This November, prepare for a week of tennis in Saudi Arabia.
Get ready tennis fans because Jeddah is gearing up to host the much-anticipated Next Gen ATP Finals this year. From 23 November to 2 December 2023, prepare to witness thrilling tennis action at King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah. And this year, the stakes are even higher with a record-breaking SAR 7 million ($2 million) prize money up for grabs.
Now this exciting announcement didn’t just come overnight. The ATP went through a competitive selection process that evaluated various potential host cities from around the world. The criteria included the venue, international connectivity, and the potential to boost professional tennis in a new market. And Jeddah ticked all the right boxes.
But Jeddah’s selection as the host city isn’t just a victory for tennis fans, it’s a historic moment for Saudi Arabia. Led by the Saudi Tennis Federation, this is a bid to put the Kingdom on the global tennis map. And this upcoming event does just that as it marks the first-ever official professional tennis tournament in the country.
Think of this as the ultimate playground where it’s all about sparking curiosity and nurturing the amazing talent of tennis bubbling up from the young, sporting crowd in the Kingdom. And it aligns perfectly with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, which is to turn the whole place into a buzzing hub of sports, entertainment, and tourism excitement.
With the stunning backdrop of Jeddah, a record prize pool and the excitement of seeing the best of the tennis world in action, the Next Gen ATP Finals 2023 is poised to be a must-watch event. So raise your rackets for an action-packed week of tennis brilliance in Saudi Arabia this winter.
GO: Visit https://www.atptour.com/en/ for more information.