ATP 250: Here's everything tennis fans should know about the event

Big names of the tennis world will travel to Dallas for the ATP 250 event, the only indoor tour-level event in the US,  in February 2022.

ATP Chairman Andrea Gaudenzi seems elated with the fact that the tournament will be held in Dallas, primarily because of the city’s rich sporting culture and strong roots in tennis.

The ATP chairman remarked: “This is an important opportunity for tennis to continue engaging its passionate American fanbase and we look forward to watching the Dallas Open establish itself in its new home from next season.”

In a recent statement after the hosting rights were confirmed, Tournament Director Peter Lebedevs stated: “GF Sports & Entertainment is proud to bring the Dallas Open, an elite ATP Tour tournament, to the premier Styslinger/Altec Tennis Complex in Dallas, beginning in 2022.”

He added: “The Dallas Open will shine a global spotlight on the city and be much more than a one-week tennis tournament. We would like to thank the City of Dallas, our partners at SMU and the ATP for the incredible support during this process to help us bring this world-class tennis event to a world-class city.”

Where will the ATP 250 take place?

The Styslinger/Altec Tennis Complex at Southern Methodist University in Dallas will host the ATP 250. This will be the first time the competition has moved to Dallas.

The last time an ATP Tour tennis was held in the state was back in 1989 when the World Championship of Tennis Finals was played from 1971 until 1989.

New York has had the opportunity to host the prestigious event for the last three seasons.

When will ATP 250 begin?

The tournament will kick off next year on February 6 and end on February 13.

How to get tickets for Dallas Open?

You can click here to book a spot in the spectators’ section and watch great tennis stars play before you at the star-studded Dallas Open in 2022.

How to watch ATP 250 live?

Tennis fanatics can catch the live action of ATP 250 on DAZN, after getting a subscription on the platform.

The Dallas Open and coronavirus pandemic, what’s the future?

Like other sports, tennis has taken a hit as well amid the COVID-19 outbreak. This might affect players’ participation in case the coronavirus situation worsens in the US. The decreasing infections rate is good news for the tennis fraternity, but the uncertainty over the event still looms.

The Dallas Open organisers haven’t ascertained yet if the participants will have to get vaccinated

If the vaccine jabs are made mandatory, then a few issues might erupt because not every tennis star is likely to be okay with the rule.

Aryna Sabalenka, Andrey Rublev, Diego Schwartzman, and Elina Svitolina are to name the few players who have shown reluctance in this case. Rublev had already affirmed that getting vaccinated was not fruitful if players will be forced to quarantine too.

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