ATP Tour event heads to Zhuhai

The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) has confirmed that Zhuhai will be the new host of a Chinese tournament previously held in Shenzhen.

Shenzhen has hosted an annual 250 series event on the men’s tour since 2014, but the Zhuhai Championships will debut on this year’s calendar from September 23-29.

Offering $1m (€884,000) in prize money, the tournament will be staged at Hengqin Tennis Center, which has held an event on the ATP Challenger Tour for the past three years, as well as the women’s year-end WTA Elite Trophy since 2015.

The Zhuhai Championships will be the first event on the ATP Tour’s post-US Open Asian swing, coming the week before the 500 series tournament in Beijing.

Leon Sun, tournament director, said: “With the opening of new Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, it is easier for players traveling from Hong Kong to Zhuhai. As the only ATP world tournament in southern China, we warmly welcome all the fans including from Hong Kong and Macau to enjoy great tennis in the new and modern venue.”