June 2021 – In July, the legendary clay court tournament will take place at Hamburg's Rothenbaum arena for the 115th time. In addition to the ATP men's tournament, a top-class women's tournament will also be held for the first time in 19 years. After last year's immense success, Hamburg Commercial Bank is once again joining in as a sponsor.
Credit: Aelxander Scheuer - Hamburg European Open 2020 (S. Tsitsipas)
As in the previous year, the players' benches on center court and the match court M1 will bear the design and logo of Hamburg Commercial Bank. Every exciting rally, as well as the well-deserved breaks, will therefore put Hamburg Commercial Bank in the media spotlight – and at the same time testify to the bank's great passion for tennis and the entire Hanseatic city. "With the Hamburg European Open, tournament director Sandra Reichel has set new standards. And the fact that this year – after almost two decades – the ladies are also back in the Hanseatic city is simply great. Together with all tennis enthusiasts in Hamburg, we are looking forward to two exciting tournaments at the same time," said Stefan Ermisch, CEO of Hamburg Commercial Bank.
"It's great that Hamburg Commercial Bank is sponsoring our tournament for the second year now. With this partnership, the Commercial Bank is once again underlining its social commitment in its home region," emphasized tournament director Sandra Reichel.
"Game Set. Hamburg Commercial Bank": From July 7, spin serves will fly over the net once again, hard volleys will leave their mark in the tennis sand, and singles and doubles players will compete to see who wins and loses in the hard-fought tie-breaks at Hamburg's esteemed Rothenbaum arena. The female stars of the WTA Tour will get it all started and play from July 7 to 11. For the first time after an interruption of 19 years, a real high-class women's tennis tournament will take place once again in the Hanseatic city. And from July 12, the men will take to the courts for their duels. The men's singles and doubles finals will take place on the final day of the tournament, on July 18.
The field of participants is clearly starting to fill up, and the first prominent German names have already been confirmed. Among others, Jan-Lennard Struff from Warstein, Germany, will compete in the men's singles. The current number two in German men's tennis recently caused a tournament sensation at the French Open in Paris, advancing to the last 16. Andrea Petkovic has already confirmed her participation in the women's tournament. The German player, who was in the top ten global rankings in the past, is the new tournament ambassador for the overall event.