Details of 2021 ATP Finals


This will be the first time Turin will host the ATP Tour year-end championships.‏[1] It will be the 52nd edition of the tournament (47th in doubles). The tournament is run by the ‏Association of Tennis Professionals‏ (ATP) and is part of the ‏2021 ATP Tour‏. The event will take place on indoor hard courts. It will serve as the season-ending championships for players on the ATP Tour.‏

The eight players who qualify for the event are split into two groups of four. During this stage, players compete in a round-robin format (meaning players play against all the other players in their group). The two players with the best results in each group progress to the semifinals, where the winners of a group face the runners-up of the other group. This stage, however, is a knock-out stage. The doubles competition uses the same format.‏

All players must include the ranking points for mandatory Masters tournaments for which they are on the original acceptance list and for all Grand Slams for which they would be eligible, even if they do not compete (in which case they receive zero points). Furthermore, players who finished 2020 in the world’s top 30 are ‏commitment players‏ who must (if not injured) include points for the 8 mandatory Masters tournament regardless of whether they enter, and who must compete in at least 4 ‏ATP 500‏ tournaments (though the ‏Monte Carlo Masters‏ may count to this total), of which one must take place after the ‏US Open‏. Zero point scores may also be taken from withdrawals by non-injured players from ‏ATP 500‏ tournaments according to certain other conditions outlined by the ATP. Beyond these rules, however, a player may substitute his next best tournament result for missed Masters and Grand Slam tournaments.

Eight teams compete at the tournament, with one named alternates. The eight competing teams receive places according to the same order of precedence as in singles. The named alternate will be offered first to any unaccepted teams in the selection order, then to the highest ranked unaccepted team, and then to a team selected by the ATP. Points are accumulated in the same competitions as for the singles tournament. However, for Doubles teams there are no commitment tournaments, so teams are ranked according to their 19 highest points scoring results from any tournaments on the ‏ATP Tour‏.

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