KSLTA to host two ATP Challengers

Back-to-back tournaments will come as a welcome relief for Indian players

December 07, 2021 11:01 pm | Updated 11:01 pm IST - BENGALURU

The Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association (KSLTA) will host two back-to-back ATP Challenger 80 events, starting February 7, 2022, here.

The events will come as a welcome relief for Indian players who last played in a Challenger at home back in February 2020, just before the COVID-19 pandemic, the $162,480 ATP Bengaluru Open.

The tournaments will follow the ATP 250 Tata Open Maharashtra in Pune (Jan. 31 to Feb. 6) and provide Indian players a three-tournament swing to garner much-needed ATP ranking points, in familiar conditions.

Each tournament will guarantee a minimum of 80 points for the singles winner and will have a total prize purse of around $53,000.

“Our initial idea was to host one tournament like always,” said KSLTA joint-secretary Sunil Yajaman.

“But the ATP motivated us and assured assistance if we hosted two. So we agreed. We will soon be approaching the government and corporate organisations for support.”

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