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Introduction of 2009 Shanghai ATP Masters 1000

Posted on October 10, 2009 at 6:48 PM

October 12 - 18, 2009 Shanghai ATP Masters 1000 To Welcome World's Best

In 2009, Shanghai will join eight other cities in hosting an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event, the new top tier of tournaments on the ATP World Tour. The Shanghai Masters 1000 is set to feature the world's best in a 56-player draw for singles, and will be the finale to a new three-week Asian swing of the ATP World Tour.

The 9 ATP Masters 1000 Tournaments

Indian WellsUSIndian WellsIndian Wells Tennis Garden1987Hard
MiamiUSMiamiTennis Garden at Crandon Park1987Hard
Monte CarloMonacoRoquebrune-Cap-Martin, FranceMonte Carlo Country Club1897Clay
RomeItalyRomeForo Italico1930Clay
MadridSpainMadridMadrid Arena2002Clay
CanadaCanadaMontreal / TorontoStade Uniprix / Rexall Centre1881Hard
CincinnatiUSCincinnatiLinder Family Tennis Center1968Hard
ShanghaiChinaShanghaiQi Zhong Tennis Center2009Hard
ParisFranceParisPalais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy1968Hard


The ATP World Tour Masters 1000 is a series of 8+1 tennis tournaments (The former AMS Monte Carlo still share the same ranking point allocation privilege but without mandatory player participation) that are part of the ATP Tour, constituting the most prestigious tournaments in men's tennis after the four Grand Slam events. And all top 20 players are obligated to compete in these 8 tournaments, unless he can subject a medical certificate of injury or illness issued by an ATP authorized independent medical institution. As the only stop for the ATP Masters 1000 in Asia, Shanghai will see the world's top 56 players competing for a total of 4 million dollars in prize money and the first Masters trophy awarded in the region. There will be 56 competitors in the singles draw and 24 teams in doubles, featuring 99 great matches.


About the Shanghai ATP Masters 1000

Since 2002, Shanghai has hosted the Tennis Masters Cup five times, captivating the world with excellent organization, splendid matches and thoughtful service. On 16 April, 2007, ATP and Shanghai sealed the deal that gives Shanghai the ownership of the only Masters 1000 tournament outside of Europe and North America.

From 10 Oct. to 18 Oct. 2009, Shanghai will host the first session this tournament at the spectacular Qi Zhong Tennis Center. More than 100 tennis professionals will present 99 matches totally in 9 days (1-day qualifying). Being the only Masters event in Asia, the Shanghai ATP Masters 1000 is destined to stand out as the flagship event on the new Asia Swing, as set out by ATP in 2009, including Bangkok (Thailand), Beijing, Tokyo (Japan), and Shanghai.




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