamed the ATP World Tour Finals and got scheduled to be held at The O2 in London from 2009 to 2013.In 2012, the organisers extended the contract by two years up to 2015.In 2015, the contract was extended again for three years up to 2018.In 2017 the event was renamed the ATP Finals and the contract with the O2 Arena was extended to 2020.
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.
For most of its history, the event has been considered as the most important indoor tennis tournament on the world tour (there were a few exceptions, when the event was organized outdoors: 1974 Melbourne & 2003–2004 Houston), allowing for controlled conditions of play, regarding both surface type and illumination system.Subcribe Now