The Geneva Open is an ATP Tour affiliated tennis tournament which is played on clay courts in Geneva, Switzerland. This tournament was introduced as a Grand Prix but later it moved up in the chain of hierarchy.
The Düsseldorf Tournament that was founded in 1980 and played till 1991, was later renamed as the Geneva Open as its venue was shifted. The Geneva Open in its present form was officially founded in 1992.
In the inaugural edition of this tournament, Hungarian player Balazs Taróczy defeated Adriano Panatta from Italy by a margin of 6-3, 6-2 in the final to grab the title in men's singles category while the pair of Zeljko Franulovic (Yugoslavia) and Balazs Taróczy (Hungary) defeated the Swiss pair of Heinz Gunthardt and Markus Gunthardt by 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 to take the trophy home in the doubles category.
All the matches of the Geneva Open are played on the clay courts of the Tennis Club de Genève at the Parc des Eaux-Vives in Geneva, Switzerland. This is also the oldest and largest tennis club in Switzerland.
Players to watch out for
Some of the top the players that are expected to headline the 2021 edition of the Geneva Open are Roger Federer, Denis Shapovalov, Casper Ruud, Grigor Dimitrov, Cristian Garin and Fabio Fognini.