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Daniil Medvedev Backhand 2019

Hamburg Open: Strong field headlined by Medvedev and Tsitsipas

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The 114th edition of the Hamburg Open will run from September 21st – September 27th 2020, featuring top 10 players including Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Gael Monfils and Roberto Bautista Agut. 

Despite previously being a Masters 1000 Series held in May as a precursor to the French Open, Hamburg became an ATP 500 event in 2009 and is now typically held in July following Wimbledon, often failing to attract top 10 players whose eyes draw towards the summer hardcourt surface.

Nevertheless, due to the pandemic and the rescheduling of Roland Garros, the Hamburg Open will act as a precursor to the French Open once again, attracting the likes of World No 5 Daniil Medvedev to grace German soil.

Preview: 

World No 32 Nikoloz Basilashvili has won back to back Hamburg Open’s in 2018 and 2019, with two players currently ranked outside of the top 100, Leonardo Mayer and Martin Klizan winning the previous two editions.

Basilashvili will look to win make it three Hamburg Open Titles in a row but faces a tough task with an opening round matchup against Spanish No 2 Roberto Bautista Agut.

Daniil Medvedev is favourite to win his first Hamburg Open on his debut appearance, with Tsitsipas also expected to perform after a disappointing display in Rome.

Where is the tournament held?

The tournament is played at the tennis centre Am Rothenbaum. After 18 months of renovation, the Rothenbaum Tennis Stadium has been transformed ahead of the 2020 edition  after receiving €10m in funding to complete site improvements.

What dates does the tournament run?

This year the tournament will run from September 21st – September 27th, 2020.

What court surface is the tournament played on?

The tournament is played on outdoor clay.

How many players and how many seeds are in the draw?

There are a total of 32 men and 8 seeds in the draw. The seeds are: Daniil Medvedev (1), Stefanos Tsitsipas (2), Gael Monfils (3), Roberto Bautista Agut (4), Andrey Rublev (5), Fabio Fognini (6), Diego Schwartzman (7) and Karen Khachanov (8).

Ranking Points, Singles

Winner – 500 points
Finalist – 300 points
Semi-finalist – 180 points
Quarter-finalist –  90 points
Round of 16 – 45 points
Round of 32 – 0 points

Prize Money, Singles

Winner – €79,330

Finalist – €64,075

Semi-finalist – €45,985

Quarter-finalist – € 31,285

Round of 16 – € 24,690

Round of 32 – € 13,640

How can I follow the tournament without going there?

You can watch the tournament by clicking here on Amazon prime video. You can also follow the tournament through the ATP tour Twitter here https://twitter.com/atptour


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