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ATP Finals to leave London after 2020

24th April 2019, 11:23 by Chris Rivers

Turin has been named as the new host city for the ATP World Tour Finals from 2021, replacing London's O2 Arena.

The O2 Arena has staged the end-of-season tournament since 2009 and during its tenure has generated record revenue figures for male tennis' governing body, accommodating 35,000 fans per day of the event with two separate sessions.

Organisers had been keen to see the event stay in London until 2025 as part of the last bidding process, and had been battling it out with Manchester, Singapore, Tokyo and Turin to stage the ATP showpiece.

However, the ATP has opted to move the Finals to Italy, with Turin set to be the 15th different city to host the tournament in its 50-year history.

The Pala Alpitour stadium is the largest indoor venue in Italy and can accommodate up to 16,000 spectators, bringing it close to the capacity of the O2 Arena.

Turin's mayor Chiara Appendino was so keen to see the ATP Finals in her city that she offered the ATP 15million euros in annual guarantees to underwrite the event.

"We believe that Turin has all the ingredients to take the event to new heights," said the ATP's executive chairman Chris Kermode.

World number one Novak Djokovic added: "The ATP Finals is the biggest and most prestigious event that we have at the ATP.

"It's a tournament that has historically moved around and so I'm very excited to see it move to Turin from 2021."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Chris Rivers is an experienced reporter who closely follows both Arsenal and Wales Rugby Union team. As well as in-depth football and rugby knowledge, Chris is an avid American Football, Formula One and boxing fan.

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