HALLE, April 2, 2020
In the course of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the cancellation of the entire grass-court season announced by the ATP on Wednesday, the 2020 NOVENTI OPEN in Halle will not proceed as scheduled. Germany’s biggest grass-court event was scheduled to take place on June 15 to 21.
“It is very unfortunate that the tournament has been cancelled. However, given the current situation, there is no alternative,” tournament director Ralf Weber explains in a press relase. “At this moment we would also like to thank all partners, sponsors and helpers for their understanding and solidarity. We are all now looking to the year 2021, in which our 28th tournament will be held.”
The ATP 500 event will then take place inside the OWL ARENA in Halle/Westfalen from June 12 to 20, 2021.
The NOVENTI OPEN is one of eight grass-court events on the calendar and was re-categorised as an ATP 500 tournament in 2015. The event has crowned six German winners since its inaugural edition in 1993: Michael Stich (1994), Nicolas Kiefer (1999), David Prinosil (2000), Tommy Haas (2009 & 2012), Philipp Kohlschreiber (2011) and Florian Mayer (2016). Roger Federer won his 10th title in 2019.
The Swiss maestro stated: “We are going through difficult times, but we will emerge strengthened from it. I am already looking forward to returning to Halle next year. Stay healthy!”
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NEWS ❗️ Wir begrüßen die Entscheidung der ATP die Tennis-Turniere bis einschließlich den 12. Juli zu verschieben 🙏 Auch die NOVENTI OPEN finden aufgrund der Covid-19-Pandemie 🦠 in diesem Jahr nicht statt. Natürlich behalten alle bereits erstandenen Tickets 🎫 ihre Gültigkeit für das Turnier im nächsten Jahr (12. – 20 Juni 2021) ☺️ Als Dankeschön erhält jeder treue Fan, der bis dato eine Eintrittskarte erworben hat, einen 5 Euro Gutschein, der für den NOVENTI OPEN-Fanshop oder für eine ausgewählte Veranstaltung ab Sommer 2021 eingelöst werden kann 😍🥳 Ebenso könnt ihr euch auf eine Verlosung von VIP-Logen freuen, die bald auf Social Media folgt. Stay tuned! 😏 Weitere Infos unter noventi-open.de 💻 We welcome the decision by the ATP to postpone the tennis tournaments until 12th July 🙏 Also the NOVENTI OPEN will not be held this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic 🦠 Of course the tickets will be valid for the tournament next year (12th – 20th June 2021) ☺️ As a thank you each loyal fan who has purchased a ticket for this year, receives a 5 Euro voucher which can be redeemed at our NOVENTI OPEN Fanshop next year or for a selected event in summer 2021 ongoing 😍🥳 Moreover, we will raffle seats for our VIP boxes very soon on social media. Stay tuned! 😏 More information on our website: noventi-open.de/en/ #noventiopen #noventi #tennis #tennisturnier #tennistournament #verlegung #stayathome #covid19 #atphalle #atp500 #verschiebung #rasentennis #grasscourt #keepyourtickets @noventi @noventi_vsa 💚
Title sponsor extends contract
In the meantime, German company NOVENTI has extended its main sponsor contract with the tournament for another year through 2023. NOVENTI, based in Munich, combines a large number of separate individual companies as a holding company. These companies have an important thing in common: they are all active in the healthcare market. The core target groups are pharmacies, other service providers, care services, and physicians.
Tickets remain valid. In addition, ticket holders for the 2020 tournament receive 5 Euro vouchers, which can be redeemed at the NOVENTI OPEN Fanshop next year or for a selected event in summer 2021. For further information, please visit the tournament’s official website.