Since moving to London's cavernous O2 Arena, formerly known
as the Millennium Dome, in 2009, the event -featuring the
world's top eight singles players and top eight doubles pairs -
has been hugely successful. Two million fans have attended.
This year's tournament will have new lead sponsors with Japanese
firm Nitto Denko Corporation taking over from Barclays.
It will now be called the Nitto ATP Finals.
"We're delighted to extend our stay in London and to have Nitto
come on board as title sponsor over the next four years," ATP
chief Chris Kermode said in a statement.
London is a popular choice with players, especially as the Paris
Masters falls shortly before the London decider.
Last year home favorite Andy Murray cemented the year-end number
one ranking by beating Novak Djokovic, winner of the title four
times in London, in the final.
Murray welcomed Thursday's news.
"The crowds throughout the week for both the singles and doubles
are second to none, and that makes this one of the most special
events for the players," he said. "It's an amazing atmosphere
and a great tournament to cap off the year."
London will be the tournament's longest-running host since its
stay at New York's Madison Square Garden from 1977 to 1989.
Since then, it has been held in Hanover, Lisbon, Houston and
(Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by Mark Heinrich)
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