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Manchester To Rival London For ATP Finals

Manchester To Rival London For ATP Finals

Manchester and current hosts London are on a five-city shortlist to stage the ATP Finals from 2021. Singapore, Tokyo and Turin have also made the cut after more than 40 cities expressed an initial interest in hosting the eight-man tournament, which has been based at London’s O2 Arena since 2009.

Manchester lost out to the Chinese city of Shenzhen earlier this year in its bid to host the WTA Finals – the women’s equivalent – where the plan was to stage the matches at the city’s 21,000-capacity Manchester Arena.

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London extended its current agreement to host through to 2020 in May 2017 and a decision on the ATP Finals hosts beyond that will be made by March 2019 at the earliest.

“It has been a highly competitive process, and the candidate cities on the shortlist deserve huge credit for the passion and creative vision they have shown in their respective plans to continue the growth of our showpiece event,” said ATP president Chris Kermode. “With the final shortlist announced, we believe we will be well-placed to determine the next exciting chapter.”

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