The BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells (ATP Masters 1000), the cinch Championships in London (ATP 500) and the Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha (ATP 250) have been named as Tournament of the Year in their respective categories in the 2022 ATP Awards. The tournament awards, voted by ATP players, recognise the leading standards set across events on the ATP Tour.
The BNP Paribas Open continues its recent dominance in the ATP Masters 1000 category, winning the honour for a record-extending eighth time — all in succession. Held amidst the natural beauty and backdrop of the desert landscape, the Indian Wells Tennis Garden offers top-notch player facilities and amenities; plentiful practice courts that allow fans to watch players up close; and unparalleled dining options.
The 2022 singles title was won by Southern California’s Taylor Fritz, while Americans John Isner and Jack Sock claimed the doubles crown.
“We are truly humbled to have been voted Tournament of the Year by ATP players for a record eighth straight year,” Tournament Director Tommy Haas said. “To have the hard work of our entire team recognised in this way is something that we take great pride in. We are already hard at work to ensure that the 2023 event is the best yet for players, fans and visitors from around the world, and look forward to welcoming everyone to Tennis Paradise again this March.”
The cinch Championships at The Queen’s Club in London claims the honour at the ATP 500 level, winning the award for the fourth time. Also recognised in the ATP Awards in 2015, 2016 and 2018, the tournament has thrived in its prestigious setting in West Kensington by consistently attracting some of the best singles and doubles players on the ATP Tour.
Founded in 1989, the event was won by Matteo Berrettini in each of the past two years. Croatians Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic won the 2022 doubles title.
“Given the quality of tournaments in this category, it is an honour to be voted by players as the ATP 500 Tournament of the Year,” said Chris Pollard, Events and Digital Director, LTA. “It is recognition of the outstanding work from the LTA tournament team and the support from a large number of sponsors, partners and suppliers who collaborate so effectively with the LTA, the Queen’s Club and the ATP in delivering the Tournament. As well as hosting our highest event attendance in 2022, the LTA introduced a number of innovative sustainability and inclusion initiatives that opened up the event to new audiences – we look forward to further enhancing the event experience for players, spectators and sponsors in 2023.”
The Qatar ExxonMobil Open repeats as winner in the ATP 250 category, claiming the Tournament of the Year award for the fifth time overall (2015, 2017, 2019, 2021). Doha has set high standards since its inception in 1993 and under the guidance of former player Karim Alami, the tournament continues to build its reputation for its superb facility, world-class hospitality and welcoming fans.
Roberto Baustista Agut was this season’s singles champion, while the year-end No. 1 doubles duo of Wesley Koolhof and Neal Skupski won the doubles title.
“The Qatar Tennis Federation and all the members of the team organising the Qatar ExxonMobil Open are delighted to be selected as best ATP 250 for the fifth time in the last eight years,” said Alami. “This award is a recognition of our team’s efforts to evolve, improve and adapt, while maintaining the focus on creating a warm and attractive environment that makes all guests and participants feel welcome despite the unusual conditions faced these last couple of years. We want to thank our loyal sponsors, the local government and leadership for their commitment, trust and vision.”
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