ATP Challenger Tour

by on April 16, 2009
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ATP Challenger Tour

The ATP Challenger Tennis Series was the former name of the ATP Challenger Tour until it got a revamp in the dying stages of 2008. The series consists of a number of international men’s tennis matches which allow the players to earn points so that they can qualify to the ATP level. The general tournament into which they gain entry is the 250 series tournament which is the main draw level. This series is fully under the control and is organised by the Association of Tennis Professionals.

The first version of the Challenger Tennis tournaments was held in 1978. The first year saw a total of 18 events being covered. The first events were held in Auckland and Hobart respectively in the month of January while the rest of the events were held starting from June 18th till the end of August. A number of places were chosen to play the matches. This is in stark contrast to the staggering number of matches, 178 in total, that were played in 2008 alone. The matches took place over a huge number of 40 countries which gives an idea of how the series has blossomed into a high-profile event. The importance of ATP Challenge tour in tennis circuit cannot be undermined by any means. 

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