Benoit Paire and Ricardas Berankis lead the field at the Maharashtra Open, moved to a new slot in 2020 as it begins the next phase of the season after the Australian Open, while Leander Paes plays the last ATP event of his career before retiring.
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The Maharashtra Open, India’s only ATP or WTA Tour event, kicks off February on the tennis tour as it takes place in Pune from 3-9 February 2020.
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ATP Pune Tournament Schedule
|Day||Start of play||Round|
|Monday 3 February||3.30pm local/10am GMT||R1|
|Tuesday 4 February||3.30pm local/10am GMT||R1|
|Wednesday 5 February||3.30pm local/10am GMT||R2|
|Thursday 6 February||3.30pm local/10am GMT||R2|
|Friday 7 February||3.30pm local/10am GMT||Quarterfinals|
|Saturday 8 February||5pm local/11.30am GMT||Semifinals|
|Sunday 9 February||3pm local/9.30am GMT||Final|
ATP Pune Players 2020
An eclectic field features at the 2020 Maharashtra Open from 3-9 February.
Leading the field is world no. 21 Benoit Paire, the mercurial French player who was ranked as high as world no. 18 in 2016. Paire only won one of his first five ATP finals, but claimed titles on clay in Lyon and Marrakech in 2019 and has already made one final in 2020 at the ASB Classic in Auckland.
Lithuania’s Berankis was briefly a top 50 player in 2016 and has won 13 Challenger titles in his career, including four during the 2019 season. He made his sole ATP Tour final in Mosow at the Kremlin Cup in 2017.
Italy’s Stefano Travaglia won two Challenger titles and reached an additional final during a breakthrough 2019 season which saw him rank inside the top 100 for the first time. Travaglia has already reached a Challenger final in 2020 in Bendigo, Australia, and scored two wins for Italy during the ATP Cup.
22-year-old Soon-Woo Kwon had a great season in 2019, when he rose from world no. 238 to world no. 87, winning the Yokohama and Seoul Challengers, successfully qualifying for Wimbledon and the US Open and making his first ATP Tour quarterfinal in Los Cabos.
ATP Pune Seeds
About ATP Pune
First played in 1996, the Maharashtra Open has been India’s only ATP World Tour tournament for 21 years, and it enjoys an unrivalled position only boosted by the increased Challenger Tour presence in India.
The event began as the McDowell Open in Delhi in 1996 and moved to Chennai in 1997 as the Gold Flake Open (and later the Chennai Open), where it remained until midway through 2017 when tournament organisers were unable to meet the commercial demands of global juggernauts IMG, who are the owners of the event. IMG initially wanted to take the tournament abroad, but they received a lot of offers from other Indian cities, with the Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association (MSLTA) winning a bid as the state government also passed a resolution to support the event.
The tournament has been rebranded as the Maharashtra Open and will be staged at the Balewadi Sports Complex until 2022. The venue features one central hard court and four competition courts, with six warm-up courts. The centre court has a seating capacity of 4200 people.
The Maharashtra Open has always prided itself on being a ‘cradle of champions’ and if you look at its list of former winners you can see why – with many of the victorious going on to Grand Slam success and being ranked world no. 1. Thomas Enqvist played the first match at the event against Mark Petchey in 1996, going on to win the inaugural edition, and Australia’s Pat Rafter boosted his Australian Open chances with a 1998 win over Mikael Tillstrom.
Guillermo Canas and Paradorn Srichaparn would go on to capture the title before former world no. 1 Carlos Moya became the first man to win back-to-back titles in 2004-5, beating defending champion Srichaparn in the final both years.
Marin Cilic, a semifinalist at the Australian Open and a Grand Slam champion at the 2014 US Open, became the second man in the tournament’s history to win back-to-back titles in 2009-10, defeating homegrown star Somdev Devvarman in the 2009 final and Stan Wawrinka in 2010.
Wawrinka would go on to win his first title in 2011 and was followed by emerging Canadian star Milos Raonic in 2012 and charismatic Serbian presence Janko Tipsarevic in 2013.
Wawrinka dominated the tournament over the next three years as he firmly established himself as a top four player and Grand Slam champion, defeating Edouard Roger-Vasselin, Aljaz Bedene and Borna Coric in the 2014, 2015 and 2016 finals to become the first man to capture three Chennai titles. Wawrinka didn’t return in 2017 to defend his title and it was the ever-present Roberto Bautista Agut that took advantage, beating young gun Daniil Medvedev in the final. Marin Cilic and Kevin Anderson lined up as the top two seeds in 2018, but it was French veteran Gilles Simon that took home the title, defeating both players in the semi-final and final respectively.
Anderson claimed the title in 2019, beating Ivo Karlovic in a final duel between two of the ATP Tour’s biggest servers.
ATP Pune Tournament Information
|ATP Pune||Maharashtra Open|
|Dates||3-9 February 2020|
|Venue||Balewadi Sports Complex|
|Reigning Singles Champion||Kevin Anderson|
|Reigning Doubles Champion||Rohan Bopanna/Divij Sharan|
Former ATP Pune Champions
|1996||Thomas Enquist||Byron Black|
|1997||Mikael Tillstrom||Alex Radulescu|
|1998||Pat Rafter||Mikael Tillstrom|
|1999||Byron Black||Rainer Schuttler|
|2000||Jerome Golmard||Markus Hantschk|
|2001||Michal Tabara||Andrei Stoliarov|
|2002||Guillermo Canas||Paradorn Srichaphan|
|2003||Paradorn Srichaphan||Karol Kucera|
|2004||Carlos Moya||Paradorn Srichaphan|
|2005||Carlos Moya||Paradorn Srichaphan|
|2006||Ivan Ljubicic||Carlos Moya|
|2007||Xavier Malisse||Stefan Koubek|
|2008||Mikhail Youzhny||Rafael Nadal|
|2009||Marin Cilic||Somdev Devvarman|
|2010||Marin Cilic (2)||Stan Wawrinka|
|2011||Stan Wawrinka||Xavier Malisse|
|2012||Milos Raonic||Janko Tipsarevic|
|2013||Janko Tipsarevic||Roberto Bautista Agut|
|2014||Stan Wawrinka||Edouard Roger-Vasselin|
|2015||Stan Wawrinka (2)||Aljaz Bedene|
|2016||Stan Wawrinka (3)||Borna Coric|
|2017||Roberto Bautista Agut||Daniil Medvedev|
|2018||Gilles Simon||Kevin Anderson|
|2019||Kevin Anderson||Ivo Karlovic|
ATP Pune Ranking Points
|Round of 16||20|