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The Estoril Open is an ATP 250 clay-court tennis tournament that takes place at the picturesque sports complex of Clube de Ténis do Estoril in Cascais, Portugal.

Date: 1 - 7 April
Category: ATP 250
Surface: Clay
Location: Cascais, Portugal
Venue: Clube de Ténis do Estoril
Players: 32 players (ATP Entry List)
Prize Money: 579,320€ (Distribution Overview)
Points: 250 for champion (Distribution Overview)
Draw: ATP Draw
Official website: https://millenniumestorilopen.com

It is also referred to as the Millennium Estoril Open due to sponsorship reasons. To date, the competition is the only Portuguese competition on the ATP calendar, and it replaced the now-defunct Portuguese Open, which ended in 2014.

In 2015, the Estoril Open made its ATP debut after taking the sport left by the Portuguese Open. Originally, the Portuguese Open was held each season from 1990 until it had to end due to a lack of sponsorship backing.

Former Dutch tennis player Benno van Veggel and high-profile football agent Jorge Mendes set up the event in Estoril in 2015. Generally, the competition takes place in early April each season and it is held on clay courts.

As a result, many players participate in the event as an early warm-up to the second Grand Slam of the season - the Roland Garros. The Millenium Estoril Open has a singles and doubles draw that are both played out over six days at the Clube de Ténis do Estoril.

Thirty-two singles players enter the singles competition, while 16 pairs take part in the doubles draw. Since its launch in 2015, the Estoril Open has seen plenty of high-profile ATP players take to the courts.

Some current and former Top 10 players like Casper Ruud, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Richard Gasquet have won the competition previously. However, no single entrant has won the tournament twice.

Also, the doubles event has seen eight different winners since 2015. But, American Scott Lipsky won two doubles titles in 2015 and 2016 with two separate playing partners - Treat Huey and Eric Butorac.

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