Tennis ATP comes to SD Tiro de Pichón. These facilities in the La Almozara district of Zaragoza will host the first edition of the Zaragoza Open-Grupo Los Sitios Tennis Cup from yesterday until next Sunday. It is the ITF World Tennis Tour Championship with $25,000 in prize money, which It makes it the most important men’s tennis tournament held in the city – and in the community – since 1993.
The reception the tournament received within the ATP has exceeded the most optimistic expectations, since the pigeon’s shot. He got a total of 526 records, for a tournament that can only be played by 56 players in the singles draw and 32 in the doubles draw. Players from 52 different nationalities with representation from five continents have formalized their registration.
The last player in order to enter the final stage was No. 385 in the ATP Ranking, while Top qualifiers are currently ranked 267th on that list. The first four seeds are, in that order, German Louis Weisel, Swiss Johan Nickelis, Russian Ivan Zhakhov and American Nicholas Moreno. In addition to these players, Canadian Davis Cup team member Stephen Diez, French Titouan Droget and Uruguayan Davis player Martin Cuevas star in the tournament. Many of these players have played Grand Slam and Davis Cup matches, and have run into finals against the likes of Daniil Medvedev.
Among the Spanish players, Javier Barranco, Edward Esteve, Carlos Lopez, Alex Martin, Alvaro Lopez and Daniel Merida stand out, all of whom are tennis players who in a few years could be references in Spanish tennis.
As for the representation of Aragon, The organization awarded a place of invitation in the final round to Bilbao player Alejo Sanchez from Casablanca., who recently became a junior runner-up in Spain (he could only be defeated by US Junior Open winner Martin Landalos). In addition to Alejo, Enrique Jimenez and Alvaro Fernandez from Zaragoza will co-star.
SD Tiro de Pichón will open its doors to all fans of tennis and the sport in general throughout this week, so that they can enjoy a high-level close-range competition that is difficult to achieve in other tournaments. Entry to the club will be free But this should be done on foot, because due to the dimensions of the tournament it will be impossible to park inside the facilities.