London, Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, UK

The ATP World Tour Finals (also known as the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals for sponsorship reasons) is a professional tennis tournament played on indoor hardcourts, and is held annually in November at the O2 Arena in London, United Kingdom. The ATP World Tour Finals are the season-ending championships of the ATP World Tour, featuring the top eight singles players and doubles teams of the ATP Rankings. The men sinlge takes place for the 47th time in 2016 and doubles for the 42nd time. 

Unlike most of the other events on the men's tour, the ATP World Tour Finals is not a straightforward knock-out tournament. Eight players are divided into two groups of four, and play three round-robin matches each against the other three players in their group. From there, the two players with the best records in each group progress to the semifinals, with the winners meeting in the final to determine the champion. Winners are awarded up to 1500 rankings points. 

Les ATP World Tour Finals sont la 47e édition des Masters de tennis masculin, qui réunissent les huit meilleurs joueurs disponibles en fin de saison ATP en simple. Les huit meilleures équipes de double sont également réunies pour la 42e fois.

La compétition se déroule à l'O2 Arena de Londres
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Die ATP World Tour Finals gelten neben den vier Grand-Slam-Turnieren als das wichtigste Tennisturnier der Herrentour.
Das letzte bedeutende Turnier des Jahres findet seit 2009 in London in der o2 Arena statt. Das Saisonfinale löste den seit 2000 von ATP und ITF veranstalteten Tennis Masters Cup ab.

Das achtköpfige Starterfeld im Einzel setzt sich zusammen aus den acht bestplatzierten Spielern der ATP-Weltrangliste. Im Doppel dementsprechend den acht bestplatzierten Teams der Doppelrangliste. Sollte ein Spieler oder ein Team im Laufe der Saison ein Grand-Slam-Turnier gewonnen haben und sich am Jahresende noch innerhalb der Top 20 befinden, so ist er bzw. sind sie statt des achtplatzierten Spielers bzw. Doppels qualifiziert.

Die Vorrunde wird in zwei Vierergruppen nach dem Round-Robin-Prinzip (jeder gegen jeden) ausgetragen. Die Gruppenzuteilung erfolgt entsprechend der Weltrangliste, wobei die Spieler paarweise auf die 3. und 4., 5 und 6. wie auch die 7. und 8. Position für die Gruppen A und B ausgelost werden. Die beiden Gruppenersten treffen dann im Halbfinale jeweils auf den Zweitplatzierten der anderen Gruppe. Die Sieger bestreiten das Finale.




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