Zverev, Murray To Compete In Cologne For Second Straight Week; When Is The Draw
For a second week in a row, Cologne will stage an ATP 250 indoor hard-court tournament. Alexander Zverev and Andy Murray are set to return for the bett1HULKS Championships, and will be joined this time by Diego Schwartzman and Denis Shapovalov.
Zverev is currently through to the final at the bett1HULKS Indoors, where he is attempting to win his first title of the season. Two of the German's 11 ATP Tour titles have come on home soil, back-to-back victories in Munich in 2017-18. Meanwhile, former World No. 1 Murray will be looking to bounce back from his first-round loss to Fernando Verdasco.
Schwartzman, 28, will be playing his first tournament as a member of the Top 10, having risen to World No. 8 following his semi-final run at Roland Garros (l. to Nadal). The 21-year-old Shapovalov reached a career-high No. 10 in September after his appearance in the Internazionali BNL d'Italia semi-finals (l. to Schwartzman).
Roberto Bautista Agut and Felix Auger-Aliassime will also compete in the second Cologne ATP 250. Auger-Aliassime beay Bautista Agut Saturday for a place in the bett1HULKS Indoors final.
Here's all you need to know about the Cologne tennis tournament: what is the schedule, where to watch, when is the draw and more.
Tournament Dates: 19-25 October 2020
Tournament Director: Barbara Rittner
Draw Ceremony: Sunday, 18 October
* Qualifying: Saturday and Sunday
* Main Draw: Monday - Sunday at 2:00pm.
Venue: Lanxess Arena
Surface: Indoor Hard
Prize Money: €325,610 (Total Financial Commitment: €325,610)
Did You Know... The ATP has announced the addition of four new ATP 250 events to the 2020 provisional schedule. In addition to the back-to-back Cologne tournaments, the calendar also features the Forte Village Sardegna Open in Sardinia, Italy, and the Astana Open in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.