Manchester has joined London in a five-city shortlist to host the ATP Finals from 2021 to 2025, Sky Sports report.

London has hosted the end of season tournament since 2009, however, last month’s event won by German Alexander Zverev was the worst in terms of ticket sales.

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The O2 Arena will continue to hold the event up until 2020, with the ATP announcing four other cities who will look to take the final tournament of the season from 2021.

After more than 40 cities showed interest in hosting the event, London, Manchester, Singapore, Tokyo and Turin were the final five selected, with an announcement for the winning candidate set for March 2019.

Many professionals have called for the ATP to keep the tournament in London, including Roger Federer, however, other players such as Novak Djokovic have called for a change in the season finale.

With the regular season finishing with the Paris Masters, another European city may well get the nod as host, however, Japanese brand Nitto currently sponsor the event, which could push the tournament towards Tokyo.