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Who will win the ATP Finals 2020?
ATP Finals 2020
The Nitto ATP Finals are set to return to The O2 in 2020 for the year-ending climax to the men's professional tennis season, featuring only the world's best eight qualified singles players and doubles teams as they battle it out for the last title of the season.
Players compete for ATP Rankings points throughout the season in a bid to earn one of the eight coveted berths and a chance to win the biggest indoor tennis tournament in the world. Played using a round-robin format, each player plays three matches as they compete for a berth in the knockout semi-finals and beyond.
Held at The O2 since 2009, the 2020 event will be London’s final edition of the tournament before the prestigious season-ending event moves to Turin, Italy, in 2021.
This year’s updated ATP calendar, which remains subject to change, comprises 16 tournaments, including the US Open, the French Open, and Masters 1000 events in Rome and Paris. The tour is set to conclude with London’s last edition of the Nitto ATP Finals, which begin on 15th November.
“Adding new events to the tour calendar is a positive step given the many challenges our sport has faced this year,” said ATP chairman Andrea Gaudenzi.
“Our goal was to create additional earning opportunities for players and entertainment for our fans, and to do so in a safe and practical way. We are delighted to have tennis back on court again and these new events will help us finish the year strongly, as we build towards the season-ending Nitto ATP Finals.”
The ATP Finals in London will be the finale to the drastically disrupted 2020 season, although it may have to happen behind closed doors.
This year is London’s last opportunity to host the event before it moves to Turin, and there seems genuine commitment to making sure it goes ahead. “Our intention remains for the season to finish with the Nitto ATP Finals in London, including the potential scenario of the event being held with reduced or no fans on-site in line with UK Government guidelines,” an ATP spokesperson told the Daily Mail.
However, ATP remains hopeful that later this year fans will be allowed to return into stadia in a socially distanced manner, following a series of pilot events being undertaken in the UK. If this is confirmed ahead of the Nitto ATP Finals, the intention is to reopen ticket sales for the tournament, in which case more details will be announced in due course.
“The fans have played such an incredible part in the success of the Nitto ATP Finals over the years and there’s no question the capacity crowds will be deeply missed this year,” said Andrea Gaudenzi, ATP Chairman. “Working within the guidelines issued by the UK Government is paramount as we look to prioritize the health and safety of the fans and everybody involved in the tournament in our efforts to deliver the event in the safest way possible.”
Nitto will continue to put its name to the ATP’s season-ending showpiece until 2025, having held naming rights to the tournament since 2017. The Japanese medical products company also becomes a year-round gold partner and official athletic tape of the ATP Tour.