Istanbul gets maiden ATP tournament in 2015

Last updated 03:05 09/07/2014

Relevant offers

Tennis

Few season highlights for Kiwi tennis players to celebrate Rising Aussie tennis star Nick Kyrgios ready for summer spotlight Rafael Nadal ready for Australian Open after successful appendix surgery Francesca Schiavone awarded Auckland wildcard Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams take ITF annual honours Former Grand Slam winner Francesca Schiavone to play in Auckland Caroline Wozniacki to get $15k bracelet for playing in Auckland Tomas Berdych to be coached by Andy Murray's former hitting partner Indian Aces the top team in inaugural IPTL New Zealand men's tournament lands tennis' next big thing Bojan Coric

The ATP has announced that Turkey will host its first-ever tour event, the Istanbul Open, in 2015.

The clay-court event will take place from April 27-May 3, a week before the Madrid Open.

It will be held at the Koza World of Sports, billed as the largest tennis academy in the world, with 63 indoor and outdoor courts. The centre court has a retractable roof.

ATP executive chairman and president Chris Kermode says, "This incredible new facility in Istanbul will make a wonderful addition to the many remarkable venues that feature on the ATP World Tour."

Turkey's addition to the ATP Tour schedule means there will be 62 tournaments in 32 countries in 2015.

Istanbul previously hosted the WTA's season-ending championships from 2011-2013.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content