Everything is ready for the 18th edition of the Aon Open Challenger – Memorial Giorgio Messina, the International Tennis Championships in Genoa that will begin Sunday, September 18, 2022 with qualification on clay courts in Valletta Cambiasso with a total financial commitment (prize + registration) of $185,000. A week of great tennis will conclude on Sunday 25th September with the singles and doubles finals. Meanwhile, the wild card was appointed to the organizing committee: in Genoa, Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas, ranked 40 in the world and already 17th in the ATP rankings, was present.
A player of extraordinary level enriches this version of the tournament even more. After a two-year hiatus due to COVID, Genoa presents an entry list for absolute status as evidenced by the presence of players who have won in their career a total of 15 ATP 250 World Tour titles. In particular, four victories for Ramos and Pablo Andujar, Marco Cecchinato three victories ( Already number 16 in the world and reached the semi-finals at Roland Garros in 2018), two were signed by Federico Delbonis and one each by Roberto Carballes Baena and Duzan Lagovic. In the subscription list are the Top 70 and three of the Top 80s: overall they are 6 of the Top 100 who will perform in Valletta Cambiasso. So the top 70 players like Brazilian Thiago Monteiro (No. 67 in the world) and among the top 80 are also Spaniard Bernabé Zapata Mirales (No. 79) and Carballes Baena (No. 80 in the world rankings). Serbian tennis player Lajovic (88th in the world rankings) and Spaniard Andejar (92nd in the world) were also famous. Also among the big names is the Argentine Federico Delbonis, who is already 33rd in the world. At least nine Azzurri are in the race, and in addition to Cecchinato there are also expectations for Gianluca Mager. The main draw will be enriched by other top players with two other Wild Cards belonging to players designated by FIT.
Also this year the tournament (which was awarded in 2014 as the best challenger in the world and in 2018 and 2019 as the best Italian challenger) will be run by Sergio Palmieri, director of the Rome International Tournament. As always, the Aon Open Challenger – Memorial Giorgio Messina represents an extraordinary showcase of young talent in world tennis as it has already done in the past with Stefanos Tsitsipas (who triumphed in 2017), Matteo Berrettini and Lorenzo Sonego (winner in 2018) and 2019 ). Indeed, Taiwanese talent Chun Hsien Tseng, another top 100 and number 88 in the world rankings, and Italy’s Francesco Passaro in the entry list, who are vying to qualify for the next-generation ATP 2022 final that brings together the best eight under-21 youths From the season of the ATP Tour. And in the special Pepperstone ATP Race To Milan classification (with Tseng and Passaro taking eighth and ninth places respectively) that will determine the entrants to the ATP Next Generation Finals 2022 will also determine the blues Giulio Zipperi and Matteo Arnaldi who will be present in Genoa.
“We will be attending a great tennis event that has grown in importance and importance for years, making Genoa and Liguria champions in this sport thanks to the many talents that have passed and will move from here – comments Simona Ferro, sports advisor in the Liguria region – we cannot forget that in the past two years, often punished The few events held mostly due to the absence of the audience, the beating heart of every sporting event.Sport forms an important and essential part of our lives, a comprehensive psycho-physical enrichment for those who practice it and for those who watch it, revealing its value that is not limited to just the sporting gesture, the beautiful volleyball, and the ball Brilliant Backhand and ace winner, but above all for the joy of sharing that is socializing and inclusion.
“We are very happy and proud to present to the public in Valletta Cambiasso such a prestigious restaurant for tennis players – explains Mauro Iguera, President of the Organizing Committee – there are players with absolute experience who have won many titles on the ATP World Tour 250. And who have reached the top positions in the world rankings as In addition, this year Genoa confirms itself as a springboard for young talents such as Chun Hsien Tseng and Francesco Passaro who are among the best under-21 teams in the world and will be able to be champions in the finals of Milan scheduled to take place in November. An amazing tournament is also announced in doubles with some of the world’s specialists. Thank you to all the sponsors who made the resumption of the event possible, and reaffirmed with unchanged enthusiasm the support that allowed us to reach the 18th edition by putting on a show at an ever higher level.” .
An environmentally sustainable vision for the sport of the Genoa Challenger: 13,000 plastic water bottles used up to the last version were disposed of in 2019. Thanks to a renewed collaboration with Esosport, the entire tournament crew and players will be provided with water bottles. . The plastic bottles will only be used by the players during matches and will be given away in the appropriate containers for recycling later. Furthermore, thanks to the Esosport Tennis Ball Project (“Back with Your Intelligence”), the Challenger of Genoa is committed to collecting and recycling spent tennis balls, reducing their environmental impact.
Public attendance – It has been an extraordinary increase over the years with attendance reaching the record number of 25,000 spectators over the course of the entire week with the sale of “Beppe Croce” Central Stadium on several occasions: videos and photos that have been around the world through official social channels and the site ATP.
Tickets and Subscriptions:
Single ticket cost:
TUESDAY €10 only for evening meetings (from 6 pm) – free day meetings
Wed 10€ only for evening meetings (from 6pm) – free day meetings
Thursday €10 only for evening meetings (from 6pm) – daytime meetings are free
Friday 10 Euro
Saturday 10 Euro
Sunday 15 Euro
From Tuesday to Sunday 40 euros – less than 14 euros and 15 euros
Thursday to Sunday 25 euros – less than 14 euros 10
Entry to the tournament will be free on Sunday 18 September and Monday 19 September (qualification) all day, while entry will be free for matches on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays are paid for evening meetings and Friday through Sunday for the whole day.
The ticket office is located on the north side of the Beppe Croce stadium, the stairway entrance to the park Via Federico Ricci 3, will be open from Tuesday 20 September at the following times: Tuesday. Get married 16.00 – 22.00, Thursday 12.00 – 22.00, Friday 12.00 – 22.00, Saturday 12.00 – 22.00 and Sunday 12.00 – 22.00.
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basic drawing (Cut: 201 – Data Entry List: 08/29/22 – Special Exemptions: 0/0)
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basic drawing (Cut: 434 – Data Entry List: 08/22/22 – Special Exemptions: 3/6)