Tennis aficionados can gear up for a busy 2018 since there are several events that are scheduled to take place around the world according to ATP World Tour elites. These events will be held in several different venues across the globe, and therefore you can choose which one to attend depending on interest and location in which you are. Here are the major events we will see in 2018.
2018 Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha
The lovers of tennis will open the year with this big event going down in Doha Qatar. The event has previously been worn by the big names you have heard in 2017 and past years including Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, and Novak Djokovic. In 2018, Novak Djokovic will be the defending champion having won back to back in 2016 and also in 2017. The total financial commitment that has been made for the 2018 Qatar ATP tour is $1,386,665, and the winner will take home $ 1,286,675. All the matches will be on the hard surface. The date to save will be 6th January 2018. Therefore, turn up and cheer your biggest fan as the giants in world tennis face off each other.
ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam Netherlands
Netherlands will for the third time in the history of ABN AMRO WTT host the event. The country has the honour of being the first host of the event when it was first started in 1974. The second time they hosted the event was in 1995, and this 2018 will be the third time they host the faceoffs. This is a trophy that has been worn by Roger Federer, Yevgeny Kafelnikov Andy Murray and Lleyton Hewitt. The main draw has not been held yet and is due to be held on 12-18th of February 2018.
The Miami Open Presented by Itau to be Held in Miami Florida
This will be held on March 21-April 01-2018, and the total financial commitment is $8,909,960 with the winner taking home $7,972,535. It will be hard surface as it has always been and will feature top men and women. This event has always attracted thousands of fans and players from the world, and it has always the place to be. The defending champion is Roger Federer who accomplished the Sunshine Double in Miami in 2017.
Mutua Madrid Open in Spain
This is the biggest clay surface event that will take place on May 6th, 2018. For those who don’t know, this was a hard surface event until 2009 when it was transitioned to a clay surface event staged by Caja Magica. Since the event was unveiled in 2002, the Spaniards have won the event five times with the last time being when Rafael Nadal lifted the trophy in 2014. This is an event that attracts even the real Madrid footballers, and the biggest fan is Cristiano Ronaldo, the striker. The total commitment for the 2018 edition is€7,190,930 and price will be €6,200, 860.
These are some of the big tennis events to look forward to in 2018. Enjoy the matches.