Hamburg Open 20th to 28th July 2019
Fabulous tennis at the Hamburg Open in Rothenbaum Stadium! The long-established tennis tournament will take place in Hamburg from 20th to 28th July 2019.
The Hamburg Open is one of the oldest tennis tournaments in the world. The ATP sand court event will take place again this year on the tennis grounds at Rothenbaum, which will be partially modernized before the tournament begins. The tournament premiered in 1892 and has been held on the Rothenbaum since 1924. The victory is rewarded with around 2 million euros. The Hamburg Open falls into the category ATP 500. 32 players play in the main field singles and 16 in the qualification.
A premiere: The European Championship of Tennis Professionals
For the first time this year at the Hamburg Open, the European Champion of Tennis Professionals will be crowned at the same time. What was previously reserved for juniors and seniors will now also be played on profile level for the first time. In the week before the Hamburg Open, the first U21 European Championship will also take place in Hamburg. The possibility of a women's European Championship in the future is also being considered. The sports senator of the Hanseatic city found some forward-looking words: "I am very pleased that the new organisers want to further develop the oldest German tennis tournament with a lot of ambition and personal passion and thus maintain it in Hamburg in the long term. The great tradition of top international tennis at the Rothenbaum will be led into a successful future with the Hamburg Open as the European Championship. The Hamburg Open will certainly be a real highlight for all sports enthusiasts in Hamburg".
- 20th and 21st June 1st and 2nd round Qualification
- 22nd and 23rd June 1st and 2nd round Main peloton
- 24 and 25 June 2nd round and round of 16th finals
- 26 June Quarter Finals
- June 27 Semifinal
- 28 June Final
During the last years
The opening of the German Open on 23 July 2017 was already a highlight: Tommy Haas defeated Michael Stich in a Classics match in the course of his farewell tour. In the actual tournament on the following days, however, the Hamburg-born player had to leave the place in the spotlight to other players. The final was played by the namesakes Florian Mayer from Germany and Leonard Mayer from Argentina, who nobody really had on their cards before the tournament. Both had a thrilling duel, which the South American won in the end. Equally exciting was the double final, in which the favourite Croatian duo Dodic/Pavic prevailed against the Uruguayan/Spanish team.
As always, there was an exciting supporting programme around the tournament. On Kids Day, 1,500 children were allowed to visit the Rothenbaum for free and enjoyed tennis, a slackline, a surf simulator and target shooting. Excitement, fun and top-class sport: all in all a perfect template for the next issue!