ATP Champions Tour Eligibility

To be eligible to compete on the ATP Champions Tour, players must have been either a World No. 1 singles player during their competitive playing careers, a Grand Slam singles finalist or a singles player in a victorious Davis Cup team.

Boris Becker is eligible to play on the ATP Champions Tour because he is a multiple Grand Slam Champion, winning six in total, and a former World Number One. He has also been a member of two German Davis Cup winning teams, in 1988 and 1989.

Bjorn Borg is eligible to play on the ATP Champions Tour because he is a multiple Grand Slam champion, winning 11 major titles in total. He was also a former World No.1 and a singles player on the Swedish team that won the Davis Cup in 1975.

Sergi Bruguera is eligible to play on the ATP Champions Tour because he won the French Open title in 1993 and 1994.

Albert Costa After picking up a racquet for the first time at the tender age of five, Albert Costa first came to the tennis world's attention as an outstanding junior player.

Thomas Enqvist

Thomas Enqvist is eligible to play on the ATP Champions Tour because he was a finalist at the Australian Open in 1999.

Guy Forget Guy Forget is eligible to play on the ATP Champions Tour by virtue of the fact that he was a singles player on the French team which won the 1991 Davis Cup. In fact, in the final against the USA, he was instrumental in France’s success, winning both the doubles rubber partnered with Henri Leconte, and the decisive singles rubber against Pete Sampras.

Gaston Gaudio Gaston Gaudo qualifies since he is a Grand Slam championship winner, capturing glory at Roland Garros in 2004.

Tim Henman For nearly a decade, Tim Henman held a whole nation’s hopes on his shoulders, and he carried them well, becoming Great Britain’s most successful tennis player since Roger Taylor in the 1970s.

Goran Ivanisevic Goran Ivanisevic is eligible to play on the ATP Champions Tour because he is a Grand Slam Champion. The Croat won the Wimbledon title in 2001.

Yevgeny Kafelnikov Yevgeny Kafelnikov is eligible to play on the ATP Champions Tour because he is both a former World Number One and a Grand Slam Champion. Yevgeny won two Grand Slam titles, in Australia in 1999, and at Roland Garros in 1996. He reached the World Number One ranking in May 1999, and remained there for six weeks.

Petr Korda Petr Korda is eligible to play on the ATP Champions Tour because he is a Grand Slam Champion, having won the Australian Open in 1998. He was also a finalist at the French Open in 1992.

Richard Krajicek Richard Krajicek is eligible to play on the ATP Champions Tour because he is a former Grand Slam Champion, having won the Wimbledon title in 1996.

Henri Leconte Henri Leconte is eligible to play on the ATP Champions Tour because he is a Grand Slam singles finalist. He reached the final of Roland Garros in 1988, where he was defeated by Mats Wilander. He was also a member of the French team that won the Davis Cup in 1991.

Ivan Lendl Ivan Lendl is one of the greatest tennis players of all time. He captured eight Grand Slam singles titles, competed in 19 Grand Slam singles finals, and was ranked Number One in the World for a total of 270 weeks.

John McEnroe John McEnroe is eligible to play on the ATP Champions Tour because he is a multiple Grand Slam Champion, having won Major titles at both Wimbledon and the US Open. He is also a former World Number One player, holding the ranking for 170 weeks in total, and finishing four consecutive years as the number one ranked player in the world between 1981 and 1984. He also fulfils the Davis Cup title having been a member of several winning American teams.

Thomas Muster Thomas Muster is eligible to play on the ATP Champions Tour as he is a Grand Slam Champion, having won the French Open in 1995, and a former World No.1.

Mikael Pernfors Mikael Pernfors is eligible to play on the ATP Champions Tour because he is a former Grand Slam finalist. He reached the final of Roland Garros in 1986.

Mark Philippoussis Mark Philippoussis began his career as one of the most promising and exciting young talents to emerge on the ATP World Tour for many years.

Cedric Pioline One of the most stylish players in tennis, Cedric Pioline is a two-time former Grand Slam finalist, having reached the men's singles final at the 1993 US Open and at Wimbledon in 1997.

Patrick Rafter Pat Rafter is a former Grand Slam Champion and World Number One, as well as being one of the most popular and well-loved men ever to play the game.

Marcelo Rios Marcelo Rios is eligible to play on the ATP Champions Tour because he is a former World Number One tennis player.

Greg Rusedski Greg Rusedski is eligible to play on the ATP Champions Tour because he is a former Grand Slam finalist, having reached the final of the US Open in 1997.

Pete Sampras Pete Sampras is a former World Number One and 14-time Grand Slam Champion who is considered by many to be the greatest tennis player of all time.

Fabrice Santoro Though he never scaled the heights of World Number One, or had his name engraved on a Grand Slam singles trophy, Fabrice Santoro undoubtedly made his mark on the world of tennis.

Carl Uwe Steeb Carl-Uwe Steeb is eligible to play on the ATP Champions Tour because he has been a member of three German Davis Cup winning teams, in 1988, 1989 and 1993.

Michael Stich Michael Stich is eligible to play on the ATP Champions Tour because he is a former Wimbledon Champion. Michael also reached Grand Slam finals at Roland Garros in 1996 and at the US Open in 1994. In 1993 and he was a member of the German team that lifted the Davis Cup.

Mats Wilander Mats Wilander satisfies all three of the possible eligibility requirements to compete on the ATP Champions Tour. He is a former Australian Open, French Open and US Open champion. In total, Mats won seven Major titles during his career and reached World No.1. Mats was also a member of the Swedish teams that lifted the Davis Cup in 1984, ’85 and ’87.

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