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EL ARGENTINA OPEN 2021 ARRANCÓ CON LA CLASIFICACIÓN Y EL SORTEO DEL CUADRO PRINCIPAL

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Mientras el inicio de la fase previa tuvo triunfos de Francisco Cerúndolo, Báez,Velotti y Kicker, el sorteo del cuadro principal determinó un único choque entre argentinos: Delbonis vs. Juan Manuel Cerúndolo, finalista del Córdoba Open.

El Argentina Open comenzó hoy su edición número 21 en el Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club, con el inicio de la clasificación, en la que avanzaron cuatro de argentinos hacia la segunda ronda. Organizado por Tennium, el torneo se extenderá hasta el domingo 7 de marzo y contará con transmisión diaria en directo por TyC Sports, el canal oficial del Argentina Open.

Las victorias albicelestes de la jornada fueron para Sebastián Báez, Agustín Velotti, Francisco Cerúndolo y Nicolás Kicker. También avanzó el máximo preclasificado, Jaume Munar, 104° del mundo. Mientras que Hugo Dellien, segundo cabeza de serie, no pudo presentarse por una lesión en la muñeca izquierda. Este domingo, continuará a partir de las 11 de la mañana.

Además de la fase previa, también se llevó a cabo el sorteo del cuadro principal, con la participación de Martín Jaite, director del torneo, el supervisor de ATP Jorge Mandl, y el ATP Tour Manager, Pablo Juárez.

Los tenistas locales tendrán a estos rivales en primera ronda: los invitados Facundo Díaz Acosta y Thiago Tirante se medirán ante un clasificado y Dominik Koepfer, respectivamente. Federico Coria irá ante un competidor que supere la fase previa.

Facundo Bagnis tendrá como oponente a Frances Tiafoe (8º), Juan Ignacio Londero irá frente a Pablo Andújar (6º), Federico Delbonis y Juan Manuel Cerúndolo protagonizarán el único duelo 100% local de la primera ronda.

Por su lado, los primeros preclasificados tendrán la primera rueda libre y arrancarán desde octavos de final. Ellos son Diego Schwartzman (ARG, 9º de la ATP y primer preclasificado), Cristian Garin (CHI, 2º), Benoit Paire (FRA, 3º) y Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB, 4º).

Así ha quedado el cuadro de singles

El de dobles

Y el de clasificación

 

THE WOMEN’S ARGENTINA OPEN HAS ITS PLACE IN THE 2021 WTA TOUR

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Buenos Aires, February 10, 2021.- Tennium announces a new tournament, the women’s Argentina Open, a WTA 125K event on the WTA Tour from October 31 to November 7, 2021, at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club. For this occasion, Tennium has developed a new tournament logo, adapting its traditional men’s logo to a female figure that represents the identity of the event.

The last international tennis tour tournament held in Argentina was won by Gabriela Sabatini in 1987, 34 years ago. The new tournament is also the first on the WTA Tour by Tennium who already organizes the ATP 250 Argentina Open, the ATP 250 European Open, and the ATP 500 Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell.

Some facts about the women’s Argentina Open:

  • Prize money: $ 125,000
  • Champion ranking points: 160
  • Main draw singles: 32 (from November 1 to November 7)
  • Main draw doubles: 16
  • Qualification singles: 16 (October 31 and November 1)

The official broadcaster of the women’s Argentina Open will be TyC Sports, broadcasting at least one match per day, the semi-finals and the final.

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Martin Hughes, executive director and Tennium partner, said: “In such special times we’re living in, Tennium not only keeps organizing the European Open and the Argentina Open, but also the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell is pretty much advanced for next April. And now, we are part of the WTA Tour with the women’s Argentina Open. In addition, more players join our international portfolio. Particularly in Argentina, we recently partnered with Thiago Tirante, a former junior world number 1, who joins Solana Sierra and Facundo Diaz Acosta. All this clearly show the growth and strength of the company”.

Martín Jaite, tournament director, added: “This is great news not only for Argentinean tennis but also for South American tennis, as having a WTA event implies growth and more opportunities for all the girls in the region. We’re proud to be able to say that we also have an Argentina Open for women. In this direction, the present of Nadia Podoroska is also very relevant”.

WTA Chairman and CEO Steve Simon stated, “The WTA is delighted to see women’s professional tennis return to Argentina, a region that has produced many great champions and a country that is passionate about developing and celebrating the sport. This WTA 125 tournament will provide a great platform to showcase local talents and up-and-coming athletes, and the women’s Argentina Open in Buenos Aires will herald in a new and exciting era of female tennis players in South America.”

The tournament structure will be as follows:

  • SUN 31st OCT: Qualifications
  • MON 1st NOV: Qualifications and first round
  • TUE 2nd NOV: First round
  • WED 3rd NOV: Second round
  • THU 4th NOV: Second round
  • FRI 5th NOV: Quarter-finals
  • SAT 6th NOV: Semi-finals
  • SUN 7th NOV: Final

ABOUT THE WTA

Founded by Billie Jean King in 1973 on the principle of equal opportunity, the WTA is the global leader in women’s professional sports. The WTA is one of the world’s most recognizable and high-profile sports leagues, consisting of more than 1650 players representing approximately 85 nations, all competing to earn WTA rankings points and prestigious tournament titles. The WTA Tour comprises over 50 events and four Grand Slams, spanning six continents and nearly 30 countries and regions with a global audience of over 700 million. The Tour culminates with the Shiseido WTA Finals Shenzhen, honoring the season’s top singles and doubles players based on the final standings of the Porsche Race to Shenzhen leaderboard. Further information on the WTA can be found at wtatennis.com.

SCHWARTZMAN, GARÍN, PAIRE, KECMANOVIC, PELLA AND TIAFOE WILL BE THE FACES OF THE ARGENTINA OPEN 2021

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“We will have a very attractive Argentina Open,” said Martín Jaite, the tournament director, after the release of the official list of players who will meet between February 27 and March 7 at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club. With the return of Nicolás Kicker, the Argentina Open Pre-Qualy, an exclusive tournament for Argentines, begins today which will grant the champion an invitation to the Argentina Open qualy.

Buenos Aires, February 2, 2021.- The Argentina Open 2021 makes its first step as the official players list was made public, with the top 10 Diego Schwartzman and Guido Pella among the Argentines. The ATP 250 tournament will also welcome international figures such as the Chilean Cristian Garin, the French Benoit Paire, the Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic and the American Frances Tiafoe.

The tournament, organized by Tennium, will be held from February 27 to March 7 at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club, with a small audience and health safety protocols in accordance with local government regulations and the ATP.

“I am convinced that we will have a very attractive Argentina Open. We have a highly competitive group of contestants, I am truly very happy. I think these players can be a huge spectacle for the 21st edition of the Argentina Open. We have Schwartzman, our top player. He has been the Argentine emblem on the circuit for years. Pella is a very known player from the Davis Cup. From the international players, Garín is talented and has to defend points, Paire has the typical qualities of French tennis, we have a youngster such as Kecmanovic, whose game is very interesting, and Tiafoe is an American who likes clay dust, “said Martin Jaite, the tournament director.

UGO HUMBERT WINS THE EUROPEAN OPEN

ATTENTION EDITORS - HAND OUT - EDITORIAL USE ONLY - NO SALES - NO MARKETING - Winner French Ugo Humbert poses for the photographer as he wins the tennis match between Australian De Minaur and French Humbert, the finals of the men's singles competition at the European Open Tennis ATP tournament in Antwerp, Sunday 25 October 2020. BELGA PHOTO LAURIE DIEFFEMBACQ

Ugo Humbert (ATP 38), competed in the final of the European Open against Australian Alex De Minaur (ATP 29). The Frenchman defeated De Minaur in two sets (6/1, 7/6 ).

The 22-year-old Humbert won against the Australian Alex De Minaur. Writing his second ATP Tour victory to his name. In the first set, Humbert was soon able to go through his opponent’s serve and build up a comfortable lead. The Australian could not fight back in the first set and had to give in with 1/6. In the second set, on the other hand, the Australian managed to keep his serve for a long time. With a score of 6/6, De Minaur had to win the tie-break to extend the match and still have a chance to win. He failed and lost the tie-break by 7/4. This makes Ugo Humbert the new winner of the European Open 2020.

Earlier this season Humbert won the ATP tournament of Auckland. He is the fourth Frenchman to reach the final at the European Open. With his 21 years, he is the youngest Frenchman together with Gasquet to win an ATP tournament. “I am very happy with this victory. I was always at my best on the crucial points and this week I have shown myself mentally super strong.”

For Alex De Minaur, it is the first final of the season. He played his previous final in Basel and lost to the Swiss Roger Federer. To reach the final in the European open he already knocked out the former champion of 2016, Richard Gasquet. After the final De Minaur said, “I got a few chances but Ugo was really too strong today”.

THE EUROPEAN OPEN 2020 IN ANTWERP HAS THE STRONGEST ENTRY LIST EVER

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Antwerp, the 23rd of September 2020  – The European Open has managed to bring no fewer than 8 top 20 players to the Lotto Arena, including top 10 player Matteo Berrettini (ATP 8). David Goffin was the first to confirm his participation in the tournament, which we really appreciate. Fabio Fognini, Grigor Dimitrov, Andrey Rublev and Kei Nishikori are well-known names and top players who will be participating for the first time in Antwerp.

“In addition to (Belgian) top players such as David Goffin and our doubles duo Sander Gillé and Joran Vliegen, it was our main goal to bring a good mix of new world top players and the top players of the future to the Lotto Arena,” said tournament director, Dick Norman.

“We are very happy that the tournament can still take place in these challenging circumstances,” said Dick Norman. “When we see this field of participants, all the efforts made in recent months pay off and we are very happy that all these top players are coming to Flanders. Thanks in advance to our loyal sponsors for helping to make this happen. ”

“We have worked very hard for months with a very motivated team to organize a safe tournament. We, therefore, guarantee that we will be able to let the fans enjoy top tennis in safe conditions. ”

“More good news is that we will be allowed to welcome a limited audience. We can sell almost 30% of the capacity, taking into account the one-meter distance between the different bubbles. For example, a full row will always be left free and a seat between the various bubbles. Save the date! We will start ticket sales this Friday, September 25th.

TENNIUM REINFORCES SUPPORT FOR ARGENTINE TENNIS BY SIGNING PROMISING SOLANA SIERRA

Buenos Aires, 11 August, 2020.- Tennium, Global Tennis Platform, proudly announces the signing of the promising 16 year-old Solana Sierra, from Argentina, who joins the 19 year-old Facundo Diaz Acosta, another young talent from that country, where Tennium also owns the ATP 250 Argentina Open, reinforcing the commitment with Argentine tennis, specifically on the female side. 

Already among the top 100 in the ITF junior rankings, Sierra was also the U-12, U-14 and U-16 national number 1. Her performance in the 2019 Junior Fed Cup and her title at the prestigious JB1 tournament in Brasilia are highlights in her career.

As a professional, Solana also confirmed her projections, having earned her first WTA Tour point by the end of 2018 and growing better in each tournament since then, defeating players over her ranking as the Brazilian Thaisa Pedretti, who is among the top 350. Sierra is one of the 10 youngest players in the WTA rankings. 

Enric Molina, Executive Director and Tennium partner, will be the player’s agent. “I am very happy to join forces with Solana, who has shown great potential. Everyone at Tennium hopes to support Solana at all levels in the benefit of a long-lasting and successful career. Our commitment to her is part of Tennium’s support to the present and future of Argentine tennis”. 

On the same way, Martin Hughes, Executive Director for Argentina and also Tennium partner, added: “It is in our plans to increase support for Argentine tennis development, and nothing better than supporting boys and girls like Solana, who joins Facundo. It’s another important step for Tennium as an international management company”. 

Martin Jaite, Argentina Open director and part of Tennium staff, said: “Solana has a very modern game, she takes the initiative, plays aggressive and seeks for quick points. I believe she is an asset for Tennium, because she represents the growth of the company and the support that Tennium provides not only at a professional level, but also at a development level, both on the men’s and women’s side”.

“I am excited that a company like Tennium, that manages so many stars, has posed its eyes on me. I am happy and confident at the same time. Having Enric as agent, someone with so many years in the tennis industry, is a boost for my career, for the years to come, and a motivation towards the big challenges ahead”, said Solana Sierra.

Sierra joins the broad portfolio of Tennium players management business, that includes top players like Sorana Cirstea, Marie Bouzkova, Richard Gasquet, Feliciano Lopez, Tommy Robredo and many of the most promising stars of the future, like 15 year-old world junior number 1 Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva. In addition, Tennium got into the padel world by signing a few months ago another world number 1, the former tennis player Marta Marrero.

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