116th HAMBURG EUROPEAN OPEN
WILL BE HELD AS A COMBINED EVENT IN 2022
Get the Grand Slam feeling at Rothenbaum!
The Hamburg European Open will be held as a combined event.
Men and women will be competing simultaneously in the city of
Hamburg, Germany from July 16 to 24, 2022.
The last time this happened at the clay-
“I couldn’t be happier that we were able to accomplish this with our partners. To me, it’s a dream come true! I consider a combined tournament to be the ultimate offering for tennis fans,” said tournament director Sandra Reichel.
This now puts the Hamburg European Open among illustrious company in the tournament landscape! There are only five other combined events in Europe: Wimbledon, the French Open, the two Masters tournaments in Rome and Madrid, and Eastbourne (England). Advance ticket sales will begin on November 26, 2021.
Last year, Sandra Reichel and organizer Peter-
The 2021 edition of the women’s event was won by Romanian Elena-
Now comes the next upgrade to the Hamburg European Open with parallel tournaments.
Andrea Gaudenzi, ATP Chairman, said:
“Having a strong men’s and women’s game is something that truly sets our sport apart. Showcasing both together, on the same stages, enhances the combined storytelling of the Tours across the season. This is an exciting moment for the Hamburg European Open. Fans will no doubt look forward to witnessing the evolution of this historic tournament in 2022.”
Steve Simon, WTA Chairman and CEO, emphasized:
“I was delighted to see the WTA Tour return to Hamburg for the first time since 2002 this year and continue the rich tennis history at the event, with previous champions including Venus Williams, Martina Hingis and Kim Clijsters. I have no doubt that the combined tournament with the ATP in 2022 will be a great spectacle in the beautiful city of Hamburg.”
When men and women last competed at the same time at Rothenbaum in 1978, Argentina’s Guillermo Vilas and Mima Jausovic of the former Yugoslavia lifted the trophies.
116th HAMBURG EUROPEAN OPEN 2022
PETKOVICH, CARLOS ALCARAZ AND KONTAVEIT (D. COLLINS) HEAD THE 2022 ENTRY LISTS
Now for a piece of news to make the hearts of tennis fans in northern Germany beat faster – the Spanish shooting star Carlos Alcaraz will make his debut in Hamburg.
In the equally strong women’s event, the world ranked No. 8 and Australian Open runner-
The player fields were announced at a major press conference in the Port of Hamburg on Wednesday evening.
“2022 marks the first serve for another great chapter at the Rothenbaum in Hamburg: For the first time since almost 45 years, we can again look forward to a combined men’s and women’s tournament in the Active City. It a one-
It means we are continuing the big tradition of the oldest German tournament and are giving women’s and men’s tennis the equal stage that the sport deserves. Tennis fans can already look forward to a highly attractive field and top international tennis,”
said Sport Senator Andy Grote at the press conference jointly organised by the Hamburg European Open and Cunard, the tournament’s exclusive cruise line partner on board MS Hammonia.
Right after the press conference, the Queen Mary 2, the favourite ship amongst the people of Hamburg, was accompanied when sailing out of the port.
“We’ve got a sensational player field for our first combined tournament which will be a great experience for tennis fans. It is something we can be very proud about. We will watch some big names and some Hamburg crowd favourites, and we will present the future of tennis,” said Tournament Director Sandra Reichel.
“Carlitos” Alcaraz, who this year has already triumphed at the 500 ATP tournaments in Rio de Janeiro and Barcelona as well as at the Masters events in Miami and Madrid, nobody has won more tournaments this year 2022, is generally considered to be one of the hottest properties in the tennis world.
He will be displaying his outstanding qualities for the very first time on German soil. “I am looking forward to playing in Hamburg, as the tournament has a big tradition. I will try to leave my mark in the history of the Hamburg European Open where Spanish players have always had a lot of success. Lifting the trophy in this nice city would be a dream come true.”
The Spaniard will however be up against strong competition.
It includes not only Rublev, the 2020 winner and 2019 runner-
Also entered from the next generation is the up-
Another youngster, the 20-
The only German directly qualified for the men’s event, in which all the eight seeds are all ranked in the Top 30, is the Cologne-
As for the ladies, Sandra Reichel additionally singled out the tournament ambassador Andrea Petkovic (Germany/WTA 56), who played her way into the hearts of the Hamburg crowd when reaching the 2021 final, last year’s semifinalist Jule Niemeier (Germany/WTA 97) and the title-
Tickets for the 2022 Hamburg European Open can be ordered at the ticket shop on the www.hamburg-
The programme of side events is, after the corona years with many restrictions, once again multifarious. Theme days include the ARRIBA Family Day (Sunday, 17 July), the EDEKA Kids’ Day (Monday, 18 July), Ladies’ Day (Tuesday, 19 July), Gentlemen’s Day (Wednesday, 20 July), the Haier Family Day (Sunday, 24 July) as well as the Inclusion Days presented by the Alexander-
On 23 July, the day of the women’s final, the Federal Minister of the Interior with responsibility for sport, Nancy Faeser, is expected for a talk organised by the Active City on the topic of “Women in (elite) sport”.
Premium partnership with Cunard extended
Cunard will also remain, for the fourth year in succession, a sponsor of the Hamburg European Open in 2022. Anja Tabarelli, Director Sales & Marketing Cunard Deutschland, stressed: “We’re delighted to once again this year be on board the Hamburg European Open as a premium partner and to co-
After the deprivations forced upon us by the pandemic, we can set sail again and the whole fleet is already sailing full speed ahead. Visitors can experience the Cunard feeling with all their senses during the Hamburg European Open from 16 to 24 July 2022,” said Anja Tabarelli, Director Sales & Marketing Cunard Deutschland on Wednesday.
Fotos: Copyright HH European Open, ATP com team and fotografer, all rights reserved