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ATP San Diego Open coming to Barnes Tennis Center

Gael Monfils returns a shot during the ATP Tour German Open in September 2020.
Gael Monfils returns a shot during the ATP Tour German Open in September 2020. Barnes Tennis Center in Point Loma will host the ATP San Diego Open tournament Sept. 27 through Oct. 3.
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The San Diego Open, an ATP 250-level tournament, will be played on the hard courts of Barnes Tennis Center in Point Loma from Monday, Sept. 27, through Sunday, Oct. 3.

San Diego County has hosted many men’s professional tennis events, including exhibitions, Davis Cup matches, World Championship Tennis and Association of Tennis Professionals Challenger tournaments, but this will mark the first time an ATP Tour-level tournament will be played in San Diego.

The tournament will feature a 28-player singles draw and a 16-team doubles draw, organizers said.

The event will offer a total of $600,000 in prize money, and tournament champions will receive 250 points in the FedEx ATP rankings.

“This is an incredible opportunity for the Barnes Tennis Center and the San Diego tennis community to come together with the ATP to put on a world-class men’s professional tennis event,” said Youth Tennis San Diego Chief Executive Ryan Redondo, who will serve as the San Diego Open tournament director.

According to Redondo, additional seating, including a 2,000-seat grandstand on Stadium Court, will be built to accommodate spectators at the tennis center.

“With the size of the draw, fans are going to have the opportunity to watch the top players in the world,” Redondo said. “We are preparing the venue to host the tournament, and the seating on Stadium Court will give fans an intimate setting to watch matches.”

ATP Chairman Andrea Gaudenzi said: “We are delighted to welcome the San Diego Open onto the ATP Tour calendar for this year. I would like to thank the organizing team for their commitment to tennis and agility in stepping up to stage this event at short notice. It promises to play an important role in delivering a strong finish to the season for our players and fans.”

The San Diego Open will be one of 10 ATP Tour tournaments played in the United States in 2021.

Barnes Tennis Center is at 4490 West Point Loma Blvd. For more information, visit atptour.com/en/tournaments.


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