Feliciano López and Verdasco, claims of the new Open Community of Madrid

The Spanish Feliciano Lopez and Fernando Verdascosubsequent to the Brazilian Thiago Monteirolead the poster of the primary version of the Open of the Community of Madrid, a challenger 80 that breaks into the aggressive calendar of the ATP circuit, introduced this Friday on the Club de Campo, scene of the occasion.

The event, which will probably be held from April 11 to 17, goals to get better the spirit of the outdated Madrid Tournament, generally known as the Grand Prix, which in its time was a benchmark for skilled tennis within the Community of Madrid.

On this event, the Madrid Tennis Federation, with its president Juan Luis Rascón on the helm, has launched this sporting occasion that occupies a unique area, decrease in stage, than the Mutua Madrid Open, the Masters 1000 Madrid, one of the related competitions on the worldwide circuit.

The Open Community of Madrid ATP Challenger 80, is one thing else. With a prize distribution of greater than 45,000 euros. “A challenger tournament was missing in Madrid, which is a very important step in the circuit. It is that intermediate band to occupy by great players who aspire to be among the top hundred. In fact, many of those who are now among the best have used these tournaments to be where they are now, to grow up to be professionals”, recalled the president of the Spanish Tennis Federation Miguel Díaz within the presentation.

Miguel Díaz commanded an act that was additionally attended, amongst others, by the director of Sports of the Community of Madrid, Fernando Benzo Sainz, and the president of the Madrid staff, Juan Luis Rascón, directed by the director of the occasion, Pablo Carabias.

With a picture as a tribute and declare of the legendary Manuel Santana, the Open Comunidad de Madrid was unveiled this Friday on the Villa de Madrid Country Club amenities, which was the scene of the Madrid Grand Prix that monopolized the Madrid tennis present since 1971 till 1995.

First, the Chamartín Tennis Club was the stage. Later, on the clay of the Club de Campo the place one of the best rackets on the planet resembling Bjorn Borg, Guillermo Vilas, Ivan Lendl and John McEnroe triumphed, as did the Spaniards Manuel Orantes, Emilio Sánchez Vicario and Sergi Bruguera.

The new event goals to get better its essence in a venue the place the Austrian Thomas Muster triumphed, in 1994, for instance.

Feliciano López, who grew to become the twelfth participant on the planet and who begins as the primary seeded participant, and Fernando Verdasco, who was seventh within the rating in 2009 and who’s the third favourite, are the nice claims of the occasion that features in its cartel to gamers positioned past the hundred first locations of the ATP circuit.

In addition, the Brazilian Thiago Monteiro, the German Mats Moraing, the Serbian Nikola Milojevic, the Australian Christopher O’Connell or the promising Swiss Dominic Stricker are a part of the occasion’s poster.

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