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Bengaluru, 08 November, 2022
The Bengaluru Open which has become one of the most popular stops on the ATP Challenger Tour will be held from February 20-26 next year at the KSLTA Stadium here. The USD 130,000 prize money Bengaluru Open 2023 would be a big boost to Indian Tennis and would be the fifth in series in the Garden City.
“KSLTA is very happy to host the fifth edition of the Bengaluru Open. We are expecting a strong field once again especially in the event which has increased the prize money to $130,000 from the previous edition of $52,000. Bengaluru Open has always been a wonderful platform to budding Indian players with few of them graduating to bigger events, said Maheshwar Rao, Hon. Secretary, KSLTA while announcing the dates. “It is our endeavour to promote and grow the game of tennis and give the aspiring players the chance to showcase their skills on an international platform. We hope the Indian players, especially from Karnataka make the best use of this opportunity,” he added.
Tournament Director, Sunil Yajaman quoted: “Bengaluru has become a sought-after destination on the ATP Challenger Tour and it is exciting to announce that the Bengaluru Open 2023 would be held from Feb 20–26. Apart from the Indian and Karnataka players deriving benefit from the event with home advantage on their side, we are also keen to welcome players from across the globe to Bengaluru. The Government of Karnataka has been our biggest supporter of the Bengaluru Open with all the Corporates based in the city without whom Bengaluru would not find a place on the Global Tennis map. We look forward to their continued support once again. Bengaluru Open 2023 would be a big treat to sports loving people of the Silicon City. We have started upgrading the facilities at the KSLTA Stadium in order to give the players and the fans a much better experience,” he added.
Australia’s Alexander Vukic is the defending champion and, in all likelihood, will be seen in action at the KSLTA Stadium. The main draw will consist of 32 players in singles and 16 in doubles with 24 making it to the qualifying draw.
About KSLTA: The Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association is the professionally managed governing body of tennis in Karnataka and has an international class tennis facility with an arena having a seating capacity for more than 7000 spectators. The KSLTA has hosted a host of National and International events. Besides catering to high end tour events, The KSLTA also took initiative to develop grassroots tennis, by having mini tennis clinics and various high performance tennis coaching to groom the young talent in the State.
About ATP Challenger Tour: As a global governing body of men’s professional tennis, the ATP’s mission is to serve tennis. We entertain a billion global fans, showcase the world’s greatest players at the most prestigious tournaments, and inspire the next generation of fans and players. From the ATP Cup in Australia, to Europe, the Americas and Asia, the stars of the game battle for titles and FedEx ATP Rankings points at ATP Masters 1000, 500 and 250 events, and Grand Slams.
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