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Post by Cromar on Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:33 pm

ATP Announces 2020 ATP Tour Calendar

Inaugural ATP Cup and Doha will open the new season

March 13, 2019

The ATP has announced the release of its 2020 ATP Tour calendar, a season featuring 63 ATP tournaments across 29 countries, in addition to the four Grand Slams, as well as the introduction of the ATP Cup at the start of the year for the first time. The full 2020 ATP Tour calendar (PDF) can be viewed here.

The 2020 season will kick off with the inaugural ATP Cup, a new team event that has been strategically integrated into the calendar to serve as a major launch to the ATP season. The ATP Cup will take place as a 10-day event in parallel across three Australian cities - Sydney, Brisbane, and one additional city to be announced in due course. The players’ team event, held in partnership with Tennis Australia, will feature 24 countries competing for US$15 million in prize money, the biggest prize purse of any ATP tournament on the calendar, and a maximum of 750 ATP Rankings points at stake.

Other changes in the calendar include:

  • The ATP 250 event in Pune, India, moving from week 1 to week 5 in the ATP calendar, alongside Montpellier and Cordoba.
  • The ATP 250 event in Sofia, Bulgaria, moving from week 5 to week 39 in the ATP calendar, alongside Chengdu and Zhuhai.
  • The 2020 season also sees the return of Adelaide in week 2 of the ATP calendar for the first time since 2008.
  • ATP has an open application in process for an ATP 250 grass court event in Europe to take place the week before Wimbledon, currently held in Antalya.

The season will culminate with the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Nitto ATP Finals, first held in Tokyo in 1970, as The O2 in London hosts the season finale for a twelfth consecutive year.

“The 2020 ATP Tour calendar will provide a global stage for the world’s greatest players to battle over 11 months for prestigious ATP titles, coveted ATP rankings points, and the ultimate prize of finishing the season as year-end ATP Tour No.1,” said Chris Kermode, ATP Executive Chairman & President. “2020 will also see the launch of the ATP Cup, an event that has all the ingredients to become something very special at start of the season, and we look forward to seeing it come to fruition through our partnership with Tennis Australia.”

In addition, all ATP tournaments on the 2020 calendar will feature the Shot Clock, one of many innovations stemming from the award-winning Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan, a tournament that will continue to serve as a platform to trial innovations and promote the future stars of the sport.

The ATP Tour has attracted record audiences on site, on television and online in recent years with more than 4.5 million fans attending tournaments, and almost 1 billion viewers tuning in throughout the season.

Summary of changes in 2020

Tournaments added:  Adelaide, Santiago, Mallorca, ATP Cup, Laver Cup, Tokyo Olympics
Tournaments moved:  Pune, Umag, Los Cabos, Atlanta, Sofia
Tournaments removed:  Brisbane, Sydney, Sao Paulo, Antalya

Source: ATP Release

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Post by Cromar on Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:37 pm

Santiago To Host ATP Tournament In 2020

ATP Tour returns to Chile for first time since 2014

November 19, 2019

The ATP today announced that the February 2020 Latin American swing will feature an ATP 250 tournament in Santiago, Chile, replacing the event previously held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from 2012-2019.

It will be the first time that Chile has hosted an ATP Tour tournament since 2014 in Vina Del Mar (2001-2009, 2012-14), with Santiago hosting a tour-level event between 1993-2000, 2010-11. Event organisers, SACS, which has run three ATP Challenger Tour events in Chile, will work in partnership with Octagon, owners of the tournament sanction.

The 2020 ATP Tour calendar will also feature five other Latin American events: the Cordoba Open, the Argentina Open in Buenos Aires, the Rio Open presented by Claro and the Abierto Mexicano Telcel presentado por HSBC in Acapulco – all held in the month of February – plus the Abierto de Tenis Mifel presentado por Cinemex in Los Cabos in July.

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