https://nl-nl.facebook.com/TheHagueOpen/photos/a.175971339123760/2069759986411543/After 26 years of The Hague Open, there will be no new edition of the ATP Challenger Tournament in 2019 at the legendary Metsbaan in Scheveningen.
We have decided not to organize the event in 2019. Recent changes from the ATP (in terms of prize money, larger draws and more extensive hospitality) in combination with reduced financial support from a number of partners, will not allow this year to meet the ambition of the management and the quality level expected from The Hague Open.
Thanks to the Municipality of The Hague and countless sponsors, all visitors, all volunteers, ball children and all other partners, a unique event has been set up and the intention is to be able to offer the required quality again in 2020 and to return stronger in the middle of The Hague's summer.
Very surprising, always has been a solid tournament with good draws. Last couple of editions were won by Goffin, Haase, Basilashvili and Garcia-Lopez. Sign of more struggles to come for other Challengers?
Seems far from a guarantee they will return next year, even though they say that's their intention.