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Milan ATP event will move to Zaragoza (ESP) or Singapour ...

The ATP has asked the city of Zaragoza (Spain) if they would be interested to host the ATP tournament played in Milán the last years.
Singapour is trying to get the event but the ATP prefers an European city for this tournamen and they have contacted the city of Zaragoza to host it.

The city is still studying the possibility and if they accpet the tourmament would be played in "Pabellón Príncipe Felipe", a place where some DC ties or exhibitions match (Martinez vs Kournikova for example) have been played.

This is the article in Spanish.

MIGUEL GAY. Zaragoza | La Asociación de Tenistas Profesional (ATP) se ha puesto en contacto con las instituciones aragonesas para brindarles la oportunidad de organizar un trofeo de la máxima categoría del tenis. La oferta está siendo estudiada por el Ayuntamiento y el Gobierno de Aragón, que, de momento, no han tomado una decisión sobre la alternativa.

Zaragoza sería la sede del torneo ATP que en la actualidad se celebra en Milán y que a partir del año 2006 podría irse a Singapur, que ha pujado con fuerza por trasladar allí la cita.

El interés de la ATP por mantener el evento deportivo en Europa ha movido a sus dirigentes a ponerse en contacto con la capital aragonesa. No en vano, los promotores deportivos entienden que la organización de este tipo de eventos son ideales para promocionar proyectos del calibre de la Expo.

La ATP ofrece de forma gratuita el acontecimiento, aunque la ciudad -y los patrocinadores que quieran colaborar- deben hacerse cargo de los premios, los "bonus" de los jugadores y la organización en general. En total, unos 800. 000 euros -unos 140 millones de pesetas-.

Tres años sin cargo, hasta 2008, para después iniciar una negociación sobre el futuro del torneo. De esta forma, se salvaría la cita en Europa, al menos, en un primer momento.

La competición se celebraría en la primera semana de febrero, ya a partir del año 2006, y coincidiría con la segunda semana del Open de Australia. Eso ofrecería la oportunidad de competir en Zaragoza a los europeos que caigan en las primeras rondas del primer Grand Slam de la temporada.

Tanto la ciudad como la instalación, el pabellón Príncipe Felipe -en donde se han celebrado tanto citas en pista rápida como en tierra batida- resultan del agrado de los organizadores del torneo, que lo consideran un escenario ideal para acoger el torneo.

Las instituciones aún no han contestado a la oferta planteada desde la ATP, que ha pedido una respuesta antes del próximo día 23 de septiembre. En el caso de que los organismos políticos zaragozanos den su visto bueno, los responsables de la Asociación de Tenistas Profesionales se desplazarían a la capital aragonesa para cerrar el acuerdo.

Otra gran cita deportiva

Se le brinda a Zaragoza una nueva oportunidad de disfrutar de un acontecimiento deportivo de primer nivel, escaparate ideal para dar a conocer un proyecto como la Expo 2008.

¿Qué se le ofrece? Es el de Milán un torneo consolidado, prestigioso, si bien en los últimos años ha cedido en su empuje inicial. Cuenta con 355.000 dólares en premios.

El ganador de este año ha sido el sueco Robin Soderling, que se impuso en la final al checo Radek Stepanek. En dobles, el triunfo correspondió a Daniele Bracciali y Giorgio Galimberti.

El palmarés, desde luego, resulta de un singular atractivo. Sin ir más lejos, Soderling es el tercer sueco que logra el título en Milán... por detrás de Bjorn Borg (1978) y Stefan Edberg (1984).

Y la lista de ganadores está jalonada por figuras de la talla de Federer (2001), Kafelnikov (1995 y 1998), Goran Ivanisevic (1996 y 1997); y ya más atrás, Becker, Lendl, Noah, Vilas, McEnroe o los citados Edberg y Borg.

Cuenta de nuevo Zaragoza con la oportunidad de disfrutar de un gran escenario donde dar a conocer su oferta -fundamentalmente, la Expo-, una alternativa que merece la pena valorar. Serán las instituciones, de cualquier forma, las que decidan si abren o no la puerta a la ATP.

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Re: Milan ATP event will move to Zaragoza (ESP) or Singapour ...

Milan isn't much of a tourney, I mean even Volandri, the home favourite, chooses to go to South America so what's the point?

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La competición se celebraría en la primera semana de febrero, ya a partir del año 2006, y coincidiría con la segunda semana del Open de Australia. Eso ofrecería la oportunidad de competir en Zaragoza a los europeos que caigan en las primeras rondas del primer Grand Slam de la temporada.
i think that's wrong... there says that the tournament will be played during the Australian Open :S

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i think that's wrong... there says that the tournament will be played during the Australian Open :S
yes it's a mistake from the journalist ... you know, i'm sure he hasn't got any idea of tennis
but although there's a mistake the article is true

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Re: Milan ATP event will move to Zaragoza (ESP) or Singapour ...

Why is Milan stopping hosting the event?

Is it financial reasons or ...............?
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i think that's wrong... there says that the tournament will be played during the Australian Open :S
i guess it's a mistake, but i've read some stuff about the Aussie being moved to February

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The first week of February next year is straight after the AO.
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The first week of February next year is straight after the AO.
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Re: Milan ATP event will move to Zaragoza (ESP) or Singapour ...

Germany needs an indoor event.
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Great idea -- if I could vote, I'd vote for Zaragoza!

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I guess that the court at Zaragoza is clay. So they're replacing an indoor event with another clay one. Oh well, it's good for the Spaniards I guess
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Re: Milan ATP event will move to Zaragoza (ESP) or Singapour ...

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I guess that the court at Zaragoza is clay. So they're replacing an indoor event with another clay one. Oh well, it's good for the Spaniards I guess
In the article it says that on the tennis center of Zaragoza (pabellón Príncipe Felipe) has hosted events in clay and also hard...so i don't think it's granted that it will be on clay.
el pabellón Príncipe Felipe -en donde se han celebrado tanto citas en pista rápida como en tierra batida-
pabellon.... - where events has been played in hard courts AND clay courts-

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Re: Milan ATP event will move to Zaragoza (ESP) or Singapour ...

the event would be played in hard-indoors courts
why everyone thinks on clay when a tournament is played in Spain?
we have an AMS on hard, and 2 big Challengers in that surface (the 2 biggest Challengers in our country!!!!)

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