A unique setting and 25 great players of national and international scene with one goal, winning one of the most important competitions in Spain. From 29th October to 6th November, the Agora of the City of Arts and Sciences will vibrate with the third edition of what is already one of the unmissable tennis competitions of the season:Valencia Open 500.
The Agora building, symbol of the competition and part of the cutting-edge City of Arts and Sciences designed by Santiago Calatrava, will witness exciting sets featuring the biggest names in tennis world. So, Swede Robin Soderling and France’s Gael Monfils, currently among the top ten players in the world, repeat participation. Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro joins this pool of aces with his debut in the Region of Valencia.
The third edition of the tournament is accompanied by other activities such as the celebration of International Forum of Sport in Valencia 2011, a place for discussion and debate which will bring together the 3rd and 4th November professionals of business, sports, communication, marketing and medicine at the Prince Felipe Museum of the City of Arts and Sciences. Furthermore, 1st Valencia Open 500 Promises tournament of children’s category will be held parallel to the competition.
Valencia Open 500, to be held in Valencia until 2013, is the only 500 category ATP tournament in Spain, which takes place indoor and on fast surface (acrylic on wood). The tournament, located at the same level as those held in cities like Washington, Tokyo, Beijing, Dubai and Barcelona, has managed to consolidate Valencia in the international tennis calendar.
1- Ferrer, David (ESP) (5)
2- Soderling, Robin (SWE) (6)
3- Monfils, Gael (FRA) (8)
4- Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried (FRA) (10)
5- Simon, Gilles (FRA) (11)
6- Almagro, Nicolás (ESP) (12)
7- Del Potro, Juan Martín (ARG) (13)
8- Isner, John (USA) (18)
9- Dolgopolov, Alexandr (UKR) (20)
10- Verdasco, Fernando (ESP) (22)
11- Chela, Juan Ignacio (ARG) (23)
12- Cilic, Marin (CRO) (26)
13- López, Feliciano (ESP) (28)
14- Raonic, Milos (CAN) (30)
15- Granollers, Marcel (ESP) (31)
16- Anderson, Kevin (RSA) (33)
17- García-López, Guillermo (ESP) (35)
18- Davydenko, Nikolay (RUS) (36)
19- Fognini, Fabio (ITA) (39)
20- Bogomolov Jr., Alex (USA) (40)
21- Gulbis, Ernst (LAT) (48)
22- Montañés, Albert (ESP) (53)
23- Nalbandian, David (ARG) (63)
24- Ferrero, Juan Carlos (ESP) (85)
25- Querrey, Sam (USA) (116)
To resume the Valencia Open 500 is an ATP competition in singles (32 players) and doubles (16 pairs) categories. The third edition of the wheelchair tournament will also be held. This year the tournament will be from Saturday 29th of October to Sunday 6th of November.
There will be a total of 12 sessions, three of them in the eening. On Thursday and Friday the evening sessions will start at 20.00 and two matches will be played, one singles and one doubles. On Saturday the evening session will start at 18.00 and one singles match, one doubles and one wheelchair match will be played. Schedules are available in the relevant section within the ‘Event Guide’ on the website.
The tickets are already on sale at all El Corte Inglés stores in Spain, through the website www.elcorteingles.es or by phone at 902.400.222. On October 27th the box office will open at the “Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias”.
How to arrive:
Motorway A-7 and N- 340 road: go across the Comunidad Valenciana from North to South.
Motorway A-3: connects Madrid and Valencia.
Motorway 234: connects Valencia with Aragón, Castilla-León and the north of the Iberian Peninsula.
Valencia has to main train stations, Estación de El Cabanyal and Estación del Norte. One can take a city bus from either of these stations to the City of Arts and Sciences.
For information on train timetables and ticket prices, go to:
Red Nacional de Ferrocarriles
By Coach and Bus
Valencia coach station is located on the bank of the former course of the River Túria. This is the stopping place for regular services arriving from all over Spain. To get to the City of Arts and Sciences from here, just cross the river and catch EMT bus nº95
The following EMT buses go the City of Arts and Sciences: 19, 35, 95 y 40
The metro lines closest to the City of Arts and Sciences are lines nº 3 and nº 5 . We recommend using the Alameda stop, approximately 15 minutes from the complex. Further information: www.metrovalencia.com
Get all the info on www.valenciaopen500.com