Tiafoe, Monfils & Thiem Among Players Set to Play At Ultimate Tennis Showdown In Frankfurt

Tiafoe, Monfils & Thiem Among Players Set to Play At Ultimate Tennis Showdown In Frankfurt

by Jordan Reynolds

An excellent line-up has been confirmed for the Ultimate Tennis Showdown in October in Frankfurt.

UTS was first held in 2020. Its format and style are completely different from those seen throughout the tennis year on the ATP Tour, bringing something different and innovative to the tennis world.

Each match contains four quarters of eight minutes. The first player to win three quarters wins the match. If both players win two quarters each, then sudden death is played to decide the contest.

Some traditionalists are not a fan of this changed format. However, others do like it, believing there is a place in the world of tennis for tournaments with the classic format but also events that are different.

The tournament seems to be popular with many players. That has been confirmed by some outstanding stars playing at the event in October.

Frances Tiafoe, who recently spoke about his US Open semifinal with Carlos Alcaraz, is one of the players headlining at the event. It has been a difficult start to the season for the American, but he is someone who can thrive in a high-energy environment like UTS.

Gael Monfils, who played against Alcaraz at the Miami Open, is the second player headlining in Frankfurt. He has been a fan favorite around the world for many years due to his electrifying tennis, making him a great addition to the event.

Dominic Thiem is also set to feature at the tournament. The Austrian is one of the most stylish players in the game at his best. However, he has been struggling so far this year and will hope to be in better form by October.

The event in Frankfurt is being held from October 17th to 20th. The winner of the eight-man tournament will qualify automatically for the season-ending UTS Grand Final.


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