Istanbul to Host ATP World Tour Event in 2015

July 8, 2014

Istanbul will host an ATP World Tour 250 tournament for the first time ever in 2015, and the ATP announced.

The ATP World Tour event in Turkey will be played on clay from 27 April – 3 May next year.

The Garanti Koza Istanbul Open will be held at the Koza World of Sports Facility, erectile which is promoted as the largest tennis academy in the world.

The centre court features a retractable roof and has a capacity of 7,500. The tournament venue is part of an overall tennis academy that features 15 outdoor clay courts, 20 outdoor hard courts and 28 indoor hard courts.

Chris Kermode, ATP Executive Chairman and President, said: ‘‘We are delighted that the ATP World Tour will be taking place in Turkey for the first time from 2015.

‘‘This incredible new facility in Istanbul will make a wonderful addition to the many remarkable venues that feature on the ATP tour throughout the season.

‘‘As we add an important market such as Turkey to our global footprint, the ATP World Tour will be set to take place across 62 tournaments in 32 countries in 2015.’’