Marking 42 years of the Emirates ATP Rankings, the ATP Heritage Programme celebrates a remarkable journey taken by players, tournaments and fans since 1973. Launched in February 2013, and incorporating the Emirates ATP Rankings, the ATP World Tour Awards presented by Moët & Chandon, player and tournament milestones and the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, the ongoing programme will come to life through a collectible book, documentary-style TV programming, a celebration event, digital activations and more.
A Business Advisory Board, consisting of select global executives and a Legends Advisory Board of former high profile players, are both formed to assist with long-term planning.
The ATP Heritage Programme is launched to celebrate the 40-year anniversary of the Emirates ATP Rankings and the history of the ATP, culminating with a No.1 celebration event at the Waldorf Astoria in New York.
Roger Federer broke Pete Sampras’ record of 286 weeks at No. 1 on 16 July, one week after winning a record-tying seventh Wimbledon title. He remained at No. 1 for 17 weeks (302 in career).
Novak Djokovic capped one of the greatest-ever tennis seasons by finishing as the year-end World No. 1. The Serb won a career-best 10 titles, including three Grand Slam trophies.
The ATP World Tour was unveiled with a simplified tour structure, featuring a new point scale for the Emirates ATP Rankings and tournament tiers of ATP World Tour Masters 1000, ATP World Tour 500 and ATP World Tour 250 events.
Rafael Nadal became the first left-hander to finish No. 1 since John McEnroe in 1984, in addition to becoming the first Spaniard in the history of the ATP Rankings to end the season as the world's top player.
Roger Federer finished No. 1 for the third straight year, highlighted by an ATP-best 12 titles, culminating in victory over James Blake in the final of Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai.
A new three-week Asian swing includes tournaments in Bangkok, Beijing and Tokyo.
Lleyton Hewitt became only the fourth player to rank No. 1 for every week during the year and the seventh player to finish No. 1 for at least two straight years in a year that saw him win the Wimbledon title.
The ATP Tour changes its name to ATP for 2001, introduces a new logo and launches its website.
Brazil's Gustavo Kuerten became the first South American to finish No. 1 in the history of the ATP Rankings (since 1973) in a year when he won his second Grand Slam crown at Roland Garros.
Pete Sampras became the first player in ATP Rankings history to finish No. 1 for six consecutive years.
The ATP Senior Tour of Champions was sanctioned.
The ATP Tour extended its global reach, adding Arabian Gulf tournaments in Dubai and Doha, where Boris Becker played.
The first television package for men's tennis broadcasted 19 tournaments to a worldwide audience.
All Top 50 players contractually agree to play the new ATP Tour in 1990. Sponsored by IBM, the ATP Tour era begins with an equal partnership between players and tournaments.
The parking lot press conference at the US Open heralds the formation of the ATP Tour.
The ATP Rankings were introduced on August 23 with Ilie Nastase debuting at No. 1.
The ATP's first Executive Director, Jack Kramer, was a leading force in establishing the organization.