After just two years as an individual event, the Düsseldorf Open has officially been cancelled and removed from the ATP World Tour schedule due to a lack of sufficient funding.
After debuting in 2013 on the outdoor Clay courts in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, the 2014 edition of the tournament took place without a title sponsor, which cost the event a significant portion of its funding.
Tournament director Dietloff von Arnim revealed that the ATP 250 level event was simply unable to find a title sponsor despite talking with many candidates, and hence stated that it made ”no sense” to continue with the tournament.
Dusseldorf has an extended history in tennis, as it hosted the ATP World Team Cup from 1978 to 2012 before evolving into a regular individual event in 2013. The only two competitiors on the tour to champion this event over the past couple of years are Juan Monaco and Philipp Kohlschreiber, who won the title earlier this season.