|Born||4 September 1971|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Prize money||US$ 7,049,710|
|Highest ranking||No. 96 (24 June 1996)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||1R (1994, 1997)|
|French Open||2R (1996)|
|Wimbledon||2R (1992, 1994, 1995, 1996)|
|US Open||2R (1996)|
|Highest ranking||No. 1 (24 June 2002)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||W (2002)|
|French Open||W (2007)|
|US Open||W (2004)|
|Last updated on: 11 April 2011.|
|Grand Slam titles:||3 (with Daniel Nestor)|
|Grand Slam men's doubles finals (10):|
Mark Knowles (born 4 September 1971) is a Bahamian professional tennis coach and former professional tennis player, becoming the former number 1 in world as a specialist in doubles tennis. He won three of the four Grand Slam tournaments in men's doubles, partnering with Daniel Nestor, as well as Wimbledon in mixed doubles. At various times between 2002 and 2005 he was ranked World No. 1 in doubles. He is a five-time Olympian.
After being awarded a scholarship to the Nick Bollettieri's famed academy at 10 years old, Knowles played three seasons at UCLA, where he earned All-American honours in both singles and doubles. His highest ATP singles ranking was world no. 96. He was very successful in doubles, partnering Daniel Nestor, Mahesh Bhupathi. With Nestor, Knowles won the 2002 Australian Open, the 2004 US Open and the 2007 French Open. He also won the 2009 Wimbledon Mixed doubles title with Anna-Lena Grönefeld of Germany.
On 5 July 2006, Knowles and Nestor participated in one of the longest matches in Wimbledon history. Their quarterfinal match against Sweden's Simon Aspelin and Australian Todd Perry lasted 6 hours and 9 minutes, with Knowles and Nestor eventually winning 5–7, 6–3, 6–7(5–7), 6–2, 23–21.
His 13-year partnership with Daniel Nestor ended after the 2007 US Open. After reaching the Basel final with James Blake, Knowles reunited with Nestor once again to win the 2007 Tennis Masters Cup. They defeated Simon Aspelin and Julian Knowle, 6–3, 6–2, to take their first Tennis Masters Cup title.
Knowles then played with fellow Grand Slam doubles champion Mahesh Bhupathi, for two seasons in 2008 and 2009, and the two were one of the most successful teams on tour, qualifying for the season-ending championships in both years. After losing in their season debut in Sydney, Knowles and Bhupathi knocked out defending champions Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, taking the gripping match in a final set tiebreak. The two lost to eventual champions Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram. Other season highlights included three titles, at Memphis, Dubai and Basel. The victory in Basel gave Knowles his 50th career title.
At the 2009 Australian Open, Knowles and Bhupathi went one step further than the year before, reaching the final before losing to the Bryans in three sets, after winning the first set 6–2. They went on to reach the US Open final later that year, despite the fact that Knowles was hampered by a hand injury that required eight stitches on his dominant hand (right). They also claimed their first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown together, winning the Rogers Cup in Montreal. They closed out their partnership at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, winning their round-robin group before going down in the semifinals to the Bryans. Knowles also repeated as champion in Memphis with Mardy Fish.
In 2010, Knowles joined forces with Fish, and after both struggled with injuries the first half of the season, the two captured the Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington, defeating Tomáš Berdych and Radek Štěpánek in the final. The two advanced to the quarterfinals of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati and the third round of the US Open. Knowles finished the season on a high note with a runner-up finish at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event in Paris with Andy Ram. The two upset top-ranked Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan in the quarterfinals.
2011 was a tough year for the Bahamian, as his season partner, Michal Mertiňák, went down with a back injury at the French Open. Prior to that, the two made semifinal appearances in San Jose and Memphis and the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells. After falling in the first round of Wimbledon with Łukasz Kubot, Knowles played his 10th season of World TeamTennis with the Sacramento Capitals, and then partnered Xavier Malisse to the Farmers Classic title at his former college campus, UCLA. The two edged Somdev Devvarman and Treat Conrad Huey to give the Bahamian his 54th doubles title. Knowles and Malisse also reached the quarterfinals in Washington and the third round at the US Open.
In October, Knowles was invited to participate in the 19th annual World TeamTennis Smash Hits charity event in Cleveland, co-hosted by Sir Elton John and Billie Jean King. Knowles was selected by John as a member of his team, which went on to win the exhibition 19–18. The event raised over $500,000 for various AIDS charities.
At the 2012 SAP Open, Knowles rejoined Malisse to win the ATP World Tour 250 event in San Jose, becoming the first men's player over 40 to win a tour-level doubles title since John McEnroe.
Knowles was a standout at UCLA for three years, earning All-American honors in singles and doubles before turning pro in 1991.
Representing the Bahamas, Knowles competed in five consecutive Olympic Games (1992-2008) and is his country's all-time leader in Davis Cup wins, playing in 29 ties. He received the prestigious Davis Cup Commitment Award from ITF president Francesco Ricci Bitti at the All England Club in 2014.
In World TeamTennis, Knowles was the captain of the Sacramento Capitals for 10 years, picking up three Male MVP Awards. His team won championships in 2002 and 2007.
Knowles announced his retirement from professional tennis in September 2012,but took part in men's and mixed doubles at Wimbledon 2013, where he and British player Jamie Delgado shared the all-time male record for playing in consecutive Wimbledon tournaments, with 22 appearances in the Open era. However the following year 2014, Jamie Delgado played doubles in the main draw to take the record of 23 appearances, while Knowles returned for an exhibition doubles only.
During his final full season on tour, Knowles was hired by his former doubles partner Mardy Fish to coach him. They began working together in Miami in 2012.
Since 2013, Knowles has worked on-air for Tennis Channel, providing in-match commentary, courtside interviews and tournament desk analysis.
He started coaching top 10 tennis player Milos Raonic in June 2017, before the grass court season.
Currently, he is coaching top American player Jack Sock.
Knowles was elected by his peers as Vice-President of the ATP and was selected to be on the ATP Drug Force Council.
|Win||1.||2 August 1993||Montréal, Canada (1)||Hard||Jim Courier|| Glenn Michibata |
|Loss||1.||21 March 1994||Miami, US||Hard||Jared Palmer|| Jacco Eltingh |
|Win||2.||19 September 1994||Bogotá, Colombia||Clay||Daniel Nestor|| Luke Jensen |
|Loss||2.||30 January 1995||Melbourne, Australia||Hard||Daniel Nestor|| Jared Palmer|
|3–6, 6–3, 3–6, 2–6|
|Win||3.||17 April 1995||Tokyo, Japan||Hard||Jonathan Stark|| John Fitzgerald |
|6–3, 3–6, 7–6|
|Loss||3.||14 August 1995||Cincinnati, US||Hard||Daniel Nestor|| Todd Woodbridge |
|2–6, 0–3, RET|
|Win||4.||21 August 1995||Indianapolis, US (1)||Hard||Daniel Nestor|| Scott Davis |
|Win||5.||8 January 1996||Doha, Qatar (1)||Hard||Daniel Nestor|| Jacco Eltingh|
|Win||6.||5 February 1996||Shanghai, China||Carpet||Roger Smith|| Jim Grabb |
|4–6, 6–2, 7–6|
|Win||7.||26 February 1996||Memphis, US (1)||Hard (i)||Daniel Nestor|| Todd Woodbridge|
|Loss||4.||22 April 1996||Tokyo, Japan||Hard||Rick Leach|| Todd Woodbridge|
|Win||8.||13 May 1996||Hamburg, Germany (1)||Clay||Daniel Nestor|| Guy Forget |
|Win||9.||12 August 1996||Cincinnati, US (1)||Hard||Daniel Nestor|| Sandon Stolle |
|3–6, 6–3, 6–4|
|Loss||5.||26 August 1996||Toronto, Canada||Hard||Daniel Nestor|| Patrick Galbraith |
|Loss||6.||17 February 1997||San Jose, US||Hard (i)||Daniel Nestor|| Brian MacPhie |
|6–4, 6–7, 5–7|
|Win||10.||17 March 1997||Indian Wells, US (1)||Hard||Daniel Nestor|| Mark Philippoussis |
|7–6, 4–6, 7–5|
|Loss||7.||31 March 1997||Miami, US||Hard||Daniel Nestor|| Todd Woodbridge|
|Win||11.||19 May 1997||Rome, Italy (1)||Clay||Daniel Nestor|| Byron Black |
|6–3, 4–6, 7–5|
|Loss||8.||8 June 1998||Paris, France||Clay||Daniel Nestor|| Jacco Eltingh|
|3–6, 6–3, 3–6|
|Win||12.||17 August 1998||Cincinnati, US (2)||Hard||Daniel Nestor|| Olivier Delaître |
|6–1, 2–1, RET|
|Loss||9.||24 August 1998||Indianapolis, US||Hard||Daniel Nestor|| Jiří Novák |
|Loss||10.||14 September 1998||New York, US||Hard||Daniel Nestor|| Cyril Suk|
|6–4, 6–7, 2–6|
|Loss||11.||22 November 1998||Hartford, US||Carpet||Daniel Nestor|| Jacco Eltingh|
|4–6, 2–6, 5–7|
|Loss||12.||8 March 1999||Scottsdale, US||Hard||Sandon Stolle|| Justin Gimelstob |
|4–6, 7–6(7–4), 3–6|
|Win||13.||10 January 2000||Doha, Qatar (2)||Hard||Max Mirnyi|| Alex O'Brien|
|Loss||13.||17 April 2000||Atlanta, US||Clay||Justin Gimelstob|| Ellis Ferreira |
|Win||14.||27 November 2000||Stockholm, Sweden||Hard (i)||Daniel Nestor|| Petr Pála |
|Win||15.||8 January 2001||Doha, Qatar (3)||Hard||Daniel Nestor|| Juan Balcells |
|Win||16.||5 March 2001||San Jose, US||Hard (i)||Brian MacPhie|| Jan-Michael Gambill |
|Win||17.||20 August 2001||Indianapolis, US (2)||Hard||Brian MacPhie|| Mahesh Bhupathi |
|7–6(7–5), 5–7, 6–4|
|Win||18.||28 January 2002||Melbourne, Australia||Hard||Daniel Nestor|| Michaël Llodra |
|Loss||14.||25 February 2002||Rotterdam, Netherlands||Hard (i)||Daniel Nestor|| Roger Federer |
|6–4, 3–6, [4–10]|
|Win||19.||4 March 2002||Dubai, UAE (1)||Hard||Daniel Nestor|| Joshua Eagle |
|3–6, 6–3, [13–11]|
|Loss||15.||11 March 2002||Scottsdale, US||Hard||Daniel Nestor|| Bob Bryan |
|Win||20.||18 March 2002||Indian Wells, US (2)||Hard||Daniel Nestor|| Roger Federer|
|Win||21.||1 April 2002||Miami, US||Hard||Daniel Nestor|| Donald Johnson |
|6–3, 3–6, 6–1|
|Loss||16.||10 June 2002||Paris, France||Clay||Daniel Nestor|| Paul Haarhuis|
|Win||22.||24 June 2002||Nottingham, England||Grass||Mike Bryan|| Donald Johnson|
|0–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–4|
|Loss||17.||8 July 2002||London, England||Grass||Daniel Nestor|| Jonas Björkman |
|1–6, 2–6, 7–6(9–7), 5–7|
|Loss||18.||5 August 2002||Toronto, Canada||Hard||Daniel Nestor|| Bob Bryan|
|6–4, 6–7(1–7), 3–6|
|Win||23.||19 August 2002||Indianapolis, US (3)||Hard||Daniel Nestor|| Mahesh Bhupathi|
|7–6(7–4), 6–7(5–7), 6–4|
|Loss||19.||14 October 2002||Lyon, France||Carpet||Daniel Nestor|| Wayne Black |
|4–6, 6–3, 6–7(3–7)|
|Win||24.||21 October 2002||Madrid, Spain (1)||Hard (i)||Daniel Nestor|| Mahesh Bhupathi|
|6–3, 7–5, 6–0|
|Loss||20.||28 October 2002||Basel, Switzerland||Carpet||Daniel Nestor|| Bob Bryan|
|Loss||21.||6 January 2003||Doha, Qatar||Hard||Daniel Nestor|| Martin Damm |
|Loss||22.||27 January 2003||Melbourne, Australia||Hard||Daniel Nestor|| Michaël Llodra|
|4–6, 6–3, 3–6|
|Win||25.||24 February 2003||Memphis, US (2)||Hard (i)||Daniel Nestor|| Bob Bryan|
|Win||26.||3 March 2003||Acapulco, Mexico||Clay||Daniel Nestor|| David Ferrer |
|Win||27.||28 April 2003||Houston, US (1)||Clay||Daniel Nestor|| Jan-Michael Gambill|
|Win||28.||19 May 2003||Hamburg, Germany (2)||Clay||Daniel Nestor|| Mahesh Bhupathi|
|Win||29.||16 June 2003||London/Queen's Club, England (1)||Grass||Daniel Nestor|| Mahesh Bhupathi|
|5–7, 6–4, 7–6(7–3)|
|Win||30.||27 October 2003||Basel, Switzerland (1)||Carpet (i)||Daniel Nestor|| Lucas Arnold Ker |
|Win||31.||1 March 2004||Marseille, France||Hard (i)||Daniel Nestor|| Martin Damm|
|Win||32.||3 May 2004||Barcelona, Spain (1)||Clay||Daniel Nestor|| Mariano Hood|
|4–6, 6–3, 6–4|
|Loss||23.||14 June 2004||London/Queen's Club, England||Grass||Daniel Nestor|| Bob Bryan|
|Win||33.||9 August 2004||Cincinnati, US (3)||Hard||Daniel Nestor|| Jonas Björkman|
|6–2, 3–6, 6–3|
|Win||34.||13 September 2004||New York, US||Hard||Daniel Nestor|| Leander Paes |
|Win||35.||25 October 2004||Madrid, Spain (2)||Hard (i)||Daniel Nestor|| Bob Bryan|
|Loss||24.||14 February 2005||Marseille, France||Hard (i)||Daniel Nestor|| Martin Damm|
|Win||36.||21 March 2005||Indian Wells, US (3)||Hard||Daniel Nestor|| Wayne Arthurs |
|Win||37.||25 April 2005||Houston, US (2)||Clay||Daniel Nestor|| Martín García |
|Win||38.||17 October 2005||Vienna, Austria||Hard (i)||Daniel Nestor|| Jonathan Erlich |
|Win||39.||24 October 2005||Madrid, Spain (3)||Hard (i)||Daniel Nestor|| Leander Paes|
|3–6, 6–3, 6–2|
|Loss||25.||7 November 2005||Paris, France||Carpet||Daniel Nestor|| Bob Bryan|
|4–6, 7–6(7–3), 4–6|
|Win||40.||6 February 2006||Delray Beach, US||Hard||Daniel Nestor|| Chris Haggard |
|Loss||26.||20 February 2006||Marseille, France||Hard (i)||Daniel Nestor|| Martin Damm|
|2–6, 7–6(7–4), [3–10]|
|Loss||27.||6 March 2006||Dubai, UAE||Hard||Daniel Nestor|| Paul Hanley|
|6–1, 2–6, [1–10]|
|Win||41.||20 March 2006||Indian Wells, US (4)||Hard||Daniel Nestor|| Bob Bryan|
|Win||42.||1 May 2006||Barcelona, Spain (2)||Clay||Daniel Nestor|| Mariusz Fyrstenberg |
|6–2, 6–7(4–7), [10–5]|
|Win||43.||15 May 2006||Rome, Italy (2)||Clay||Daniel Nestor|| Jonathan Erlich|
|6–4, 5–7, [13–11]|
|Loss||28.||22 May 2006||Hamburg, Germany||Clay||Daniel Nestor|| Paul Hanley|
|Loss||29.||23 October 2006||Madrid, Spain||Hard (i)||Daniel Nestor|| Bob Bryan|
|Win||44.||30 October 2006||Basel, Switzerland (2)||Carpet (i)||Daniel Nestor|| Mariusz Fyrstenberg|
|4–6, 6–4, [10–8]|
|Loss||30.||20 November 2006||Shanghai, China||Hard (i)||Daniel Nestor|| Jonas Björkman|
|Loss||31.||15 January 2007||Sydney, Australia||Hard||Daniel Nestor|| Paul Hanley|
|4–6, 7–6(7–3), [6–10]|
|Loss||32.||19 February 2007||Marseille, France||Hard (i)||Daniel Nestor|| Arnaud Clément |
|5–7, 6–4, [8–10]|
|Loss||33.||16 April 2007||Houston, US||Clay||Daniel Nestor|| Bob Bryan|
|Win||45.||11 June 2007||Paris, France||Clay||Daniel Nestor|| Lukáš Dlouhý |
|2–6, 6–3, 6–4|
|Win||46.||17 June 2007||London/Queen's Club, England (2)||Grass||Daniel Nestor|| Bob Bryan|
|Loss||34.||28 October 2007||Basel, Switzerland||Carpet||James Blake|| Bob Bryan|
|Win||47.||18 November 2007||Shanghai, China||Hard (i)||Daniel Nestor|| Simon Aspelin |
|Win||48.||2 March 2008||Memphis, US (3)||Hard (i)||Mahesh Bhupathi|| Sanchai Ratiwatana |
|Win||49.||8 March 2008||Dubai, UAE (2)||Hard||Mahesh Bhupathi|| Martin Damm|
|Loss||35.||26 March 2008||Miami, US||Hard||Mahesh Bhupathi|| Bob Bryan|
|Loss||36.||27 April 2008||Monte Carlo, Monaco||Clay||Mahesh Bhupathi|| Rafael Nadal |
|Loss||37.||23 August 2008||New Haven, US||Hard||Mahesh Bhupathi|| Marcelo Melo |
|Loss||38.||13 October 2008||Madrid, Spain||Hard (i)||Mahesh Bhupathi|| Mariusz Fyrstenberg|
|Win||50.||18 October 2008||Basel, Switzerland (3)||Carpet||Mahesh Bhupathi|| Christopher Kas |
|Loss||39.||31 January 2009||Melbourne, Australia||Hard||Mahesh Bhupathi|| Bob Bryan|
|6–2, 5–7, 0–6|
|Win||51.||22 February 2009||Memphis, United States (4)||Hard (i)||Mardy Fish|| Travis Parrott |
|Loss||40.||26 April 2009||Barcelona, Spain||Clay||Mahesh Bhupathi|| Daniel Nestor|
|Win||52.||16 August 2009||Montréal, Canada (2)||Hard||Mahesh Bhupathi|| Max Mirnyi|
|Loss||41.||13 September 2009||New York, US||Hard||Mahesh Bhupathi|| Lukáš Dlouhý|
|6–3, 3–6, 2–6|
|Loss||42.||11 October 2009||Beijing, China||Hard||Andy Roddick|| Bob Bryan|
|Loss||43.||25 April 2010||Barcelona, Spain||Clay||Lleyton Hewitt|| Daniel Nestor|
|6–4, 3–6, [6–10]|
|Win||53.||8 August 2010||Washington, United States||Hard||Mardy Fish|| Tomáš Berdych |
|4–6, 7–6(9–7), [10–7]|
|Loss||44.||14 November 2010||Paris, France||Hard (i)||Andy Ram|| Mahesh Bhupathi|
|Win||54.||31 July 2011||Los Angeles, United States||Hard||Xavier Malisse|| Somdev Devvarman |
Treat Conrad Huey
|Win||55.||19 February 2012||San Jose, United States||Hard (i)||Xavier Malisse|| Kevin Anderson |
|6–4, 1–6, [10–5]|
|Grand slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||2R||1R||F||QF||QF||1R||2R||1R||2R||W||F||QF||1R||1R||SF||SF||F||A||2R||A||A||1 / 18||42–17|
|French Open||A||A||A||A||3R||2R||2R||F||2R||1R||3R||F||3R||QF||SF||2R||W||1R||3R||2R||1R||3R||A||1 / 18||39–16|
|Wimbledon||A||2R||QF||2R||SF||3R||3R||3R||SF||3R||3R||F||QF||SF||QF||SF||QF||1R||QF||1R||1R||1R||1R||0 / 22||45–22|
|US Open||A||A||1R||SF||QF||1R||A||F||1R||1R||QF||QF||SF||W||1R||3R||QF||3R||F||3R||3R||1R||A||1 / 19||44–18|
|Win–Loss||0–0||1–1||4–3||5–3||14–4||6–4||6–3||12–4||5–3||2–4||8–4||19–3||14–4||16–3||7–4||7–4||16–3||6–4||15–4||3–3||3–4||2–3||0–1||3 / 77||171–73|
|Olympics||NH||1R||Not Held||2R||Not Held||QF||Not Held||1R||Not Held||1R||Not Held||A||NH||0 / 5||3–5|
|Year End Championships|
|Tour Finals||A||A||A||A||RR||RR||RR||F||A||SF||A||NH||SF||SF||RR||F||W||RR||SF||A||A||A||A||1 / 12||22–22|
|Indian Wells||A||A||A||1R||2R||1R||W||2R||2R||1R||1R||W||QF||SF||W||W||1R||QF||2R||A||QF||1R||A||4 / 18||34–14|
|Miami||A||A||1R||F||QF||SF||F||SF||2R||2R||SF||W||QF||SF||SF||1R||QF||F||1R||1R||A||1R||A||1 / 19||38–18|
|Monte Carlo||A||A||A||1R||A||A||A||A||QF||2R||1R||QF||2R||SF||QF||2R||2R||F||QF||QF||A||A||A||0 / 13||11–13|
|Rome||A||A||A||1R||1R||1R||W||1R||QF||1R||1R||QF||QF||QF||QF||W||SF||2R||SF||2R||2R||A||A||2 / 18||22–16|
|Madrid||A||A||A||1R||2R||2R||QF||2R||1R||A||1R||W||QF||W||W||F||2R||F||2R||2R||1R||A||A||3 / 17||20–14|
|Canada||A||A||W||SF||2R||F||2R||QF||2R||QF||2R||F||2R||SF||QF||SF||QF||QF||W||2R||1R||1R||A||2 / 20||32–18|
|Cincinnati||A||A||2R||A||F||W||A||W||SF||1R||1R||QF||SF||W||SF||QF||QF||SF||SF||QF||1R||A||A||3 / 17||32–14|
|Shanghai||Not Held||SF||1R||1R||A||A||0 / 3||2–3|
|Paris||A||A||A||2R||QF||QF||QF||SF||SF||A||2R||QF||SF||QF||F||QF||2R||2R||2R||F||1R||A||A||0 / 17||22–17|
|Hamburg||A||A||A||A||1R||W||2R||QF||QF||2R||SF||QF||W||QF||QF||F||2R||2R||NME||2 / 14||21–12|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||6–2||9–7||9–8||15–6||16–5||14–7||9–9||4–7||11–9||26–6||13–8||21–7||20–7||19–7||6–9||12–9||12–8||8–8||3–7||0–3||0–0||17 / 156||234–139|
|Ranking||534||139||63||30||7||7||19||9||35||48||19||1||8||1||7||5||4||7||5||25||58||127||-||2014: 702, 2015: 1198|
|Loss||2002||French Open||Clay||Elena Bovina|| Cara Black |
|Win||2009||Wimbledon||Grass||Anna-Lena Grönefeld|| Cara Black |
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Xavier Malisse and Olivier Rochus were the defending champions, but lost in the third round against third seeds and eventual finalists Bob & Mike Bryan.
Jonas Björkman and Todd Woodbridge successfully defended their title for a third year, defeating Julian Knowle and Nenad Zimonjić in the final, 6–1, 6–4, 4–6, 6–4, to win the Gentlemen's Doubles title at the 2004 Wimbledon Championships With the title Woodbridge broke Laurence and Reginald Doherty's record of eight Wimbledon men's doubles titles.
The 2008 Tennis Masters Cup was a men's tennis tournament played on indoor hard courts. It was the 39th edition of the year-end singles championships, the 34th edition of the year-end doubles championships, and part of the 2008 ATP Tour. It took place at the Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena in Shanghai, China, from November 9 through November 16, 2008.
Arnaud Clément and Michaël Llodra were the defending champions, but were forced to withdraw due to a left arm injury for Llodra.
The 2009 ATP World Tour Finals (also known as the 2009 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals for sponsorship reasons) was held in London, United Kingdom between 22 November and 29 November 2009. It was the first time the O2 arena hosted the ATP World Tour Year-End Singles and Doubles Championships. The event was renamed from Tennis Masters Cup to ATP World Tour Finals following the rearrangement of the ATP Tour.
This page covers all the important events in the sport of tennis in 2009. Primarily, it provides the results of notable tournaments throughout the year on both the ATP and WTA Tours, the Davis Cup, and the Fed Cup.
The 2011 ATP World Tour Finals (also known as the 2011 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals for sponsorship reasons) was a tennis tournament that was played at the O2 Arena in London, United Kingdom between 20 and 27 November 2011. The defending champion in singles was Roger Federer, while the defending champions in doubles were Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjić. However, they did not defend their title together because they separated after the 2010 event. Zimonjic partnered with Michaël Llodra for the season, and Nestor partnered with Max Mirnyi. Federer successfully defended his crown, winning a record-breaking sixth title, while Nestor and Mirnyi captured the doubles title.
The 2012 ATP World Tour is the global elite professional tennis circuit organized by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) for the 2012 tennis season. The 2012 ATP World Tour calendar comprises the Grand Slam tournaments, the ATP World Tour Masters 1000, the ATP World Tour 500 series, the ATP World Tour 250 series, the ATP World Team Championship, the Davis Cup, the ATP World Tour Finals, and the tennis event at the London Summer Olympic Games. Also included in the 2012 calendar is the Hopman Cup, which is organized by the ITF and does not distribute ranking points.
The 2012 ATP World Tour Finals (also known as the 2012 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals for sponsorship reasons) was a tennis tournament that was played at the O2 Arena in London, United Kingdom between 5 and 12 November 2012.