Breaking Down The 2024 ATP Calendar

Breaking Down The 2024 ATP Calendar - sportingbet

The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) tour is the world’s most prestigious circuit for men's professional tennis, dating back to 1990 to its official launch, features the best players from around the globe competing across 3 different surfaces. The ATP Tour encompasses four tiers of tense competition, namely the Grand Slams, Masters 1000, 500, and 250. The Grand Slams are the ultimate pinnacles of tennis excellence comprising four prestigious ‘majors’, including the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. Get those tennis bets ready as we delve into the structure of the ATP tour and 2024 calendar.

The elite Masters 1000 section is where the best of the best battle it out! Comprising nine prestigious tournaments the Masters 1000 offer a whopping 1000 ranking points to the victor. The ATP 500 and 250 events bring their own spice to the court, offering 500 and 250 ranking points, respectively, to the winner. Furthermore, two special events feature on this journey, namely, the ATP Finals (*the season finale championship for the top 8 singles and doubles teams) and the Davis Cup (*the annual national teams competition).

The ATP 500 Calendar is confirmed for 2024, attracting millions of fans and sponsors, starting with the Rotterdam Open in February 2024. So we’ll be tracking the upcoming ATP 500 calendar for now.

The ATP Majors

The Grand Slam tournaments, also known as the ‘Majors’, are the tennis world's four most important annual professional tournaments and offer players the most ranking points, biggest prize pot, greatest strength and size of ‘seeds’ as well as the most public and media attention. To win a “Grand Slam” in the ATP means to win all four major championships in a single discipline in a calendar year. Let’s take a look at these four spectacles -

The Australian Open: Founded in 1905, the tournament is held annually at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia and is the first of the four Grand Slam tennis events held and takes place in January each year on hard court surfaces. This year saw Novak Djokovic secure his 10th Australian Open title and 22nd overall major title, matching Rafael Nadal's record.

The French Open: Also referred to as Roland Garros, was founded in 1891, is held annually at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. The tournament is the second Grand Slam event on the tennis calendar and takes place on clay court surfaces. This is where the famous Spaniard, Rafael Nadal, copped the term ‘King of Clay’, standing alone in the Open Era with the most clay court titles.

Wimbledon: Founded in 1877, is the oldest of the four tournaments and is held in July at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, in the UK. The tournament is the third Grand Slam event and is generally regarded by many as the most prestigious on the tennis calendar and is the only major that still takes place on grass court surfaces.

The US Open: Founded in 1881, is one of the oldest championships in the world and is the fourth and final Grand Slam event on the tennis calendar. Held annually at the iconic blue hard courts of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre in Queens, USA.

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Did You Know? 

  • Roger Federer, the true legend of tennis, boasts an astonishing record in ATP history that includes an unprecedented 103 titles, 157 finals, 1251 match victories, and a staggering 310 weeks at the No. 1 spot.
  • Rafael Nadal, affectionately known as the "King of Clay," dominates the ATP Tour with his incredible records. He's secured a remarkable 14 Grand Slam titles on clay, a record-breaking 26 Masters 1000 titles on the same surface, and an awe-inspiring 794 consecutive weeks in the top 10.
  • Novak Djokovic, the unstoppable, reigns supreme with his incredible records. With 37 Masters 1000 titles, 6 ATP Finals titles, 7 year-end No. 1 finishes and a jaw-dropping $153 million in prize money earned. Djokovic stands as a true legend of the ATP Tour.
  • Carlos Alcaraz the rising star, etched his name into the history books as the youngest player ever to claim an ATP Tour title at just 18 years and 5 months old. His meteoric rise is a testament to the bright future of tennis.

Knowing which competitions lie ahead on the tennis calendar is a vital part of tennis betting for our fans who prefer to plan their wagers well in advance. So if you’re trying ensure that you stay ahead of the curve and competitions, here is a list of all ATP 500 events, dates and surfaces taking place in 2024 -

The ATP 500 Schedule

Australian Open - Grand Slam - Hard - 14 January 2024

Rotterdam Open - ATP 500 - Indoor hard - 13 February 2024

Rio Open - ATP 500 - Clay - 20 February 2024

Dubai Tennis Championships - ATP 500 - Hard - 27 February 2024

Mexican Open - ATP 500 - Hard - 27 February 2024

Barcelona Open - ATP 500 - Clay - 17 April 2024

French Open - Grand Slam - Clay - 20 May 2024

Cinch Championships - ATP 500 - Grass - 19 June 2024

Terra Wortmann Open (Halle) - ATP 500 - Grass - 19 June 2024

Wimbledon - Grand Slam - Grass - 3 July 2024

Hamburg Open - ATP 500 - Clay - 24 July 2024

Citi DC Open - ATP 500 - Hard - 31 July 2024

U.S. Open - Grand Slam - Hard - 28 August 2024

China Open - ATP 500 - Hard - 28 September 2024

Japan Open - ATP 500 - Hard - 16 October 2024

Swiss Indoors Basel - ATP 500 - Indoor hard - 23 October 2024

Erste Bank Open - ATP 500 - Indoor hard - 23 October 2024

ATP Finals - Indoor hard - 12 November 2024

To place tennis bets, simply head over to Sportingbet and select ‘Tennis’ from the top navigation bar. Here you will be presented with the ‘Top Competitions’ window in the top left corner of the screen which includes a link to all current and up-coming events as well as respective odds presented in the centre of your screen. Let’s take a look at some the more popular tennis betting odds or markets on offer - 

  • 2-Way - Who Will Win?: This is the ‘Match Winner’ market - Simply place your bet on a player to win the match.
  • 2-Way - Set Winner: Place your bet on whether you feel a certain player will win a particular set.

So as the dust slowly settles on an exhilarating 2023 ATP season, one thing is abundantly clear – tennis enthusiasts around the world have been treated to an absolute spectacle of extraordinary talent, unrelenting passion, breathtaking drama and tantalizing tennis odds. The Grand Slam events, the crown jewels of the beloved sport, delivered moments that will be eternally etched in our hearts and minds.

As we bid adieu to an unforgettable season, the echoes of roaring crowds and thunderous aces still resonate in our ears but at Sportingbet the excitement never ends as the promise of even more thrills and spills in the seasons to come are certainly worth the hype. The court may rest, but our passion for the game never will. Here's to the timeless beauty of tennis, and the endless thrills Sportingbet has lined up.