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ATP / WTA – What you need to know before the Masters ladies and gentlemen 2021! #Masters #ATPFinals #WTAFinals #Tennis #Turin #Web

The end of the season is becoming more and more urgent in international tennis and in this sense, the arrival of the finals ATP and WTA, generally called by their historical name Masters, is also felt. After a disrupted 2020 edition for men and quite simply canceled for women, strong changes are to be expected in an almost normal return around the little yellow ball. A few weeks before this deadline marking the end of the 2021 season, what you need to know.

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Change of direction…

How to retain only a moment, a memory, a coronation of the lease of the ATP finals disputed in London? The atmosphere of night sessions was always pretty crazy in the heart of theO2 Arena, on the banks of the Thames. For the 52nd edition of this end-of-year tournament now legendary, almost at the level of the four Grand Slam organized every year, the tennis players will no longer go for the shots on the side of the UK.

The London lease therefore ended after 12 years of faithful and loyal service.

As provided for in the specific contracts between the organizers and ATP, the London lease therefore ended after 12 years of faithful and loyal service. Now it’s time for Italy and the city of Turin, in the heart of Piedmont. Obviously played indoors, the tournament will be played on hard and divided with two groups, as usual between the eight players qualified according to their classification and their respective performances, one last time listed at the end of the Masters 1000. from Paris. The Pala Alpitour is therefore ready to welcome an audience of enthusiasts and the eight best players in the world in singles, as well as the best eight pairs of doubles.

A few hectometers from the city’s Olympic stadium, the hall can boast of welcoming nearly 16,600 spectators until 2025 if we stick to the contract signed by the ATP and the Italian federation, who will celebrate its first major edition from November 14 to 21.

A table raised to the possible

A Masters can only bring together the quintessence of the best players in the world, a caste among the greatest! Title holder, Daniil Medvedev will of course be there to put his title back on the line. His main opponent will undoubtedly be the world number one, Novak Djokovic.

Missing marks will be Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. If the Spaniard has a chance to set foot on Turin next season, the Swiss, also considered one of the richest sportsmen on the planet, will probably never play Masters again. Injured at the end of the season, the Helvète leaves the doubt on a possible end of career and such an announcement could take place in the coming weeks, even months. The end of an era ?

Women are also moving

It will not only be the tennis players who will have to get used to a new hall and a new atmosphere during these traditional finals; at least the most used of them! Women will also discover a new room, but unlike their male counterparts, for a single edition.

The Pan American Tennis Center of Guadalajara to Mexico will have the honor of hosting the WTA Finals and seeing Ashleigh Barty, world number one and title holder, put her crown on the line. For reasons that will seem obvious to you, the WTA has concluded with the Chinese city of Shenzhen not to organize the 2021 edition in Asia and to renew the obligations of the contract between the two parties from next season, until 2030. A welcome boon for the Mexican city which will be able to accommodate up to 6,600 spectators in its hall.

As a reminder, the 2019 edition, the first of the name in the Chinese city, had crowned the French Kristina Mladenovic in doubles, alongside the Hungarian Timea Babos. Unfortunately, the pair will not be able to defend their title, for lack of sufficient points to win a qualification.

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