Andre Begemann Launches International Premier League

Andre Begemann and Tim Pütz

HALLE/WESTFALEN, July 21, 2020

Despite the cancellation of this year’s edition of the NOVENTI Open in Halle, some of Germany’s as well as international tennis stars will come to Westphalia this summer to compete in the International Premier League (IPL) presented by Merkur. The exhibition series was launched by Andre Begemann, currently ranked World No. 92 in the ATP Doubles Rankings, and will be held for five weeks between July 27 and August 30.

The first two tournaments are taking place on clay at the TC Blau-Weiß Halle in Westphalia. The final Masters Event will be held on hard court at the OWL-Arena in Halle with further venues to be announced.

“We especially want to support players and companies in this difficult time. Right from the start, our motto was ‘From players for players’, as our concept should meet all the needs of the professional players involved. In addition, we give companies that have been promoting and supporting tennis for many years a platform to present themselves nationally and internationally,” Begemann stated in a press release.

Jan-Lennard Struff, Philipp Kohlschreiber, Mischa Zverev, Julian Lenz, Tobias Kamke, Yannick Maden, Oscar Otte, Daniel Masur and two-time Rothenbaum champion Nikoloz Basilahsvili of Georgia will be part of the line-up. A total of 190 players, men an women, are supposed to compete in the series. The tournament offers a total prize money of €150,000.

During the events in Halle, 300 spectators are allowed to attend the matches each day. For tickets and more information, please visit the tournament’s official website.