Challenger Nottingham Live
This week on the ATP Challenger Tour, an event in Nottingham, Great Britain, that will be played on grass courts. This is the only tournament of the week that is played on grass. The others are played on clay courts. However, it reminds us that we have the grass-court Grand Slam tennis event at Wimbledon coming up at the end of this month, our third Grand Slam tennis event of the year. The Nottingham tournament is called the AEGON Nottingham Challenge, and it happens from the 11th of June to the 17th for 64,000 Euros.
Top seed in this event will be the 95th ranked Dudi Sela, followed by 104th ranked Karol Beck as the second seed. Third is Michael Russel and Rajeev Ram will be the fourth. Marsel Ilhan takes the spot of the fifth spot, and the sixth slot is held by Greg Zemlja who holds a 129th ranking. Jesse Levine is next followed by Rik De Voest. The top prize in this tournament is 9,200 Euros and 90 points, while the second prize is 5,400 Euros and 55 points. Semifinalist will get to walk away with 33 points and 3,250 Euros.
Posted: 4th June 2012
The ATP Challenger Tour will be playing this week in four different locations. One of them is the only grass court event of the week and it happens in Nottingham, Great Britain. This is a 64,000 Euro tournament with a singles draw of 32 and it runs from the 4th of June to the 10th, officially called the AEGON Trophy live. It joins three other tournaments that are being played, including one in Prostejov, Czech Republic, played on clay courts. That is the biggest of all of the events this week, with an all star lineup and a purse of over 100,000 Euros.
The number one player in this tournament will take home 90 points and a prize of 9,200 Euros. The finalist will get 5,400 Euros and 55 points. The top seeded players is the 58th ranked Go Soeda, who hails from the nation of Japan. Lukas Lacko comes in second, ranked 64th and coming to us from Slovak Republic. Meanwhile, we have Tatsuma Ito and Dmitry Tursunov as the third and the fourth seeds. Our fifth and sixth seeds are 88th and 90th ranked Marinko Matosevic and Igor Kunitsyn and Vasek Pospisil and Jurgen Zopp comes in seventh and eighth.
Tags: ATP Challenger Tour, Nottingham, Dudi Sela, Karol Beck, Greg Zemlja, Lukas Lacko, Dmitry Tursunov
Posted: 11th June 2012
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