The ATP Tour is the highest level men’s tennis tour sanctioned by the International Tennis Federation. The ATP tour covers three levels of tennis tournaments, with prize money for these events generally determining the quality of participants.
The ATP Tour runs an annual points championship, awarding tour points to players finishing placed in ATP tournaments. Points earned during the season count towards entry in the end of season Tennis Masters Cup.
The highest ranking player is declared World Number one at the conclusion of the season.
ATP Tour Betting
The ATP tour is extensively covered by all online sportsbooks. This, combined with the massive selection of tournaments on offer throughout the year, means that punters have virtually continuous access to ATP Tour betting opportunities.
The interest in ATP Tour events also translates into diversity of tennis betting options, with some of the most prestigious ATP Tour tournaments offering excellent fixed ante-post ATP Tour odds.
The ATP Tour is divided into seven different series, with tournaments catering to different ages and skill levels. The top hundred men’s singles and doubles players confine play the bulk of their tennis in the two top rated series.
The ATP Masters Series: The biggest events on the tennis calendar outside of the grand slam tournaments. The ATP Master Series tournaments offer the biggest cash prizes on the ATP Tour, and have a significant impact on the ATP Tour rankings.
The following ATP Master Series tournaments feature the ATP Tour’s elite players:
The ATP International Series Gold: The second tier of ATP men’s tournaments see the top ranked players in the world take on emerging players as well as players ranked outside the top 50 in the ATP rankings. Major Gold Series tournaments are:
The Davis Cup: Although not part of the official ATP Tour schedule, the Davis Cup features many of the top men’s players on the tour representing their national teams in an annual knockout competition.