Monday, 17 August 2009

100 Day Countdown to Barclays ATP World Tour Finals Begins

The 100-day countdown to the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, which will be held at The O2 in London from 22-29 November, begins Friday.
Out of a capacity of 250,000, only 20,000 tickets remain on sale to tennis fans across the group sessions at The O2, which will host the eight-day singles and doubles tournament, welcoming a quarter of a million fans to watch the world's top eight players battle it out for the final South African Airways 2009 ATP Rankings points of the year, and a chance to be crowned 2009 ATP World Tour Champion.
British favourite Andy Murray is close to joining all-time Grand Slam title-leader Roger Federer and reigning 2008 ATP World Tour Champion Rafael Nadal at the prestigious season climax, after his dramatic run to the semi-finals at Wimbledon last month. Novak Djokovic, winner of last year's event in Shanghai, Wimbledon finalist Andy Roddick and last week's Washington titlist Juan Martin del Potro are also primed to secure one of the six remaining qualification berths as the US Open approaches.
Murray could replace Nadal at No. 2 in the South African Airways 2009 ATP Rankings, dependent on results this week at the Rogers Cup, an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament in Montreal. The 22 year old could become the highest-ranked Briton in the Open Era if he 1) reaches the semi-finals and Nadal loses before the fourth round, 2) reaches the final and Nadal loses in the semi-finals or earlier, or 3) wins the fourth ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title of his career.
Phil Anderton, Chairman of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, said: "Given the phenomenal demand for tickets so far, the prospect of watching the likes of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray battling it out at The O2 in November is clearly a very appealing one. Benefiting from an overall capacity of just over 250,000, the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals is on track to become the biggest indoor tennis tournament of all time.
"The response from fans has been absolutely fantastic and is a reflection of the great appetite that exists for world-class tennis in the UK. With most sessions already sold out, there are only a few tickets remaining for the group sessions, where fans are guaranteed to see top quality tennis featuring only the world's Top 8 singles players and doubles teams. We look forward to welcoming the world's best players and the fans to what promises to be a spectacular sporting event."
The Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, previously known as the Tennis Masters Cup, has moved to London after a four-year run in Shanghai. The tournament has been hosted in some of the world's most glamorous cities and been won by the biggest names in tennis, including Pete Sampras, John McEnroe, Andre Agassi and Bjorn Borg.
The event is the climax of the ATP World Tour, where players gather ranking points from more than 60 tournaments, including the four Grand Slams, played throughout the year. The eight singles players and doubles teams, who then finish with the most South African Airways 2009 ATP Rankings points at the end of the regular season qualify to compete at the season finale for a total prize of $5 million and for the chance to become the ATP World Tour Champions of the Year

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