Sanremo and Liguria are ready to host a new and important international tennis event. Sunday 3 to 9 April Saturday ATP Challenger Sanremo Tournament Organized by Tennis Sanremo in collaboration with the Regional Committee of the Italian Tennis Federation, Patronage and Support of the Liguria Region, Sanremo Municipality, Province of Imperia, Sanremo Casino, Coni and Federated Tennis.
Founded by a colony of Englishmen living on the Riviera de Ponente called the “Tennis and Bridge Club”, President Matteo Ceverlo’s Tennis Sanremo celebrated the first 125 years of his life in 2022 and celebrated them with a special ceremony. On Sunday 3rd, from the start date of the qualifying round, on Saturday 9th April (final at 11am) will be the scene of the challenge of the prestigious International Men’s Singles Tournament with the equivalent of three courses (free admission) prizes of Corso Matuzia 28. From 45,000 euros. Main Patron: Acqua Eva.
24 players will compete in the qualifying draw. (3 wild cards). The single draw will have 32 players (4 wild cards). Double draw consists of 24 pairs (2 wild cards). The winner of the tournament will have a total of 60 ATP points.
The spotlight will be on Gianluca Magar (Best Ranking 65 ATP), who was born in 1994 and grew up in Sanremo and trained as technical manager Matteo Sverlo’s Sanremo tennis team. The list also includes 18-year-old Danish Holger Rune, the youngest player in the top 100 ATP. Also pay attention to the new winners of Flavio Koboli, Roman, 19, 165 ATP and the Challenger of Zadar in Croatia. Ernest Gulbis, a 33-year-old Latvian among the top 10 ATP tennis players of 2014, is looking for a respectable result to move closer to the top of the world rankings. Thomas Fabbiano (ranked 70 ATP) is one of the most talented Italian tennis players, currently at home in Tennis Sanremo, where 21-year-old Matteo Arnoldi, now 355 ATP, also trains. Also keep an eye on 31-year-old Frenchman Pierre-Hughes Herbert (best ranking 36 ATP, now 111) and Dutch Robin Hase (33 ATP).
“After 10 years the ATP Challenger is back, the great tennis tournament that saw Gianluca Mager as the hero again in Sanremo, the new winner of the Challenger Gran Canaria, for a competition with a high technical rate. – Liguria Sports Councilor Simona Ferro announced during a presentation today at the Sala della Trasparenza in Liguria – The names we see on the scoreboard are of the great international champions for a tournament that will bring the best talents of the moment to the Sanremo tennis court. This is the best way to celebrate the club’s 125 years of history and great tennis that is now a talent hub for our region and for Italy as a whole. “
These are the words of Gianni Berino, Regional Councilor for Tourism and Major Events: “From Sanremo I can only rejoice that my city is home to a prestigious international tournament, the ATP Challenger Tour at the Renewed and Glorious Tennis Club: a great way to celebrate 125 years of activity. As a tourism councilor, It attracts many fans from all over the world who will be able to take advantage of the housing facilities in our area. “
Hosting the “ATP Challenger 80 Sanremo Tournament” is really a joy for our city, coming back more than a decade later – Says Alberto Biancheri, Mayor of Sanremo – An event that honors Sanremo, embellishes the tennis tradition by enjoying it. The tournament is a recall initiative, a commitment by the world’s best young tennis players and Italian tennis players to help make the tennis club’s birthday even more special: 125 years of activity. “
“Sanremo has always been one of the major centers in the 125-year history of our tennis region. Andrea Fosati, president of FIT Liguria, and Connie Liguria, vice president, said: From the late fifties onwards there were many events in Italy and France, from the Davis Cup Challenge to the Pietrengelli, Cirola and Merlo to the Seventies by category and Youth Championship, the ten year Challenger with Memorial Tesitor and various editions. Summer Cup, European Under-14 Team Championship.
“We are finally back to hosting an international tournament after several years and all our staff are ready for a week of top-level matches – Matteo Sivarolo, president of Tennis Sanremo, says a club with more than 300 members (18 boys under 100), 8 tennis courts and 2 paddle courts – We are delighted to be able to rely on the participation of our Gianluca Magar and we hope that Arnoldi will be able to do well for us too. “Our tradition is confirmed by one of Djokovic’s first victories on our field in 2005.”
The program includes qualifying for the first match day of the singles draw on Sunday, April 3 and Monday, April 4. First and second rounds of singles and first round of doubles on Tuesday, eighth round of singles and first and second round of doubles on Wednesday, 7 quarter finals of singles and doubles on Thursday, 8 semifinals of singles and doubles on Friday (starting at 11)) And 14 at double.