he Gonet Geneva Open is proud to welcome the m3 GROUPE, which has established itself as one of the major economic players in the city and canton of Geneva. “With this partnership, initially concluded for three editions, m3 further strengthens the Geneva identity of our tournament and the presence of major companies that wish to support it,” explains the director of the Gonet Geneva Open, Thierry Grin. This unfailing support that we have just collected allows us to continue to make the tournament grow. The tournament has been perfectly integrated into the ATP calendar since 2015 and is benefiting from a very large audience from the national and international media.”
With two new prestigious partners, (The Banque Gonet became the title sponsor of the tournament last week), the only ATP 250 tournament organised in French-speaking part of Switzerland is convinced that it has reached a new milestone. After the first five editions, which crowned authentic champions such as Stan Wawrinka (2016 and 2017) and Alexander Zverev (2019), the Gonet Geneva Open will once again welcome top-class players in the enchanting setting of the Parc des Eaux-Vives, so that one of the main events presented in Geneva will make a lasting impression.
The m3 GROUPE is an active player of Geneva and has been involved in real estate since 1950. It has successfully diversified by developing other areas of activity, particularly in the hotel, restaurant, events, financial security and health sectors. “We are extremely pleased to be able to support this magnificent tournament and thus contribute to the influence of our beautiful city. This partnership is fully in line with our philosophy and we look forward to this future collaboration”, underlines the president and founder of m3 GROUPE, Abdallah Chatila.
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The Geneva Open tennis tournament to return with a new title sponsor
Geneva Trophy Promotion Sàrl, the company that has owned and operated the Geneva Open since 2014, is pleased to announce its partnership with private bank Gonet & Cie SA as title sponsor of what will now be known as the “Gonet Geneva Open”, which will next be held from 15 to 22 May 2021 at the Parc des Eaux-Vives in Geneva. This new partnership follows the withdrawal of the previous title sponsor announced in March.
Thierry Grin, tournament director, comments: “We are particularly delighted to be returning next year with a local sponsor with such a strong commitment to Geneva as Gonet Bank. We are beginning an exciting partnership with people who are passionate about sport and who want to contribute to the influence of the tournament.”
Classified as an ATP 250 tournament since 2015, under the umbrella of Geneva Trophy Promotion Sàrl, the Geneva Open is played in the unique setting of the Tennis Club of the Parc des Eaux-Vives in Geneva, offering a unique environment and conditions that make it one of the most popular tournaments among players on the European circuit. Its usual place in the calendar, the week before the Roland-Garros Grand Slam Tournament, ensures it attracts special attention from the tennis community. Recognised champions include two-time winner Stan Wawrinka (2016 and 2017) and Alexander Zverev, 2019 winner.
The Geneva tournament has a rich and memorable history, as it enjoyed a first incarnation from 1980 to 1991, also at the Parc des Eaux-Vives, with numerous prestigious winners including Björn Borg, Mats Wilander, Marc Rosset, Henri Leconte and Thomas Muster.
Nicolas Gonet, CEO of Gonet & Cie SA, representing the fifth generation of the family bank, says: “We are committed to contribute to the future of an event which is an integral part of French-speaking Switzerland and Genevan sports heritage and which is fully in line with the values of performance and entrepreneurship that we express on a daily basis in the service we provide to our clients.”
Gonet & Cie SA – which has already committed to the 2021, 2022 and 2023 tournaments – is therefore marking its 175th anniversary in a particularly striking way.
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Created in November 2014, GTP (Geneva Trophy Promotion SARL) has organised the Geneva Open since 2015. Five editions of the tournament have been organised and the sixth, scheduled for this May, was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic which has closed the ATP Circuit since the beginning of March.
Gonet & Cie SA, whose roots date back to 1845, is present in Switzerland (Geneva and Lausanne) and in the Bahamas (Nassau). Since its founding in 1845, it has been active in wealth management for Swiss and international private clients.
The Gonet Group – which has 130 employees – also includes Gonet Conseils Finances SA, a financial company specialising in fiduciary services, private retirement planning, insurance and mortgages, as well as Gonet La Française Advisors SA, a joint venture distributing investment solutions for La Française in Switzerland.
For almost 15 years Gonet has been firmly committed to sports projects that share its values. In sailing, for instance, the D35 Gonet won the 2006 Bol d’Or and the Monofoil Gonet – a revolutionary monohull with foils – has been a pioneer since its launch in 2018. Between 2015 and 2018, as part of a support programme for young sporting talents of the future (“Gonet Going Up”), the Bank also supported runner Julien Wanders and tennis player Antoine Bellier.
The ATP is the governing body of the men’s professional tennis circuits – the ATP Tour, the ATP Challenger Tour and the ATP Champions Tour. With 64 tournaments in 30 countries, the ATP Tour showcases the finest male athletes competing in the world’s most exciting venues. From Australia to Europe and the Americas to Asia, the stars of the 2020 ATP Tour will battle for prestigious titles and FedEx ATP Rankings points at ATP Masters 1000, 500 and 250 events, as well as Grand Slams (non-ATP events).
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Initially scheduled to take place from 16th to 23rd of May 2020, the sixth edition of the Geneva Open was officially suspended on March the 18th by the ATP due to the coronavirus pandemic.
To date, the ATP Circuit is suspended until Monday the 13th of July. The Tournament Organising Committee will keep you informed as soon as possible of the dates of the next edition of the event which will depend on the decisions that will be taken by the health, political and sports authorities.
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Alexander Zverev is the new champion of the Bank Eric Sturdza Geneva Open. The world No. 5 came out victorious with a superb showdown in the final. He won 6-3 3-6 7-6 (10/8) against Nicolas Jarry in a match interrupted twice by the rain.
Spectators were absolutely right to brave the elements. They watched a final which was likened to a real “thriller”. Alexander Zverev won on his fourth match point after discarding two. The scenario of this decisive match is why Nicolas Jarry could not hold back his tears after the final. The Chilean had actually made two errors on two match points in his favor, on a backhand and forehand volley, even though he had practically won the point.
Alexander Zverev succeeds the Eric Sturdza Geneva Open Bank at Thomaz Bellucci (2015), Stan Wawrinka (2016 and 2017) and Marton Fucsovics (2018). “I’m leaving Geneva with the title and new confidence”, rejoices the German who has also got “revenge” for his brother, Mischa, beaten two years ago by Stan Wawrinka in the final of the same Bank Eric Sturdza Geneva Open.