The competition includes the return of grass courts games.
Eurosport has picked up the rights for the bett1 ACES tournament in Berlin next week (13-19 July), which features Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev (pictured above, photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images), Tommy Haas, Nick Kyrgios, Elina Svitolina, Kiki Bertens and Petra Kvitova.
Eurosport is screening the tournament (which includes matches on grass courts) exclusively in 50+ territories across Europe, with four matches a day, from 12:00-18:00 CET, broadcast live on Eurosport 1 and on-demand via the Eurosport App.
The tournament starts at the Steffi Graf stadium at the LTTC Rot-Weiss tennis club, before moving to the hardcourt at a purpose-built arena in a hangar at Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport.
The full line-up includes:
Elina Svitolina (No.5)
Kiki Bertens (No.7)
Petra Kvitova (No.12)
Julia Goerges (No.38)
Caroline Garcia (No. 46)
Andrea Petkovic (No.87)
Dominic Thiem (No.3)
Alexander Zverev (No.7)
Jan-Lennard Struff (No. 34)
Nick Kyrgios (No.40)
Jannik Sinner (No.73)
Tommy Haas (Former No.2)
The organiser of the tournament, e|motion group, has ensured social distancing measures for the event, in coordination with local health authorities. Spectator numbers are limited to 800 at the Steffi Graf Center Court, which has a regular capacity of 4,000 seats; and 200 at Tempelhof Airport.
All players and staff will be tested for Covid-19 on arrival, and anyone entering either site will be temperature checked, while spectators will be ‘urged’ to wear facemasks when not in their seats.
Andrew Georgiou, president, Eurosport and global sports rights and sports marketing solutions, said: “We look forward to continuing to reward our fans with exclusive tennis content as we build towards back-to-back Grand Slams as part of unbeatable second half of the year.”
Edwin Weindorfer, organiser of bett1ACES and CEO of the e|motion group, added: “We are looking forward to present the bett1ACES tennis event with a state-of-the art broadcast product with some novelties such as the integration of a drone and the HawkEye Live technology for line calling at both tournaments.”