Winners Of ATP Challenger Tour Finals 2011-2014

by on April 16, 2015
in ATP Tour

ATP Challenger

ATP Challenger Tour Finals is held at the end of each year where top seven players compete against each other and one of the players is invited from the country where the tournament is being held. There are total of eight players who are divided in two groups with four players each and play round-robin matches against the other players in the second group. Those players with the best record from both the groups advance to the semi-finals with the winners, playing in the final against each other to determine the champion.

From 2011 to 2014 these tournament has been held in Sao Paulo. In 2011- 2012, tournament was held on the Indoor hard surface at Ginasio do Ibirapuera. In the year 2013, the ATP Challenger Tour Finals was held on the Outdoor Clay Court and in 2014 it was again held on the Indoor clay at the Esporte Clube Pinheiros.

Final 2014

In the finale, Schwartzman played against Brazilian wild card entry Guilherme Clezar winning the two straight sets 7-5, 6-4.  During the match Schwartzman outsmarted Clezar winning the match in 73 minutes. Schwartzman, who is at present the 77 in World ranking earned 110 ATP ranking points and also won prize money of US-$ 84,900. He is the only second Argentine after Guido Pella to win the final of ATP Challenger Tour finals. Schwartzman can rightly be said as the deserving player of this award winning the title in 2014 and winning most number of matches with total of 48 throughout the year.

Finale 2013

Filippo Volandri of Italy won finale of ATP Challenger Tour in the year 2013 over Alejandro Gonzalez in three rounds with 4-6, 6-4, 6-2. Volandri won match total in just 52 minutes and won his 12th trophy on the Challenger trophy. Volandri has become the ninth active player to win the award. The Italian who also held No 25th spot once won $84,900 with the title and adds 110 points taking him inside the Top 70 of the Emirates ATP rankings for the first time after April last year. Runner up Gonzalez also received $46,200 for his run to the final and achieved the status of sixth Colombian born player to enter in the Top 100 earlier in the week.

Finale 2012

Argentina player Guido Pella who defeated Adrian Ungur, sixth seeded player winning three sets with 6-3, 6-7(4), 7-6(4). Pella has entered the Top 100 for the first time in the South African Airway ATP Rankings for the first time. At present Pella is 124th seeded and enhanced 4-0 record in ATP challenger Tour finals in 2012 adding one more to his winning streak including in Salinas, Manta and Campinas

Finale 2011

German player Cedrik-Marcel Stebe won the match against Dudi Sela of Israel in 2011 winning two straight sets with 6-2, 6-4.  Stebe is a very versatile player and has other talents like he is a pianist, drummer, golfer and also a footballer. Stabe is the newest shining star and one of the fastest achiever in ATP World Tour in the past 15 months.

ATP World Tour Final

by on April 16, 2015
in ATP Tour

ATP Tour Finals

ATP World Tour Final or Barclays ATP World Tour Finals is a tournament held for the professional men tennis players every year in the month of November at the O2 Arena in London, United Kingdom. This tournament is generally the last in the series of Association of Tennis professionals World Tour and top eight single players face each other in this series along with the double teams of the ATP rankings. Started in 1970, this tournament is highly popular amongst the all tennis fans and tennis playing Nations.  In singles reigning champion is Novak Djokovic and doubles trophy is defended by Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan.

This tournament differs from other series in a way that this is not a direct knock-out and instead eight players are divided into two groups of four and compete against the players of other groups, playing three round robin matches. Till date not a single player has got play semi-finals after losing more than one round-robin match. As of now the tournament is held in the general format of creating groups of four players and advancing into the semi finals and final. However, few years have been exceptions when this tournament walked over with surprising decisions. For instance in 1970-71, the winner was decided by taking out the best performed player after robin round with no semi finals and finals. In the years 1982, 1983 and 1984 there was 12 players knock out tournament without any round robin matches. Similarly in 1985, 16 player knock out was held with no round robin match. In this tournament, winners are given maximum 1500 rankings points, with each round-robin loss, 200 points are deducted from that amount.

 Roger Federer is one player that holds most number of records in single tournament with total of six. Generally the tournament is named after the sponsors of the tour but from 1990-2008 competition was non-sponsored. However, IBM sponsored the singles portion of the events. Barclays PLC started sponsoring the tournament in 2009. In 2009 the tournament was renamed to the ATP World Tour Finals and is played in London from 2009 to 2013. After 2012, organisers took extension of another two years up to 2015. Previously double and single tournaments were organised separately, but now they are held together running in the same week and also at the same location.

ATP World Tour is considered as one of the most important indoor tennis tournaments on the World tournament. But here also there are few exceptions when this event has been organized outdoor as well during 1974 Melbourne & 2003-2004 after modifying the conditions of play and keeping it in control on the ground as well as illumination system. Here is the price list of top 5 players and their prize money:-

Rank   Player                         YTD               Singles                        Doubles          Career

  1. David Ferrer                          $195,000         $195,000         $0                    $24,928,109
  2. Berdych, Tomas                     $102,675         $102,675         $0                    $20,152,143
  1. Vesely, Jiri                              $92,595           $91,530           $1,065             $797,125
  2. Troicki, Viktor                       $80,730           $80,730           $0                    $4,739,091

5. Federer, Roger              $80,000           $80,000           $0                    $88,691,538