GUAYAQUIL/STARNBERG, September 28, 2023
The ATP has confirmed the date for the XIX Challenger Ciudad de Guayaquil COPA BANCO GUAYAQUIL, an ATP Challenger Tour clay-court event that will offer $80,000 in prize money and 75 ATP Ranking points to the champion. The competition will take place from October 30 to November 5, on the clay courts of the Guayaquil Tenis Club.
Guayaquil, often referred to as the “Pearl of the Pacific,” is Ecuador’s largest and most populous city. Situated on the banks of the Guayas River and the shores of the Pacific Ocean, Guayaquil is not only a major port city but also a vibrant and rapidly growing metropolis that serves as an economic and cultural hub for the country.
Regresa el Challenger de Guayaquil 📣con fecha confirmada 🔝
La XIX edición se jugará del 30 de octubre al 5 de noviembre, en las canchas de arcilla del @gyetenisclub sede Anexo.
🔜 En los próximos días, mucha más información 👏🏻🏆. pic.twitter.com/XxpB6i4dVW
— Challenger de Guayaquil (@challengye05) September 27, 2023
The ATP Challenger Tour tournament was first played in 2005 and is the only one in South America to be held for 19 consecutive years, including the challenging year of the pandemic in 2020. This demonstrates the experience and love for tennis from its organizers, tournament director Andrés Gómez and Luis Adrián Morejón.
“We have reached 19 consecutive years with this tournament, a very special Challenger for all of us. We started in 2005 with a lot of enthusiasm to give Guayaquil and the country a tournament it needed. Now, with great pride and excitement, we continue to work to make it better than the previous ones,” said Gómez.
“The players will come with all their energy and professionalism to end their year on a high note and secure their presence in the 2024 Australian Open for many of them. As a player, I have felt that pressure and adrenaline, and it truly is a unique feeling,” added the 1990 Roland Garros champion.
List of Guayaquil Challenger champions:
2005 Marcos Daniel BRA
2006 Sergio Roitman ARG
2007 Nicolás Lapentti ECU
2008 Sergio Roitman ARG
2009 Nicolás Lapentti ECU
2010 Paul Capdeville CHI
2011 Matteo Viola ITA
2012 Leonardo Mayer ARG
2013 Leonardo Mayer ARG
2014 Pablo Cuevas URU
2015 Gastao Elias POR
2016 Nicolás Kicker ARG
2017 Gerald Melzer AUT
2018 Guido Andreozzi ARG
2019 Thiago Seyboth Wild
2020 Francisco Cerúndolo ARG
2021 Alejandro Tabilo CHI