Today has been the presentation of the second edition of the tennis tournament Casino Admiral Trophy with an outstanding qualitative leap after the new regulations that govern the ATP Challenger circuit in 2019.
Also this ATP Challenger has other important novelties in its program of activities. The tennis tournament, which wil be held from March 25 to 31 at the Tennis Club of the Puente Romano Hotel in Marbella complete its sports program with the celebration of a musical event called Spring Festival.
The press conference held today in the facilities of the exclusive hotel Puente Romano in Marbella has had the support of different heads of public and private entities such as the Councilman of Sports of the City of Marbella, Javier Mérida, the former tennis champion, Manolo Santana the Director of the Tournament Casino Admiral Trophy ATP Challenger, Ronald Leitgeb, Casino Admiral Marketing Manager, Marco Rother, the CEO of AnyTech365, Tero Turunen, and the director of the Puente Romano Tennis Club, Ramón Campuzano and Manolo Santana.
In this meeting the tournament director, Ronald Leitgeb, has explained that the tournament maintains the inititial objetive “to attract the city to national and international reference tennis players”. Leitgeb recalled that it is supported by the new regulation approved in 2019 whereby “players can only receive points in ATP 80 Challenger”, category in which Casino Admiral Trophy is included.
In this sense, the vice president of the Andalusian Tennis Federation, José Domínguez, pointed out that the ATP Challenger of Marbella is located in “the elite” and that “in Spain there are very few tournaments of such a high level as there is in Marbella”. Words endorsed by the former tennis champion, Manolo Santana, who considers Casino Admiral Trophy “a very spectacular tournament of great quality”.
It is worth remembering that Casino Admiral Trophy ATP Challenger rallied 3 Top-100 players in Marbella and some of the great promises of the world of tennis. The promoter of this sport event ensures that these days they are working on the list of participants that will be announced days before the start of the competition, once the process of admission has been completed.
Admiral Casinos, the main sponsor of this sporting event, maintains its alliance with the Marbella tournamet in this second edition, reinforcing its commitment to “the values of sport and entertainmet”, as stated by its marketing manager, Marco Rother, who considers the Tournament a “unique event of great relevance”.
In its second edition, Casino Admiral Trophy offers important novelties in the calendar of complementary activities to the matches. The organization has announced the celebration of a music festival, Spring Festival, which will take place in the VIP tent on the weekend of the final of the tournament thanks to the collaboration of the European technical support company AnyTech365 whose CEO, Tero Turunen, has shown his interest in “being part of the tournament and contributing to raise awareness that Marbella is one of the most attractive destination for both tourism and sports in Europe”.
Spring Festival will offer three consecutive days with different high-level musical shows. On Thursday 28 the lyric will be the main star of the night with the singer Montse Martí in a heartfelt tribute to her mother, the great soprano Monserrat Caballé. The night of Friday the 29th is reserved for the personal and unmistakable flamenco of the Gypsy Kings and, the last night of the festival, the dance floor will be filled with the rhythm of the musical hymns of the legendary group Bonnie M.
Like last edition, the tennis tournament combines the days of free entry with payments at very affordable prices (from 10 to 25 euros). Tickets can already be purchased on the platform Entradium
The celebration of Casino Admiral Trophy, endowed with 43.00 euros in prizes, means the consolidation of Marbella as a reference destination in the international circuit of the ATP Challenger Tour calendar. The first edition of the tournament had the great promise of Spanish tennis, Alejandro Davidovich (junior Wimbledon champion 2017), Roberto Carballés, Jaume Munar Enrique Pérez, veterans Marcel Granollers and Tommy Robredo and the local tennis player, as well as tournament ambassador, Adrian Menéndez did not miss the appointment.
A national cast joined by important international references such as the Australian Alexei Popyrin, the Jamaican born in Germany Dustin Brown, the Israeli Dudi Sela, the Argentine Guido Andreozzi (recently included in the top 100) and the Italian Stefano Travaglia, who finally took home the trophy.
Casino Admiral Trophy is an initiative of the company Champ AG, with more than thirty years of experience offering personal services to the best athletes and specialized in the organization of sporting events including several Davis Cups and different ATP Tours. Casino Admiral Trophy is part of the ATP Challenger tournaments sponsored by the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation (RFET) with the intention that young talents can compete and add circuit points without leaving Spain.