KOBLENZ, December 25, 2018
Frenchman Ugo Humbert leads the entry list of the 2019 Koblenz Open. The ATP Challenger 80 indoor event will take place during the first week of the Australian Open from 14 to 20 January at the CGM Arena.
Humbert captured three ITF Pro Circuit as well as three ATP Challenger titles last season. The 20-year-old Frenchman achieved new career-high 18 times in ATP Rankings, rising 250+ spots and peaking at World No. 84 in November. Humbert will be joined by fellow young guns Félix Auger-Aliassime of Canada, Zdenek Kolar from the Czech Republic, Kamil Majchrzak of Poland, Nino Serdarusic from Croatia, Norway’s Casper Ruud and the Ymer Brothers from Sweden.
Yannick Maden leads a strong contingent of German players including defending champion Mats Moraing, Oscar Otte, Dustin Brown, Daniel Brands, Matthias Bachinger, Daniel Masur, Rudolf Molleker and Tobias Kamke. Former World No. 8 Marcos Baghdatis, who struggled with injuries in recent times, will also come to Koblenz.
The full entry list can be found here.
“This kind of acceptance list published on Christmas Eve was in fact a very nice Christmas present,” tournament director Heiko Hampl is looking forward to welcome the players. Benjamin Hassan, Julian Lenz and Johannes Härteis haven been awarded the first three of four wild cards into the main draw.