Singapore Tennis Open is one of the ATP events, which is played on indoor hard courts. The said event only held a single-year license in OCBC Arena in February 2021. The Singapore Tennis Open is not as big as the Grand Slam events, as it can only give 250 points to the titleholder. Singapore also held some short-lived ATP Tournaments in 1989-1992 and 1996-1999.
Best Moments at the Singapore Tennis Open
One of the best players who played at the Singapore Tennis Open was Radu Albot, who was the first Moldovan to have ever won an ATP title. Even though Albot was rather ill at the event, he still gave an interesting 42-minute match against top seed Adrian Mannarino and Yannick Hanfmann, How shocking could it be when he managed to win over some of the most high-profile players while he was feeling under the weather.
In an interview, Albot shared that before he came to compete, he had a good warm-up and physio session which helped him to feel less tired during the tournament. He also mentioned that he is very popular in his country, as they only have a 3.5 million population, but he doesn’t feel any pressure of bearing his country’s name in tennis.
Top Players Who Joined the Singapore Tennis Open
As mentioned, Singapore Tennis Open only held short-lived ATP tournaments, and the point system is nowhere bigger than Grand Slam events. High-profiled players, such as Novak Djokovic, Dominic Thiem, Daniil Medvedev, were not able to attend the tournament.