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TATA Open Maharashtra
Maharashtra Open.svg
Tournament information
Event nameMcDowell Open (1996)
Gold Flake Open (1997-2001)
Tata Open (2002-2004)
Chennai Open (2005-2009)
Aircel Chennai Open (2010-2017)
TATA Open Maharashtra (since 2018-- present)[1]
SponsorTata
Founded1996; 26 years ago (1996)
LocationPune, Maharashtra, India
New Delhi (1996)
Chennai (1997-2017)
Pune (since 2018)
India
VenueMhalunge Balewadi Tennis Complex (2018 -- present)[1]
CategoryATP World Series (1996-1997)
ATP International Series (1998-2008)
SurfaceHard - Outdoors
Draw28S / 16Q / 16D
Prize moneyUS$430,530 (2022)
Most singles titlesStan Wawrinka (Switzerland) (4 times)
Most consecutive titlesStan Wawrinka (Switzerland) (2014-2016)[1]
Current championJoão Sousa (Portugal), (2022)[1]
Websitemaharashtraopen.com
Current champions (2022)
SinglesPortugal João Sousa
DoublesIndia Rohan Bopanna
India Ramkumar Ramanathan
ATP Tour
Category250[2]

Maharashtra Open[3] (known as Tata Open Maharashtra for sponsorship reasons) is a professional men's tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts in Pune, India. It is part of the ATP Tour 250 series on the ATP Tour.

The inaugural event was held in New Delhi. It was then shifted to Chennai since its second edition, and from there it was moved to Pune in 2018, where it is held in January.[4] The tournament is owned and organized by RISE Worldwide.[5] It is the only tour level tennis event currently held in India.[6] It is also the only South Asia's ATP tour professional tennis event.[7]

It is annually organised by Maharashtra Lawn Tennis Association (MLTA).[8]

The 2022 edition is taking place behind closed doors, that is without audience, due to measures to restrain the diffusion of COVID-19 pandemic. It began on 31 January.[9]

History

Stan Wawrinka is the most successful player at the event, winning 4 titles (2011, 2014, 2015, and 2016) and reaching a further final (2010).
Indian duo of Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes won the doubles titles four times between 1997 and 2002, and again in 2011.
Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi during the match in 2011

Maharashtra Open is held since 1996. In its first year it was located in New Delhi, then in Chennai where it was renamed as Chennai Open. The championship moved from there to Pune, a town of Maharashtra, in 2018 and was rebranded as Maharashtra Open.[10]

In 2021 due to COVID-19 and clash of dates with Australian Open it was not organised.[11]

Stadium

Maharashtra Open is annually held at Mhalunge Balewadi Tennis Complex at Pune in India. It is a hard court championship.[12]

Past finals

Singles

Doubles

Year Champions Runners-up Score
? New Delhi ?
1996 Sweden Jonas Björkman
Sweden Nicklas Kulti
Zimbabwe Byron Black
Australia Sandon Stolle
4-6, 6-4, 6-4
? Chennai ?
1997 India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
Uzbekistan Oleg Ogorodov
Israel Eyal Ran
7-6, 7-5
1998 India Mahesh Bhupathi (2)
India Leander Paes (2)
France Olivier Delaître
Belarus Max Mirnyi
6-7, 6-3, 6-2
1999 India Mahesh Bhupathi (3)
India Leander Paes (3)
Zimbabwe Wayne Black
South Africa Neville Godwin
4-6, 7-5, 6-4
2000 France Julien Boutter
Belgium Christophe Rochus
India Saurav Panja
India Prahlad Srinath
7-5, 6-1
2001 Zimbabwe Byron Black
Zimbabwe Wayne Black
United Kingdom Barry Cowan
Italy Mosé Navarra
6-3, 6-4
2002 India Mahesh Bhupathi (4)
India Leander Paes (4)
Czech Republic Tomá? Cibulec
Czech Republic Ota Fukárek
5-7, 6-2, 7-5
2003 Austria Julian Knowle
Germany Michael Kohlmann
Czech Republic Franti?ek ?ermák
Czech Republic Leo? Friedl
7-6(7-1), 7-6(7-3)
2004 Spain Rafael Nadal
Spain Tommy Robredo
Israel Jonathan Erlich
Israel Andy Ram
7-6(7-3), 4-6, 6-3
2005 Chinese Taipei Lu Yen-hsun
Germany Rainer Schüttler
India Mahesh Bhupathi
Sweden Jonas Björkman
7-5, 4-6, 7-6(7-4)
2006 Slovakia Michal Merti?ák
Czech Republic Petr Pála
India Prakash Amritraj
India Rohan Bopanna
6-2, 7-5
2007 Belgium Xavier Malisse
Belgium Dick Norman
Spain Rafael Nadal
Spain Bartolomé Salvá-Vidal
7-6(7-4), 7-6(7-4)
2008 Thailand Sanchai Ratiwatana
Thailand Sonchat Ratiwatana
Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis
France Marc Gicquel
6-4, 7-5
2009 United States Eric Butorac
United States Rajeev Ram
Switzerland Jean-Claude Scherrer
Switzerland Stan Wawrinka
6-3, 6-4
2010 Spain Marcel Granollers
Spain Santiago Ventura
Chinese Taipei Lu Yen-hsun
Serbia Janko Tipsarevi?
7-5, 6-2
2011 India Mahesh Bhupathi (5)
India Leander Paes (5)
Netherlands Robin Haase
United States David Martin
6-2, 6-7(3-7), [10-7]
2012 India Leander Paes (6)
Serbia Janko Tipsarevi?
Israel Jonathan Erlich
Israel Andy Ram
6-4, 6-4
2013 France Benoît Paire
Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka
Germany Andre Begemann
Germany Martin Emmrich
6-2, 6-1
2014 Sweden Johan Brunström
Denmark Frederik Nielsen
Croatia Marin Draganja
Croatia Mate Pavi?
6-2, 4-6, [10-7]
2015 Chinese Taipei Lu Yen-hsun (2)
United Kingdom Jonathan Marray
South Africa Raven Klaasen
India Leander Paes
6-3, 7-6(7-4)
2016 Austria Oliver Marach
France Fabrice Martin
United States Austin Krajicek
France Benoît Paire
6-3, 7-5
2017 India Rohan Bopanna
India Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan
India Purav Raja
India Divij Sharan
6-3, 6-4
? Pune ?
2018 Netherlands Robin Haase
Netherlands Matwé Middelkoop
France Pierre-Hugues Herbert
France Gilles Simon
7-6(7-5), 7-6(7-5)
2019 India Rohan Bopanna (2)
India Divij Sharan
United Kingdom Luke Bambridge
United Kingdom Jonny O'Mara
6-3, 6-4
2020 Sweden André Göransson
Indonesia Christopher Rungkat
Israel Jonathan Erlich
Belarus Andrei Vasilevski
6-2, 3-6, [10-8]
2021 tournament not held, due to COVID-19 restrictions[13]
2022 India Rohan Bopanna (3)
India Ramkumar Ramanathan
Australia Luke Saville
Australia John-Patrick Smith
6-7(10-12), 6-3, [10-6]

Television broadcast

Maharashtra Open is live and exclusively appears on Star sports select 1 channel in India and live streams on Disney Plus Hotstar app.[14][15]

See also

Sports in India

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Tata Open 2022 Maharashtra All You Need to Know: ATP 250 Event in Numbers". News18. 2022-01-31. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Pune | Overview | ATP Tour | Tennis". ATP Tour. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Tata Open Maharashtra - South Asia's only ATP World Tour Tennis Tournament". www.maharashtraopen.com. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Marar, Nandakumar (6 December 2017). "India's ATP event becomes Tata Open again". The Hindu. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "IMG Reliance rebranded as RISE Worldwide". mint. 2021-01-27. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Indian players relieved they have not lost only ATP World Tour event". TOI. PTI. 20 July 2017. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ "Tata Open to be rescheduled, organisers in talks with ATP for new dates". Sportstar. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "Change in ATP schedule means no big stars for India's only ATP event". The Indian Express. 2020-02-02. Retrieved .
  9. ^ "Tata Open 2022 Maharashtra All You Need to Know: ATP 250 Event in Numbers". News18. Retrieved .
  10. ^ "Maharashtra Open doubtful for 2021 ATP season". Olympics.com. Retrieved .
  11. ^ "Maharashtra Open dropped from early 2021 ATP calendar, may return later". Olympics.com. Retrieved .
  12. ^ Basu, Sohinee. "Tata Open Maharashtra 2020: Where to watch and live stream details". www.sportskeeda.com. Retrieved .
  13. ^ a b Sudarchan, N (2022-01-05). "Tata Open Maharashtra on schedule despite Omicron surge". Sportstar. Retrieved 2022.
  14. ^ "Star Sports to broadcast Tata Open Maharashtra 2022". mint. 2022-01-31. Retrieved .
  15. ^ "Star sports to broadcast tata open Maharashtra". Disney Plus Hotstar. Retrieved .

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