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The Gijon Open is an indoor hard-court ATP 250-level competition that takes place in the Spanish city of Gijon.

Date: 3 - 9 November
Category: ATP 250
Surface: Hard
Location: Gijon, Spain
Venue: Palacio de Deportes de Gijón
Players: 32 players (ATP Entry List)
Prize Money: $TBD (Distribution Overview)
Points: 250 for champion (Distribution Overview)
Draw: ATP Draw
Official website: https://www.gijonopen.com/

Palacio de Deportes hosts the Gijon Open, which takes place in autumn each season. The event is also called the Watergen Gijon Open for sponsorship reasons. The Spanish-based tournament returns in 2024, following a one-year break in 2023. One previous edition of the event took place in 2022 before the hiatus from the ATP Tour.

The ATP announced late in the 2023 season that the Gijon Open would return for the 2024 calendar. Initially, the Gijon Open launched after the cancellation of other ATP events throughout 2022. The COVID-19 pandemic and the withdrawal of professional tennis events from China due to the Peng Shuai controversy saw the ATP create several one-year events in 2022.

Ultimately, the limited-time Gijon Open in 2022 proved to be a success. In addition, the city is a growing tourist destination in Europe. Gijon was previously just an industrial town, but modernization has created an attractive university and commercial hub in Northern Spain.

In addition, the arrival of top-quality players in 2022 showed that the venue was an appealing option for ATP competitors. The first-ever singles main draw at the Gijon Open saw many high-profile stars compete.

Among them were three-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray, former US Open champion Dominic Thiem, and former top 10 Spanish player Roberto Bautista Agut. However, Russian player Andrey Rublev made history in 2022 as the first-ever singles champion at the Gijon Open.

Rublev faced American opponent Sebastian Korda in the final, and the Russian triumphed with a straight-set victory. A doubles event will also return in 2024 alongside the singles competition.

In the inaugural 2022 Gijon Open, the Argentinean duo of Maximo Gonzales and Andres Molteni lifted the title. The pair defeated the all-US team of Nathaniel Lammons and Jackson Withrow across three sets.

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