Casper Ruud and Ben Shelton at the Gonet Geneva Open

The Gonet Geneva Open is delighted to announce its first two headliners for its ninth edition, which will take place from 18 to 25 May in the enchanting setting of the Parc des Eaux-Vives. Two-time winner of the tournament in 2021 and 2022, Casper Ruud (ATP 12) will be returning to Geneva for the fourth time. Ben Shelton (ATP 16), who also took part last year, will be back with much greater ambitions.

With the Norwegian and the American, the Gonet Geneva Open will be presenting the Geneva public with two players who have shone in recent months. Casper Ruud is a three-time Grand Slam finalist, having reached the French Open final in 2022 and 2023 and Flushing Meadows final in 2022. As for Ben Shelton, he thrilled the crowds last year in New York when he reached the semi-finals of the US Open. He then went on to win his first ATP title in autumn with his victory at the ATP 500 tournament in Tokyo.

 The announcement of Casper Ruud and Ben Shelton as new players once again underlines the attractivity of the Gonet Geneva Open to the world’s top players. Over the last ten years, the tournament has welcomed a host of top names in tennis, including five Grand Slam winners – Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka, Daniil Medvedev, Dominic Thiem and Marin Cilic – reigning Olympic champion Alexander Zverev and Masters winner Grigor Dimitrov. The Gonet Geneva Open is also an opportunity for the next generation of Swiss tennis players to show their skills to their home crowd. Dominic Stricker won his first ATP Tour match in Geneva in 2021.

 Casper Ruud and Ben Shelton will not be the only top players coming to Geneva this year. As in previous editions, the field will be enriched by other renowned players. The Gonet Geneva Open aims to maintain the growing popularity of a tournament that attracted almost 30,000 people to the Parc des Eaux-Vives in 2023 over the eight days of competition.