ITF Men's Circuit
The ITF Futures Tour ( also known as ITF Men 's Circuit) is one of the International Tennis Federation ( ITF) organized tennis tournament series for men. Below the competitions of the Future Tour tournaments on the ATP World Tour and ATP Challenger Tour are the lowest category in professional tennis.
1976 three smaller tournament series were held in Europe and North America to give promising young talents the opportunity away from the big tournaments to gain experience in professional tennis for the first time. These circuits consisted of at least five tournaments and guaranteed together $ 45,000 in prize money. Subsequent ATP players like Tim Gullikson ( Wimbledon finalist 1983), Brian Teacher (winner of the Australian Open 1980) or Steve Denton (winner of the U.S. Open in 1982 at the Double) took part in the first tournaments in North America. In Europe, Peter McNamara ( Wimbledon champion in the double 1980 and 1982, the Australian Open champion in the double 1979) won the first edition of the Circuits.
Between 1990 and 2006 tournaments were held under the label Satellite Circuit. 1997 was the series of 109 tournaments with a total prize money of 3.15 million U.S. dollars.
1998, the actual futures tournaments were introduced, which gradually replaced the Satellites. To be included in the tournament calendar, the tournaments had at least twice in a row one behind the other recognized three times with $ 10,000 prize with a prize money of U.S. $ 15,000 or. The first Futures tournament was played in India in 1998, the first winner was Wladim Kuzenko.
2010 was the Future Tour of 534 tournaments, the most successful player was the Italian Claudio Grassi with 12 titles ( 3 single, 9 double ) before the Argentine Andres Molteni with 11 ( 5 single, 6 double ) and the German Sebastian Rieschick with 10 titles (5 single, 5 double ). The most successful single player was Frenchman Augustin Gensse with 7 titles, Claudio Grassi was with 9 titles of the best doubles players of the tour. France was the nation with the most titles (50 ), followed by Spain (37 ) and Argentina (33). German players picked 18 items.
The Future Tour 2011 also consisted of 534 tournaments. 15 of which were held in Germany, eight in Austria, two in Switzerland and one in Liechtenstein.
Participants in the individual could collect the following number of points for success on the Futures Tour, for participants in the double - competitions points were awarded only from the semi-finals.
Competition is open to any player who logs in to the tournament management - even players who are listed in no ranking. The tournaments are therefore often associated with large numbers of participants. Usually, you have to play qualifying to reach the main draw, and to be able to collect points for the world ranking. A player may register for a maximum of 6 tournaments per week and must commit to a priority list.
German Tournaments 2013
In Germany in 2013 as part of the ITF Futures Series 20 tournaments.