The 2014 ATP Tour Finals are the season-ending finale for ATP Tour tournament calendar, where The ATP Tour champion (year-end World No.1) will be crowned.
The official name of the ATP Tour Finals due to title sponsorship naming rights is the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals and the official website is: barclaysatpworldtourfinals.com/en
Get your ATP Finals tickets here-> tennis tickets, so you can see the biggest names in world tennis battle it out at the O2 Arena in London. The 2014 tournament is the 45th year of the event and the sixth year at London, which runs from the November 9-16.
Paddy Power are offering odds of 2/5 on any other combination of players making the singles final, whereas a Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer the singles final is at 7/4. Stanislas Wawrinka, Kei Nishikori, Andy Murray, Tomas Berdych, Milos Raonic and Marin Cilic would all like their chances of making the final given the only need to usurp one of the mega stars of the game instead of two i.e. Rafael Nadal not standing in their way due to injury.
The ATP Tour Finals trophy was renamed last year as, “The Brad Drewett Trophy” in memory of the ATP Executive Chairman and President who passed away on May 3, 2013.
I encourage you to “Follow” the ATP Tour on Twitter like I do. The official handle is @ATPWorldTour and the official hash tag is #FinalShowdown. Please “Like” the official ATP World Tour Facebook page just as I do.
The 2014 Monte-Carlo Open is the 108th edition of this men’s ATP Tour Masters 1000 category tournament. Monte-Carlo is officially named the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters due to title sponsor naming rights and is the first men’s major tournament of the clay court season each year.
Monte-Carlo runs from the first day of the men’s qualifying event on Saturday 12 April through to the Men’s Singles Final on Sunday 20 April.
The 2013 men’s singles champion was No.1 seed Novak Djokovic who defeated No.3 seed Rafael Nadal in the final 6-1, 7-6 [7-1] to win his first Monte-Carlo singles title and break Nadal’s Open era record breaking run of eight consecutive singles title at the same tournament.
Monte-Carlo is held at Monte Carlo Country Club in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin in France, which borders on Monaco along the beautiful French Riviera. OnCourt Advantage will be following this tournament and recommends you to buy your official 2014 Monte-Carlo tennis tickets by pasting: http://www.montecarlotennismasters.com/Tickets/Tickets.aspx into your address bar then pressing enter.
To support tennis, follow this event in detail and to be able to interact with the tournament, I encourage you to “Like” and “Follow” the official Facebook and Twitter pages just as I do by pasting http://www.facebook.com/MonteCarloRolexMasters into your address bar then click “Like” once you are there plus https://twitter.com/MCRolexMasters then pressing “Follow” once you are there.
Novak Djokovic won back-to-back ATP World Tour Finals titles and for his third time (also in 2008), by defeating Rafael Nadal 6-3 6-4 in 1 hour 36 minutes. The 2013 year-end World No.2 collected US$1,923,000 in prize money and earned the maximum 1,500 ATP Ranking points by going undefeated with five straight wins against Top 10 ranked opponents.
Nole has now defeated Rafa twice in a row and by the same score line (China Open in Beijing) to set a 51-5 hard court record this year plus go to 13-7 versus Nadal on his beloved hard courts. The 1.85m Spaniard and the 1.88m Serbian have gone head-to-head more times than any other duo in the open-era with 39 (22-17 in Rafa’s favour).
In just the 5th No.1 versus No.2 final in the 44-year history of the year-end tournament (but third time in the past 4 years), the 26-year-old Djokovic equalled his 2nd longest career winning streak by notching up win No.22. In 2010-2011 the 6-time Grand Slam singles champion won 43 consecutive singles matches.
Djokovic won his seventh singles title this year, a 72nd win to 9 losses, collecting three Masters 1000 titles and the Australian Open in 2013 and still has the Davis Cup final in his hometown to look forward too.
The 27-year-old Nadal won US$1,013,000 and earned 1,000 ATP Ranking points to finish with a 75-7 win-less record in 2013 plus the coveted World No.1 ranking. Rafa won 10 singles titles in 2013 including Roland Garros, the US Open and 5 Masters 1000 trophies.
We can’t wait to have the women’s WTA yera-end finals equivalent to these men’s Tour Finals here in Singapore in 2014!!!
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