Saturn Oil Open ATP Challenger In Troisdorf Announced

Marc Raffel and Marc-Kevin Goellner: co-tournament directors of the Saturn Oil Open

STARNBERG, January 26, 2022

A new ATP Challenger Tour tournament in Germany has been announced. The inaugural Saturn Oil Open will be held from May 22 to 29, 2022 on clay at the Tennis Club Rot-Weiss Troisdorf. Troisdorf is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, located approximately 22 kilometres south of Cologne and 13 kilometres north east of Bonn. Its 75,000 inhabitants make it the most populous city in the Rhein-Sieg-district.

The tournament will be organized by M.A.R.A Sports consulting, which has also been responsible for the ATP Challenger event in Meerbusch since 2013. They also hosted a Pro-Circuit tournament in Troisdorf over the last three years as part of the ITF World Tennis Tour.

M.A.R.A. Sports owner Marc Raffel and former German professional Marc-Kevin Goellner will both serve as the tournament’s co-directors. Fifty-one-year-old Goellner captured two singles titles on the ATP Tour, achieved a Bronze medal in doubles at the 1996 Summer Olympics and reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 26 in April 1994.

“A healthy body and mind are important to modern society – especially during the current pandemic,” Goellner stated in a press release. “Creating role models for young people is one of the main goals of the upcoming tennis tournament sponsored by Saturn. We are very excited and proud to welcome ATP tennis professionals from all over the world to the Saturn Oil Open.”

According to the main sponsor’s homepage, “Saturn Oil & Gas Inc. is a growing Canadian energy company focused on generating positive shareholder returns through the continued responsible development of high-quality, light oil weighted assets, supported by an acquisition strategy that targets highly accretive, complementary opportunities.”

For more information and tickets, please visit the tournament’s official website.