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The Zhuhai Championships is an ATP 250 hard-court tennis tournament that is annually played in Zhuhai, China.

Date: 18 - 24 September
Category: ATP 250
Surface: Hard
Location: Zhuhai, China
Venue: Hengqin International Tennis Center
Players: 28 players (ATP Entry List)
ATP Prize Money: $1,000,630 (Distribution Overview)
ATP Points: 250 for champion (Distribution Overview)
Draw: ATP Draw
Official website: https://www.zhuhaichampionships.cn/

The Zhuhai Championships is an ATP 250 hard-court tennis tournament that takes place at the Hengqin International Tennis Center in China. The first Zhuhai Championships took place in September 2019 as part of the ATP’s Asian swing, which takes place in autumn each year.

More editions were scheduled in the following years. However, due to tennis relationships declining in China and because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the competition was not held between 2020 and 2022. After a four-year break following unforeseen circumstances, the Zhuhai Championships returned to action in September 2023.

Each season, the Hengqin International Tennis Centre hosts the Zhuhai Championships. It is a modern tennis facility completed in 2015 and has a 7,500-seat center court known as Huafa Center Stadium. In addition, the venue has five further outdoor courts and 12 training courts.

During the one-week Zhuhai Championships, players compete in the 32-person singles draw. Also, 16 pairs enter the doubles tournament, which takes place simultaneously with the singles. With just two editions of this competition so far, only two former champions have lifted the title.

In 2019, Australian Alex de Minaur won the first-ever Zhuhai Championships. Despite entering as the seventh seed, de Minaur overcame a tough draw and beat French opponent Adrian Mannarino in straight sets in the final.

Four years later, when the Zhuhai Championships returned to the ATP tour, Karen Khachanov won the tournament. Khachanov entered the event as the top seed ahead of players like Cameron Norrie, Jan-Lennard Struff, Sebastian Korda, and Andy Murray.

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