Date6/12 July 2020
Editions2015-2016-2017-2018-2019-2020
SitePerugia - Umbria

INTERNAZIONALI DI PERUGIA

The Perugia Challenger closes its 5th Edition. Although still “young”, the event has already seen the winner of the first edition, the Spanish Carreno Busta, reach the top of the world rankings.

Over the years, the Internazionali di Tennis “Città di Perugia” have hosted Italian tennis icons such as Sergio Palmieri (Director of the International BNL d’Italia, the Next Gen ATP Finals and the Final Four of the A1 series italian championship) and Corrado Barazzutti (Davis Cup Captain), along with authentic champions of the international circuit, such as Stefanos Tsitsipas, Marco Cecchinato, Simone Bolelli, Lorenzo Sonego, Marcel Granollers, Nicolas Kicker and Alessandro Giannessi.

The 4th edition, held from 8th to 15th July 2018, inaugurated the evening session with a scheduled match highlights every day at 21:00. The public frame that animated the center court has made the show unique and unforgettable, supported by the presence of top class players like Nicolas Almagro, ex n. 9 in the world, Pablo Andujar, ex n. 32 and the young finalists Gianluigi Quinzi and Ulises Blanch, known as the irrepressible panther of Puerto Rico who won the title of Fourth King of Perugia.

 
The fifth edition will remain in memory for its Entry List, much more similar to an ATP 250 tournament. Among the champions who have inflamed the tennis courts of Perugia there are Albert Ramos-Vinolas, Salvatore Caruso, Damir Dzumhur, Paolo Lorenzi, Thomaz Bellucci (ex n.21), Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ex n.23) and the winner Federico Delbonis. In addition to the great champions, the new Italian talents Giulio Zeppieri and Lorenzo Musetti, No. 1 in the world under 18 and winner of the Australian Open Junior in 2019.

In 2017, the Wimbledon Sky commentators defined on air the Umbrian tournament “a luxury challenger” with a main draw similar to an ATP 250. The uniqueness of the location overlooking the city and the collaboration with Umbria Jazz confirms its enviable prestige.