While Europe tennis season has already started in Kitzbuhel, besides ATP has included four more events in this year’s calendar. The two events will be played in the indoor hard court in Cologne, Germany, and the rest of them in Sardinia(Italy, Clay-court) and Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan, Indoor Hard).
However, the ATP 250 Cologne events will take place from 11th October to 18th October and 18 to 25th October in the LANXESS arena. EUR 651,220 will be the total prize money for both ATP event in Germany .
Moreover, the three-time Grand Slam Champion Andy Murray, World No.07 Alexander Zverev, and former world number six Gael Monfils have confirmed their participation at the ATP events in Cologne.
Additionally, the event organizer e-motion group CEO Edwin Weindorfer said, “We are very pleased that our concept for the events in Cologne met with a positive response from the ATP and that we can now offer German tennis fans 15 days of world-class tennis. And that with an Alexander Zverev, who is currently in outstanding form at the US Open in New York.”
He also added, “Also, Andy Murray and Gael Monfils are two of the most dazzling personalities on the ATP tour to Cologne. Two weeks of top tennis in one place is usually only available at the Grand Slams. If a player wins the ‘triple’ with three wins at the two tournaments in Cologne and the subsequent 500 events in Vienna, he could get 1,000 ATP points straight away.”
“I Can Take My Strong Form With Me To Cologne”- Alexander Zverev
While Zverev reached the semifinals at the ongoing US Open in Flushing Meadows, he wishes to play in the home tournaments as well. Additionally, Cologne is one of the most populated cities in Germany. It is famous for its 12 great Romanesque churches.
The German tennis star said, “It is great that two ATP tournaments are being held in Cologne in this difficult season. Playing in Germany is always something very special for me, so I would be very happy if as many spectators as possible could be there. I had a very good restart on the tour in New York, and I think that I can take my strong form with me to Cologne.”