The ATP Board has approved a single-year license for the Sardegna Open in Cagliari in the week of April 5, the first week of the European clay-court swing. ATP Tour players will now have two opportunities to play in Europe in the week before the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, following an announcement earlier this year of a single-year license awarded to the AnyTech365 Andalucia Open in Spain.
The Cagliari event adds to the depth of tournaments held in Italy, which also includes the Internazionali BNL d’Italia, the traditional ATP Masters 1000 tournament in Rome, the Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan and, for the first year, the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin.
“The addition of this ATP 250 tournament to the already very rich programme of major international events in Italy reflects the confidence in the country’s organisational skills we enjoy around the world,” said the President of the Italian Tennis Federation, Angelo Binaghi. “When the ATP invited us to present our candidacy to organise an ATP 250 in that week we did not hesitate to do so. It’s also a great opportunity to promote the appeal of the Sardinia region as a tourist destination during difficult times.”
The tournament will take place at the Cagliari Tennis Club and will be broadcast live exclusively by the federal TV channel SuperTennis.