The ATP Tour 250 will return to Israel in 2022 with Tel Aviv as one of its stops. This will mark the return of international tennis competition to Israel at the highest level in the country.
The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) made the announcement at the end of the previous week that the tour-level competition that was scheduled to take place in China would be postponed for the third year in a row due to the continued restrictions imposed by Covid-19. This will allow for additional cities to be added to the schedule.
The introduction of an ATP Tour 250 in Israel, which had previously been home to the lower-level Challenger tour, signifies a step up for the Middle Eastern country.
The higher-level competition has in the past attracted famous players such as Andy Murray, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Nick Kyrios, and a great number of other players
In addition to San Diego in the United States, Seoul in South Korea, Florence in Italy, Gijon in Spain, and Naples in Italy, Tel Aviv is one of the five other cities that will be added to the trip later on in this year.
According to tennis.com’s reporting, those cities have only been given licenses valid for a single year for the time being.
“We have been working on this for a long time and we are thrilled that our efforts to host a tennis tournament of this magnitude have paid off. I’m sure that sports and tennis enthusiasts in Israel will enjoy an extraordinary experience. This is truly wonderful news,” Watergen president Dr Michael Mirilashvili said.
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