ATP Announces Return Of ATP 250 Event In Hong Kong
The ATP has announced the relocation of the ATP Tour 250 tournament in Pune, India to Hong Kong SAR in 2024 following ATP Board approval of the relocation by tournament owner IMG.
The tournament returns to its previous home at Victoria Park Tennis Centre after a 21-year absence. The former ATP Tour tournament was played in Hong Kong from 1990 to 2002 with Michael Chang winning the title three times alongside other star players including Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Boris Becker, Marat Safin and Carlos Moya.
The tournament will take place from 1-7 January on outdoor hard courts with a total prize money of more than $650,000.
Gavin Forbes, Executive Vice President & Managing Director, Tennis Events, IMG, said: “Following a successful five years in Pune, we are excited to bring an ATP Tour event back to Hong Kong after a more than 20-year hiatus. We would like to thank the tennis fans in Pune for their support these past years. Hong Kong is an established tennis market with a passionate fanbase, and it is a convenient, competitive stop for players on their way to the Australian Open. We look forward to working with HKCTA and using IMG’s unparalleled expertise in tennis to kick off the 2024 season with an exceptional experience in Hong Kong.”
Philip Mok, President, Hong Kong, China Tennis Association, added: “Our goal has been to bring an ATP Tour level event back to Hong Kong for several years, and we are thrilled to make it a reality."
Further details of the new Hong Kong tournament will be announced at a later date.