The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) has approved the relocation of the ATP 250 tennis series tournament from Astana to Almaty. In line with the calendar published on the ATP website, the Almaty Open will be held on October 13-20, 2024.
“Almaty deserves to take center stage by holding the ATP 250 series tournament, because this is the city where Kazakh tennis first began to develop. The Almaty Open not only promises to become a large-scale sporting event, but will also allow players and fans to enjoy atmosphere, energy and competitive spirit in the Almaty Arena, where the tournament will be held,” – said Bulat Utemuratov, President of the Kazakhstan Tennis Federation.
The ATP 250 series tournament is one of the few truly global sporting events, held in 30 countries around the world. The category includes 40 tournaments, with an ATP 250 victory giving a tennis player 250 points in the ATP rankings. The prize money for the upcoming ATP 250 Almaty Open will be more than $1 million.
The first annual ATP 250 series tournament was held in Astana in 2020. In 2022, the tournament was for one time upgraded to ATP 500. A truly stellar lineup of participants competed including Novak Djokovic, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Daniil Medvedev, Carlos Alcaraz, Hubert Hurkacz, Andrey Rublev and others. Every year the Kazakhstan tournament is broadcast in more than 110 countries.