After the success of the previous edition, from September 30 to October 6, comes the second most important tennis event in Catalonia, the Sánchez-Casal Head by NH Hotel Group, belonging to the ATP Challenger Tour.
Today the tournament was presented at the Sánchez-Casal Academy, founded by Emilio Sánchez Vicario and Sergio Casal, and that this year celebrates its twentieth anniversary, and does so by consolidating this important tournament, synonymous with the culmination of a pyramid where competition is organized from the base.
Sergio Casal, Tournament Director, points out that “our goal is for this event to be a fixed appointment for the players in their calendar. In addition to the important support of the RFET, this year we have the collaboration of the Diputación de Barcelona and the broadcast by Eurosport and Liga TV. This will give special projection to the tournament”.
Miguel Díaz, President of the RFET, points out that “for the Federation it is a pride to unite two players like Emilio and Sergio, who have always been able to defend Spain in different competitions, in a competition project of these characteristics”.
In the fight for the title, representing Spain, besides the previous edition’s champion, Roberto Carballés, and finalist Pedro Martínez, we will have Alejandro Davidovich, recent champion in the Seville Cup, Jaume Munar, as well as Tommy Robredo, Guillermo García-López, both with an impressive record, together with tennis players of 17 nationalities.
Marisa Sánchez Vicario, President of the Emilio Sánchez Vicario Foundation, stressed that “the tournament is organized with the support of the Emilio Sánchez Vicario Foundation, which will hold a charity concert featuring Locos por la Música, (with performance by OBK and Abbeys Beat), a trial for the Casper Tour and an Adapted Tennis Clinic.”
Jordi Tamayo, President of the Catalan Tennis Federation, points out that “the Sánchez-Casal Academy, which is synonymous with training, passion and tradition for our sport, with the organization of the Challenger, completes the organizational circle of international tournaments from the base ”.
Juan Carlos Moreno Roig, Councilor for Sports of El Prat de Llobregat City Hall, stressed that 'we are really proud of this, because Sánchez-Casal Academy combines sport and values'
We would like to emphasize that the tournament will have TV coverage from the quarterfinals at Eurosport and via streaming with La LigaTV