The Bengaluru Open up will now be a person of the most important ATP Challenger tournaments in Asia with organisers incorporating $50,000 to acquire the full prize funds to $150,000.

India is only fourth country in Asia to host the best group Challenger match, which provides 100 ranking details and a prize purse of $18,000 to the winner.

China hosts three gatherings of $150,000 (Anning, Ningbo and Jinan), Chinese Taipei two (Santaizi and Kaohsiung) when Korea (Busan) hosts a person. Most of the $150,000 situations are in the United States — Newport Beach front, Indian Wells, Irving, Chicago, Houston and one is in Monterrey, in Mexico.

“Tourism Department has specified Rs 75 lakh and Sports Office will be giving Rs one crore. Remaining income will be lifted by sponsorships,” Karnataka’s Social Welfare Minister Priyank Kharge advised reporters.

Karnataka Condition Garden Tennis Association (KSLTA) will organise a national-degree position match from Oct 22 to 27 and the winner will get a wild card entry into the Challenger, Kharge, who is also Organising Committee Chairman, reported.

Davis Cup Coach Zeeshan Ali said the event is a huge stepping stone for local players to strengthen their standings. “With the Davis Cup also coming up from Italy in February and rankings getting just one of the standards for variety, this event will be crucial,” Zeeshan explained.



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