The ATP confirmed yesterday that the year-end Finals event will remain in London through 2018.
“We are delighted to have reached an agreement which will see the tournament celebrate its 10th successive year in London in 2018,” said Kermode. “The tournament has been a spectacular success since moving to The O2 in 2009, generating record crowds, incredible atmospheres, and a soaring worldwide TV audience which broke the 100 million mark for the first time last year.
“The O2 has enabled us to present the sport in a new and vibrant way, in a media-friendly time zone, and in one of the world’s greatest cities,” continued Kermode. “For us, there is currently no better place to stage our season-ending event.”
The 8-man round-robin event has been in London since 2009.
Before London, the Finals were held:
The last time the event was held in North American was 1989 when it was in New York City.
Since moving to London in 2009, only three different players have won the event: Nikolay Davydenko (2009), Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic who is seeking a record fourth straight ATP Finals title.
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