By Ros Satar
- The ATP Finals will move to Turin from 2021-2025
- The O2 in London has played host to the season ending finale since 2009
LONDON, ENGLAND – The ATP announced that the season-ending finale will move to Turin from 2021-2025 having been hosted in London since 2009.
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Turin has won its bid to host the ATP Finals from 2021-2025, and the agreement will see the world’s greatest male players compete for the biggest indoor tennis title at the end of the year.
The bid was a joint venture by the Italian Tennis Federation and Sport e Salute SpA, also in partnership with the Italian Government, the municipality of Turin and Regione Piemonte. Turin becomes the 15th city to host the season-ending tournament and brings the ATP Finals to Italy for the first time in its 50-year history.
This is quite a coup for Italy, who has successfully hosted the Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan, and together with Rome now boast three top tier tennis tournaments.
In an ATP Statement, outgoing ATP Executive and Chairman Chris Kermode said: “Our congratulations to Turin on putting together such a comprehensive and impressive bid. Italy provides us with one of the strongest and most established tennis markets in Europe and has a proven track record for hosting world class tennis events with the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome, as well as the Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan.
“We’re delighted to expand on our successful partnership with the FIT and Sport e Salute SpA and we look forward to bringing the ATP’s flagship season-ending event to tennis’s growing fan-base in Italy for the first time.
“The success of the ATP Finals is critical to the health of the ATP and we believe that Turin has all the ingredients to take the event to new heights and to continue the tournament’s growth following a highly successful 12-year stint in London that will come to an end in 2020. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all our event partners in London, particularly AEG, and all the fans that have made the tournament such a success at The O2 since 2009.”
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President of the ATP Player council, and current World No. 1 Novak Djokovic added: “The ATP Finals is the biggest and most prestigious event that we have at the ATP. It’s a tournament that has historically moved around and so I’m very excited to see it move to Turin from 2021. It’s still a few years away but I know that the players will be very excited to compete there, and I also hope to be part of what will be a very special event.”
Chiara Appendino, Mayor of Turin, said: “We are extremely proud that Turin has been chosen to host the ATP Finals 2021-2025 as sport has long been a significant part of the history and the culture of our city. As a City we will come together to harness the knowhow of a vast range of local experts in organizing international sporting events and we are confident that our unique combination of passion and experience will deliver opportunities to appreciate this exhilarating sport in sustainable and innovative ways. Turin looks forward to building a truly spectacular event for players and fans the world over!”
The Nitto ATP Finals 2019 will take place at the O2, London between 10-17 November.
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