To coincide with the 14th edition of the BCS trophy, the ATP has proposed some changes. First and foremost, the tournament will last for seven days instead of nine. the quali list is reduced to four players and two matches. On the other hand, the main draw will feature 48 players. This way there is even more selection and the average quality of players will be even higher. The first rounds will be played on Monday, June 24, with the grand final scheduled for Sunday, June 30. The Aspria Tennis Cup is one of the longest-running ATP Challengers on the Italian calendar. It has been played continuously since 2006 and this year will celebrate edition number fourteen. Excellent players have passed from the ASPRIA Harbour Club, as well witnessed by the last edition. In 2018 it was Serbian Laslo Djere, who a few months later won the ATP 500 tournament in Rio de Janeiro, earning a place among the ATP top-30. He was also a major player at the recent Roland Garros, where he made it to the third round and nearly overcame Kei Nishikori. Even the finalist, Italy’s Gianluca Mager, has gained momentum right out of Milan on an exciting run to the ATP top-100. But the entire history of this tournament is extraordinary: it is impossible to forget the 2016 edition, won by Marco Cecchinato. Two years later, the Sicilian would then hit a historic semifinal at Roland Garros, the first Italian after 40 years. But there are many champions who have taken turns on the courts of the ASPRIA Harbour Club in recent years: Tommy Robredo, Albert Ramos, Filippo Volandri and many others. In short, in addition to enjoying a great show, spectators of the ASPRIA Tennis Cup – BCS Trophy have the reasonable assurance that they will be able to admire the champions and protagonists of tomorrow.
14TH EDITION JUNE 24-30, 2019
Facundo Diaz Acosta