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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.


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”.



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.


Covid19 Worst Crisis since Second World War

Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much”, as Helen Keller said, this is the only way the Coronavirus crisis can be overcome. We are living in an ultra-connected globalized world, where something happening in theFar East can impact the full world. We find ourselves in what seems to be the worst global crisis since the Second World War, yet its full impact is still to be discovered.

The Covid-19 crisis impacts can be split in three broad categories: sanitary, social and economic. In the following document, we take a closer look at each and the impact it is having on the sports world in general.

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Este otoño, TENNIUM organizará en España dos etapas clasificatorias y las Finales Nacionales del Red Bull Next Gen Open, en el que las mejores promesas del tenis local de entre 16 y 21 años tendrán la oportunidad de luchar por una plaza en la final mundial del Red Bull Next Gen Open, que se celebrará en Milán, entre los días 5 y 9 de noviembre, en el mismo escenario y en las mismas fechas que las Next Gen ATP Finals, donde se citarán las futuras estrellas del ATP Tour.

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Tommy Robredo defeated Italian Federico Gaio 7-6(10) 5-7 7-6(6) in a 3 hours, 15 minutes thrilling match to win the first edition of the Internazionali di Tennis Emilia Romagna, in Parma, Italy. The current 11-match winning streak of the Spanish meant winning back-to-back titles in the Challenger Tour, as he had also lifted the trophy early this month in the Poznan Open, Poland.
The 37-year-old Robredo becomes the oldest player to win multiple titles in a season. The tournament played at the Tennis Club President was his 7th Challenger title and his second in 2019. He took away from Italy 80 ATP ranking points.
“It’s been a tough match. I was down 4-1 in the third set, but I didn’t give up and in the end I did it. It is the second consecutive Challenger that I win, I am in a more than positive period. I had a great time here. Next goals? Quickly recover from this marathon to best present myself to the following tournaments”.


LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: Feliciano Lopez of Spain poses with the winners trophies from the mens singles final and mens doubles final in the locker room during day seven of the Fever-Tree Championships at Queens Club on June 23, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 23: Feliciano Lopez of Spain poses with the winners trophies from the mens singles final and mens doubles final in the locker room during day seven of the Fever-Tree Championships at Queens Club on June 23, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)


Feliciano Lopez ended his week in the best manner possible at the Fever-Tree Championships: the Spanish completed a dream run to the title in singles and doubles, partnering Andy Murray in his 2019 comeback tournament. Lopez jumps 60 positions in the ATP Rankings to No. 53, his highest position since spending his last day in the No. 37 spot exactly one year ago.
The 37-year-old Lopez won a battle of veterans by ousting Frenchman Gilles Simon 6-2, 6-7(4), 7-6(2). Lopez has a track record of success at The Queen’s Club, winning there in 2017 (d. Cilic) and finishing runner-up in 2014 (l. to Dimitrov).
I thought the best moment of my career was when I won this tournament in 2017, but it’s right now,” said Lopez. Four of Lopez’s seven ATP Tour titles have come on grass.
Lopez and Murray won the doubles title with a 7-6(6), 5-7, 10-5 win over Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury. “This happens maybe only once in a lifetime. I can’t believe it,” said Lopez.
The 37-year-old Lopez became the oldest champion at the Fever-Tree Championships in the Open Era and the first wild card to lift the trophy at The Queen’s Club since Pete Sampras in 1999. The Spaniard also became the first player since Mark Philippoussis in 1997 to win both titles in the same year.

David Ferrer se impone a Feliciano en la 1ª Senior Masters Cup de Valencia


  • Pato Clavet, venció a la leyenda Mats Wilander en un igualado encuentro

Valencia.El tenista valenciano David Ferrer venció a Feliciano López en el partido estrella de la jornada. Se impuso por un 7/5, 2/6y 10-0 en el super tie-breaken un apasionante encuentro de tenis de máximo nivel celebrado en la pista central del Club de Tenis Valencia. Ferrer se convierte así, en el nombre propio de la primera edición de la Senior Masters Cup de Valencia.


Como si se tratara de un partido por un puesto en la final de Roland Garros,el duelo Ferrer vs Feliciano ha rememorado en Valencia los mejores años de dos de los tenistas españoles más laureados de todos los tiempos.


Desde el primer momento quedó claro que ambos venían a Valencia a con la intención de dar el máximo nivel. Ferrer ha hecho gala de su buen estado de forma que evidenció en el Mutua Madrid Open, imponiéndose en un igualísimo primer set. Una ventaja inicial que Feliciano no ha logrado franquear pese a hacerse con la segunda manga. Finalmente, y tras hora y cincuenta minutos de duelo de alto nivel,el partido se ha zanjado con un 7/5, 2/6 y 10-0.


Anteriormente, abrió la jornada el partido entre el sueco Mats Wilander y Pato Clavet. El tenista español entró en sustitución del lesionado Albert Costa, que arrastra unos problemas lumbares que le han impedido saltar a la pista. Pato Clavet se impuso por 7/6, 4/6 y 11-9 en el super tie-break final. Pese al resultado, Wilander hizo gala de su enorme técnica y deleitó al público más veterano de su gran clase. Los asistentes pudieron rememorar el juego del ex número 1 del mundo en Valencia. Al final del partido declaró: “ha sido un placer jugar en Valencia, he disfrutado mucho durante estos días”.


Tras la finalización del partido que enfrentó a David Ferrer y Feliciano López, se hizo entrega de los trofeos a los vencedores y un homenaje al tenista de Xàbia. Valencia no iba a ser menos y también preparó un emotivo vídeo recordando los mejores momentos del tenista valenciano. “Es un sueño jugar en el Club de Tenis Valencia, lo considero mi casa. Me lo han dado todo”, dijo. Además, se le hizo entrega de una placa conmemorativa por parte del presidente del Club de Tenis valencia, Ramiro Verdejo. _AP_0783

La masiva asistencia de público ha marcado la primera edición de la Senior Masters Cup que quiere consolidarse como evento deportivo y social de referencia en el calendario de la Valencia. Un evento que como en ediciones anteriores, cuenta con el apoyo de prestigiosas firmas del ámbito nacional e internacional. Los sponsors principales para esta edición han sido la Diputación de Valencia, Banco Sabadell, Ecovidrio y Volvo Vedat Valencia.


La Senior Masters Cup es un evento de Tennium, empresa- plataforma global de tenis que es propietaria de los torneos ATP 250 de Amberes y Buenos Aires (European Open y Argentina Open) y representa a jugadores de talla mundial como los españoles Feliciano López, Marc López, Tommy Robredo y Lara Arruabarrena o la rumana Sorana Cirstea; así como las jóvenes promesas Sara Sorribes Tormo, Marie Bouzkova, IlyaIvashka, Facundo Diaz, Carlos Taberner, Álvaro López San Martín, Zizou Bergs y Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva.


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The European Open 2018: the best edition so far

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The stage of the 2018 European Open is closed and the echoes are unanimous: it was an impressive edition. On a sportive note, matches were from the highest quality, with a final apotheosis between Kyle Edmund and Gaël Monfils. More than 24000 spectators assisted to one of the matches, which is significantly more than last year and the number of visitors in the VIP went 35% up.

‘All in all, we had a very strong participant draw, some extra chances for the Belgians with our pre-qualification tournament, a full house during the final weekend but also a lot of animation, atmosphere and a huge crowd during the week’, says tournament director Dick Norman. ‘The result is very satisfying: we had 20% more visitors than last year, and the tournament was followed on TV and online all around the world, even in North America, South America and Asia.’

The organisation would like to thank all the visitors that came to Antwerp for this edition of the tournament. The fourth edition of the European Open will take place from October 13th to October 20th, 2019.