Zverev And Rune To Play 2024 Hamburg Open

Kristoff Puelinckx, Andy Grote, Dietloff von Arnim (photo: Hamburg Open)

HAMBURG, November 14, 2023

Home favourite Alexander Zverev and Danish youngster Holger Rune will compete in the 2024 Hamburg Open. This was announced by the tournament’s new organizers Tennium during a press conference on Tuesday at the Hamburg City Hall, attended by Andy Grote, Hamburg’s Senator for Interior and Sports, Dietloff von Arnim, President of the German Tennis Federation (DTB), and Kristoff Puelinckx, Owner and CEO of Tennium. The prestigious Rothenbaum Tennis Tournament will be held from July 23 to 31.

“The tournament at Hamburg’s Rothenbaum is one of Germany’s most prominent sporting events with a long tradition,” stated Sports Senator Andy Grote, expressing his enthusiasm for the forthcoming event. “The return of Alexander Zverev after his magnificent victory in the finals this year already promises an extremely thrilling tournament. I am confident that with the support of the Hamburg crowd, he will give his all for another victory in his hometown.”

Senator Grote outlined his expectations for the tournament next year, stating, “I am confident that Tennium, with its expertise and experience, will organize a highly attractive tournament that will fascinate both fans and players alike.”

Dietloff von Arnim, President of the DTB, looked optimistically towards the tournament’s future, stating, “We have the best conditions to continue the great tradition of international top-level tennis at Hamburg’s Rothenbaum in the coming years. Hamburg tennis fans can look forward to a sporting event with German and international world-class players in the years ahead – as Alexander Zverev’s commitment for 2024 demonstrates.

Kristoff Puelinckx, CEO of Tennium, emphasized the tournament’s commitment to presenting a blend of rising talents and established players in this historic new edition. He explained, “Our goal is to collaborate closely with the city and the federation, making this historic tournament not just a part of the sporting calendar but also an experience for the city itself.”

Reigning champion Zverev, ranked World No. 7, will once again return to his home tournament. Currently competing in the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin this week, Zverev expressed his excitement about being part of this new edition, stating, “I am looking forward so much to coming back. It is a very special place for me. Hamburg is my hometown, and it’s where I started playing tennis.”

The ATP Tour 500 event begins on Saturday, July 13, 2024, as the tournament reopens its doors at the historic Rothenbaum Tennis Stadium. Tickets for the event will be available starting November 22 on the brand-new tournament website: hamburgopenatp500.com.