Zverev, Felix To Compete In Cologne For Second Straight Week
For a second week in a row, Cologne will stage an ATP 250 indoor hard-court tournament. Alexander Zverev and Felix Auger-Aliassime are set to return for the bett1HULKS Championship, and will be joined this time by Diego Schwartzman and Denis Shapovalov.
Zverev will be aiming to capture his second straight title in Cologne after beating Auger-Aliassime in the bett1HULKS Indoors final. Three of the German's 12 ATP Tour titles have come on home soil, including back-to-back victories in Munich (2017-’18).
Schwartzman, 28, will be playing his first tournament as a member of the Top 10, having risen to World No. 8 following his semi-final run at Roland Garros (l. to Nadal). The 21-year-old Shapovalov reached a career-high No. 10 in September after his appearance in the Internazionali BNL d'Italia semi-finals (l. to Schwartzman). Hubert Hurkacz, Jan-Lennard Struff, Adrian Mannarino and Marin Cilic are also seeded at the ATP 250.
Here's all you need to know about the Cologne tennis tournament: what is the schedule, where to watch, when is the draw and more.
Tournament Dates: 19-25 October 2020
Tournament Director: Barbara Rittner
Draw Ceremony: Saturday, 17 October
* Qualifying: Saturday and Sunday
* Main Draw: Monday - Sunday at 2:00pm.
Venue: Lanxess Arena
Surface: Indoor Hard
Prize Money: €325,610 (Total Financial Commitment: €325,610)
Did You Know... The ATP has announced the addition of four new ATP 250 events to the 2020 provisional schedule. In addition to the back-to-back Cologne tournaments, the calendar also features the Forte Village Sardegna Open in Sardinia, Italy, and the Astana Open in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.