Stuttgart – The Mercedes town is going to open the male extended grass-court swing

THE TOURNAMENT: ATP 250 Mercedes Cup

From 06/12 to 06/18

Surface: Grass outdoor

Prize money: € 701,975

Tournament location: Tennis Club Weissenhof – Parlerstraße 102-110, 70192 Stuttgart, Germany

How to arrive: Due to construction work in the proximity to the TC Weissenhof there is no more parking available. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to arrive by public transportation. Click here to see all the suggestions to get in easily to tennis courts.

Past champions: 2016 Dominic Thiem – 2015 Rafa Nadal – 2014 Roberto Bautista Agut – 2013 Fabio Fognini – 2012 Janko Tipsarevic – 2011 Juan Carlos Ferrero – 2010 Albert Montanes – 2009 Jeremy Chardy – 2008 Juan Martin Del Potro

Entry list: Roger Federer (Sui) – Tomas Berdych (Cze) – Grigor Dimitrov (Bul) – Steve Johnson (Usa) – Gilles Simon (Fra) – Mischa Zverev (Ger) – Feliciano Lopez (Esp) – Viktor Troicki (Srb) – Philip Kohlschreiber (Ger) – Bernard Tomic (Srb)

Roger Federer is going to return just in Mercedes Cup!!!
THE TOWN: Stuttgart is the capital and largest city of the German state of Baden-Württemberg and it is located on the Neckar river in a fertile valley locally known as the “Stuttgart Cauldron”. Stuttgart’s urban area has a population of 623,738, making it the sixth largest city in Germany. It is unusual in the scheme of German cities because it is spread across a variety of hills, valleys and parks. This is often a source of surprise to visitors who associate the city with its reputation as the ‘Cradle of the Automobile‘. The city’s tourism slogan is “Stuttgart offers more“.

For Lonely Planet: “The real Stuttgart is less superficial than legend. True, some good-living locals like their cars fast and their restaurants fancy, but most are just as happy getting their boots dirty in the surrounding vine-clad hills and hanging out with friends in the rustic confines of a Weinstube (wine tavern). In the capital of Baden-Württemberg, city slickers and down-to-earth country kids walk hand in hand.”
TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:

  • Schlossplatz (Palace Square)


  • Mercedes Benz Museum


  • Königstraße


BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Central Classic Hotel. Very good *** hotel rated 8.4 on Booking and located at 10 minutes walking from Old Town. It provides comfortably furnished rooms with a private bathroom and a minibar. A rich breakfast buffet is available each morning in the modern breakfast room. Price from 94,5€ per night in b&b.
  • Maritim Hotel Stuttgart. This excellent **** hotel, rated 8.3 on Booking, is the players official hotel and is quietly located in central Stuttgart, just over half a kilometer from the Königstraße. It has large rooms, 3 restaurants and a modern spa with 24-hour indoor pool. The daily rate for a spacious comfort double room with satellite TV, internet access and an elegant bathroom is 165€. Don’t miss it!
  • Le Méridien Stuttgart. Wonderful ***** hotel rated 8.6 on Booking and located opposite the Schlossgarten Park in Stuttgart which offers a French gourmet restaurant, a spa with indoor pool, and classical-style rooms. The spa and fitness center Le SPA with 850m² is the largest spa in downtown Stuttgart. A superior classic of 30 mq2 costs 190€ per night with breakfast included (156€ without).

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Official Site 

Visit Stuttgart Official

Mercedes Benz Museum Website 

Your Hotel in Stuttgart 
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10 Wonderful Places Where You Can See Tennis Next Week

  • BARCELONA (Esp) – ATP 500 Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell


Prize money: $ 2,604,340

Surface: Clay outdoor

Entry list: Kei Nishikori (Jpn) – Rafa Nadal (Esp) – Dominic Thiem (Aut) – David Goffin (Bel) – Roberto Bautista Agut (Esp) – Richard Gasquet (Fra) – Pablo Carreno Busta (Esp) – Albert Ramos Vinolas (Esp) – Fabio Fognini (Ita) – Philipp Kohlschreiber (Ger)

Tournament Official Site

Visit Barcelona Official 

Accomodations

  • STUTTGART (Ger) – WTA PREMIER Porsche Tennis Grand Prix


Prize money: $ 710,900

Surface: Clay outdoor

Entry list: Angelique Kerber (Ger) – Karolina Pliskova (Cze) – Simona Halep (Rou) – Dominika Cibulkova (Svk) – Agnieszka Radwanska (Pol) – Garbine Muguruza (Esp) – Svetlana Kuznetsova (Rus) – Elena Vesnina (Rus) – Samantha Stosur (Aus) – Barbora Strycova (Cze)

Tournament Official Site

Visit Stuttgart Official 

Accomodations

  • BUDAPEST (Hun) – ATP 250 Hungarian Open


Prize money: $ 540,310

Surface: Clay outdoor

Entry list: Lucas Pouille (Fra) – Ivo Karlovic (Cro) – Gilles Simon (Fra) – Fernando Verdasco (Esp) – Paolo Lorenzi (Ita) – Victor Troicki (Srb) – Diego Schwartzman (Arg) – Ryan Harrison (Usa) – Robin Haase (Ned) – Florian Mayer (Ger)

Tournament Official Site

Budapest Tourism Official 

Accomodations

  • ISTANBUL (Tur) – WTA INTERNATIONAL Teb Bnp Paribas Istanbul Cup


Prize money: $ 226,750

Surface: Clay outdoor

Entry list: Elina Svitolina (Ukr) – Timea Babos (Hun) – Yulia Putintseva (Kaz) – Irina Camelia Begu (Rou) – Eugenie Bouchard (Can) – Qiang Wang (Chn) – Tsvetana Pironkova (Bul) – Sorana Cirstea (Rou) – Elise Mertens (Bel) – Lara Arruabarrena (Esp)

Tournament Official Site

Visit Istanbul Official 

Accomodations

  • ANNING (Chn) – ATP CHALLENGER Anning 2017


Prize money: $ 150,000

Surface: Clay outdoor

Entry list: Jordan Thompson (Aus) – Janko Tipsarevic (Srb) – Luca Vanni (Ita) – Blaz Kavcic (Slo) – Quentin Halys (Fra) – Andrej Martin (Svk) – Mathias Borgue (Fra) – Teymuraz Gabashvili (Rus) – Jason Jung (Tpe) – Thomas Fabbiano (Ita)

Anning Info on China Highlights

Accomodations 

  • TALLAHASSEE (Usa) – ATP CHALLENGER USTA Tallahassee Tennis Challenger


Prize money: $ 75,000

Surface: Clay outdoor

Entry list: Frances Tiafoe (Usa) – Darian King (Bar) – Henri Laaksonen (Sui) – Stefan Kozlov (Usa) – Guido Andreozzi (Arg) – Denis Kudla (Usa) – Peter Polansky (Can) – Leonardo Mayer (Arg) – Maximo Gonzalez (Arg) – Juergen Melzer (Aut)

Tournament Official Site

Visit Tallahassee Official

Accomodations

  • FRANCAVILLA AL MARE (Ita) – ATP CHALLENGER Internazionali di Tennis d’Abruzzo


Prize money: $ 75,000

Surface: Clay outdoor

Entry list: Gastao Elias (Por) – Alessandro Giannessi (Ita) – Alexander Bublik (Kaz) – Marco Cecchinato (Ita) – Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo (Esp) – Jan Satral (Cze) – Elias Ymer (Swe) – Stefano Napolitano (Ita) – Lorenzo Giustino (Ita) – Matteo Donati (Ita)

Tournament Official Site

Visit Francavilla al Mare Official

Accomodations

  • CHARLOTTESVILLE (Usa) – ITF WOMEN Boyd Tinsley Clay Court Classic


Prize money: $ 60,000

Surface: Clay outdoor

Entry list: Madison Brengle (Usa) – Elitsa Kostova (Bul) – Anhelina Kalinina (Ukr) – Kayla Day (Usa) – Jamie Loeb (Usa) – Lizette Cabrera (Aus) – Paula Cristina Goncalves (Bra) – Barbara Haas (Aut) – Kristie Ahn (Usa) – Sofia Kenin (Usa)

Tournament Info

Visit Charlottesville Official

Accomodations

  • TUNIS (Tun) – ITF WOMEN Nana Trophy


Prize money: $ 60,000

Surface: Clay outdoor

Entry list: Maryna Zanevska (Bel) – Silvia Soler Espinosa (Esp) – Anna Blinkova (Rus) – Alison Von Uytvanck (Bel) – Alexandra Dulgheru (Rou) – Richel Hogenkamp (Ned) – Petra Martic (Cro) – Cindy Burger (Ned) – Amra Sadikovic (Sui) – Arantxa Rus (Ned)

Tournament Info

Tourism In Tunisia Official

Accomodations

  • Karshi (Uzb) – ITF WOMEN Karshi ITF Pro Circuit Combined


Prize money: $ 25,000

Surface: Hard outdoor

Entry list: Nigina Abduraimova (Uzb) – Polina Monova (Rus) – Ankita Raina (Ind) – Olga Ianchuk (Ukr) – Olga Doroshina (Rus) – Valeriya Strakohva (Ukr) – Harriet Dart (Gbr) – Freya Christie (Gbr) – Valeria Savinykh (Rus) – Olesya Pervushina (Rus)

Tournament Info

Karshi on Visit Uzbekistan 

Accomodations 

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Stuttgart – Who will win the Porsche 911 Carrera this year in Germany?

THE TOURNAMENT: WTA PREMIER Porsche Tennis Grand Prix

From 04/24 to 04/30

Prize money: $ 710,900

Surface: Clay indoor

Tournament location: Porsche Arena – Mercedesstrasse 69, 70372 Stuttgart, Germany

How to get: By public transport you can use S1, S2 or S3 SBahn or respectively the R1, R2, R3 or R8 trains to the Bad Cannstatt station. Then Bus 56 (Wagenburgstraße). Driving distance from Stuttgart Mitte is 12 minutes (5,7 km). Stuttgart Airport is far 18 km and 22 minutes driving from venue.

Previous winners: 2016/2015 Angelique Kerber – 2014/2013/2012 Maria Sharapova – 2011 Julia Goerges – 2010 Justine Henin – 2009 Svetlana Kuznetsova – 2008 Jelena Jankovic

Defending champion and Nr.1 of the seeding Angelique Kerber

 

Entry list: Angelique Kerber (Ger) – Karolina Pliskova (Cze) – Simona Halep (Rou) – Dominika Cibulkova (Svk) – Agnieszka Radwanska (Pol) – Garbine Muguruza (Esp) – Svetlana Kuznetsova (Rus) – Madison Keys (Usa) – Elena Vesnina (Rus) – Samantha Stosur (Aus)

THE TOWN: Stuttgart is the capital and largest city of the German state of Baden-Württemberg and it is located on the Neckar river in a fertile valley locally known as the “Stuttgart Cauldron”. Stuttgart’s urban area has a population of 623,738, making it the sixth largest city in Germany. It is unusual in the scheme of German cities because it is spread across a variety of hills, valleys and parks. This is often a source of surprise to visitors who associate the city with its reputation as the ‘Cradle of the Automobile‘. The city’s tourism slogan is “Stuttgart offers more“.

For Lonely Planet: “The real Stuttgart is less superficial than legend. True, some good-living locals like their cars fast and their restaurants fancy, but most are just as happy getting their boots dirty in the surrounding vine-clad hills and hanging out with friends in the rustic confines of a Weinstube (wine tavern). In the capital of Baden-Württemberg, city slickers and down-to-earth country kids walk hand in hand.”

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:

  • Schlossplatz (Palace Square)


  • Mercedes Benz Museum 


  • Koenigstrasse


BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Central Classic Hotel. Very good *** hotel rated 8.4 on Booking and located at 10 minutes walking from Old Town. It provides comfortably furnished rooms with a private bathroom and a minibar. A rich breakfast buffet is available each morning in the modern breakfast room. Price from 95€ per night in b&b.
  • Der Zauberlehrling. Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, **** Hotel Der Zauberlehrling offers pet-friendly accommodations in Stuttgart. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant and private parking available on site. A superior double room costs 259€ per night. Rated 8.8 on Booking.
  • Le Méridien Stuttgart. Wonderful ***** hotel rated 8.6 on Booking and located opposite the Schlossgarten Park in Stuttgart which offers a French gourmet restaurant, a spa with indoor pool, and classical-style rooms. The spa and fitness center Le SPA with 850m² is the largest spa in downtown Stuttgart. An executive classic of 30 mq2 costs 326€ per night.

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Official Site

Visit Stuttgart Official

Mercedes Benz Museum Website

Your Hotel in Stuttgart


Enjoy this city-break-tennis-trip!
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10 Wonderful Places Where You Can See Tennis Next Week

  • MELBOURNE – GRANDE SLAM Australian Open

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Money prize (ATP+WTA): $ 50,000,000

Surface: Hard Outdoor

ATP Entry List: Andy Murray (Gbr) – Novak Djokovic (Srb) – Milos Raonic (Can) – Stan Wawrinka (Sui) – Kei Nishikori (Jpn) – Marin Cilic (Cro) – Gael Monfils (Fra) – Dominic Thiem (Aut) – Rafael Nadal (Esp) – Tomas Berdych (Cze)

WTA Entry List: Angelique Kerber (Ger) – Serena Williams (Usa) – Agnieszka Radwanska (Pol) – Simona Halep (Rou) – Dominika Cibulkova (Svk) – Karolyna Plyskova (Cze) – Garbine Muguruza (Esp) – Svetlana Kuznetsova (Rus) – Johanna Konta (Gbr) – Carla Suarez Navarro (Esp)

Tournament Info

Visit Melbourne Info

Accomodations

  • KOBLENZ – ATP CHALLENGER Koblenz Open 

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Money prize: € 50,000

Surface: Hard Indoor

Main players: Lukas Rosol (Cze) – Benjamin Becker (Ger) – Alessandro Giannessi (Ita) – Marius Copil (Rou) – Teymuraz Gabashvili (Rus) – Duckhee Lee (Kor) – Grega Zemlja (Slo) – Andrey Roublev (Rus) – Constant Lestienne (Fra) – Federico Gaio (Ita)

Tournament Info

Koblenz Tourists Info

Accomodations 

  • ORLANDO – ITF WOMEN Orlando Professional Tennis Series

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Money prize: $ 25,000

Surface: Clay Outdoor

Main players: Jessica Pegula (Usa) – Teliana Pereira (Bra) – Sesil Karatantcheva (Bul) – Sofia Kenin (Usa) – An Sophie Mestach (Bel) – Victoria Kuzmova (Rus) – Jesika Maleckova (Svk) – Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (Svk) – Krisite Ahn (Usa) – Michelle Larcher de Brito (Por)

Tournament Info

Visit Orlando Official

Accomodations

  • CAIRO – ITF WOMEN Al Solymaneiyah Egy F1 Women’s Future

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Money prize: $ 15,000

Surface: Clay Outdoor

Main players: Chantal Skamlova (Svk) – Sandra Samir (Egy) – Ayaka Hokuno (Jpn) – Fatma Al Nabhani (Oma) – Christina Ene (Rou) – Oana Georgeta Simion (Rou) – Helene Scholsen (Bel) – Bojana Marinkovic (Srb) – Shelby Talcott (Usa) – Petia Arshinkova (Bul)

Tournament Info

Cairo Visitors on Egypt Travel

Accomodations

  • BRESSUIRE – ITF MEN 17èmes Internationaux de Bressuire

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Money prize: $ 15,000

Surface: Hard Indoor

Main players: Clement Geens (Bel) – Yannick Jankovits (Fra) – Hugo Nys (Fra) – Gregoire Jacq (Fra) – Gleb Sakharov (Fra) – Ante Pavic (Cro) – Remi Boutillier (Fra) – Romain Jouan (Fra) – David Guez (Fra) – Corentin Denolly (Fra)

Tournament Info

Bressuire’s Office of Tourism

Accomodations

  • PETIT-BOURG (GUADELOUPE) – ITF WOMEN Open Feminin de Petit Bourg

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Money prize: $ 15,000

Surface: Hard Outdoor

Main players: Mayo Hibi (Jpn) – Chieh Yo Hsu (Tpe) – Alexandra Perper (Mda) – Tereza Mihalikova (Svk) – Sanaz Marand (Usa) – Carol Zhao (Can) – Sara Cakarevic (Fra) – Estelle Cascino (Fra) – Mari Osaka (Jpn) – Ashley Kratzer (Usa)

Tournament Info

Petit Bourg on France Voyage

Accomodations

  • KAARST – ITF MEN Kirschbaum International powered by Energy Concepts

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Money prize: $ 15,000

Surface: Carpet Indoor

Main players: Mats Moraing (Ger) – Vladimir Ivanov (Est) – Evgenyi Karlovskyi (Rus) – Yaraslau Shyla (Blr) – Oscar Otte (Ger) – Michal Schmid (Cze) – Neil Pauffley (Gbr) – Vadym Ursu (Ukr) – Pavel Nejedly (Cze) – Joran Vliegen (Bel)

Tournament Info

Kaarst Tourism Info

Accomodations

 

  • MANACOR – ITF MEN Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar Futures I

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Money prize: $ 15,000

Surface: Clay Outdoor

Main players: Ricardo Ojeda Lara (Esp) – Jaume Munar (Esp) – Pedro Martinez Portero (Esp) – Maxime Chazal (Fra) – Alvaro Lopez San Martin (Esp) – Bernabe Zapata Miralles (Esp) – Pedro Cachin (Arg) – Omar Giacalone (Ita) – Pascal Meis (Ger) – Luca Pancaldi (Ita)

Tournament Info

Manacor on See Mallorca

Accomodations

  • STUTTGART STAMMHEIM – ITF WOMEN Internationale Württembergische Hallenmeisterschaften

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Money prize: $ 15,000

Surface: Hard Indoor

Main players: Tamara Korpatsch (Ger) – Denis Khazaniuk (Isr) – Katinka Von Deichmann (Lie) – Magdalena Frech (Pol) – Anna Zaja (Ger) – Chloe Paquet (Fra) – Bernarda Pera (Usa) – Tena Lukas (Cro) – Katharina Hogbarski (Ger) – Greet Minnen (Bel)

Tournament Info

Stuttgart Tourism Official Site

Accomodations

  • SUNRISE – ITF MEN City of Sunrise Pro Tennis Classic

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Money prize: $ 15,000

Surface: Clay Outdoor

Main players: Emilio Gomez (Ecu) – Tomas Lipovsek Puches (Arg) – Juan Ignacio Londero (Arg) – Peter Torebko (Ger) – Christian Lindell (Swe) – Tomislav Brkic (Bih) – Yusuke Takahashi (Jpn) – Peter Nagy (Hun) – Rhyne Williams (Usa) – Facundo Arguello (Arg)

Tournament Info

Visit Sunrise Official Site 

Accomodations

Me, tennis and travels – An interview to Yannick Maden

Here again for a new interview to understand what tennis players think  about a so particular style of life and, especially, about their continued moving around the world to play tennis tournaments looking for Atp points. This week we addressed our questions to the German tennis player Yannick Maden.

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Yannick was born in Stuttgart on 10/28/1989 and, after getting his first atp point in summer 2007 , decided to dedicate full time to studies in USA. So his professional tennis career truly began only in 2013 and immediately with some good results which take him, at the end of 2014, to 442nd position in Atp ranking. In 2016 he obtained his best results winning 3 ITF single titles and reaching his best ranking at 314th position. But now the interview…

Yannick, how many years are you wandering the world to play tennis tournaments ? 

I finished my college career in the United States in May 2013. I started playing on the tour in June 2013 then. I took half a year off last year due to physical issues but other than that I travelled to different tournaments across the world.

Are you able to enjoy and visit the places where you play tournaments ? 

I’m not a big fan of sight seeing but I do get to enjoy the different places. The food and people are different. Its small differences that you get to experience.

What is the most beautiful place did you discover playing tennis? 

I really enjoyed the trip to Sunrise, Florida. The place was beautiful, many things to do, great restaurants and weather. It’s close to Miami where we got to go as well back then which was very cool.

You are from Germany, in the heart of Old Europe. Is there some city or place that you would suggest us absolutely to visit? 

I’m from Stuttgart, Germany, and I love my city. So I can only recommend it.

In your career you played in last months in many different countries. Is there one of these countries where you would like to live?

I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else than where I’m from due to my friends and family, but I did really enjoy my time in the United States. I studied in Clemson, SC, and it was like home to me.

What are your next tournaments planned and your professional goals for future?

I will be playing two tournaments in sardegna, Italy, and after that I will go indoors. I haven’t decided yet where I will end up going to. I’m working towards being able to play in the grand slams which is my short-term goal.

Many thanks for this interview and good luck for your next tournaments.

Thanks to you.

 

Yannick told that his born town is a special place so if you want to know more about Stuttgart take a look at these useful links:

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TOURISM STUTTGART OFFICIAL

STUTTGART ON LONELY PLANET

STUTTGART BEST HOTEL SELECTION

 

See you soon guys!!!