The Hamburg European Open is a tennis tournament that is held in Hamburg, Germany. It is a part of the ATP Tour and the WTA Tour. It is held at the Am Rothenbaum with its clay surfaced courts. The very first edition of the Open was held in 1892.
From 2003 to 2020, no women’s events were held at the Hamburg European Open. It was only returned to the WTA roster in 2021.
Established in 1892, the Hamburg European Open was originally called the German Open Tennis Championship. Before 2009, the event was held just before Roland-Garros as a warm-up for the French Open’s clay courts. Since 2009, however, it has been held in July.
Location and Court Conditions
The Hamburg European Open is held at the Am Rothenbaum in Hamburg, Germany. The courts at the Rothenbaum have a clay surface.
ATP and WTA Categories
From 1990 to 1999, the Hamburg European Open was a part of the ATP Super 9 Series. From 2000 to 2008, it was a part of the ATP Masters. Starting 2009 to the present day, it has been a part of the ATP Tour 250.
In 2021, it was added to the WTA 250 series.
Notable Players and Events
Swiss player Roger Federer holds the record for the most singles titles at the Hamburg European Open with 4. Bob Hewit holds the record for the most doubles titles with 6. Several players have had back-to-backs at the Hamburg European Open, these include Eddie Dibbs, Andrei Medvedev, Nikoloz Basilashvili, and Federer.
Before the Hamburg European Open was removed from the WTA roster, then World-No.1 Monica Seles was stabbed by a fan while she played in the tournament.