Saturn Oil Open Troisdorf To Return In 2023

Marc Raffel and Marc-Kevin Goellner: co-tournament directors of the Saturn Oil Open

TROISDORF, November 26, 2022

The ATP Challenger Tour will return to Troisdorf, Germany next year for the second edition of the Saturn Oil Open. This was announced by the organizers of the clay-court event on Saturday. The tournament is scheduled for the end of May 2023.

In addition to the ATP Challenger Tournament, which will increase its prize money by 30 per cent to $75,000 in the new year, tournament directors Marc Raffel and Marc-Kevin Goellner, together with the hosts of the TC RW-Troisdorf, are now planning a women’s competition as part of the ITF World Tennis Tour.

“We will then set a strong example with a prize pool of  more than $100,000,”  said Raffel. “One main challenge will certainly be to provide a high-performance infrastructure on site,” explained RW President Uwe Maas.

We need more space for the organising team, medical care and catering,” adds the club’s first Chairman Volker de Cloedt. “The preparations for this are already underway,” said Claus Dreser, second Chairman of the organising TC RW-Troisdorf.

Five-year contract improves planning security

Raffel and the board of the TC RW-Troisdorf agreed in mid-November in Troisdorf on a five-year contract to organise the ATP Challenger tournament. “This means that all sides now have planning security and we can start organising professionally,” said Raffel.

Last year’s Saturn Oil Open was won by Lukas Klein of Slovakia, who defeated Belgium’s Zizou Bergs in straight sets in the singles final to lift his maiden trophy on the ATP Challenger Tour.