ATP International Series

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The International Series (known from 1990 to 1999 as the ATP World Series) was a series of professional tennis tournaments held internationally as part of the ATP Tour from 2000 to until 2008.

The series was renamed ATP World Tour 250 series in 2009. International Series offered players cash prizes (tournaments have purses from $416,000 to 1,000,000) and the ability to earn ATP ranking points. They generally offered less prize money and fewer points than the ATP International Series Gold, but more than tournaments on the ATP Challenger Series.

Tournaments[edit]

The locations and titles of these tournaments were subject to change every year. The tournaments – in calendar order – in 2008 were:

Tournament Location Court surface Prize Money(US$) Draw Size First played
Next Generation Adelaide International Adelaide, Australia Hard $419,000 32 1974
Qatar ExxonMobil Open Doha, Qatar Hard $1,000,000 32 1993
Chennai Open Chennai, India Hard $436,000 32 1996
Medibank International Sydney, Australia Hard $436,000 32 1885
Heineken Open Auckland, New Zealand Hard $436,000 32 1956
PBZ Zagreb Indoors Zagreb, Croatia Carpet ( i ) $416,000 32 2006
International Tennis Championships Delray Beach, Florida, USA Hard $416,000 32 1993
Movistar Open Viña del Mar, Chile Clay $448,000 32 1993
Open 13 Marseille, France Hard ( i ) $600,000 32 1993
Brasil Open Costa do Sauipe, Bahia, Brazil Clay $456,000 32 2001
SAP Open San Jose, California, USA Hard ( i ) $416,000 32 1889
Copa Telmex ATP Buenos Aires Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay $600,000 32 1968
Tennis Channel Open Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Hard $416,000 32 1986
Open de Tenis Comunidad Valenciana Valencia, Spain Clay $416,000 32 1995
U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships Houston, Texas, USA Clay $416,000 32 1910
Grand Prix Hassan II Casablanca, Morocco Clay $416,000 32 1984
BMW Open Munich, Germany Clay $416,000 32 1900
Portugal Open Estoril, Portugal Clay $625,000 32 1990
Hypo Group Tennis International Pörtschach, Austria Clay $416,000 32 1981
Aegon Championships London, Great Britain Grass $800,000 56 1890
Gerry Weber Open Halle, Germany Grass $800,000 32 1991
Nottingham Open Nottingham, Great Britain Grass $416,000 32 1995
Ordina Open 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass $416,000 32 1990
Hall of Fame Championships Newport, Rhode Island, USA Grass $416,000 32 1976
Suisse Open Gstaad, Switzerland Clay $496,000 32 1915
Swedish Open Båstad, Sweden Clay $416,000 32 1948
Dutch Open Amersfoort, Netherlands Clay $416,000 32 1957
Countrywide Classic Los Angeles, USA Hard $525,000 32 1927
Croatia Open Umag Umag, Croatia Clay $416,000 32 1990
Indianapolis Tennis Championships Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Hard $525,000 32 1988
Orange Prokom Open Sopot, Poland Clay $500,000 32 2001
Legg Mason Tennis Classic Washington, D.C., USA Hard $600,000 48 1969
Pilot Pen Tennis New Haven, Connecticut, USA Hard $675,000 48 1985
China Open Beijing, China Hard $500,000 32 1993
BCR Open Romania Bucharest, Romania Clay $525,000 32 1993
Thailand Open Bangkok, Thailand Hard ( i ) $550,000 32 2003
Kingfisher Airlines Tennis Open Mumbai, India Hard $416,000 32 2006
Open de Moselle Metz, France Hard ( i ) $416,000 32 2003
Kremlin Cup Moscow, Russia Carpet ( i ) $1,000,000 32 1990
Stockholm Open Stockholm, Sweden Carpet ( i ) $800,000 32 1969
Davidoff Swiss Indoors Basel, Switzerland Hard ( i ) $1,000,000 32 1970
Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon Lyon, France Carpet ( i ) $800,000 32 1987
St. Petersburg Open St. Petersburg, Russia Carpet ( i ) $1,000,000 32 1995

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