THE TOURNAMENT: ATP CHALLENGER Wroclaw Open 2017
From 02/27 to 03/05
Surface: Hard indoor
Money prize: € 85,000
Tournament location: Hala Orbita – Wejherowska 34, 50-001 Wroclaw Poland
How to get: Hala Orbita is not far from city center. Infact famous market square is just located at 5 km from tennis courts (10 minutes by taxi/25 minutes by tram). Wroclaw Copernicus Airport rises about 10 km from the venue. You will need a taxi ride of abou 15 minutes to get in.
Previous winners: 2016 Marco Chiudinelli – 2015 Farrukh Dustov – 2009 Michael Berrer – 2008 Kristof Vliegen – 2007 Werner Eschauer
Main players: Pierre Hughes Herbert (Fra) – Lukas Lacko (Svk) – Paul Henri Mathieu (Fra) – Jurgen Melzer (Aut) – Luca Vanni (Ita) – Kenny De Schepper (Fra) – Aleksandr Nedovyesov (Kaz) – Ilya Ivashka (Blr) – Igor Sijsling (Ned) – Stefanos Tsitsipas (Gre)
THE TOWN: Wrocław (commonly known by its German and English name Breslau before 1945) is the largest city and capital of Silesia. With a population close to 630,000 Wrocław is the fourth largest city in Poland, and is among one of the republic’s major manufacturing, banking, industrial, tourist and cultural centers. In 2016 it was named European Capital of Culture, and so it gained a larger European and international profile, drawing in a growing amount of tourists for its historic city center, picturesque bridges and islands, and the city’s relaxed liberal culture. The city is also known for its high quality of life.
Lonely Planet introduces Wroclaw with these words: “Everyone loves Wrocław (vrots-wahf) and it’s easy to see why. Though in some ways it’s a more manageable version of Kraków, with all the cultural attributes and entertainment of that popular destination, the capital of Lower Silesia also has an appealing character all its own. Having absorbed Bohemian, Austrian and Prussian influences, the city has a unique architectural and cultural make-up, symbolised by its magnificent market square (Rynek). Wrocław’s location on the Odra River, with its 12 islands, 130 bridges and riverside parks, is idyllic, and the beautifully preserved Cathedral Island is a treat for lovers of Gothic architecture.”
TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:
- Market Square (Rynek)
- Cathedral Island
- Wroclaw’s Dwarfs
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- Centrum Dikul Hotel. Excellent *** hotel located at just 500 mt from Market Square and rated 9.2 on Booking. It features a massage center, the free wifi and parking and offers modern and wide twin rooms of 30 mq2 at just 72€ per night with breakfast buffet included.
- PURO Wroclaw Stare Miasto. Rated 8.9 on Booking and conveniently located at just 500 mt from Old Town, this wonderful **** hotel offers the free wifi connection and airport shuttle service and an onsite drink bar. Price for a small but cozy double room is 75€.
- Grape Hotel. Magnificent ***** hotel rated 9.3 on Booking and housed in a renovated 19th century villa with an indoor swimming pool, a sauna, a hot tub, a spa centre, a gym and a gourmet onsite restaurant. It is only 300 m away from the Centennial Hall and Wroclaw Congress Center. It offers elegant and individually decorated rooms with free Wi-Fi at 113€ per night with free cancellation.
Enjoy this Polish TennisTrip!!!