On behalf of Asian Tennis Tour and Asian Tennis Federation we wish you Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year 2017. We would also like to thank you for being a part of ATT- An ATF development initiative.
We have worked on a host of changes in ATT for the year 2017 and hope that it will make ATT more beneficial for the players.
Hope to have your continued support for ATT.
Team Asian Tennis Tour
ENTRY DEADLINE Approaching for SRI LANKA W1 & W2
ENTRY DEADLINE Approaching for SRI LANKA M1 & M2
Nitin Sinha wins ATT title as Vishnu V. concedes
Nitin Kumar Sinha toppled top seed Vishnu Vardhan in the final to clinch the Asian Tennis Tour title on Sunday, 13th November which have been played at Bengal Tennis Association, Salt Lake City, Kolkata.
Nitin won the match 6-7(10-12), 7-6(7-3), 30-15, when his opponent Vishnu conceded the tie in the third set due to cramps.
The local boy who beat V.M. Ranjeet in the quarters held serve with Vishnu till 3-3 before the latter broke Nitin to take a 4-3 lead.
The gritty Nitin then broke back immediately to level at 4-4.
The first set went on to tiebreak with Nitin going 5-2 ahead but double faulted at 5-3 and let Vishnu come back and eventually win the tie break at 12-10.
In the second set Nitin broke in the first game and went on holding his serve till Vishnu broke back to make it 5-5.
In the second set tie break with Nitin 4-3 up, Vishnu started cramping and eventually lost the set and conceded the match in the third set unable to carry on further.
ATT INDIA M7 gets underway at West Bengal
Vishnu Vardhan and Ranjeet Virali-Murugesan will be some of the prominent players who will be seen in action in the seventh and eighth legs of the Asian Tennis Tour-India round on the synthetic courts of the Bengal Tennis Association (BTA) at the Yuba Bharati Krirangan, Salt Lake, here from November 7 to 13.
The events, featuring competitions in men’s singles and offering a total prize purse of $5,000 each, will have 16 players in the main draw.
Nine are get entry on the basis of their rankings, while one junior player is selected direct entry. Besides, there will be four qualifiers (from 16 players) and two wild cards, the organisers announced at a press conference on Friday.
The winner in each event, organised by the Central Excise Athletic Club, will get richer by $1025, including an allowance of $125, while the runner-up will take home $725.
For the first event, to be played from November 7 to 9, Abhinanshu Borthakur and Rohit Rampuria have been given wild cards. However, the ATT is yet to decide on the wild cards for the following event.
Aqeel Khan Clinches First ATT Title at Pakistan
Aqeel Khan annexed the 1st ATT Federal Cup Tennis Championships title in a thrilling three setter match held at the SDA PTF Tennis Complex, Isalambad, Pakistan on Wedneday, 26th October.
Aqeel was in excellent form; in the first set and kept his opponent on run throughout the set with his double hand, forehand, backhand drives and won the first set at 6-1 by breaking 2nd and 4th game.
Second set was completely a different to what was on offer in the first set as it was not Aqeel but surprisingly it was Ahmed, who was dictating terms and conditions as Aqeel was looking clueless. Ahmed won the first 5 games in a row.
Ahmed looked a completely different player and it seemed he is going to record another upset victory against Aqeel, just like he did last year, when he eliminated Aqeel in the quarterfinals and went onto win his maiden national ranking title.
Aqeel did managed to hold onto his 6th serve, but Ahmed did not waste time and wraped up second set 6-1 in 32 minutes to square things.
The final set was marked with aces and powerful ground strokes from both players, long rallies. Ahmed Choudhary build up the winning lead 2-1 by breaking second game of Aqeel by hitting some down the line drives.
Aqeel Khan level the score by breaking 4th game of Ahmed Choudhary with the help of forehand drives. Aqeel again broke the 6th game of Ahmed Choudhry who made unforced error at the crucial stages. Aqeel kept the same pressure at the final stages and won the final set at 6-2 by breaking last game of Ahmed Ch. The match lasted 1 hrs 40 minutes.
Aqeel Khan won the 1st Asian Tennis Tour (ATT) Federal Cup Tennis Championship and got the cash award of US $900/- along with glittering trophy, whereas Ahmed Choudhary got US $600/- as runner-up with trophy.
Tariq Mehmood Murtaza, President Islamabad Tennis Association was the Chief Guest and distributed the prizes among the winner and runner-up. Mr. Khalid Rehmani Secretary PTF, Arif Qureshi ITF Referee and other distinguished guest and large number of tennis fans witness the final.
Postponement Notice for ATT Tournaments W5 & W6, T
The Kingdom of Thailand has just lost its beloved monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej and due to the mourning period of his Majesty, we unfortunately have to postpone the ATT tournaments Thailand W5 & W6. Following are the new schedule dates of these events.
Tournament Name Venue Dates New Dates
1. Park 24 ATT Thailand W5 True Arena, Hua Hin 24th – 26th Oct 2016 2nd – 4th Dec 2016
2. Gulf ATT Thailand W6 True Arena, Hua Hin 28th – 30th Oct 2016 5th – 7th Dec 2016
We apologies for any inconvenience it may cause. For more information, kindly visit on ATT website www.asiantennistour.com or write us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Asian Tennis Tour
PRESS RELEASE - BHUTAN TO HOST FIRST INTERNATIONAL
BHUTAN TO HOST FIRST INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT “MEN’S ATT EVENT”
In a testimony to the fast-paced growth of Asian Tennis Tour (ATT), Bhutan is set to become the fourth country to host a tournament in the circuit of Asia.
India, Iran, Philippines and Thailand have already hosted a series of tournaments, both men and women, and Bhutan is scheduled to host its maiden ATT event from September 16 to 18.
None of the players from Bhutan is either on the ATP or WTA ranking charts - singles or doubles. For a country which has no player
ranked even on the junior circuit, ATT will help the players from the region find a footing in the highly challenging sport.
The performance on ATT is considered for the Asian rankings, it is a great opportunity for the Bhutanese players to get on the ranking
It will be first ever international event that Bhutan will host. To give exposure to its players, Bhutan had hosted an India-Bhutan
Friendship Tennis Championship last year in May. Players from different cities of India such as Assam and Kolkata had competed in
Apart from this, more than 30 ATT tournaments are scheduled to be
ASIAN TENNIS TOUR NEWS LETTER - AUGUST 2016
Iran Takes A Huge Leap in Asian Tennis Tour
ATT Expands To Iran
ATT Women’s Tournaments in Hua Hin
The first two ATT women’s tournaments have been successfully completed at the True Arena Hua Hin, Thailand.
The Finansia Syrus ATT Thailand W1 tournament and The Taiki-Sha ATT Thailand W2 tournament were both won by Thailand’s Chompoothip Jandakante.
Jandakante was seeded 3rd and defeated 2nd seed Patcharin Cheapchandej in straight sets in the final of the first tournament. She went on to defeat 4th seed Plobrung Plipuech in the final of the second tournament, again in straight sets. Her dominance in the first two tournaments sees her with a healthy lead at the top of the ATT standings, with 24 points.
Both the tournaments were officiated by experienced ATF referee Teerapat Sungkaworn. The tournaments were well received by the local crowd and people came out in large numbers to support the local favourites.
The women’s ATT events will return to Hua Hin on 15th August 2016, and 4 more events are scheduled to take place there before the end of the year.
ATT Thailand Wildcard Series
Financia Syrus ATT Thailand W1
The inaugural $5000 ATT women's tournament, Financia Syrus ATT Thailand W1, kicked off at the True Arena Hua Hin today at 1 pm local time. The top 3 seeds are Thai players, namely Tamachan Momkoonthod, Patcharin Cheapchandej and Chompoothip Jandakate respectively, while the 4th seed is Indian Nida Kamal.
The tournament promises to be an intense affair with promising young players on show, and is a great platform for Asian female tennis players to prove their mettle on the big stage.
The first day of Financia Syrus ATT Thailand W1
The first day of Financia Syrus ATT Thailand W1 tournament saw some exciting tennis between the young players.
There was a huge upset as local favorite and top seed Tamachan Momkoonthod was defeated by India's Nithyaraj Baburaj 6-3 6-3.
The other three seeded players advanced as expected and the quarter finals will begin at 10 am local time tomorrow, with the semi-finals commencing at 3pm at the True Arena Hua Hin.
QUALIFYING SIGN-IN FOR B. GRIMM ATT THAILAND SERIE
"INDONESIAN PLAYERS EMBRACE ASIAN TENNIS TOUR"
ASIAN TENNIS TOUR COMING TO THAILAND “TRUE ARENA”
Launch of Asian Tennis Tour
True Arena Hua Hin, Thailand is conducting ATT Men