Alexander Zverev French Open 2020

Zverev and Murray headline in Cologne: All you need to know

Alexander Zverev returns to home soil as he competes in the first of two back-to-back ATP 250 indoor hard-court tournaments in Cologne, Germany, starting on October 12th. 

Both the bett1HULKS indoors, running from October 12th – October 19th, and the bett1HULKS championships, which follows the week after, have been added to the revised 2020 calendar as tennis continues its resumption following the suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Zverev, who lost to Jannik Sinner in the fourth round of Roland Garros, is still chasing his first title of the year and will be the number one seed for the upcoming event.

Andy Murray has been handed a wildcard to play in Cologne and will be eager to bounce back following a disappointing opening round defeat to Stan Wawrinka at Roland Garros earlier this month.

Spaniard and World No 10 Roberto Bautista Agut also features, alongside Felix Auger-Aliassime, Marin Cilic and Kyle Edmund in a strong field at the German event, which runs for the first time this year.

Where is the tournament held?

The tournament will be played at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany.

What dates does the tournament run?

The bett1HULKS indoors will run from 12-19th October, with the bett1HULKS championships following the week after. The tournament has been handed a single-year license, meaning it is unlikely to return in 2021.

What court surface is the tournament played on?

The tournament is played on indoor hard court.

Ranking Points, Singles: 

Winner – 250 points
Finalist – 150 points
Semi-finalist – 90 points
Quarter-finalist –  45 points
Round of 16 – 20 points
Round of 28 – 0 points

Prize Money, Singles: 

Winner – €24,880

Finalist – €19,790

Semi-finalist – €13,195

Quarter-finalist – €9,240

Round of 16 – €7,245

Round of 28 – €5,415

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