LONDON, October 5, 2016
The ATP and Garanti Koza, a Turkish construction and property development company, have entered an agreement that sees Garanti Koza become a Gold Partner as well as Official Real Estate Development Company of the prestigious season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at The O2 in London.
Garanti Koza is an industry leader in construction contracting and property development, with industrial construction, commercial ventures and residential projects worldwide. This sponsorship is the latest addition to Garanti Koza’s expanding tennis portfolio, which includes the ATP Istanbul Open, ATP Sofia Open and WTA Istanbul Cup. Garanti Koza has also recently completed construction on its 55 tennis court training complex, Koza World of Sports, which provides a home to tournaments, player development and recreational health and fitness.
“This sponsorship represents an exciting opportunity for Garanti Koza to partner with the ATP World Tour for their end-of-year finals. As a Gold Sponsor and the Official Real-estate Development Company of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, we look forward to the Garanti Koza brand being synonymous with the highest level of tennis.” – Mr. Murat Binark, Vice President of Garanti Koza.
“We are delighted to welcome Garanti Koza on board as a partner to our prestigious season finale in London,” said Chris Kermode, ATP Executive Chairman & President. “The Barclays ATP World Tour Finals attracts more than 100 million television viewers worldwide, offering a truly global platform not only for our players but also for our commercial partners. We look forward to a successful partnership with Garanti Koza.”
The Barclays ATP World Tour Finals has attracted more than 1.8 million fans to The O2 arena since the tournament moved to London in 2009. The tournament features the world’s best eight qualified singles players and doubles teams battling to win the biggest indoor tennis tournament in the world.
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, Wimbledon champion Andy Murray and US Open winner Stan Wawrinka are the first singles players to qualify for this year’s tournament, which will offer US$ 7.5 million in prize money. The prestigious event has been contested in major cities around the world with a rich history dating back to the birth of The Masters in 1970 in Tokyo. Since 2000, the event has taken place in cities such as Lisbon, Sydney and Shanghai, before moving to London in 2009 where it will be held through 2018.