Barletta – Tennis, the 22nd edition of the ATP

The three wild cards were given to the Italian Nardi and Pasaro and the Ukrainian Ovcharenko

The smell of beaten earth, the sound of balls, the sun that warms the first spring days. Ready to move ATP Challenger ticket number 22 from Barletta. In fact, there are many versions of the tennis event, officially presented at his usual home of the “Hugo Semen” tennis club.

From 11 to 17 April, the international tournament returns to its normal date, After the last two years affected by the epidemic. Holy Week will be with the most awaited event of the year, not only by professionals, but also by all athletes.

Enzo Ormas, the technical director of the tournament, explained – “The organizing team has come running -” We tried our best to ensure the excellent level of the tournament, which is the oldest in Italy and which finds the most favorable date on the ATP circuit. Also many red clay experts have signed up this year, as Barletta actually opened the season for them after months dedicated to “fast”. Some Spaniards, this time around, stay in Spain for new and contemporary tournaments in Madrid. But there will be a lot of French and a lot of Italians, which will also be the challenge of tennis.

Trampolines are being introduced – Janic Cinar, Lorenzo Sonego and Marco Chechinato are some of the important Italian talents who have walked the Barletta club fields in the recent past. The Open Challenge is always a launch pad of youth commitment, renewing cooperation with the Italian Federation.

The Barletta Tournament is part of the Federation’s Challenger project that draws on the success of this Apulian competition – explained Isidoro Alvici, National Vice-President of the Italian Tennis Federation -. Is represented by names that follow each other over and over, and this gives us hope to see other young surprises in this year’s edition. Registered) brought to the finals. Finally, a great hope for Apulian tennis represented by a growing Pellegrino.

Wild card – There have been some prestigious cancellations in the main draw, such as the French Quarantine Moutet and the Argentine Juan Manuel Serundolo, but with special charm that only a former world can give the top ten. In fact, both singles and doubles will be the world’s No. 6 Frenchman Giles Simon. Among the Italians, in addition to the aforementioned Flavio Coboli and Julio Zippieri, Bisegli Andrea Pellegrino. The main draw has three wild card predictions. The Federation handed over two young Italians, Luka Nardi and Francesco Passaro, and an organization to Ukrainian (adopted Apulian) Olek Ovcharenko.

Not just matches – In addition to the busy schedule of the match, “Wheelchair Tennis” or Wheelchair Tennis is planned as an exhibition and parallel initiatives are planned for those who wish to participate in this discipline. The final of the international tournament is scheduled for Easter Sunday afternoon. Admission to the facility will be completely free for all matches.

“We’ve got an epidemic behind us – added Luciano Bennetti, president of the Barletta Tennis Club – now we’re ready to make a great tennis comeback at Easter. The club is ready to host all the fans who want to enjoy the games and relax in the open air.

Also present at the press conference were Federal Councilor Donato Calabres, President of the Fit Puglia Francesco Montegazza, and Barletta Fulvio Borgia, Coach of the Sports Director.

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