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The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) was formed in September 1972 by Donald Dell, Bob Briner, Jack Kramer, and Cliff Drysdale to protect the interests of male professional tennis players. Drysdale became the first president. Since 1990, the association has organised the worldwide tennis tour for men. The ATP's global headquarters are in London, United Kingdom. ATP Americas is based in Ponte Vedra Beach, United States. ATP Europe is headquartered in Monaco, and ATP International, which covers Africa, Asia and Australasia, is based in Sydney, Australia.

  • Tournament is one of four ATP Tour events in China this year, while there have been breakthrough wins by Chinese players Wu Yibing and Zhang Zhizhen
  • ATP chief executive Massimo Calvelli says WTA returning to China after boycott imposed over concerns for Peng Shuai ‘is the right thing for the sport’

Karatsev holds nerve and serve to win 7-6, 6-4 in an hour and 29 minutes, becoming only the second qualifier to advance to the last four in tournament history.


Organisers promise further major signings for second edition of event are ‘imminent’, as top-tier men’s tennis returns to China for first time 4 years.

World No 1 Novak Djokovic says it’s important for the game for likes of Wu Yibing to do well. Wu is China’s top-ranked men’s player and made history in February when he won the Dallas Open.

Tipped as the next Li Na after winning the junior US Open in 2017, the 23-year-old is finally fulfilling his vast potential after 3 years in the wilderness.

Chinese tennis player reaches 58th in latest rankings after winning Dallas Open, and no man from the country has been that high in singles in the professional era.

‘If my child was a ball kid, they’re coming home at 5am, as a parent, I’m snapping at that,’ the Scot says after epic against Thanasi Kokkinakis.

Defending Australian Open champion Rafael hobbles out of second round at hands of unheralded American Mackenzie McDonald in a major upset on Wednesday.

Novak Djokovic, Ons Jabeur among top players to form first executive committee of Professional Tennis Players Association, as group seeks say in how sport is run.

Novak Djokovic says he bears no hard feelings on his return to Australia after his visa cancellation and subsequent deportation in January ahead of 2023 Australian Open grand slam.

Taylor Fritz and Madison Keys have given the United States a 2-0 lead over the Czech Republic at the new United Cup mixed teams tournament in Sydney.

The 21-time major winner has been granted a visa by the Australian government a year after being kicked out of the country over his Covid-19 vaccine stance.

Three-time grand slam champion Stanislas Wawrinka says Hong Kong tennis prodigy ‘has great potential’ after the 18-year-old pushes him to the limit at Victoria Park.

Fans let their voices be heard at a packed Victoria Park on second day of the Hong Kong International Tennis Challenge, with Hubert Hurkacz edging Wu Yibing.

Former world No 3 Stanislas Wawrinka is beaten convincingly by China’s Wu Yibing before Cameron Norrie sees off Hong Kong teen Coleman Wong Chak-lam on packed opening night at Victoria Park.

Three-time grand slam champion and British No 1 added to a star-studded field for this month’s Hong Kong International Tennis Challenge at Victoria Park.

Daniil Medvedev looks to repeat triumph that led to best season of his career, as 12 of world’s best descend on Saudi Arabia to prepare for first grand slam of 2023.

Immigration minister set to put aside three-year ban from entry that Novak Djokovic had faced as a foreign citizen whose visa was revoked after high-profile deportation.

‘We’ll get through this together somehow … It’s been a perfect journey,’ Roger Federer tells emotional crowd in London after doubles loss with Rafael Nadal.