The Beijing Tennis Open

The Beijing Tennis Open

The Beijing Tennis Open, or the China Open as it is now popularly known is a professional tennis tournament which is played annually in September. It is played in the Olympic Green Centre in Beijing, China. It was initiated in the year 1993 and continued to operate till 1998. But then in 1998, it was removed from the ATP tourney for reasons undisclosed and reinstated in 2004 when popular demand made the organisers decide to bring it back. It was one of the maiden tennis tournaments which were played in Asia. Along with the Qatar Open and the Dubai Tennis Championships, the Beijing Tennis Open was one of the few championships which the ATP had decided to start as part of the Asia tournament itinerary. After its reinstallation, the Beijing Tennis Open has been made a part of both the ATP and the WTA. This tournament is famous for being the only championship outside the USA to use the services of the Hawk-Eye technology to find out line call errors. Michael Chang is the only player who has won consecutive three titles in both the singles and the doubles format of the game. This tournament is one of the most important Asian tennis tournaments. It is highly recognized and awaited due to its competitive nature. 

The Association of Tennis Professionals

by on March 19, 2009
in ATP Tour

The Association of Tennis Professionals

The Association of Tennis Professionals, or the ATP as it is more commonly known, came into existence in the 1972. It was basically formed to protect the rights of male professional tennis players’. This association was responsible for the inspiration which helped in the organization of the principal worldwide tour for male players since 1990. This is called the ATP Tour and was renamed in January of 2009 as the ATP World Tour. This is an improvement on the previous championships known as the World Championship Tennis.

The executive office of the ATP are based in London and has got its offices in every continent such as ATP Americas, ATP Europe and the ATP International which is responsible for overlooking the tennis in Asia, Africa and Australia. The ATP Tour is inclusive of a lot of tournaments which span the entire year. Some of them can be enlisted as the Grand Slams, ATP World Tour 500 Series, ATP World Tour 250 Series and the like.

There have been a few changes which took place in 2009 such as the Master’s Cup which has been renamed as the 1000 Cup while the gold events have been renamed as the 500 and 250 Cups. The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) updates the male professional tennis players rankings every month with a detailed review.