ATP approved the relocation of the ATP 250 tennis tournament from Astana to Almaty

11.01.2024    Views: 505
Source: KTF press-service
The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) has approved the relocation of the tennis tournament series ATP 250 from Astana to Almaty. According to the calendar published on the ATP website, the Almaty Open will be held on October 13-20, 2024.  

«Almaty deserves to take the stage of holding the ATP 250 series tournament, because it is in this city where Kazakh tennis began to develop. Almaty Open promises to become not only a large-scale sporting event, but also will allow to feel the special atmosphere of festivity, energy and competitive spirit on the site of Almaty Arena, where the tournament will be held,» - said the President of Kazakhstan Tennis Federation Bulat Utemuratov.

The ATP 250 series tournament is one of the few truly global sporting events held in 30 countries around the world. The category includes 40 tournaments, the victory in any of which brings a tennis player 250 points in the ATP ranking. The prize money of the upcoming ATP 250 Almaty Open will amount to more than $1 million.

The first annual ATP 250 series tournament was held in Astana in 2020. In 2022, the tournament was upgraded once to ATP 500. A truly stellar lineup of participants was gathered then including Novak Djokovic, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Daniil Medvedev, Carlos Alcaraz, Hubert Hurkacz, Andrey Rublev and others. Every year the Kazakhstan tournament is broadcasted in more than 110 countries.

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