Zverev, Murray Headline Field In Cologne; All You Need To Know
Alexander Zverev leads the way at the bett1HULKS Indoors, the first of two back-to-back ATP 250 indoor hard-court tournaments in Cologne added to the updated 2020 calendar. The 23-year-old German, runner-up to Dominic Thiem last month at the US Open, is looking to win his first title of 2020.
Andy Murray, who upset Zverev at the Western & Southern Open upon the ATP Tour's return in August, has received a wild card to play in Cologne. The former World No. 1 enjoyed a memorable run on indoor hard courts last October at the European Open in Antwerp, where he claimed his first title since coming back from career-threatening hip surgery.
Roberto Bautista Agut, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Marin Cilic and Kyle Edmund will also compete for the ATP 250 title in Cologne. Bautista Agut and Auger-Aliassime both played in Germany at the Hamburg European Open ahead of Roland Garros, with Bautista Agut reaching the quarter-finals (l. to eventual champion Andrey Rublev) and Auger-Aliassime the second round.
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: 12-18 October 2020
Tournament Director: Barbara Rittner
Draw Ceremony: Saturday, 10 October
* Qualifying: Saturday and Sunday, starting 11:00am
* 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.