Andujar Leads Strong Parma Challenger Field

PARMA, September 16, 2020

Organizers of the €132,280 Internazionali Tennis Emilia Romagna announced on Tuesday that 19 Top 100 players, led by World No. 51 Pablo Andujar, have entered the lone ATP Challenger 125 tournament to be held in Italy this year.

The four-time ATP Tour champion from Spain, who has also lifted 11 trophies on the Challenger circuit, will be joined by US-Americans Tommy Paul, Frances Tiafoe and Steve Johnson, as well as Pablo Cuevas from Uruguay, German veteran Philipp Kohlschreiber and Juan Ignacio Londero of Argentina.

A strong contingent of Italian players will also be part of the line-up. Gianluca Mager, who reached the final of the ATP 500 Rio Open earlier this year, Stefano Travaglia, Salvatore Caruso and Andreas Seppi will appear in the main draw.

The clay-court tournament is taking place during the second week of Roland Garros from October 5 to 11 at the Tennis Club President in Montechiarugolo, located about 13 kilometres southeast of Parma. The singles champion of the event will earn €18,290 in prize money as well as 125 ATP Ranking points.

The tournament’s defending champion is Tommy Robredo. The Spanish veteran battled past Italy’s Federico Gaio in last year’s final in three sets to lift his seventh Challenger career trophy.