Here is the official press release from the Napoli press office:
The ATP has made the official entry list for the Napoli Tennis Cup, scheduled for October 17-23 (qualification on October 15-16) on the outdoor hardcourt of the Naples Tennis Club. The ATP 250 Championship marks the debut of the world’s largest tennis circuit in Naples.
Number one on the board will be Russian Andrey Rublev, No. 9 in the world rankings and 6 in the Pepperstone ATP Race to Turin, so it’s in full swing for the Nitto ATP Finals next November in Turin. Trained by Fernando Vicente, in 2022 he won three ATP titles: Belgrade, where he beat Novak Djokovic in the final, and in Dubai and Marseille. In his career, he also achieved eight other successes: Umag in 2017, Moscow in 2019, Vienna, Saint Petersburg, Hamburg, Adelaide and Doha in 2020, and Rotterdam in 2021. Also in 2021, he won the Davis Cup and the World Cup with Russia. ATP cup.
Behind him was a large representation of the Spanish tennis players: Pablo Carreno Busta, Roberto Bautista Agut and Alejandro Davidovic Foquina.
Pablo Carreno Posta 14 ATP, she is 12 in the Pepperstone ATP race to Turin. In August, he was victorious at the Masters 1000 in Montreal, defeating Hurkachez in the final. He also won six other ATP titles in his career: Moscow Winston Salem in 2016, Estoril in 2017, Chengdu in 2019, and Hamburg and Marbella in 2021. In 2019, he won the Davis Cup with Spain. At the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, he rose to the podium by winning the bronze medal.
Roberto Bautista Agut, Number 21 in the world, and in 2022 he won the ATP250s championship in Kitzbühel and Doha. His total ATP titles are 11.
Alexander Davydovich Fokina, Number 28 in the world, in 2022 he reached the final of the Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo, surrendering in the final to Stefanos Tsitsipas.
As for the Italians, in the presence of Lorenzo Mussetti e Fabio Fognini new champions from the Blue qualification to the Davis Cup quarter-finals by the Rakuten Finals scheduled in Malaga in November, and Lorenzo Sonego.
Also of note is the Danish NextGen Holger Ron 31 in the world, fourth in the Pepperstone ATP race to Milan, behind Holy Beasts Carlos Alcaraz and Janek Sener, and Lorenzo Musseti himself.
The value of the prize will be 612 thousand euros.
He will be the tournament director Angelo Chiese, Napoli tennis club as a player and as captain of the Serie A team, twice winner of the Italian championship in 1999 and 2002 with Rita Grandi: “This quality entry list completely satisfied us – Chiaiese comments. The champions compete among the best in the world in 2022, regarding the ATP250 championships Seriousness, commitment and passion pay off, but our organization doesn’t stop there: We will do everything we can to make the best possible use of the wild card available to us. There is still an empty chest to fill, we are convinced we can still offer some nice surprises to the fans who follow us who will be in Napoli Tennis Club for the Championship.
The Naples Cup will be held on two stadiums: Arena de Rotunda Diaz, which will have a capacity of 4,000 seats and construction will begin on September 21, and the Central Stadium. Davalos, With a capacity of 1000 seats.
Right in the city center Davalos These days, surface transformation work is in full swing: from red clay to hard clay. The same process includes the two areas that will be used for the training of the tournament and placed inside the prestigious club on the waterfront of Naples.
Presale of tickets and season tickets is handled by the Azzurro Service (www.azzurroservice.net).