ATP World Tour 500 series is the third most significant tier of men’s tennis tournament behind four Grand Slam tournaments, and the ATP World Tour Masters 1000.
ATP World Tour 500 is also known as ATP International Series Gold and the Championship series. Within the series, there is a total of 13 tournaments with different draws of 32, 48, and 56 singles and 16 and 24 for doubles. The total ranking point is 500 that the champion of a single tournament should achieve.
All leading players should have played at least four 500 tournaments out of which anyone should be after the US Open tournament. The score of the player will be zero if he could not play a total of four or failed to play in one after the US Open.
Spanish superstar Rafael Nadal stands as the topmost record holder with the highest number of record for the most number of singles with single titles of 15 and in doubles, the record is held by Nenad Zimonjic holding 12 trophies in all. Juan Martin Del Potro, Stefan Edberg, and Boris Becker won the maximum trophies in a calendar year totaling four.
Nadal is the shining star in the Tennis world and currently ranked at number 3 in the World. He has got the honor of the finest clay court player ever and is popularly called, “The King of Clay”.
Nadal is superb in all court and this is the sole reason why he is being considered as one of the best all-rounders, tennis world has come. His fans regard him as the best player of all time. In his career until now this Spanish star has won a total of 14 Grand Slams titles, clinching the gold medal in Olympic 2008 in singles.
He also holds the record of 27 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 and a record 15 ATP World Tour 500 Tournaments. Nadal reached the peak of his performance in 2010 when he became the seventh player in history and youngest amongst the four players in the Open Era to win a career Grand Slam.
Additionally, he is the only second one after legend Andre Agassi to race through the singles Career Golden Slam. He also got Laureus World Sportsman of the year in 2011.
This Serbian player was ranked as number one in 2008 doubles and at present holds the seventh spot in the World. Zimonjic is the only player from Serbia after Slobodan Živojinović to hold the number one title in the World.
Zimonjic is remembered for his two best performances to date when in 2004 he scored the win over none other than Andre Agassi in St Polten followed by a win over Nicolas Kiefer in 2005 on the grass of Halle. What makes it more exciting and worth is that both were first-round victories.
In his career, Zimonjic has played as a member of the Serbia Davis team, after being a member of the Yugoslavia Davis Cup team and Serbia and Montenegro Davis Cup team. As a member of Serbian player, he has played both singles and doubles and in the year he also played in the capacity of captain of the national team.