ATP Champions Tour

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This article is about senior tennis tour. For the senior golf tour, see Champions Tour.

The "ATP Champions Tour" is a men's tennis tour intended for former tennis professionals, who have since retired from mainstream professional tennis touring (The ATP). The Tour brings together many of the greatest tennis players in history for nostalgic, competitive and entertaining tournaments in cities around the world.

For a player to be eligible for play on this tour, he must be in the year of his 35th birthday or have been retired from the ATP World Tour for two years or more. Each player must have been either a world #1, a Grand Slam finalist, or a singles player in a winning Davis Cup team. Each event can also invite two players of its choice to take wild cards.

The Tour usually consists of around 10 events around the world, with a year-ending "AEGON Masters Tennis" event held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Events are typically played over four days with eight-man fields competing against each other in a round-robin format, ensuring that all players feature in at least three matches. The players are split into two groups of four. The top player from each group contests the final, while the two players who finish second in each group play off for third and fourth places respectively.

Matches are contested over the best of three sets, with the deciding set taking the form of a Champions tie-break. The Champions tie-break is an expanded version of the conventional professional tennis tie-break, whereby the winner is the first player to reach 10 points and lead by a margin of 2.

Rankings points on the Tour are distributed as follows: Winner: 400 / Runner-up: 300 / 3rd place: 200 / 4th place: 150 / No. 5-6: 80 / No. 7-8: 60 points.

Notable participants, in past and present, are: John McEnroe, Björn Borg, Mats Wilander, Henri Leconte, Pete Sampras, Mansour Bahrami, and Tim Henman.

Björn Borg, John McEnroe, Mats Wilander, Stefan Edberg, Boris Becker, Jim Courier, Pete Sampras, Thomas Muster, Marcelo Ríos, Goran Ivanišević, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Patrick Rafter, Ivan Lendl, Carlos Moyá, Jimmy Connors and most recently Andy Roddick have all participated.

Participants[edit]

The following is a list of participants on the ATP Champions Tour

Year-end number 1[edit]

Year Player
1998 United States John McEnroe
1999 United States John McEnroe (2)
2000 United States John McEnroe (3)
2001 United States John McEnroe (4)
2002 Czech Republic Petr Korda
2003 United States John McEnroe (5)
2004 United States Jim Courier
2005 Croatia Goran Ivanišević
2006 Chile Marcelo Ríos
2007 Spain Sergi Bruguera
2008 Croatia Goran Ivanišević (2)
2009 Sweden Thomas Enqvist
2010 Sweden Thomas Enqvist (2)
2011 Spain Carlos Moyá
2012 Spain Carlos Moyá (2)
2013 United States John McEnroe (6)

2000[edit]

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score Third Place
Republic of Ireland Dublin United States John McEnroe France Henri Leconte 6–4, 6–3 Australia Pat Cash
United States Naples, Florida United States John McEnroe France Henri Leconte 6–0, 0–1 retired None
Qatar Doha Sweden Björn Borg Sweden Mats Wilander 3–6, 6–3, [10–8] United States John McEnroe
Spain Majorca Sweden Anders Järryd Sweden Mats Wilander 6–1, 6–1 Australia Pat Cash
United States Richmond, Virginia United States John McEnroe Ecuador Andrés Gómez 6–1, 6–2 None
United States Raleigh, North Carolina United States John McEnroe Sweden Mats Wilander 6–1, 6–4 None
United States New York Sweden Mikael Pernfors France Henri Leconte 6–2, 6–2 None
United States San Diego, California Australia Pat Cash United States John McEnroe 6–3, 7–5 Ecuador Andrés Gómez
Finland Aland Sweden Björn Borg Sweden Anders Järryd 6–3, 5–7, [11–9] Finland Veli Paloheimo
United States Chicago,IL United States John McEnroe Sweden Mats Wilander 6–2, 6–4 None
France Paris France Guy Forget Australia Pat Cash 7–6,6–2 United States John McEnroe
United States Palo Alto, California United States John McEnroe Argentina José Luis Clerc 6–2, 6–3 None
Switzerland Geneva United States John McEnroe France Guy Forget 7–6, 6–2 France Yannick Noah
Singapore Singapore United States John McEnroe Iran Mansour Bahrami 6–2, 6–2 None
Hong Kong Hong Kong United States John McEnroe Sweden Mats Wilander 6–1, 6–3 Sweden Mikael Pernfors
Germany Frankfurt United States John McEnroe France Henri Leconte 6–1, 6–3 Sweden Mikael Pernfors
United Kingdom London Australia Pat Cash United States John McEnroe 6–7, 7–5, [14–12] None

2001[edit]

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score Third Place
Republic of Ireland Dublin United States John McEnroe France Guy Forget 7–6(7), 7–6(6) Australia Pat Cash
United States Naples, Florida Ecuador Andrés Gómez United States John McEnroe 3–6, 6–3, [11–9] None
United States Newport Beach, California United States John McEnroe Australia Pat Cash 7–6(4), 5–7, [10–7] None
United Kingdom London France Guy Forget Czech Republic Petr Korda 7–5, 6–7(5), [10–7] None

2002[edit]

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score Third Place
Spain Majorca France Yannick Noah Sweden Anders Järryd 7–5, 2–6, [10–6] France Henri Leconte
Portugal Algarve United States John McEnroe Ecuador Andrés Gómez 6–2, 6–3 Germany Carl-Uwe Steeb
Austria Graz Germany Boris Becker Czech Republic Petr Korda 6–4, 6–4 None
France Paris Switzerland Jakob Hlasek France Yannick Noah 4–6, 6–2, [10–3] None
Netherlands Eindhoven United States John McEnroe Czech Republic Petr Korda 3–6, 6–3, [10–3] Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
Monaco Monte Carlo Czech Republic Petr Korda United States John McEnroe 6–4, 6–4 France Yannick Noah
Germany Frankfurt Czech Republic Petr Korda Germany Michael Stich 6–3, 6–4 United States John McEnroe
United Kingdom London Czech Republic Petr Korda Germany Michael Stich 6–1, 6–4 France Henri Leconte

2003[edit]

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score Third Place
Belgium Brussel United States John McEnroe France Guy Forget 6–2, 6–7(12), [10–6] Belgium Filip Dewulf
Portugal Algarve Germany Michael Stich United States John McEnroe 6–4, 6–0 United Kingdom Jeremy Bates
Austria Graz Germany Boris Becker Sweden Mats Wilander 7–5. 6–0 Austria Thomas Muster
France Paris France Guy Forget France Guillaume Raoux 6–1, 6–2 France Yannick Noah
Netherlands Eindhoven United States John McEnroe Czech Republic Petr Korda 2–6, 6–3, [10–8] Netherlands Jan Siemerink
Monaco Monte Carlo United States John McEnroe Czech Republic Petr Korda 6–2, 6–2 Austria Thomas Muster
United Kingdom London United States John McEnroe France Guy Forget 7–6, 6–2 None

2004[edit]

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score Third Place
Italy Rome Austria Thomas Muster Sweden Mats Wilander 6–4, 6–4 Italy Omar Camporese
Portugal Algarve United States Jim Courier Netherlands Richard Krajicek 6–2, 6–7(6), [11–9] Spain Emilio Sánchez
Austria Seiersberg Germany Boris Becker Austria Thomas Muster 6–2, 6–4 Spain Sergi Bruguera
France Paris Spain Sergi Bruguera United States Jim Courier 6–2, 6–4 Germany Michael Stich
Netherlands Eindhoven Croatia Goran Ivanišević United States Jim Courier 7–6(4), 7–6(7) Austria Thomas Muster
Belgium Brussels United States Jim Courier France Guy Forget 2–6, 7–6(3), [10–5] Netherlands Richard Krajicek
United Kingdom London United States Jim Courier Austria Thomas Muster 7–6(4), 6–4 None

2005[edit]

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score Third Place
Germany Frankfurt United States John McEnroe France Cédric Pioline 6–2, 6–4 Croatia Goran Ivanišević
Qatar Doha Spain Sergi Bruguera Australia Pat Cash 6–3, 6–1 France Cédric Pioline
Hong Kong Hong Kong Croatia Goran Ivanišević Australia Pat Cash 6–2, 6–4 Austria Thomas Muster
Italy Rome Austria Thomas Muster United States Jim Courier 6–7, 6–1, [10–4] United States John McEnroe
Croatia Novi Vinodolski France Cédric Pioline Croatia Goran Ivanišević 6–3, 7–6(4) Austria Thomas Muster
Portugal Algarve United States John McEnroe Australia Pat Cash 6–1, 7–5 Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
Austria Seiersberg Austria Thomas Muster Croatia Goran Ivanišević 6–4, 3–6, [10–7] AUT Alex Antonitsch
France Paris United States Jim Courier France Cédric Pioline 7–6(4), 6–4 Spain Sergi Bruguera
Netherlands Eindhoven Croatia Goran Ivanišević Netherlands Richard Krajicek 7–6, 7–6 United States John McEnroe
Germany Essen Croatia Goran Ivanišević United States John McEnroe 6–3, 6–4 Sweden Anders Järryd
United Kingdom London Netherlands Paul Haarhuis United States Jim Courier 6–3, 7–6(2) None

2006[edit]

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score Third Place
Qatar Doha Chile Marcelo Ríos France Cédric Pioline 6–2, 6–2 Netherlands Richard Krajicek
Hong Kong Hong Kong Chile Marcelo Ríos Austria Thomas Muster 6–3, 6–3 France Cédric Pioline
Spain Barcelona Spain Sergi Bruguera Spain Carlos Costa 6–1, 6–4 Netherlands Richard Krajicek
Italy Rome Italy Renzo Furlan Spain Sergi Bruguera 6–4, 4–6, [13–11] France Cédric Pioline
Portugal Algarve Chile Marcelo Ríos United States John McEnroe 6–2, 6–4 Germany Carl-Uwe Steeb
Austria Graz-Seiersberg Chile Marcelo Ríos Austria Thomas Muster 7–6(1), 7–6(5) Croatia Goran Ivanišević
France Paris Chile Marcelo Ríos Croatia Goran Ivanišević 7–5, 6–3 France Cédric Pioline
Netherlands Eindhoven Chile Marcelo Ríos South Africa Wayne Ferreira 6–3,6–1 Netherlands Richard Krajicek
Germany Frankfurt Croatia Goran Ivanišević United States John McEnroe 7–6(12), 7–6(1) Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
United Kingdom London Netherlands Paul Haarhuis Croatia Goran Ivanišević 7–6(4), 5–7, [10–7] None

2007[edit]

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score Third Place
United Kingdom Belfast Sweden Anders Järryd France Henri Leconte 6–4, 6–2
Spain Barcelona Spain Sergi Bruguera Spain Jordi Arrese 4–6, 6–1, [10–2] France Cédric Pioline
Italy Rome Spain Sergi Bruguera South Africa Wayne Ferreira 6–3, 6–4 France Henri Leconte
Germany Hamburg Spain Sergi Bruguera Austria Thomas Muster 6–1, 6–4 Croatia Goran Ivanišević
Portugal Algarve Spain Sergi Bruguera Brazil Fernando Meligeni 6–1, 6–4 France Cédric Pioline
Austria Graz Germany Michael Stich France Cédric Pioline 6–2, 4–6, [10–7] Austria Thomas Muster
France Paris Spain Sergi Bruguera France Guy Forget 6–4, 6–3 France Cédric Pioline
Netherlands Eindhoven Spain Sergi Bruguera Netherlands Paul Haarhuis 7–6(6), 6–3 United States John McEnroe
Belgium Liege Sweden Magnus Gustafsson France Henri Leconte 6–4, 6–4 Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
Germany Frankfurt Netherlands Paul Haarhuis Sweden Anders Järryd 7–6(6), 6–7(14), [10–8] Germany Michael Stich
Brazil São Paulo Spain Sergi Bruguera Brazil Fernando Meligeni 7–6(3), 6–4 Sweden Mats Wilander
United Kingdom London Netherlands Paul Haarhuis France Guy Forget 6–1, 6–7, [10–4] None

2008[edit]

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score Third Place
United Kingdom Belfast Sweden Anders Järryd Sweden Mikael Pernfors 6–3, 7–6 None
Spain Barcelona Chile Marcelo Ríos Germany Michael Stich 6–3, 6–3 France Cédric Pioline
Italy Rome * Austria Thomas Muster France Henri Leconte 6–3, 6–3 None
Germany Hamburg Germany Michael Stich Germany Marc-Kevin Goellner 6–2, 7–6(4) Australia Pat Cash
Brazil São Paulo United States Pete Sampras Chile Marcelo Ríos 6–2, 7–6(5) Brazil Jaime Oncins
Turkey Istanbul Croatia Goran Ivanišević Brazil Fernando Meligeni 6–4, 6–4 France Cédric Pioline
Austria Graz Australia Patrick Rafter Germany Michael Stich 6–3, 7–6(4) France Henri Leconte
Portugal Algarve Chile Marcelo Ríos Croatia Goran Ivanišević 6–4 ret. Spain Sergi Bruguera
France Paris Sweden Stefan Edberg Spain Sergi Bruguera 3–6, 7–5, [10–5] France Cédric Pioline
Luxembourg Luxembourg United States John McEnroe France Henri Leconte 6–1, 6–4 Luxembourg Johnny Goudenbour
Netherlands Eindhoven Netherlands Richard Krajicek Croatia Goran Ivanišević 7–6(5), 6–4 Spain Sergi Bruguera
Hungary Budapest Croatia Goran Ivanišević France Henri Leconte 7–6(0), 6–3 United States John McEnroe
United Kingdom London France Cédric Pioline United Kingdom Greg Rusedski 6–7(4), 7–6(3), [11–9] None
  • Only 4 participants

2009[edit]

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score Third Place
Spain Barcelona Spain Félix Mantilla Spain Albert Costa 6–4, 6–1 Sweden Magnus Gustafsson
Brazil São Paulo Sweden Thomas Enqvist Brazil Fernando Meligeni 7–6(3), 6–3 France Henri Leconte
Portugal Algarve United Kingdom Greg Rusedski Sweden Stefan Edberg 6–3, 6–4 Brazil Fernando Meligeni
France Paris Sweden Thomas Enqvist United States Michael Chang 6–4, 7–6(5) Sweden Stefan Edberg
China Chengdu Sweden Thomas Enqvist Croatia Goran Ivanišević 7–5, 6–2 Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
United Kingdom London Australia Patrick Rafter Sweden Stefan Edberg 6–7(5), 6–4, [11–9] None

2010[edit]

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score Third Place
United States Delray Beach Australia Patrick Rafter United States John McEnroe 7–6(4), 7–6(1) Sweden Mats Wilander
Switzerland Zürich Sweden Stefan Edberg Croatia Goran Ivanišević 3–6, 6–3, [12–10] Netherlands Richard Krajicek
Colombia Bogotá Sweden Thomas Enqvist South Africa Wayne Ferreira 7–6(4), 6–4 Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Spain Barcelona Croatia Goran Ivanišević Sweden Thomas Enqvist 6–4, 6–4 Spain Juan Balcells
Brazil São Paulo Sweden Thomas Enqvist France Guy Forget 3–6, 6–4, [10–3] Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Portugal Algarve Sweden Thomas Enqvist Austria Thomas Muster 6–4, 6–4 Croatia Goran Ivanišević
Belgium Knokke Croatia Goran Ivanišević Australia Pat Cash 3–6, 6–3, [10–4] France Guy Forget
France Paris United States John McEnroe France Guy Forget 7–5, 6–4 None
China Chengdu United Kingdom Greg Rusedski United States Pete Sampras 6–4, 6–2 Sweden Thomas Enqvist
Australia Sydney Australia Patrick Rafter United States John McEnroe 6–2, 6–2 Sweden Thomas Enqvist
United Kingdom London Croatia Goran Ivanišević United States Todd Martin 6–2, 6–4 None

2011[edit]

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score Third Place
United States Delray Beach Australia Mark Philippoussis United States Aaron Krickstein 6–3, 6–2 None
Switzerland Zurich Australia Mark Philippoussis United Kingdom Tim Henman 6-3, 7-6(3) Croatia Goran Ivanišević
Colombia Bogotá Australia Mark Philippoussis Spain Carlos Moyá 7-5, 6-7(3), [10-4] Austria Thomas Muster
Brazil São Paulo Spain Carlos Moyá Sweden Thomas Enqvist 7-6(0), 6-3 Brazil Flávio Saretta
Belgium Knokke-Heist Spain Carlos Moyá Netherlands Richard Krajicek 6-3, 6-2 France Guy Forget
China Chengdu Spain Carlos Moyá Morocco Younes El Aynaoui 6-2, 7-6(6) United States Pete Sampras
Chile Santiago Spain Carlos Moyá Argentina Mariano Zabaleta 6–3, 6–4 Chile Marcelo Ríos
United Kingdom London United Kingdom Tim Henman Sweden Thomas Enqvist 6–3, 7–6(2) None

2012[edit]

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score Third Place
United States Delray Beach Spain Carlos Moyá United States Ivan Lendl 6–4, 6–4 United States Michael Chang
Sweden Stockholm United States John McEnroe Sweden Magnus Larsson 6–3, 3–6, [10–7] Croatia Goran Ivanišević
Switzerland Zurich Spain Carlos Moyá Sweden Stefan Edberg 3–6, 7–5, [10–8] Australia Mark Philippoussis
Colombia Medellín Spain Carlos Moyá United Kingdom Greg Rusedski 6–4, 6–4 France Fabrice Santoro
Brazil São Paulo France Fabrice Santoro Australia Mark Philippoussis 6–3, 6–4 Sweden Thomas Enqvist
Belgium Knokke-Heist Croatia Goran Ivanišević Sweden Thomas Enqvist 7–6(7–3), 2–6, [10–6] None
United Kingdom London France Fabrice Santoro United Kingdom Tim Henman 7–5, 6–3 None
Brazil Rio de Janeiro Sweden Thomas Enqvist France Fabrice Santoro 6–3, 4–6, [10–7] Brazil Marcos Daniel

2013[edit]

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score Third Place
United States Delray Beach Spain Carlos Moyá United States John McEnroe 6–4, 6–2 United States Aaron Krickstein
Sweden Stockholm Sweden Stefan Edberg United States John McEnroe 6–4, 6–3 Sweden Magnus Larsson
United Kingdom Edinburgh Sweden Thomas Enqvist Australia Mark Philippoussis 4–6, 7–5, [10–8] None
Belgium Knokke-Heist Croatia Goran Ivanisevic France Guy Forget 6–3, 3–6, [10–4] None
United Kingdom London Australia Patrick Rafter United Kingdom Tim Henman 6–3, 6–1 None

2014[edit]

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score Third Place
United States Delray Beach United States Andy Roddick Croatia Goran Ivanisevic 6–4, 6–3 None
Sweden Stockholm Sweden Thomas Enqvist Sweden Stefan Edberg 6–2, 6–3 Spain Carlos Moya
Belgium Knokke-Heist Belgium Xavier Malisse France Fabrice Santoro 6–2, 6–3 None

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