MUNICH, July 4, 2018
Paolo Lorenzi of Italy will play at the inaugural Isar Open held from 4 to 12 August 2018 on the clay courts of the Tennis Club Großhesselohe in Pullach. This was announced by the organizers of the €127,000+H ATP Challenger event at Munich’s Dachgarten on Wednesday afternoon.
“Paolo’s manager will be involved in the tournament organization, giving a hand at the player’s desk. That’s how we got in touch with him,” co-organizer Alessandra Trenkle explained in a relaxed atmosphere at the rooftop bar.
Lorenzi joins all-German line-up (so far)
Lorenzi, who advanced to the second round at Wimbledon, could clinch his 20th ATP Challenger Tour career trophy on the western bank of the River Isar, just south of Munich. The World No. 86 has never clinched a title in Germany but knows how to deal with altitude, winning his maiden ATP World Tour crown at the Generali Open in Kitzbühel in 2016 as well as ATP Challengers in Medellin and Cali.
Lorenzi will join a strong contingent of German players: Tim Pütz, Florian Mayer, Matthias Bachinger, Kevin Krawietz and Yannick Hanfmann. The latter is the latest name on the entry list.
“We are in talks with further German players ranked inside the top 100,” tournament director and former professional Dominik Schulz said. Deadline for the official acceptance list will be three weeks ahaed of the start of the event.
Surviving Day 1
What are the goals for the young team of organizers?
“We would love to see at least 10,000 spectators coming out to the venue during the week. However, it will also depend on the weather,” co-organizer Maximilian Schnabel stated.
“First of all we have to survive the opening day,” Trenkle laughed. “Then we hope that the tournament will run smoothly.”
The tournament will also feature a couple of side-events throughout the week. The players’ party will be held on August 6 at the Waldwirtschaft, a famous restaurant and beer garden in Munich’s greater area. The doubles final will be played on Saturday, the singles final on Sunday, August 12, not before 1 pm following a team competition match of the TC Großhesselohe.
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