ATP Champions Tour

The ATP Champions Tour is a Men’s Tennis Tour that is open to ATP Tennis professionals who have retired from the regular ATP Tour. In order to qualify to play on the ATP Champions Tour, players need to have held the World No.1 ranking, reached a Grand Slam final, or been a singles player in a victorious Davis Cup team. Tournaments also have the option of offering two wildcards to players who don’t meet these conditions.

The ATP Champions Tour usually consists of around 10 tournaments that are played in different locations from around the world. The biggest tournament in the Tour is the year end event held at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England.

ATP Champions Tour Format

The tournaments are usually split into two groups of 4 players and use a round robin format so that each of the eight man field gets to play at least 3 matches. The winner of each group goes on to contest the final while the players who finished second in each group compete in a third place playoff.

Unlike grand slam events on the regular ATP Tour, matches in the ATP Champions Tour are played as best of 3 sets rather than best of 5 sets with the final set being a 10 point Champion’s tie break.

ATP Champions Tour Ranking Points

PerformanceNo of Ranking Points
Winner400
Runner Up300
3rd Place200
4th Place150
5th/6th Place80
7th/8th Place60

Notable ATP Champions Tour Players

  • Tommy Haas
  • Marcos Baghdatis
  • Xavier Malisse
  • David Ferrer
  • Mikhail Youzhny
  • Juan Carlos Ferrero
  • James Blake
  • John McEnroe
  • Carlos Moya
  • Pat Rafter
  • Marat Safin
  • Andy Roddick
  • Michael Chang
  • Jonas Bjorkman
  • Thomas Johansson
  • Bjorn Borg
  • Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  • Richard Krajicek
  • Henri Leconte
  • Ivan Lendl
  • Thomas Muster
  • Yannick Noah
  • Pete Sampras
  • Fabrice Santaro
  • Mats Wilander
  • Boris Becker
  • Sergi Bruera
  • Pat Cash
  • Alex Corretja
  • Jim Courier
  • Stefan Edberg
  • Thomas Enqvist
  • Mardy Fish
  • Guy Forget
  • Wayne Ferria
  • Tim Henman
  • Fernando Gonzalez

Impact of COVID 19 on the Tour

Due to the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic, only one event was played in 2020 in Delray Beach and 1 in 2021 in London but more events are planned for 2022.

2021 ATP Champions Tour in London

The only event to be played in the 2021 ATP Champions Tour will be the Champions Tennis event at the Royal Albert Hall in London from the 25th to the 28th of November.

2021 Champions Tennis Participants

The 2021 Champions Tennis Event will be made up of three teams: Team 1 (Greg), Team 2 (Mark) and Team 3 (Goran).

Team 1 (Greg)Team 2 (Mark)Team 3 (Goran)
Greg RusedskiMark PhilippoussisDavid Ferrer
Marcos BaghdatisTomas BerdychThomas Enqvist
Tommy HaasXavier MalisseMikhail Youzhny
Radek StepanekFernando GonzalezNicolás Almagro

2021 Champions Tennis Order of Play/Schedule

The 2021 Champions Tennis event will be played over 4 days from Thursday the 25th of November to Sunday the 28th of November.

DateSessionStart TimeMatches
Thursday, 25th of NovemberAfternoon1:30 pmSingles – Baghdatis (Team 1) v Berdych (Team 2)
Doubles – Haas/Stepanek (Team 1) v Malisse/Gonzalez (Team 2)
Singles – Rusedski (Team 1) v Philippoussis (Team 2)
Thursday, 25th of NovemberEvening7:30 pmSingles – Stepanek (Team 1) v Almagro (Team 3)
Doubles – Baghdatis/Rusedski (Team 1) v Enqvist/Ferrer (Team 3)
Singles – Haas (Team 1) v Youzhny (Team 3)
Friday, 26th of NovemberAfternoon1:30 pmSingles – Philippoussis (Team 2) v Enqvist (Team 3)
Doubles – Malissee/Gonzalez (Team 2) v Youzhny/Almagro (Team 3)
Singles – Berdych (Team 2) v Ferrer (Team 3)
Friday, 26th of NovemberEvening7:30 pmSingles – Stepanek (Team 1) v Malisse (Team 2)
Doubles – Baghdatis/Rusedski (Team 1) v Berdych/Philippoussis (Team 2)
Singles – Haas (Team 1) v Gonzalez (Team 2)
Saturday, 27th of NovemberAfternoon1:00 pmSingles – Baghdatis (Team 1) v Ferrer (Team 3)
Doubles – Haas/Stepanek (Team 1) v Youzhny/Almagro (Team 3)
Singles – Rusedski (Team 1) v Enqvist (Team 3)
Saturday, 27th of NovemberEvening6:00 pmSingles – Malisse (Team 2) v Almagro (Team 3)
Doubles – Berdych/Philippoussis (Team 2) v Enqvist/Ferrer (Team 3)
Singles – Gonzalez (Team 2) v Youzhny (Team 3)
Sunday, 28th of NovemberAfternoon12:00 pmExho Singles – Raducanu v Ruse
Exho Doubles – Bahrami/3rd place player v Pernfors/3rd place player
Sunday, 28th of NovemberEvening5:00 pmFinal Singles – Team 1st v Team 2nd
Final Doubles – Team 1st v Team 2nd
Final Singles – Team 1st v Team 2nd

2021 Champions Tennis Tickets

Tickets are still available for the first 3 days of the 2021 Champions Tennis and can be purchased from the official Royal Albert Hall website.

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