Running from Saturday 24 October to Sunday 1 November, the tournament will include a range of singles and doubles matches, as well as the highly anticipated Wheelchair Tennis that will involve eight players and take place over the last three days of the tournament.
The event will take place at the City of Arts and Sciences, one of Valencia’s most popular family attractions, where it has been held since 2009 when the Valencia Open joined the ATP World Tour 500. This year much excitement has been generated regarding the newly built centre court, where there is space for up to three and a half thousand spectators
There will be astellar line-up for the singles matches with a range of local and international sportsmen, including eight of the top 30 highest-ranking tennis players in the world. Previous tournament winner David Ferrer is returning once again, alongside household names Feliciano Lopez, Tommy Robredo and Fernando Verdasco. Other popular players that are sure to make for a breathtaking performance include Jeremy Chard, Thomaz Bellucci, Roberto Bautista, Fabio Fognini and Nick Kyrgios, all of who have been making waves in the tennis world over the past few years. The doubles matches are also highly anticipated and will play out alongside the single games over the eight days of the tournament.
For those who want to soak up the atmosphere from the sidelines, the venue’s ever-popular Fun Park offers totally free, ticketless access to all. Featuring activities and games for children, a restaurant area and plenty of places to chill out and relax, it is a memorable way to enjoy the tournament. There will also be a giant screen so you can watch all the sporting action from another viewpoint.
The Fun Park will also include tennis-related exhibitions as well as shopping opportunities and evening concerts. It’s also not unheard of for the tournament’s players to stop by and sign an autograph or two. The Fun Park will be situated between the Agora and the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum, offering visitors the opportunity to further enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the City of Arts and Sciences complex.
Once again, the tournament will be promoting an image of Corporate Social Responsibility and promises to be a sustainable, transparent and honest event that is committed to the local community. To this end, the trophy will be made from recycled materials thanks to an initiative formed with non-profit company Ecovidrio and the City Council of Valencia.
Tickets start at just 10 euros and can be purchased online at the official website: www.valenciaopen.tennis, or from the box office at the City of Arts and Sciences from October 22nd. The venue can be easily reached by train, coach, bus, metro or car – check out the official website for more detail!