The ATP, which governs the ATP Challenger Tour, the ATP Tour, and the ATP Champions Tour, is a world regulatory organisation for men's professional tennis.

Jack Kramer, Donald Dell, and Cliff Drysdale founded it in 1972 to defend the rights of pro tennis athletes, with Drysdale serving as the inaugural President. The ATP Circuit, the men's global tennis tour, has been organised by the organisation since 1990, and also the tour's title has been connected to the organisation's title. Men's professional tennis is overseen by this organisation. 

The organisation was known as the ATP Tour in 1990, but it was changed to ATP in 2001, and also the ATP Tour was introduced in that year. The tour was renamed the ATP World Tour in 2009, however by 2019 it had been renamed the ATP Tour. This is an upgrade from the Grand Prix and World Championship Tennis events that were recognised as the standard for the sport (WCT). London is home to the ATP's world headquarters. ATP Americas, the American branch of the corporation, is located in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida; ATP Europe, the European branch, is situated in Monaco; and ATP International, which oversees Asia, Africa, and Australasia, is located in Sydney, Australia.

Because the annual tennis schedule may be fairly complicated, we have broken down the ATP World Tour and explained the various levels and events for you.

The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) is the governing organisation for the three men's pro tennis circuits.

  • ATP Champions Tour
  • ATP Challenger Tour 
  • ATP World Tour

Tournaments on the ATP Tour

The ATP Tour is divided into three sections: ATP 250, ATP 500, ATP Masters 1000. The ATP is also in charge of the ATP Challenger Tour, which is a lower-level version of the ATP Tour, as well as the ATP Champions Tour, which is for seniors. Grand Slam tournaments, a minor section of the Olympic tennis championship, the Hopman Cup, the Davis Cup, and the entry-level Futures competitions are not governed by the ATP, but rather by the ITF and the IOC. However, save for the Olympics and the Hopman Cup, ATP ranking points are given out in these tournaments. The ITF Satellite events, which lasted four weeks, were terminated in 2007.

The players as well as doubles groups with the highest ranking scores (accumulated over the calendar year) compete in the season-ending ATP Finals. This was co-hosted by the ITF from 2000 to 2008. The professional tennis tour is comprised of the following elements:

Grand Slams are the most prestigious events in tennis

 Grand Slams are the most prestigious events in tennis

For a Grand Slam victory, winners will receive 2000 ATP points. Men's contests are best of five sets, while women's contests are best of three sets.

In singles play, 8 men and 10 women have claimed Career Grand Slams; 2 men and 5 women have accomplished at least 2 career grand slams in singles competition. 5 men (Novak Djokovic, Andre Agassi, Rod Laver, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal) and 6 women (Serena Williams, Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert, Steffi Graf, Margaret Court,and Maria Sharapova) have done so since the open era began.

The men's record is held by Roger Federer, who has won Twenty Grand Slam singles championships and reached a record-breaking 30 Grand Slam finals. Rafael Nadal is a close second with 16 victories. Serena Williams has 23 Grand Slam victories, putting her close to Margaret Court's record of 24 championships.

French Open:

Roland Garros is the venue for the French Open, a clay event held in Paris in late May and early June.

Australian Open:

A tournament contested on hardcourts in Melbourne, Australia, which begins in mid-January.

US Open:

This championship is held in late August to early September on the hardcourts. This is held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre in New York.


The final grass-court major championship remaining in the globe, which is regarded as the most prestigious tennis tournament in existence. It is played in London in mid-June to early July at Wimbledon.

Master 1000 series

For a championship, the winner receives 1000 ATP points, and matches are played in best-of-three sets.

  • Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Andre Agassi, and Roger Federer are the only players who have won seven championships.
  • Novak Djokovic is the sole player in history to win all nine Masters singles championships, making him the 1st player to achieve the Career Golden Masters.
  • Rafael Nadal has won the most Masters championships in singles with 33 since the tournament began in 1990.

ATP finals

The ATP Finals, which take place at the end of the year, are held in London. This is a round robin tournament with a prize pool of 1,500 ATP points for the champion.

ATP 250 tournaments

That is the fifth-highest level of men's events on an annual basis, after the 4 Grand Slams, the ATP World Tour Masters 1000, the ATP World Tour 500, as well as the ATP Finals. The schedule consists of 40 events, with every singles winner receiving 250 ranking points. The ATP 250 events are an excellent launching pad from the Challenger Tour towards the ATP World Tour.

ATP 500 tournaments

Matches are best of three sets, with the victor receiving 500 ATP points.

ATP title records

Jimmy Conners continues to retain the record for most career championships with 109 in a 3 decade career. With 99 career championships, Roger Federer is in second place.

ATP world rankings

The ATP releases weekly rankings of professional tennis players in two formats: the ATP Rankings (often referred to as the 'world rankings'), which is a 52-week rolling rating, and the ATP Race to London, which is a year-to-date ranking. The head-to-head records of ATP players are taken into account while calculating their Universal Tennis Rating.

In all events, including singles and doubles, the ATP Rankings are utilised to determine qualifying and seeding. Points are earned during the course of the previous year in the ATP Rankings, with the exemption of those for the ATP Finals, which have their points deducted after the year's last ATP tournament. The number one in the world for the year is the individual with the highest points at the end of the regular season.

The ATP Race To London, which is a calendar-year indication about what the Emirates ATP Ratings will be when the regular season ends. The ATP Finals are open to the leading 8 players in the Emirates ATP Rankings after the Paris Masters.

Betting on ATP World Tour

The ATP Tour allows tennis bettors to wager on the best players throughout the year, however owing to the significantly varied qualities of each surface, it is necessary to have a strategy in place before placing a bet.

Understanding each player's abilities on various surfaces can go a long way toward assisting you in developing a successful plan when indulging in tennis betting.

Analytical data, along with statistical databases, will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the sport as a whole, as well as the most recent ATP World Tour activity. In fact, at BritainBet, you will always find better odds, deals, and betting alternatives when you wager on tennis's premier circuit.