The ATP has given out its 2018 Tournament of the Year awards, and this year's winners were by no means strangers to the list. The best ATP Masters 1000, ATP 500 and ATP 250 events were recognized based on overall quality, and not necessarily the competition itself.
The title for the best ATP Masters 1000 went to Indian Wells, which has been ranked at the top of its class every year since 2014.
This year's final on the ATP side saw the tightest of matches, contested between Roger Federer and Juan Martin del Potro. In it, Del Potro altered the course of the season by handing then-world-No. 1 Federer his first 2018 loss, 6-4, 6-7 (8), 7-6 (2).
The winner for the best ATP 500 tournament was Queen's Club, which also won in 2015 and 2016.
Marin Cilic was the victor there, and the tournament was the start of Novak Djokovic's incredible second-half comeback, with Djokovic making his first final of the year.
And the ATP 250 award was given to the Stockholm Open, where Stefanos Tsitsipas took his first ATP title. Stockholm won in 2016 as well.
A different ATP Masters 1000 is bound to overtake Indian Wells at some point. The tournament making the most noise right now is the Miami Open, which is moving to Hard Rock Stadium for 2019. And the Madrid Open is bringing in Feliciano Lopez as its next tournament director.