ATP Champions Tour 2010

The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour is the professional tennis circuit organized by the ATP.

The 2010 ATP World Tour calendar contains the Grand Slam tournaments, the ATP World Tour Masters 1000, the ATP World Tour 500 series, the ATP World Tour 250 series, the ATP World Team Championship, the Davis Cup, and the ATP World Tour Finals. Also included in the 2010 calendar is the Hopman Cup, which does not distribute ranking points, and is organized by the ITF. The ATP Champions Tour is a worldwide series of tennis tournaments featuring several of the greatest and most famous players in the tennis history.

The ATP Champions Tour 2010 features twelve events scheduled on four various continents.

A top event of the tour is in Barcelona from 16th to 19th April 2010 at the same time as the Barcelona Open Conde de Godo tennis tournament in Barcelona which welcomes current top players.

In 2009 the champions tour in Barcelona welcomed past champions like Pete Sampras, Stefan Edberg alongside longstanding Tour favorites Goran Ivanisevic, Pat Cash and Henri Leconte. Stay tuned to see who can see in 2010.

To qualify to play on the ATP Champions Tour, players should have been either a World No.1 singles player, a Grand Slam singles finalist or a singles player on a Davis Cup-winning team.

AEGON Tennis Masters, Royal Albert Hall

Held at the majestic Royal Albert Hall in London from 30 November to 5 December 2010, this is the season finale to the ATP Champions Tour and brings together several of the tennis greats to face each other once again. Last year's line-up included Stefan Edberg, Pat Cash, Mansour Bahrami and Henri Leconte, with two-time US Open Champion Pat Rafter taking the inaugural title.

If you are a tennis supporter and aren't aware about the ATP Champions Tour, then you're in for a treat. The ATP Champions Tour is made up of ex players who are no longer active on the ATP Tour itself. Criterions for being eligible to play on this tour are that:

  • A player must have been ranked world number 1
  • A player must have reached a grand slam final
  • A player must have played singles on a winning Davis Cup team
Going to watch an event on the ATP Champions Tour means that you are going to see some legends of tennis play, both competitive singles and doubles matches, as well as exhibition matches that provide tennis master classes with fun, humour and quite a few surprises.