The Banque Eric Sturdza holds its first headliner.

The 2019 edition of the Banque Eric Sturdza Geneva Open holds its first headliner! Number 13 in the ATP world Tour Rankings and semi-finalist in Geneva in 2018, Fabio Fognini will join the party from the 18th until the 25th of May 2019.

The Italian player will once again set foot on the beautiful clay of the Parc des Eaux Vives with the strong intention to add his name to the winners list. Fabio Fognini has lived a remarkable year with three titles conquered in Sao Paulo, Bastad and Los Cabos. He is one of the most admired player of the tour. Thanks to its wonderful skills.

The San Remo born is the first top player to announce his presence for the 2019 edition of the Banque Eric Sturdza Geneva Open, the only ATP tournament organised in western Switzerland. For its fifth edition, it’s already said that the player’s entry list will be of the highest quality.

Thanks to an unique set up and to the quality of its infrastructure, making it possible to hold four “night Sessions” throughout the week, it has become one of the key tournaments in the “clay season”.  We will also note that four of the players attending the Masters in London in 2018- Marin Cilic, Kei Nishikori, Kevin Anderson and john Isner- have been around in Geneva these past years. In addition, the tournament is one a the few ATP 250 tournament to have ever held a final between two grand slams winners in 2016, when Stan Wawrinka won his first ever title on swiss ground against Marin Cilic.

The 2018 edition won by the hungarian Marton Fucsovics (first ever career title), has attracted 24’000 people over the week. Stan Wawrinka, winner in 2016 and 2017, Steve Johnson or more Frances Tiafoe, Marton Fucsovics and Fabio Fognini have made it once again a very intense and competitive edition.

The tournament Banque Eric Sturdza Geneva Open benefited from 913 hours of live television broadcasted in 101 countries worldwide. Broadcasters such as SSR, Eurosport and IEC (Lagardère Sports) have seen their audience rise by 25 % on the European market.

In 2019, the organising Committee will make improvements to once and for all set the tournament in Geneva’s sporting landscape. By it’s various offers, bread by an attractive fare policy and by the quality of its VIP Hospitality, the “Chateau VIP”, in which a Star Chef will practice his art, it intends to participate in the radiance of the town and the canton.

Ticketing is already open at FNAC and Ticket Corner’s desks.