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The Stuttgart Open is an ATP 250 grass-court tennis tournament that takes place in the Stuttgart, Germany.
|10 - 16 June
|Tennis Club Weissenhof
|32 players (ATP Entry List)
|734,915€ (Distribution Overview)
|250 for champion (Distribution Overview)
The Stuttgart Open, also called the BOSS Open, is an outdoor grass competition. It is an ATP 250-level competition held at the Tennis Club Weissenhof in Germany. Previously, the event was called the Mercedes Open before the sponsor change in 2022.
Before the 2015 edition of the Stuttgart Open, the competition was held on outdoor clay courts. However, the tournament moved to outdoor grass in 2015. This also led to a change in the schedule, with the Stuttgart Open now taking place one week after the Roland Garros.
The first-ever Stuttgart Open took place in 1916, just two years after the Tennis Club Weissenhof facility opened. Moreover, the first organized event at the venue was called the International Weissenhof Tournament until Mercedes sponsored the competition for the first time in 1979.
Up until 2022, the event was known as the Mercedes Cup or the Mercedes Open. During the one-week-long Stuttgart Open, a men’s singles draw consisting of 32 players takes place. But the event also hosts a simultaneous men’s doubles competition, with 16 pairs participating.
Several famous ATP players have won the Stuttgart Open in the Open Era. Former greats like Bjorn Borg, Ivan Lendl, and Andre Agassi all lifted the Stuttgart Open during their careers. However, Rafael Nadal has the most wins to date, with three titles. The Spanish player won twice on clay and was also the maiden winner on grass.
In the doubles draw, no pair or player has won the Stuttgart Open more than once. But Lendl lifted both the singles trophy and the doubles in 1985. The Czech player won the doubles tournament alongside his compatriot Tomas Smid.