ATP New York Open 2020 preview
The ATP New York Open will return in 2020 and take place from February 10th – February 16th 2020. This tournament was introduced in 2018 and replaced the Memphis Open which was cancelled due to it’s failure to make profits and secure a title sponsor.
As an ATP 250 event, the New York Open is one of the smaller tournaments on the tennis calendar, but this year’s edition will welcome some of the game’s finest.
Nick Kyrgios will play this event for the first time and will likely bring fans to the tournament as one of the most controversial players on tour. Known for his on-court outbursts, the Australian is not a player who fits the image of this “gentlemen’s sport,” but he is still remarkably talented. He has beaten Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal multiple times and has six career titles aged 24. Kyrgios’s year started in style as he made the semi-finals of the ATP Cup.
Japan’s Kei Nishikori is also scheduled to make his debut in New York. He is a former world number four and Grand Slam finalist, but is an injury prone player. He has not played since the US Open in September because of an elbow injury and will miss the Australian Open. Nishikori could be fit in time for the New York Open. After he withdrew from the Australian Open, he said: “My rehab is going well but I am just not ready 100 per cent to come back yet in five set matches.” This indicates that he could be ready for a minor event such as the New York Open which is played in best of three sets.
Reilly Opelka is the defending champion and should not be overlooked even if he is not a blockbuster name. The 22-year-old pulled off an upset by winning the title last year and beating much more experienced players in John Isner and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez. Opelka possesses a huge serve and will have the support of his home fans.
Another big server to note is Kevin Anderson. He won this event in 2018 beating Sam Querrey 7-6 in a final set tiebreaker and has blossomed in this part of his career making a grand slam final appearances in 2017 and 2018.
Where is the tournament held?
The tournament is held at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in New York
What dates does the tournament run?
February 10th – February 16th 2020
How many players and how many seeds are in the tournament?
There are a total of 28 players and eight seeds in the singles
Prize money, Singles:
Winner – $120,635
Finalist – $66,770
Semi-finalist – $37,590
Second round – $12,275
First round – $7,175
Ranking points, Singles:
Winner – 250 points
Finalist – 150 points
Semi-finalist – 90 points
Quarter-finalist – 45 points
Second round – 20 points
First round – Zero points
Where can I buy tickets for the tournament?
How I can follow the tournament without going there?
You can watch the event on Amazon prime video
You can also follow the event through their official Twitter here
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