Considered a time for spring, the 2021 version of the Open Brest Arena-Crédit Agricole will happen on its common dates, throughout the All Saints holidays. Despite the lack of visibility, each in phrases of well being and sport, the event will happen from 23 to 31 October at the Brest Arena. “The tournament will take place in all cases, including in camera, explains Stéphane Abjean, president of the Association Challenger Tour de Brest (ACTB). We hope for a tennis open in normal conditions, of course, but we allow ourselves the possibility of reducing the size of the public and VIP areas. “
The occasion, which will be the twentieth version -the sixth of the new method at the Arena, will have a price range considerably equal to its 2019 classic, i.e. round 950,000 euros. The singles draw for this event in the Challenger class (ATP 100, the second division of the circuit) will nonetheless embody 48 gamers, it stays to be seen which of them. “We have no vision to date, recognizes Stéphane Abjean. We do not hope to have crazy competition in the calendar, to be able to fill up with young talents, with perhaps some better known names “, why not a Tsonga, a Gasquet or a Simon, the French “musketeers” at the twilight of their careers.
A brand new event director to be appointed
The urgency for ACTB and its logistics companion Rivacom Events is the selection of the new event director, since Nicolas Escudé left his submit to tackle the nationwide technical route of the FFT at the starting of March. His alternative will be identified in the coming days: “There are many possibilities, not just in the tennis world. He has to be a good ambassador for the tournament and the city”, explains Stéphane Abjean. A shortlist has been established.
Canceled in 2020, the Brest Open welcomed greater than 23,000 spectators throughout the 2019 version, gained by the French Ugo Humbert.