Its third edition was initially scheduled to be held from February 22 to 28. But the Téréga Open Pau Pyrénées, an ATP Challenger 100 international tournament co-led by the Béarn tennis player Jérémy Chardy and Audrey Roustan, had decided in mid-December to postpone its dates. Indeed, the Covid-19 caused the delay of the Australian Open and therefore of the rest of the calendar.
This Monday, the organizers communicated. The event will be held the week of November 15 to 21 in Pau, at the Palais des sports and on the indoor courts of the neighboring TC Pau. A strategic period since the Masters 1000 in Paris will take place 15 days before. “A great opportunity to welcome players classified from the 50th rank in the world, eager to come and get valuable points at the end of the sports season”, rejoice those in charge of the Béarn event.
It ranks third of the six on the ATP Challenger circuit, “a must for young players in the making but also for experienced players who are making their return to the highest level,” they assure. As proof, the first two winners of the Téréga Open, Alexander Bublik, now 45th player in the world and Ernest Gulbis, former number 10 in the world.
“The objective is to welcome players, partners and spectators in optimum safety conditions,” the organizers had specified when announcing the postponement of the tournament.