The ATP Finals is moving to the Italian city of Turin in 2021.
A person with knowledge of the details confirmed the move to The Associated Press on Wednesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not yet authorized to discuss the situation publicly.
The ATP was expected to announce the move later Wednesday.
Turin will host the tennis event for five years through 2025, succeeding current host London.
The event will be played inside the PalaAlpitour, a 15,000-seat multi-purpose arena built to host hockey games during the 2006 Turin Olympics.
Five cities bid for the event, including: London; Manchester, England; Singapore; Tokyo; and Turin.
Held each November, the ATP Finals is the season-ending event for the top eight men’s singles players and doubles teams.
Italy also recently began hosting the Next Gen Finals, a year-end event for the best under-21 players. That tournament is in Milan.
The Next Gen Finals and the ATP Finals are held on back-to-back weeks, which will create a Milan-Turin focal point for the sport.
The Turin selection comes only days after Italian player Fabio Fognini won the Monte Carlo Masters and 2½ weeks before the Italian Open in Rome — a big boost for tennis in the country.
The Italian government pledged 78 million euros ($90 million) in funding for the ATP Finals — the latest in a series of big sports events it is backing.
Italy is also the front-runner in the race to host the 2026 Winter Olympics with a bid from Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo; and the country has already been assigned the 2022 Ryder Cup golf competition to be held at the Marco Simone club just outside Rome.
More AP Tennis: https://apnews.com/apf-Tennis and https://twitter.com/AP—Sports
Andrew Dampf on Twitter: www.twitter.com/AndrewDampf