Lorenzo Sonego in the photo – Photo Getty Images
Blues players Lorenzo Musetti, Lorenzo Sonego and Marco Cecchinato, Croatian Borna Coric, the future of American tennis Brandon Nakashima, Argentinian Diego Schwartzman, Czech Jiri Lehecka, but also Finn Emil Ruusuvuori and Kazakh pyrotechnics juggler Alexander Bublik. These are just some of the names that offer the exceptional list of participants of the Challenger 175 “Piemonte Open Intesa Sanpaolo” published today by ATP.
A roster that – with two Top 20 (Musetti and Coric) and eight Top 50 – traces a true journey across the globe among exceptional racquet performers, a perfect blend of experience, great views and charismatic personalities of the circuit.
The tournament, which has found its title partner in Intesa Sanpaolo, will be held on the clay courts of the Sporting Press Club during the second week of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia, from May 14th to 20th. This means that his already very rich seeding could be further enhanced by the presence of all those players who were prematurely eliminated from the Foro Italico scoreboard and want to return to the field immediately to continue the preparation in view of Roland Garros.
Giorgio Di Palermo, director of ‘Piedmont Open Intesa Sanpaolo’: “The entry list for the ‘Piemonte Open Intesa Sanpaolo’ is extraordinary! We are happy that so many great players from the top 100 of the ATP ranking, both from Italy and abroad, wanted to register. We can’t wait to get started: we are ready to offer a great week of tennis to all spectators, those who come to the Sporting Press Club and those who follow us on TV thanks to Supertennis.”
THE SPORTING PRESS CIRCLE – The magnificent setting in which the “Piemonte Open Intesa Sanpaolo” will take place is that of the prestigious Sporting Press Club, already chosen for the training sessions of the champions protagonists of the Nitto ATP Finals. It was also home to the 1961 Internationals of Italy (the centenary of national unification), which Nicola Pietrangeli won in the memorable final against Australian legend Rod Laver, as well as several Davis Cup and Fed Cup matches, now the Billie Jean King Cup only venue in 1966: USA won, led by the icon that wears the event today.
WHAT ARE SUPER CHALLENGERS? – The ‘Piemonte Open Intesa Sanpaolo’ is part of the new Challenger 175 category introduced by the ATP this season. The reform is part of a radical overhaul of the circuit aimed at increasing earning opportunities for players, improving the conditions, balance and location of tournaments.
Like the Major Circuit (which includes Masters 1000, ATP 500 and ATP 250), the Challengers are also divided into categories based on the points awarded for winning the title. Until last year there were six: Challenger 50, 80, 90, 100, 110 and 125. This year, the category 90 and 110 tournaments have been eliminated: there are only category 50, 75, 100 and 125 events. The Challenger 175 (including Turin) are then on the program for three weeks a year.
Special tournaments, the most prestigious of the circuit. As a result, with the redefinition of the calendar and the addition of premium events, the Challenger Tour has grown from 183 in 2022 to 195 on the 2023 calendar, with an overall increase in prize money of 60%, or from $13.2 to $21.1 Million.
TICKETING AND TV AREA – It is possible to buy tickets to participate in the prestigious Torino tournament on TicketOne through the following link, which will allow you to access directly the section dedicated to the event: https://www.ticketone.it/artist/piemonte -open-intesa -sanpaolo /
We also remind you that for FITP members there is the interesting possibility of obtaining a 20% discount on the purchase of a single voucher. As for the TV coverage, all the matches of the “Piemonte Open Intesa Sanpaolo” will be broadcast live on FITP SuperTennis TV and on the digital platform SuperTenniX.
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peloton (cut off: 92 – Data entry list: 04/25/23 – Special Exempts: 0/0)
(Click here to see the entry list)
peloton (cut off: 0 – Data entry list: 25.04.23 – Special Exempts: 0/0)