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The Astana Open is an ATP 250 hard-court tennis tournament that takes place in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Date: 27 September - 3 October
Category: ATP 250
Surface: Hard
Location: Astana, Kazachstan
Venue: National Tennis Center
Players: 28 players (ATP Entry List)
ATP Prize Money: $1,017,850 (Distribution Overview)
ATP Points: 250 for champion (Distribution Overview)
Draw: ATP Draw
Official website: https://ktf.kz/

The Astana Open is an annual tennis tournament, which is an ATP 250 hard-court event held in Astana, Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan’s National Tennis Center hosts the competition each season. This competition is one of the newcomers to the ATP schedule after it launched in 2020.

Ultimately, the event started due to many canceled events worldwide due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Following two successful years in 2020 and 2021, the Astana Open earned its place as an annual ATP competition in 2022 as an ATP 500 event. But it was downgraded to 250 in 2023.

In the first two editions of the Astana Open, both a men’s and women’s tournament took place. It was the first time in ATP and WTA history that a combined men’s and women’s competition took place in Kazakhstan. However, the WTA side of the draw was discontinued in 2022. The men’s competition has remained and is now becoming a highly competitive tournament for both singles and doubles entrants.

Several high-profile players have taken part in recent Astana Open finals since 2020. Australian player John Millman became the first-ever Astana Open champion in 2020 after he defeated Adrian Mannarino in straight sets during the final.

When the competition was upgraded to ATP 500 status in 2022, it attracted more elite-level players from the Tour. As a result, a star-studded field of Carlos Alcaraz, Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Jannik Sinner, and more attended the event.

However, Djokovic was successful on that occasion after he bested Tsitsipas, with a straight sets win during the final. After the tournament’s reversion back to the ATP 250 level in 2023, a familiar face returned to the final.

Mannarino reached the final two for a second time in four years and finally won the competition. The Frenchman beat Sebastian Korda across three sets en route to his victory.

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