ATP Tennis

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The Association of Tennis Professionals or ATP is the governing body of tennis in the men’s circuit of professional tennis. ATP tennis consists of all the tennis tournaments organized by…


ATP Tennis

The Association of Tennis Professionals or ATP is the governing body of tennis in the men’s circuit of professional tennis. ATP tennis consists of all the tennis tournaments organized by the Association of Tennis Professionals or ATP.

The organization is affiliated to the International Tennis Federation or the ITF, the international governing body of tennis. The ATP was founded in 1972 with aim of ruling the sport in the domain of men’s tennis. Since then, the organization has been controlling various tennis events scheduled under ATP Tennis Tour.

ATP tennis tour schedule includes numerous tennis tournaments, which are held around the world throughout the year. Tennis tournaments included in the ATP Tennis schedule are divided in various groups. The main groups of tennis tournaments held under ATP Tennis are Grand Slams, Tennis Masters Cup, ATP Masters Series, ATP International Series, ATP International Series Gold, ATP Challenger Series, Satellites Tournaments and Futures tournaments. The Satellite Tournaments and Future Tournaments are contested as ITF events, which are included in the ATP Tennis schedule. Tennis Master Cup is also held in association with the ITF.

Players participating in the tennis tournaments included in the schedule of ATP Tennis are given points on the basis of their performance. According to the points accumulated during the tennis tournaments, players are given place on the ATP ranking. Many players have earned a place in the history of tennis for their performance in the ATP Tennis tournaments.

2013 Men’s Tennis ATP Tournament Schedule

Event Date ATP Tournament Name City/Location Country
Jan 7 – Jan 13 ATP Heineken Open Auckland New Zealnd
Jan 7 – Jan 13 ATP Apia International Sydney Sydney Australia
Jan 14 – Jan 27 Australian Open Melbourne Australia
Feb 4 – Feb 10 ATP Open Sud de France Montpellier France
Feb 4 – Feb 10 ATP VTR Open Vina Del Mar Chile
Feb 4 – Feb 10 ATP PBZ Zagreb Indoors Zagreb Croatia
Feb 11 – Feb 17 ATP ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament Rotterdam Netherlands
Feb 11 – Feb 17 ATP Brasil Open Sao Paulo Brazil
Feb 11 – Feb 17 ATP SAP Open San Jose,California USA
Feb 18 – Feb 24 ATP Tour Open 13 Marseille France
Feb 18 – Feb 24 ATP Regions Morgan Keegan Championships Memphis,Tennessee USA
Feb 18 – Feb 24 ATP Copa Claro Buenos Aires Argentina
Feb 25 – Mar 3 ATP Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Dubai United Arab Emirates
Feb 25 – Mar 3 ATP Delray Beach International Tennis Championship Delray Beach Florida
Mar 4 – Apr 17 ATP BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells, California USA
Mar 18 – Mar 31 ATP Sony Open Tennis Miami,Florida USA
Apr 8 – Apr 14 ATP Grand Prix Hassan II Casablanca Morocco
Apr 8 – Apr 14 ATP US Men’s Claycourt Championships Houston, Texas USA
Apr 15 – Apr 21 ATP Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters Monte Carlo Monaco
Apr 22 – Apr 28 ATP BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy Bucharest Romania
Apr 22 – Apr 28 ATP Barcelona Open BancSabadell Barcelona Spain
Apr 29 – May 5 ATP BMW Open Munich Germany
Apr 29 – May 5 ATP Estoril Open Estoril Portugal
Apr 29 – May 5 ATP Serbia Open Belgrade Serbia
May 6 – May 12 ATP Mutua Madrilena Madrid Open Madrid Spain
May 13 – May 19 ATP Internazionali BNL d’Italia Rome Italy
May 20 – May 26 ATP Open de Nice Cote d’ Azur Nice France
May 27 – Jun 9 French Open Roland Garros, Paris France
Jun 10 – Jun 16 ATP Gerry Weber Open Halle Germany
Jun 10 – Jun 16 ATP AEGON Championships London England
Jun 17 – Jun 23 ATP UNICEF Open s-Hertogenbosch Netherlands
Jun 17 – Jun 23 ATP AEGON International Eastbourne England
Jun 24 – Jul 7 Wimbledon Wimbledon England
Jul 8 – Jul 14 ATP Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships Newport, Rhode Island USA
Jul 8 – Jul 14 ATP Mercedes Cup Stuttgart Germany
Jul 8 – Jul 14 ATP SkiStar Swedish Open Bastad Sweden
Jul 15 – Jul 21 ATP BB&T Atlanta Open Atlanta, Georgia USA
Jul 15 – Jul 21 ATP German Open Tennis Championships Hamburg Germany
Jul 22 – Jul 28 ATP Allianz Suisse Open Gstaad Gstaad Switzerland
Jul 22 – Jul 28 ATP Vegeta Croatia Open Umag Umag Croatia
Jul 22 – Jul 28 ATP Farmers Classic Los Angeles, California USA
Jul 29 – Aug 4 ATP Citi Open Washington D.C USA
Jul 29 – Aug 4 ATP Bet-At-Home Cup Kitzbuhel Kitzbuhel Austria
Aug 5 – Aug 11 ATP Rogers Cup Montreal Canada
Aug 12 – Aug 18 ATP Western & Southern Open Cincinnatti, Ohio USA
Aug 19 – Aug 25 ATP Winston-Salem Open North Carolina USA
Aug 26 – Sep 8 US Open Flushing Meadows, New York USA
Sep 16 – Sep 22 ATP Tour Open de Moselle Metz France
Sep 16 – Sep 22 ATP Tour St. Petersburg Open St Petersburg Russia
Sep 23 – Sep 29 ATP PTT Thailand Open Bangkok Thailand
Sep 23 – Sep 29 ATP Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Sep 30 – Oct 6 ATP Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships Tokyo Japan
Sep 30 – Oct 6 ATP China Open Beijing China
Oct 7 – Oct 13 Shanghai Rolex Masters Shanghai China
Oct 14 – Oct 20 ATP Erste Bank Open Vienna Austria
Oct 14 – Oct 20 ATP Kremlin Cup Moscow Russia
Oct 14 – Oct 20 ATP Tour if…Stockholm Open Stockholm Sweden
Oct 21 – Oct 27 ATP Swiss Indoors Basel Basel Switzerland
Oct 21 – Oct 27 ATP Valencia Open 500 Valencia Spain
Oct 28 – Nov 3 ATP BNP Paribas Masters Paris France
Nov 4 – Nov 11 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals O2 Arena, London England, UK

2012 Men’s Tennis ATP Schedule

Event Date ATP Tournament Name City/Location Country
31st – 5th Jan 2012 ATP Qatar ExxonMobil Open Doha Qatar
31st – 6th Jan 2012 ATP Brisbane International Brisbane Australia
31st – 6th Jan 2012 ATP Aircel Chennai Open Chennai India

 

Tennis (Men’s) ATP Player Ranking

ATP Rankings Player Name Country Ranking Points
1 Novak Djokovic Serbia 12920
2 Roger Federer Switzerland 10265
3 Andy Murray Scotland 8000
4 Rafael Nadal Spain 6795
5 David Ferrer Spain 6505
6 Tomas Berdych Czech Republic 4680
7 Juan Martin del Potro Argentina 4480
8 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga France 3490
9 Janko Tipsarevic Serbia 2990
10 Richard Gasquet France 2515
11 Nicolas Almagro Spain 2515
12 Juan Monaco Argentina 2430
13 Milos Raonic Canada 2380
14 John Isner United States 2215
15 Marin Cilic Croatia 2210
16 Gilles Simon France 2165
17 Stanislas Wawrinka Switzerland 1900
18 Alexandr Dolgopolov Ukraine 1855
19 Kei Nishikori Japan 1830
20 Philipp Kohlschreiber Germany 1770

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