For the seventh year, the ATP Tennis World Tour Finals season-ending showdown will be taking place from 15-22 November at The O2 in London, featuring only the world’s best eight qualified singles players and doubles teams.
All eight qualification spots in singles and doubles will be at stake throughout the season as the world’s top players battle throughout the season for a chance to compete for the last title of the year in London. The draw of the World’s top players such as Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka, Andy Murray, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal constantly attract large crowds to the O2.
Last year’s tournament was a record-breaking year in which the event set an overall attendance of 263,560, the biggest in the 45-year history of the tournament. The total six-year attendance since the event moved to London in 2009 stands at 1,548,245. And with a record 101 million TV viewers tuning in across the eight days of competition in 2014, a 24% increase on the previous year, the tournament’s worldwide following continues to grow.
This year’s tournament will offer a US$ 7 million in prize money. The prestigious event has been contested in major cities around the world with a rich history dating back to the birth of The Masters in 1970 in Tokyo. Since 2000, the event has taken place in cities such as Lisbon, Sydney and Shanghai, before moving to London in 2009.
The final places are nearly confirmed with Rafael Nadal and Tomas Berdych competing alongside Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka at the prestigious season finale.
The Spaniard reached the final in London in 2013 and 2010. The 30-year-old Berdych will make his sixth consecutive appearance at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. The Czech reached the semi-finals in London in 2011
Only one spot remains open in the Emirates ATP Doubles Race to London, Matkowski/Zimonjic became the seventh team to qualify for the Nov. 15-22 event Zimonjic, 39, is a two-time Barclays ATP World Tour Finals titlist, having won the event with Canadian Daniel Nestor in 2008 and 2010. The Serbian was also runner-up with Leander Paes in 2005.
Double teams who have qualified are Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan, Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau, Jamie Murray and John Peers, Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo,Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini, Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut, Marcin Matkowski and Nenad Zimonjic.
The event is always popular, unlike Wimbledon it is possible to get tickets online for the various matches. It offers a rare opportunity to see the world’s greatest male tennis players compete against each other.
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