Singapore confirms bid for ATP Finals

Singapore has submitted a bid to host the ATP Finals, the season-ending showpiece of the men’s tennis calendar, from 2021.

The tournament has been held at the O2 in London since 2009. In August, the Association of Tennis Professionals confirmed it had opened an international tender process to determine the location of the event beyond 2020.

London has a deal in place to stage the event through 2020, with ATP executive chairman and president Chris Kermode saying in August that staying in the English capital beyond then would be an option.

The ATP is however welcoming other bids for the tournament and Sport Singapore, the Singapore Tourism Board and the Singapore Sports Hub have this week confirmed that they have submitted a proposal.

In a joint statement to Singaporean news outlet Today, the three parties said: “This is part of our continued efforts to look out for suitable world-class events that can inspire the enjoyment of sport here and add to our vibrancy and attractiveness as a sport and lifestyle destination. The Singapore Sports Hub is a world-class venue and choice for such events.”

A shortlist of potential candidates for the host after 2020 is set to be released on December 14.

Singapore’s hosting rights agreement for the women’s WTA Finals ended this year. Singapore had hosted the event since 2014 but from next year it will be held in the Chinese city of Shenzhen.