Braga Open Set To Return Next Week

Braga Open ATP Challenger (photo: Sara Falcão)

BRAGA, September 16, 2021

The ATP Challenger Tour will return to Portugal next for the third edition of the Braga Open. The €44,820 clay-court tournament will be held in front of spectators from September 19 to 26 at the Clube de Ténis de Braga.

The field is led by World No. 92 Thiago Monteiro from Brasil, the lone Top 100 player in the main draw. The 27-year-old will bid for his sixth Challenger career crown, his first since lifting the trophy in Punta del Este, Uruguay in early February last year. Taro Daniel of Japan, Frenchman Hugo Gaston and Argentine Tomas Martin Etcheverry will also be part of the line-up.

Portuguese players Frederico Silva (World No. 184) and Gastao Elias (World No. 215) are joined by 2019 champion Joao Domingues (World No. 242) and Nuno Borges (World No. 271) representing the four local favourites, who managed to have direct entry into the main draw. Their compatriots Tiago Cacao (World No. 506) and Pedro Araújo (World No. 902) were both awarded a wild card on Wednesday.

Braga Open Entry List

Thiago Monteiro 92
Taro Daniel 112
Hugo Gaston 118
Tomas Martin Etcheverry 137
Nikola Milojevic 152
Cedrik-Marcel Stebe 168
Alessandro Giannessi 174
Marco Trungelliti 179
Frederico Ferreira Silva 184
Steven Diez 203
Gastao Elias 215
Thai-Son Kwiatkowski 218
Robin Haase 224
Andrea Pellegrino 238
Andrea Collarini 241
Joao Domingues 242
Giulio Zeppieri 249
Jesper De Jong 266
Nuno Borges 271
Roberto Cid Subervi 281
Andrea Arnaboldi 286
Javier Barranco Cosano 302
Filippo Baldi 331
(WC) Tiago Cacao 506
(WC) Pedro Araujo 902