The ATP announced that Geneva will host a 250-level event starting next season. The tournament will replace the Dusseldorf event in Germany, and will take place at the Tennis Club de Genève at the Parc des Eaux-Vives.
“We’re delighted to welcome an internationally renowned city like Geneva back onto the ATP World Tour from 2015. The Tennis Club de Genève is a beautiful club that carries a lot of history in the sport. This new event will make an excellent addition to the ATP clay court season in the Spring.”
This will mark the first time a professional tennis tournament is held in the city in 24 years. Bjorn Borg claimed his last title at the Geneva Open’s predecessor, the Barlcays Open, and has also featured a variety of tennis greats at the event.
“Geneva is a beautiful city and the Tennis Club de Genève is the most traditional Club situated in the wonderful Parc des Eaux-Vives. Not only did it stage a prestigious tournament for years in the 80s, but Swiss tennis in general has produced some of the best players over the years; winners of Grand Slams, Olympic Medals and now competing for the Davis Cup title.”
The Geneva Open is scheduled to take place between May 16-23