The Ultimate Tennis Showdown was won by Matteo Berrettini earlier this month when he defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in sudden death overtime. And there will be a second tournament taking place between July 25-26 and August 1-2.
Ultimate Tennis Showdown 2 will feature a men’s event with six players involved from Ultimate Tennis Showdown 1; who are Richard Gasquet, Benoit Paire, Feliciano Lopez, Alexei Popyrin, Corentin Moutet and Dustin Brown.
This means the defending champion Berrettini will not as of now defend his title. There will also be debuts in the tournament for Grigor Dimitrov and Fernando Verdasco; as well as two more top 20 players who will be announced in due course.
They will face off in two groups of four players; with the winner of each group qualifying for the semi’s. The two players to be announced will gain a fast track to the semi-finals; with the final four on August 2nd.
There will also be the added caveat of a Women’s Tournament with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (World No.30), Ons Jabeur (World No.39), Alize Cornet (World No.59) and 13-year old Brenda Fruhvirova, the Les Petits As champion.
They will face off in the semi-finals with the final taking place on August 2nd so it will take form of a two day tournament.
It will seemingly once again take place at the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy in France which makes it easy for most players involved including the majority of the women’s players to travel to the venue safely.
Tags: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Benoit Paire, Fernando Verdasco, Grigor Dimitrov, Ons Jabeur, Richard Gasquet, Ultimate Tennis Showdown (UTS)
Author: Samuel Gill