ASTANA OPEN ATP 250: tennis event in Nur-Sultan promises to gather tennis stars

20.08.2021    Views: 242
Source: KTF press-service
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Following the updated ATP official calendar, the Astana Open ATP 250 series international tennis event will be held in the capital of Kazakhstan from 19 to 26 September 2021 at the Nur-Sultan National Tennis Center (NTC), as reported by the press service of the Kazakhstan Tennis Federation (KTF).
 
«We are thankful to the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) for their Board and the players having highly appreciated the level and quality of our event last year,» emphasized the KTF Vice-president Yuriy Polskiy.
 
«Several competitions, which were supposed to be held this fall in China, have been canceled due to a new wave of the spread of coronavirus infection. The leadership of the ATP was alarmed by this fact, so when we agreed to take over one of the events, they appreciated we accommodated their request. This is a good opportunity for us to host such a prestigious event at minimum costs, while it opens the way for our youth», said Mr. Polskiy.
 
A week before the start of ASTANA OPEN, the Championship of Kazakhstan among men and women will be held in Nur-Sultan.

«It was important for us to hold the national championship before the commencement of ASTANA OPEN, as the winners and awardees of the Kazakhstan Championship will have the opportunity to play in the main draw and qualification of this year's main event (Astana Open 2021). In particular, the Kazakhstan Championship winners will receive WCs to the main draw, while the runners-up and finalists will receive WCs to the qualification. This is a great opportunity for our young and talented players to prove and profile themselves», concluded Mr. Polskiy.

All the TOP players of the Kazakhstan's men's team led by the country's No. 1 Alexander Bublik and experienced Mikhail Kukushkin, Andrey Golubev and Alexander Nedovyesov, will play in the main round of the Astana Open 250 2021. While our young players will first have to pass through the so-called «crucible» of the Kazakhstan Championship. They are Dmitry Popko, Timofey Skatov, Denis Yevseyev, Beibit Zhukayev, Dostanbek Tashbulatov, Grigoriy Lomakin, who in tense confrontations will be able to profile themselves at such a major tournament as Astana Open 250 2021.

A surprise for the fans will be that the host intends to admit a limited number of children to the matches. Prior to entering the site of the NTC children will have to undergo PCR testing in compliance with all hygiene requirements. This is a good opportunity for the kids to witness game of top athletes and cheer for their favorite tennis players. Unfortunately, fans will not be able to enter the arena. Broadcasting of the event's matches will be provided on the KTF official website as well as on the top Kazakh TV channels.

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