From the start of the tournament, in 1974, the best tennis players in the world have participated in the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament. This year Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas already confirmed their arrival at the 49th edition in Ahoy.
The ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament has had big winners. Over the past four decades, nearly all tennis legends have participated. Ranging from former stars like Ashe, Borg, McEnroe, Connors, Lendl and Sampras to contemporary tennis top players like Federer, Djokovic, Murray and Nadal. There is always an eye on emerging talent, as evidenced by the recent participation of Dimitrov and Zverev, for example.
Richard Krajicek, Wimbledon winner and best Dutch tennis player ever, is the tournament director of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament. He won twice: in 1995 and 1997. With his arrival as tournament director in 2004, he put the tournament on the international map. In addition, Richard Krajicek is trainer and coach of Tim van Rijthoven, whom he guides during tournaments abroad. He previously worked as a coach with Stanislas Wawrinka and Milos Raonic.
The tournament is one of the 13 ATP World Tour 500 tournaments. It’s considered one of the most innovative tournaments of the tour, both by the ATP and the other tournaments. So it has been awarded numerous awards.
More than tennis
In the Netherlands, the event is one of the ten most-attended events (in the paid events category). The tournament is also known as the Netherlands’ largest relationship network event with over 55,000 business visitors annually. Together with title sponsor ABN AMRO, a partner for over 45 years, an event was developed that surpasses most other tennis events in the world.
Simultaneously with the tournament, a Wheelchair Tournament will also be organized, in which the best male players in the world participate. Wheelchair tennis legend Esther Vergeer is the tournament director of this event.
Esther Vergeer is a seven-time Paralympic champion and five times elected Disabled Athlete of the Year. She has been appointed chief de mission of the Paralympic team at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang.