the Mallorca Championshipswhich will take place from June 19 to 35 at the Mallorca Country Club in Santa Ponsawill count on the participation of Roberto Bautista.
He joins best players like Pablo Carreno and Nick Kyrgios the list of the best participants and there are still a few surprises to announce, including the possible participation of Daniel Medvedevwho cannot play Wimbledon due to the Russian players’ veto, and the new Spanish sensation Carlos Alcarazwho has a reserved invitation.
Toni Nadal, tournament director said that one of the main attractions this year will be Bautista and did not rule out the possibility of raising the level of the tournament over the next few weeks.
“Last year we were blessed with an amazing tournament with five top ten players, something unheard of for a 250, and everyone was thrilled with the event.
Right now we have Roberto Bautista, who is a special playersemi-finalist at Wimbledon, which was ranked ninth in the world and guarantees a good show,” he said, while highlighting the participation of Pablo Carreño and Nick Kyrgios, whom he described as “one of the most attractive players on the circuit for what he does on the field.
“He’s a player with potential number one, who puts on a great show and all the tournaments would like to have his participation. I hope he will give the show he usually gives on the courts,” he said.
Edwin Weindörfer, CEO of e|motion, organizer of the tournament, celebrated the renewal of the sponsorship commitment with OK Mobility and the support of the partners for a new event in which, thanks to the end of the Covid restrictions, will be able to meet 3,500 spectators per day.
He is also optimistic that the draw can be improved and indicated that, despite the event’s link with the All England Club, the Mallorca championship “does not have to go hand in hand with Wimbledon. ” in veto. Russian playerswhich would make it easier for Daniil Medvedev to defend his title in Santa Ponsa.
Tony Nadal indicated that “the problem caused to Russian players may lead them to try to cover weeks of competition and may facilitate Medvedev coming to play here, just like Rublev”. “Sometimes the proximity to Wimbledon is a problem and not being able to play there increases their chances of playing in the Mallorca Championships,” he said.
The possibility of having Carlos Alcaraz “is not easy, but we are trying”, said the tournament director.
“His timing will depend on Roland Garros and the following tournaments,” he explained, while Edwin Weindörfer said that integrating it into the tournament, one of the three ATP tournaments organized in Spain, “would be very interesting in the long term”.
“We will talk and we will try, but now he is totally focused on Roland Garros and then we can book an invitation to wait for his last minute decision because we are the last tournament before Wimbledon,” he explained.
One of the great attractions of the last edition of the Mallorca Championships, in addition to the participation of the five best ten players, was the presence of Novak Djokovicwho chose Mallorca to prepare for their assault on Wimbledon and who eventually entered the doubles draw.
Only an injury to his partner prevented him from playing in the final.
Othman Ktiri, head of OK Mobilitywhose headquarters in the industrial area of Son Castelló hosted the presentation of this year’s tournament, highlighted the company’s commitment to sport in general and the tournament in particular.
The association with the values that emanate from sport and the touristic value of the Mallorca Championships led the company to strengthen its links with the Mallorca ATP event, while announcing its first sponsorship of the Stuttgart tournament.
Nick Kyrgios is going to be a major attraction.
The recent winner of Australian Open 2022 Doubles competition with Thanasi Kokkinakis will compete in singles and doubles.
Kyrgios, who was world No. 13 and a Wimbledon quarter-finalist in the past, spoke of his excitement about playing in Mallorca: “I’m really looking forward to playing for the first time in the Mallorca Championships and on the grass courts of the Mallorca Country Club.
“Heard good things about the club, the tournament and the whole of Mallorca.
“Therefore, I want to bring my best tennis and I hope to see many tennis fans there throughout the week,” said the Australian.