Learn more about the 2022 edition of the season finale

The 53rd edition of the Nitto ATP Finals was presented today. This is the second consecutive edition of the season finale — organised by the Italian Tennis Federation (FIT) and the ATP — to take place in Turin.

Present at the event, held in the Spazio Trentacinque venue inside the Intesa Sanpaolo building, which was designed by the world-renowned architect Renzo Piano, was the President of the FIT, Angelo Binaghi, the Chairman of the ATP, Andrea Gaudenzi, the President and CEO of Sport e Salute, Vito Cozzoli, the President of the Piedmont Region, Alberto Cirio, and the Director of the Department of Sport, Tourism and Events of the City of Turin, Domenico Carretta.

Nitto Denko Corporation, Title Partner of the Nitto ATP Finals, was represented by Luca Villa, Managing Director Nitto Italia, who shared a welcome message to today’s audience on behalf of Mr. Hideo Takasaki, President, CEO and COO of the Nitto Denko Corporation. Doing the honours for Intesa Sanpaolo, the Host Partner of the event, was the President, Gian Maria Gros-Pietro.

Dates and Programme
The Nitto ATP Finals will take place from 13- 20 November 2022. The programme includes 15 singles matches and the same number of doubles matches, divided into 15 sessions: eight afternoon sessions – including the two finals – and seven evening sessions.

From Sunday 13 to Saturday 19 November (Round Robin and Semi-finals), an afternoon session will be held starting from 11:30 a.m. (a doubles and a singles match) and an evening session will begin at 6:30 p.m. (a doubles and a singles match). The doubles final will be played on Sunday 20 November, starting at 2:30 p.m., followed by the singles final not before 5 p.m.

Venue
As in 2021, the Nitto ATP Finals will be held in the Pala Alpitour. This structure – built for the Winter Olympic Games 2006 – has a maximum capacity of more than 12,000 seated spectators.

According to a study by Nielsen Sport and based on more than 11,500 spectators, last year’s edition registered an elevated level of overall appreciation, both from the general public (90%) and from the guests and partners (98%). The objective of the next edition is to improve these figures for all the above parties, both inside the Pala Alpitour venue and outside.

The Fan Village will be set up on the Piazzale Grande Torino – an entirely covered area of more than 4,000 square meters, which will host restaurants, food stalls and other structures for entertainment and the promotion of services and products of the tournament partners. Furthermore, the general public will be able to follow the ongoing matches through dedicated maxi screens.

Tickets and subscriptions will allow free movement between the Pala Alpitour and the Fan Village. The Fan Village will also be accessible for people without any entrance ticket beginning from the start of the last singles match in the programme of play, thus allowing a wider public to enjoy the emotion of the Nitto ATP Finals.

As in 2021, before and during the tournament, the Casa del Teatro Ragazzi e Giovani and the premises of the Automobile Club d’Italia in Piazzale S. Gabriele di Gorizia will be used, while the Circolo della Stampa Sporting will be used to host players’ practice.

Ticketing
Tickets and subscriptions for the 2022 edition of the Nitto ATP Finals are available online at: https://tickets.nittoatpfinals.com and also on the Ticketone website. In collaboration with DAO, Official Corporate Hospitality Advisor, a wide range of solutions for business clients are available, while Gattinoni Travel Network, Official Tour Operator, proposes Incoming & Experience services for the general public.

To date, more than 50,000 tickets have been sold, of which 20 per cent were bought from abroad.

Partners
Together with the confirmed Title Partner, Nitto Denko Corporation and the Host Partner, Intesa Sanpaolo, a large group of public institutions – the Italian Government, the Piedmont Regional Authorities and the Municipality of Turin – and prestigious companies will all contribute to ensure the success of this event. The Platinum Partners are Emirates and Lavazza, while EA7 Emporio Armani (today, the capsule collection dedicated to the Nitto ATP Finals was presented), Ford, Pepperstone, Rolex and Valmora Mineral Water are Gold Partners. The Silver Partners include Asti DOCG, Dunlop, Iren, Italgas and Xerjoff, with Rinascente and Torino Outlet Village completing the lineup as Bronze Partners.

In the planning, implementation and setup of the various structures, FIT has been assisted and supported by a fundamental partner, Sport e Salute.

Sustainability
One of the strategic long-term missions of the organisation is the reduction of gas emissions and the greenhouse effect generated from such events (carbon footprint) and sharing with all partners of the event these same objectives and responsibilities.

There are six main areas of activity:

• Materials: programme of recovery and recycling of tennis balls, following the collaboration in 2021 with Dunlop and Nitto; use of ecological packaging and recyclable containers for food (for example, Lavazza will supply coffee capsules in compostable materials) and all drinks (all mineral water will be in recycled plastic bottles supplied by Valmora); introduction of specific obligations regarding sustainable materials and processes for suppliers of graphic materials.
• Transport: free use of public transport for ticketholders; vehicle pool 100 per cent electric and hybrid supply by Ford for the transport of players and shuttle service for staff; compensation of CO2 emissions carried out in collaboration with the city of Turin.
• Food and beverage: all unused food and beverage will be donated to Food Banks; increase in the use of organic and zero km materials (total of 70 per cent in 2021).
• Waste: containers for sorting waste available throughout various areas of the event venues; introduction in Fan Village of solar energy containers supplied by Nitto.
• Energy: collaboration with Iren to maximise the use of energy derived from renewable sources with the aim of reaching 75 per cent of total energy consumption; use of LED lighting and other sources of efficient illumination.

Promotional events
In 2022 a collaborative agreement was started with the Salone del Libro and will continue with the literary award ceremony dedicated to Gianni Mura, which will take place during the tournament. The tournament trophy will be itinerant starting from the beginning of September and, in that same month the “Tennis in Piazza” initiative will start, involving setting up mini tennis courts in various piazzas of the city to try to attract children and the younger generations to our sport. In parallel, the Junior Masters tournament will take place throughout Italy; this is a national circuit reserved for male and female Under 11 and Under 13 players. The finals will be held in Turin concurrently with the 2022 edition of the Nitto ATP Finals.

Angelo Binaghi, President of the Italian Tennis Federation:
“We are happy to have presented today in Turin the 2022 edition of the Nitto ATP Finals. We have very ambitious objectives: to improve on the experience for all the spectators that will come to Turin for the event, and let the entire city live the wonderful experience of world class tennis. We have always said this, and we repeat it with even more conviction: we want that this city to continue to affirm itself as one of the world’s tennis capitals, and here some of the most important pages in the history of our sport have been and are being written. To achieve this it is fundamental to have the support and commitment of all stakeholders, with the awareness that we are starting out with the solid foundations that were set down last year. The Turin event will close an extraordinary year for our Federation, which has been the protagonist in the organisational of five different world level events – in chronological order, the Internazionali d’Italia, the Italy Major Premier Padel, the final phase of the Davis Cup, the Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals and now, the Nitto ATP Finals – as well as countless international tournaments valid for the ATP and WTA circuits. This is true acknowledgement of what the FIT is becoming in the panorama of world tennis, and in the sporting sector and society of our Country.”

Andrea Gaudenzi, Chairman, Association of Tennis Professionals:
“The Nitto ATP Finals provide a spectacular culmination to the Tour, bringing the world’s best players together in a unique format, and on a world stage. Turin delivered an exceptional event in its inaugural year as host city, with its focus on innovation and sustainability. We’re excited to build on that success with the support of world-class event partners and look forward to delivering another thrilling end to the season for our fans.”

Valentina Vezzali, Undersecretary of State for Sport, the Office of the Prime Minister:
“The 2022 edition of the Nitto ATP Finals has ambitious goals and I’m certain that these will be met. Last year’s numbers were surprising for the affluence of the general public, economic impact, and possibility for employment. Italian tennis is experiencing a season of success and satisfaction, which is confirmed by the fact that the efforts and the work of the Federation are giving optimal results. Sport is a means for sharing, for development, for solidarity and peace and can transform its inherent energy into opportunity for the entire territory, thus rendering Italy an undisputed protagonist in the world scenario.”

Vito Cozzoli, President and CEO of Sport e Salute:
“Sport e Salute is proud to be part of this extraordinary team and at the level of the finest eight players in the world. This year’s Turin edition of the Nitto ATP Finals is a conquest for the athletes but also a challenge for those who have to organise a tournament with the world watching every move. We of Sport e Salute are ready so that the world will be able to enjoy the wonderful experience of great tennis”.

Alberto Cirio, President of the Piedmont regional authority:
“This is the second year in which Turin and Piedmont host the Nitto ATP Finals. We will treasure the experience gained in the past edition, enhancing its impact on the city and the entire region, to take advantage of the value and importance of this great event for the promotion of our territory.”

Domenico Carretta, Councillor for Sport, Tourism and Major Events of the City of Turin:
“The Nitto ATP finals are an important event that will have a favourable spin-off effect for the city. Turin, in its second year as venue of the event, intends to involve the city even more as it is again on the stage of world-level sport. In November, hoping to have overcome all restrictions caused by the pandemic, we are planning collateral events because our goal is to bring greater numbers of people closer to sport and tennis”.

History of the Nitto ATP Finals
The first edition of this tournament was held in 1970 in Tokyo and since then, a total of 14 cities in the world have hosted the event at least once. After Japan, it was held in Paris, then Barcelona, Boston, Melbourne, Stockholm, and Houston followed. In 1977, this event found its first fixed venue at Madison Square Gardens in New York, where it remained until 1989. In the 1990s the event was held in Germany – first in Frankfurt am Main (1990-1995) and then in Hanover (1996-1999) – while in the following decade it became an itinerant tournament with editions held in Lisbon, Sydney, Shanghai, Houston and then back to China. From 2009 to 2020 London was the host city for the world’s top eight players, until the tournament reached Turin last year.

There are a total of 24 players to write their names in the Role of Honour, starting from the American Stan Smith, winner of the 1970 edition and ending with Alexander Zverev who won the final in November 2021. The record is held by Roger Federer, with six victories, followed by four players with five titles: Novak Djokovic, Ivan Lendl and Pete Sampras.

Structure of the tournament
The eight participants in the 53rd edition of the Nitto ATP Finals will be designated by the Pepperstone ATP Race to Turin, or their ranking considering only the best 19 results obtained during the calendar year 2022.

The 19 best results will be calculated taking into consideration the following events:
– the Grand Slams
– the eight mandatory ATP Masters 1000 tournaments
– the ’best other’ results obtained in other tournament (Masters 1000 Monte Carlo, ATP Cup, ATP 500, ATP 250, ATP Challenger Tour).

The only exception is the case in which one of the winners of a Grand Slam event of the season should not be among the top eight of the Pepperstone ATP Race to Turin after the last tournament (the Masters 1000 in Paris-Bercy), but in any case, within the first 20. In this case, a place will be reserved in the Nitto ATP Finals together with the first seven of the Race.

The eight qualifying players are placed in two groups, with four players (the top two from each group) advancing to the knockout semi-finals. The same mechanism will apply for doubles.

View Pepperstone ATP Race To Turin | View Pepperstone ATP Doubles Race To Turin 

TV Coverage
The 2022 Nitto ATP Finals will be broadcast in more than 180 Countries and territories. The 2021 edition reached a total of 109.7 million spectators worldwide, also through digital and social media.

Again this year, the entire tournament will be broadcast by Sky Sport, while RAI will broadcast in direct and unencrypted one singles match per day during the qualifications phase, one semi-final and also the final. SuperTennis – the FIT television channel – will transmit unencrypted one match per day in replay.

Pepperstone ATP Race to Turin (11 luglio)

Pepperstone ATP Doubles Team Rankings (11 luglio)

Copertura televisiva

Le Nitto ATP Finals 2022 saranno trasmesse in oltre 180 Paesi e territori: l’edizione del 2021 ha raggiunto in totale109,7 milioni di persone in tutto il mondo, anche attraverso il mondo digital e social.

In Italia anche quest’anno la manifestazione sarà trasmessa integralmente da Sky Sport mentre la RAI mostrerà in diretta e in chiaro un singolare al giorno durante la fase eliminatoria, una semifinale e la finale. SuperTennis, il canale televisivo della FIT, trasmetterà in chiaro un incontro al giorno in differita.

MEDIA KIT (disponibile a partire dalle ore 16.30)

Event presentation (ITA)

Event presentation (ENG)

Press release FIT (ITA)

Press release FIT (ENG)

Press release Nitto (ITA)

Press release Nitto (ENG)

Press release Pepperstone ATP (ENG)

Press release company profile Consorzio Asti (ITA)

Press release Dunlop (ITA)

Press release EA7 Emporio Armani (ITA)

Press release IREN (ITA)

Press release Lavazza (ITA)

Press release partnership Ford (ITA)

Press release partnership Ford (ENG)

Press release Valmora (ITA)