Singapore to host ATP 250 in February
Singapore will host an ATP 250 tennis tournament next month, under strict COVID-19 measures and travel protocols for players and officials.
This comes after the ATP, the governing body of men’s professional tennis, awarded single-year licences for the 2021 season to Singapore. The Singapore tournament will be a hard court event and is scheduled to take place at the Singapore Sports Hub OCBC Arena from Feb 20 to 28.
Outside of the four annual grand slam events, the ATP 250 is the third-highest tier of the ATP tournaments, after the ATP Masters 1000 and ATP 500 events.
With the two-week Australian Open finishing in Melbourne on 21 February, the Singapore tournament could see some top tennis stars entering, should they opt to continue competing for rankings points around the Asia-Pacific region.
Singapore had successfully hosted the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Finals from 2014 to 2018 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
“Singapore has an excellent track record delivering international sporting events to a world-class standard.