About the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament
The ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament is one of the 13 ATP World Tour 500 tournaments. The tournament in Rotterdam is considered one of the most innovative tournaments of the tour, both by the ATP and the other tournaments.
Over the years we have been awarded numerous ATP Awards, such as:
• ATP Tournament of the Year
• ATP Media Award
• ATP Fans Experience Award
• ATP Marketing Award
• ATP Venue Award
In the Netherlands, the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament 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.
Short piece of history
From the start of the tournament, in 1974, the best tennis players in the world have participated and 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. We also always keep an eye on emerging talent, as evidenced by the recent participations 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 the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament 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.
Partnerships and side events
Together with our title sponsor ABN AMRO, who has been associated with the tournament for over 45 years, we have managed to develop an event in Rotterdam Ahoy 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 tournament director of this event.
Esther Vergeer is a seven-time Paralympic champion and five times elected Disabled Athlete of the Year and won the Fanny Blankers-Koen Career Award in 2016. She has been appointed chief de mission of the Paralympic team at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang.
An entertainment program takes place around the matches on the center court, including spectacular light shows and musical performances. For example, visitors were surprised in 2017 with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and in 2018 with a performance by Afrojack.