Antwerp, 5 September 2019 – The
‘entry list’ of the 2019 European Open offers an extraordinary experience for
all tennis fans in Belgium and neighbouring countries. From October 13 to 20 at
the Lotto Arena, this high-end tournament guarantees the best of national and
international tennis with a variety of top players. David Goffin plays for the
first time on Thursday, October 17th(*) in front of his home country audience.
Former world number one and powerful crowd leader Andy Murray will be at work
for the first time on Tuesday night, October 15th(*) in Antwerp.
A selection of players who have registered for this unique ATP250 in Belgium teaches us that beyond former world number one Andy Murray, no less than 6 players have registered for the tournament who are in the top 20 of the ‘race for London’: Goffin at number 11, Monfils at 12th place, Pella at no. 14, Schwartzman is number 16 and Paire no 19th and also former number 3, Milos Raonic in 22nd place.
Gael Monfils recently told us: “I had so much fun last year, definitely wanted to come back this year and hopefully take the one missing step from last year and win the tournament this time. Hope to see you all there. A bientôt.”
In addition, we notice other big names of French players on the list, such as Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Richard Gasquet, former winners of the European Open. Frenchman Benoit Paire is also in the main draw. Also registered are players from the ‘Next Gen’ such as the American Frances Tiafoe and the 21-year-old Frenchman, Ugo Humbert, who are 5th and 8th respectively in the ‘race for Milan’.
Naturally and not least, the European Open guarantees participation of our local talents: alongside David Goffin and Steve Darcis, other names will be able to defend Belgian pride. It will be a great opportunity to come and cheer them on.
David Goffin will start his competition at the European Open on Thursday, October 17th(*). Goffin explains: “I am really excited to come back to Antwerp, my only tournament in Belgium this year. I am looking forward to be playing in front of my Belgian Fans again and hopefully this year take the trophy home. Come and support me for my first match on Thursday evening, October 17th(*). Rendez-vous in Antwerp in a couple of weeks. “
Seeing our Belgian pride at work requires a quick response. Visit now www.europeanopen.be to book the best seats still available, as tickets are quickly sold out.
And for anyone who wants to have an exceptional experience, Andy Murray, former world number one who has won just about everything that can be earned in a tennis career, it’s worth scoring on Tuesday, October 15th(*) in the calendar. Murray will play the evening match from 7.30pmCET. In addition, for those who want to get in the mood, a real ‘British’ evening is planned before and after the match.
The entry list can be viewed on www.europeanopen.be.
(*) pending changes to ATP schedules
European Open Press Contact – Christine Vanormelingen