HAMBURG, October 8, 2020
World No. 62 Lucas Pouille of France leads the entry list of the 2020 Tennis Challenger Hamburg presented by Tannenhof, held indoors at the base of the German Tennis Federation (DTB) in Hamburg-Horn, Germany from October 24 to November 1, 2020. The 26-year-old Frenchman, who reached a career-high ranking at World No. 10 in March 2018, had to undergo a right elbow surgery in July and played his last tournament at the Oracle Challenger Series at Indian Wells in March.
Pouille achieved his best result at a major in 2019 by reaching the Australian Open semi-finals. He has made the quarterfinals at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open but never been beyond the third round at Roland Garros. He has captured five ATP Tour titles and lifted one Challenger trophy, winning on home soil at Bordeaux last year.
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Pouille will be joined in Hamburg by fellow Top 100 players Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania (ATP No. 66), Mikael Ymer from Sweden (ATP No. 80) und Kamil Majchrzak of Poland (ATP No. 100).
Peter Gojowczyk (ATP No. 128), Cedrik-Marcel Stebe (ATP No. 133), Oscar Otte (ATP No. 137) and Yannick Maden (ATP No. 154) are part of a strong German contingent. Italian teen sensation Lorenzo Musetti and 21-year-old US-American JJ Wolf will represent the young guns in Northern Germany.
The tournament will be played behind closed doors and will offer a total prize money of €44,820. The singles champion will earn €6,190 as well as 80 ATP Ranking points. Last year Botic van de Zandschulp from the Netherlands claimed his maiden Challenger crown through a three-set win the final over Spaniard Bernabe Zapata Miralles. Tennis Channel Germany will broadcast the matches.
For more information, please visit the tournament’s new official website.