Zapata Miralles Leads Meerbusch Line-Up

Bernabé Zapata Miralles (photo: Stephan Frings)


The ATP Challenger Tour will be back in Germany next week for the ninth edition of the Rhein Asset Open, an €45,730 clay-court event held at the TeReMeer Sport and Tennis Resort in Meerbusch, North Rhine-Westphalia.

World No. 89 Bernabe Zapata Miralles leads the entry list. The 25-year-old from Valencia is bidding for his fourth ATP Challenger crown, his first of the season. He could also become the second Spaniard to lift the trophy in Meerbusch after Ricardo Ojeda Lara in 2017.

A strong German contingent is led by Jan-Lennard Struff. The World No. 123 captured his first title in six years on home soil at the Brawo Open in Braunschweig in early July. Struff, who reached a career-high ranking of World No. 29 in August 2020, missed the European clay swing in spring on the ATP Tour due to a right foot injury and is trying to climb up the rankings again. The 32-year-old Warstein native will be joined by his compatriots Yannick Hanfmann, Mats Moraing, Maximilian Marterer and Cedrik-Marcel Stebe. Florian Mayer has been the only German to triumph in Meerbusch. He succeeded six years ago. 2018 champion Filip Horansky of Slovakia will also be part of the line-up.

“The qualification alone already offers world-class tennis,” said tournament director Marc Raffel and is looking forward to the start of the tournament. Tennis action will kick off with the qualifying on Sunday 11 am. For tickets and more information, please click here.

Entry List Rhein Asset Open Meerbusch

1 Bernabe Zapata Miralles 89
2 Franco Agamenone 108
3 Jan-Lennard Struff 123
4 Yannick Hanfmann 139
5 Jurij Rodionov 143
6 Tomas Machac 149
7 Geoffrey Blancaneaux 151
8 Mats Moraing 152
Maximilian Marterer 154
Dennis Novak 155
Vit Kopriva 159
Alexander Shevchenko 169
Andrea Arnaboldi 191
Riccardo Bonadio 192
Filip Horansky 212
Jonas Forejtek 217
Lukas Klein 241
Damir Dzumhur 243
Cedrik-Marcel Stebe 253
Oleksii Krutykh 275
Sumit Nagal 552