Forte Village Sardinia Open: great international tennis will be in Sardinia

Forte Village Sardinia Open: the event with international tennis champions

The tennis courts at the multi-prized resort Forte village, near Santa Margherita di Pula in the province of Cagliari, are getting ready to host one of the most important international and national tennis events: The Forte Village Sardinia Open, running from the 12th to the 18th of October 2020.

The tournament will occur after Open France, also known as Roland Garros, and is part of the ATP 250 circuit.

The Forte Village Sardinia Open is organized by Federazione Italiana Tennis (FIT) and is the only ATP tournament held in Italy in 2020. It foresees the participation of many well-known players from all over the world who will challenge one another on the clay tennis courts of the resort surrounded by the splendid Sardinian sea.

The ATP 250 Tour is a series of tennis tournaments that have substituted the ATP International Series circuit since 2009.

The series consists of 40 tournaments and each has 250 points awarded to each winner. All tournaments include a 32-player singles draw and a 16-pair doubles draw, except for the London AEGON Championship, which features a 56-24 draw.

The tournaments are organized by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), an association that brings together professional male tennis players from around the world. The association took form in 1972 by the initiative of Donald Dell, Jack Kramer, and South African Cliff Drysdale who were also the first presidents of the organization. The ATP also has a female equivalent with the acronym WTA (Women Tennis Association).

The association’s focus is to protect the player’s interests regarding the various aspects of the activity and the organization of a circuit and a world ranking that takes the name of ATP.

The ATP ranking is the system by which the association draws up the meritocratic ranking of tennis players enrolled in the homonymous circuit. Based on the ranking, the Association of Tennis Professionals organizes the tournament scoreboards and decides the heads of the series and the direct matches.

The ATP ranking is based on the results obtained in the last 52 weeks (1 year) and the points won by the players during a tournament are valid only for that specific period. After the year, the points are subtracted and eventually replaced by the new points earned.

This system allows one to have a mobile ranking based on the current value of individual players and is updated weekly.

There are 26 players who since 1973, the year in which ATP introduced this world ranking, have managed to reach the first position. Among the most famous the is:

  • Novak Đjoković, aka Nole: the current number one in the world won the podium on 3rd of February 2020
  • Roger Federer: holds the record of total weeks as number one in the ATP ranking: 310. Also, Federer holds the record of consecutive weeks by number one on the ATP chart: 237, between 2nd of February 2004 and 17th of August 2008.
  • Pete Sampras: holds the record of seasons finished by number one in the ATP ranking: 6, between 1993 and 1998. He also had the record of consecutive seasons finished as the number one ATP Ranking: 6, between 1993 and 1998.

The ATP system includes various tournament categories: Grand Slam, Master 1000, ATP 500, ATP 250, Challenger, and Futures. The latter two have a sub-distinction depending on the prize pool offered.

Forte Village Sardinia Open: a tournament in the name of security

Diego Schwartzman, Cristina Garin, Dusan Lajovic, Nikoloz Basilashvili, Casper Ruud, Guido Pella, and Lorenzo Sonego are just some of the strongest tennis players in the world who will compete on the courts of Forte Village in October 2020 in the occasion of the tournament Forte Village Sardinia Open.

In a moment characterized by the postponement and cancellation of most of the most important national and international sporting events, the decision to go ahead with the ATP 250 circuit event in Sardinia has been possible because of the uniqueness of the COVID Protection Protocol that Forte Village has applied since the beginning of the summer season 2020.

The security protocol has been designed to create a protected environment within the resort to ensure that all guests and employees have the utmost serenity. This same protocol will also allow athletes to play in absolute safety.

The staff of Forte Village will have a training program to apply all the necessary prevention and protection measures for their safety, guests, and players who will take part in the tournament. Also, all staff is regularly tested for COVID-19.

Forte Village is truly a sports resort where professionals of many sports disciplines such as tennis and water sports, football, and freestyle football.

In fact, within the sports academies, one can work out with great international champions from which you can receive valuable advice to improve technique in individual and group sports while having a truly unforgettable experience.

Would you like to see the Forte Village Sardinia Open and have a dreamlike vacation in a real paradise? Discover Forte Village Resort

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