Bucharest Open

The Bucharest Open is a hard-court ATP 250 event held in Bucharest, Romania, often also known as the Tiriac Open.

Date: 15 - 21 April
Category: ATP 250
Surface: Hard
Location: Bucharest, Romiania
Venue: Năstase & Marica Sports Club
Players: 32 players (ATP Entry List)
Prize Money: €579,320 (Distribution Overview)
Points: 250 for champion (Distribution Overview)
Draw: ATP Draw

The Bucharest Open is an ATP 250 outdoor clay court competition that takes place in Bucharest, Romania. It is also referred to as the Tiriac Open due to sponsorship reasons. This competition will take place for the first time ever in 2024 as part of the Tiriac Foundation’s investment in Romanian tennis.

It will be held in mid-April and will be used as an early warm-up event for the Roland Garros in May. The Bucharest Open follows on from the now-defunct Romanian Open, which ran from 1993 to 2016. However, this event was eventually replaced on the ATP tour by the Budapest Open in Hungary.

Due to its ATP 250 tier status, the Bucharest Open features a singles draw of 32 players. A doubles competition will also take place simultaneously, featuring 16 teams. The new tournament is expected to attract some of the biggest names in men’s tennis in the coming years.

In the past, there was also a WTA 250 tournament held in Bucharest, called the Bucharest Open, and that ran between 2014 and 2019 when it was discontinued. Some of the champions of the women's Bucharest Open include the likes of Simona Halep and Elena Rybakina.

The men's Bucharest Open will bring top-level tennis to Romania again, as it will join WTA's Transylvania Open, which is currently held in Cluj-Napoca. The tournament is organized by Romanian businessman Ion Tiriac, who has previously organized tournaments such as the Madrid Open, which is an ATP and WTA 1000 tournament.

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