Bergamo Challenger To Return In October

ATP Challenger Bergamo (photo: Florian Heer)

BERGAMO/STARNBERG, September 27, 2021

After 616 days, the ATP Challenger Tour will return to Bergamo, Italy. The 15th edition of the Trofeo Faip-Perrel will be held within the Bergamo area from 31 October to 7 November.

The city of Bergamo, situated in the alpine Lombardy region of northern Italy, approximately 40 kilometres northeast of Milan, has been the early epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe and the most severely affected province in the world. Images of a long line of military trucks carrying dead bodies away from the city to be incinerated had made sullen headlines around the world as local hospitals and cemeteries were overwhelmed with victims of the pandemic.

No champion crowned in 2020

It was February 23, 2020 when finalists Illya Marchenko and Enzo Couacaud could not compete for the title and enjoy the sold-out of Pala Agnelli Arena. The tournament ended without a champion as the suspension of sporting events was ordered by the local health authorities on that day.

Now, the ATP Challenger in Bergamo becomes part of an attractive indoor-swing in Italy in the lead-up to the Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan as well as the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin.