Game, set and match, “Hamburg” – HCOB supported twelve days of top-class tennis

July 2021 – For the second time, Hamburg Commercial Bank has supported the ATP and WTA tennis tournament at the Am Rothenbaum tennis center. Some 21,000 spectators attended the Hamburg European Open. The men’s doubles delivered a German title winner.

Tsitsipas is sitting on a tennis bench

Credit: Alexander Scheuber / Hamburg European Open

Hamburg. Sometimes it takes two tries to achieve success. At least that’s how the Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta might have thought during his first serve against the Serb player Filip Krajinovic, finishing the match 6:2, 6:4 after an hour and 22 minutes and securing the ATP tournament victory at the Hamburg European Open (HEO).
The final also marked the conclusion of twelve intense days of ATP and WTA tennis in Hamburg in 2021.

The clay-court classic at the Am Rothenbaum tennis center took place from June 7 to 18, supported for the second time by Hamburg Commercial Bank (HCOB). HCOB branding was to seen gracing the center court, match court M1 and the players’ benches.

For the first time in 19 years the HEO also again included a women’s tournament, part of the WTA tour „Tournament director Sandra Reichel has set new benchmarks with the Hamburg European Open, and the fact that this year, after almost two decades, the ladies are also once again playing in Hamburg is just great,” says Stefan Ermisch, CEO of HCOB.

Pablo Carreno Busta

Credit: Alexander Scheuber / Hamburg European Open

Tournament director Sandra Reichel also expressed her delight at the sponsorship by HCOB. „With this partnership, Hamburg Commercial Bank once again underlines its social commitment in its home region“.

Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta took the men’s singles title in front of 3,500 spectators. For the player who is currently eleventh in the world rankings, this is the biggest title of his career . “When I came to Hamburg for the first time two years ago„ I immediately felt a special relationship with this tournament.”

The men’s doubles saw Frankfurt-born Tim Putze, with his New Zealand partner Michael Venus, prevail against the German/Romanian duo of Kevin Krawietz and Horia Tecau.

Andrea Petkovic

Credit: Alexander Scheuber / Hamburg European Open

Overall victory in the women’s doubles went to Yasmine Paolini from Italy and Jil Teichmann from Switzerland, against Astra Sharma from Australia and her partner Rosalie van der Hoek from the Netherlands.
Tournament ambassador and Germany hope Andrea Petkovic just missed out on victory in the final of the women’s singles against Romanian Elena-Gabriela Ruse.

Strict hygiene arrangements made it possible for around 21,000 spectators to attend the tennis tournament over several days at the Am Rothenbaum tennis center. They provided plenty of atmosphere, both on match court M1 and on the HCOB center court, as confirmed by title winner Pablo Carreno Busta. “My team and I felt very welcome at the tennis center and on this wonderful center court.”

The Hamburg European Open will be held from July 16 to 24 in 2022.

Elena-Gabriela Ruse

Credit: Alexander Scheuber / Hamburg European Open