Gaël Monfils and Felix Auger-Aliassime can be seen working in Rotterdam Ahoy in February this year. Two finalists from the 2020 tournament, which Monfils won, confirmed their participation. The 49th ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament will be held from February 5th to 13th, 2022.
Tournament Director Richard Krajicek said: There is a reason he won the last two times he played at Rotterdam Ahoy. But Felix Auger-Aliassime is also a player I’m looking forward to. I wouldn’t be surprised if he took the last step in February and won his first victory at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament. “
Gael Monfils chasing records in Rotterdam
Gael Monfils is chasing records in Rotterdam. He is bidding on his third title after his last win in the 2019 and 2020 tournaments. If he wins the title again, he will be comparable to Roger Federer, the only record holder who has won three tournaments.
Monfils has performed several excellent performances in his nine participations so far. He advanced to the quarterfinals in 2010 and 2015, lost to Rafael Nadal in the semifinals in 2009 and to Martin Krisan in the finals in 2016. He won the title in the last two participations. In 2019, he defeated Stan Wawrinka in the final. A year later he was too strong for Felix Auger-Aliassime.
Auger-Aliassime looking for his first title
Felix Auger-Aliassime is one of the most promising talents on the ATP Tour. He is only 21 years old, but has been in the Top 100 for over two years. Last month he reached the top 10 position for the first time. He is still waiting for his first tournament victory, but is often close. His spot in the final of the 2020 ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament was one of eight opportunities he was the runner-up.
Six players have been announced. In addition to Monfils and Auger-Aliassime, there are Stefanos Tsitsipas and Hubert Hurkacz, and Davis Cup winners Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev.
Editor’s note •Happy Birthday. To Richard Krajicek, a friend and tournament director. He is the best player to turn into a tournament director of his generation. (LJ)
– Tennis Sports
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