Turin is also the capital of tennis in May with the Piemonte Open Intesa Sanpaolo

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    Turin is also the capital of tennis in May with the Piemonte Open Intesa Sanpaolo

    Turin – Turin has another wonderful surprise in store for all tennis fans. May 14-20 on clay Sports Press Club It is scheduled “Piedmont opens Intesa Sanpaolo”A special event for the newborn category 175 – Carpenter. A few months after the third Italian release of Nitto ATP Finals, and a few meters away from the Pala Alpitour that lights up Turin with its play of lights in November and enthusiasts from every corner of the world, the eligible champions and youngsters of the ATP circuit will battle it out for the newborn Turin event trophy, a signature piece of the revamped ATP Challenger circuit. Heading north, players who left the arena in the early days of the great Foro Italico event will find the perfect conditions on the courts of the historic Turin club to conquer. Precious points valid for global ranking. The story of Matteo Berrettini’s symbolic decision to play a class tournament in Phoenix a few days ago.

    Show tournament

    The tournament, which took the title of partner of Intesa Sanpaolo, was officially presented this morning In the club’s “Sala Pianoforte”.. On this occasion, the initiative directed at local schools was also introduced; During tournament week one of the stadiums Sports Press Club In fact, it will be dedicated to the Youth Village with the aim of bringing schoolchildren from Turin and Piedmont closer to tennis. The event is supported by the Institute of Higher Education “Roberto Lombardi”, which will ensure the performance of artistic activity through teachers and trustees, and has so far gathered more than 2,200 participants, set to grow in the coming weeks with participation from more than 100 schools in the region.

    Giorgio Di Palermo, Tournament Director: The Challenge 175 ‘Piemonte Open Intesa Sanpaolo’ is a beautiful gift to the Italian fans and a great new opportunity for all the tennis players involved in those days on the European red courts. The champions who left the scene in the early days of Foro Italico will, in fact, have the opportunity to compete from Sunday 14 to Saturday 20 May at Circolo della Stampa Sporting; On the historic courts of Turin, they will find the ideal conditions to gain important points in the ATP World Ranking. This new first category, in fact, guarantees a high level of quality for all participants and represents an excellent opportunity for the young Azzurri on the starting podium for the Tour. Moreover, winning the 175 championship can also help players dream big… Last but not least, back in Turin in November! “.

    Pierangelo Frigerio, FITP Federal Council Member: “Another season of great events that will accompany us throughout the year is opening. Turin has become the capital of world tennis and after the Nitto ATP Finals, here is the Super Challenger 175, ‘Piemonte Open Intesa Sanpaolo’. The tournament will take place in the Sports Press Club which has been the venue for many national and international events throughout history. The event could become an important occasion for Turin and for the whole region..

    Pietro Garibaldi, President of Sporting Torino Press Club: “The first edition of the ATP Challenger ‘Piemonte Open Intesa Sanpaolo’ is great news for Circolo della Stampa Sporting and for the tennis movement in Piedmont, for at least three reasons. Stampa Sporting’s Campo Stadio del Circolo has been restored. Court feelings through public events and performances (from the technical review “Set in scena” directed by Neri Marcorè to the outdoor cinematic show “Set in film”) but finally we will have a great tournament on a big tennis court that will bring back to today the historical images of the 1961 international matches and the Davis Cup The 1970s, and the second reason is related to the movement of tennis in Piedmont: by pre-qualifying the tournament to be held at the Circolo della Press Sporting from April 23, 2022, we will give all young tennis players from Piedmont and the rest of Italy the chance to qualify for a high-profile international tournament. Professional tennis ‘Piemonte Open Intesa Sanpaolo’ on the role of the Sports Press Club as the home of Piedmontese tennis in close contact with all the institutions that have supported us over the years: Communities of Turin, Region of Piedmont, Chamber of Commerce of Turin, Supervisory Authority for Architectural Heritage, Former Banking Institutions and Patron Intesa Sanpaolo”.

    Dario Gallina, President of the Turin Chamber of Commerce: “We are pleased to make our contribution to the realization of the first edition of the ATP Challenger 175 ‘Piemonte Open Intesa Sanpaolo’ event here in Turin, which once again confirms the important role of our city in the map of the most prestigious international tennis events. And in general in major sporting events. The appointment also represents an opportunity Great for further strengthening the sporting facilities in the area and especially the Campo Stadio at Circolo della Stampa Sporting, which has been recently renovated and supported by us since its reopening in 2021.”

    Michela Favaro, Vice Mayor of Turin: “Sport is one of the values ​​in which we invest and we are convinced that young people can participate in sport too thanks to major events such as the Super Challenger ATP 175. Dates like this are a celebration for all Turin and we are proud to host them at the Circolo della Stampa Sporting, a sports facility that is part of its heritage City, which was inaugurated in 1941. Turin is increasingly becoming the capital of great sports “.

    Fabrizio Rica, Sports and Youth Policy Advisor for the Piedmont Region:Piedmont is delighted to be able to host a new unmissable event for tennis fans at the Sporting Turin Press Club such as the one announced to be the ‘Piemonte Open Intesa Sanpaolo’. Not only the Nitto ATP Finals, an extraordinary international stage, but an increasingly rich calendar of competitive events that turn our territory into an Italian reference point for this sport. As institutions, we must continue to work to ensure that this great period continues to bear fruit.”

    Fabrizio Pacina, Executive Director of Communications and Image at Intesa Sanpaolo: “In the way of supporting tennis that Intesa Sanpaolo has undertaken with the Nitto ATP Finals and the Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals, today opens the new chapter of the Challenger 175. The ability to express, the energy, the passion – like a bank in accompanying the country’s development every day. Thanks to this The new event, Turin has become the ideal venue for major sporting and cultural events.

    Gianni Oclepo, President of the Nitto ATP Finals Honorary Committee: “The Piemonte Open Intesa Sanpaolo is a very important event, at ATP 250 level. Participation will be at a high level, given the tournament’s location in the second week of the IBI. Matteo Berrettini’s experience in Phoenix these days demonstrates this. I’m sure there will be a group of great players For Sporting, it is a great opportunity, and confirmation of its strategic role, also in light of the upcoming edition of the Nitto ATP Finals. For Piedmont, the incalculable confirmation of becoming the most important region in European tennis.

    Sports Press Club

    open in 1941Throughout its history, the Turin club has been the site of numerous national and international youth events and notable personalities. The competition was precisely in these areas Successful edition of Internationals in Italy (Won by Nicola Pietrangeli in the final over Rod Laver at the 1961); Here between 1948 and 1973 Italy played six Davis Cup matches. here in 1966 I opposed Federation Cup Final at the time (with the final US hit by Billie Jean King). It is here that the challenge circuit has found a safe haven that allows many champions to take their first important steps on the path to professionalism; Just mention the former No. 1 in the world Lytton Hewitt or blue tennis poles Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli.

    What are “super challengers”

    Last September, the ATP introduced a radical overhaul of the Challenger circuit for the 2023 season. The overhaul provides a record increase in events and prize money, streamlining categories and improving the calendar. These are the main changes: Categories have been reduced from six to four (Challenger 50, Challenger 75, Challenger 100 and Challenger 125). Added three weeks of “Premium” events (Challenger 175). So there will be 195 tournaments on the Challenger Tour 2023 (vs. 182 in 2022) with a total amount of $21.1m in prize money (vs. $13.2m in 2022, which is +60%).

    Tickets and TV coverage

    It’s possible Buy tickets To attend the Turin event on TicketOne (here is the link to access the ticket section directly https://www.ticketone.it/artist/piemonte-open-intesa-sanpaolo/). We remind you that for FITP members there is a 20% discount on the purchase of a single ticket. All “Piemonte Open Intesa Sanpaolo” matches will be broadcast live On SuperTennis TV and on the SuperTenniX digital platform.

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