Carballés Baena To Lead Marbella ATP Challenger Field

The World No. 79 from Spain will be joined at the inaugural Casino Admiral Trophy by fellow top 100 players Laslo Djere and Dudi Sela.

Roberto Carballés-Baena Roberto Carballés-Baena - photo: Brigitte Urban

MARBELLA, March 6, 2018

Three top 100 players will headline the inaugural Casino Admiral Trophy, held at the Puente Romano Beach Resort and Spa from 24 to 31 March 2018 at the facilities of the Puente Romano Tennis Club. The €43,000 ATP Challenger event will kick off the European clay court season.

The entry list is led by World No. 79 Roberto Carballés Baena. The 24-year-old from Tenerife is one of four Spaniards to enter the main draw directly. Carballés Baena clinched four ATP Challenger titles and lifted his maiden trophy on the ATP World Tour at the Ecuador Open in Quito earlier this year. World No. 90 Laslo Djere of Serbia and World No. 97 Dudi Sela from Isarael complete the top 100 line-up.

Full Entry List

079 Carballes Baena, Roberto (ESP)
090 Djere, Laslo (SRB)
097 Sela, Dudi (ISR)
107 Cecchinato, Marco (ITA)
115 Menendez-Maceiras, Adrian (ESP)
119 Sousa, Pedro (POR)
122 Martin, Andrej (SVK)
123 Travaglia, Stefano (ITA)
127 Kuznetsov, Andrey (RUS)
129 Klizan, Martin (SVK)
130 Brown, Dustin (GER)
131 Granollers, Marcel (ESP)
135 Ramanathan, Ramkumar (IND)
140 Ofner, Sebastian (AUT)
144 Gombos, Norbert (SVK)
145 Kovalik, Jozef (SVK)
152 Bolelli, Simone (ITA)
157 Vatutin, Alexey (RUS)
162 Giannessi, Alessandro (ITA)
169 Auger-Aliassime, Felix (CAN)
170 Robredo, Tommy (ESP)
179 Domingues, Joao (POR)

Marbella, situated in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia, was part of the ATP Tour in 1985 and hosted an ATP Challenger event in 2012 when Albert Montanes emerged victorious from an all-Spanish-final with Daniel Munoz de la Nava.

The ATP Challenger event is organized by Champ AG. Tournament director will be Ronnie Leitgeb from Austria, former coach of Thomas Muster, Andrea Gaudenzi and Jürgen Melzer. The Centre Court has a capacity of 2,500 seats. For ticket infomation, please click here.