The ATP was inaugurated in 1972 by a group of players. It was created with the intention to protect and safeguard the interests of all those male tennis players. A year later, formalized women Womens Tennis Association for the same purpose. The organization soon took on the responsibility to create an official ranking professional tennis players, which began the following year and continues today.
Since 1990, the association has organized the main circuit of mens tennis worldwide, known as ATP Tour.
The ATP headquarters is located in London, Great Britain, the American division is based in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, the European base d in Monaco, and finally the one dedicated to the rest of the world, including Africa, Asia and Oceania has its base in Sydney, Australia.
Today the ATP World Tour has several categories of implicit tournaments on the circuit, specifically the Grand Slams, and the pyramid of decreasing ATP World Tour Masters1000, ATP World Tour 500, ATP World Tour 250 and Challenger and Future events . The ATP World Tour also oversees the World Team Cup which takes place in Düsseldorf in May and the Blackrock Tour of Champions Veteran.
CLASSIFICATION PLAYERS COUNTRY POINTS1 Novak Djokovic Serbia 136302 Rafael Nadal Spain 104353 Roger Federer Switzerland 80104 Andy Murray United Kingdom 69005 David Ferrer Spain 45656 Jo-Wilfried France 4425 Tsonga7 Tomas Berdych Czech Republic 37008 Mardy Fish United States 29659 Janko Tipsaveric Serbia 270010 Juan Martin Del Argentina 2630 Pozo Ranking male of the Association of Tennis Professionals to January 30, 2012