IMG appointed hospitality partner

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IMG, the global sports, entertainment and media company, has been appointed as exclusive worldwide corporate hospitality partner for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.

IMG is the only authorised provider of official hospitality at this event and is responsible for the global sales and implementation of corporate hospitality at the tournament throughout the five–year period during which the event will take place in London. IMG will be offering hospitality packages in both exclusive suites and corporate dining facilities at the tournament. The Barclays ATP World Tour Finals is the year–end climax to the men's professional tennis season, featuring only the world's best eight qualified singles players and doubles teams. This season–ending tournament determines the official year–end South African Airways 2009 ATP Rankings and will also crown the official 2009 ATP World Tour Champion. Played using a round–robin format, the top eight ATP stars all play three matches as they battle for a berth in the knockout semi–finals, ensuring every match showcases tennis akin to the quality of at least a Grand Slam quarter–final. The prestigious tournament has been contested in major cities around the world with a rich history dating back to the birth of The Masters in 1970 in Tokyo. Since 2000 the event has taken place in cities such as Lisbon, Sydney, and most recently Shanghai. This year sees the tournament reborn as the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals to be held in the heart of London at The O2 arena from 2009 to 2013. Recent winners Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and David Nalbandian will all be hoping to qualify, alongside a host of talented younger players, such as Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Jo–Wilfred Tsonga.

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