On Sunday, the organizers of the bett1ACES took stock of the two tennis events in Berlin during a final press conference. The grass tournament at LTTC “Rot-Weiß”’s Steffi Graf Stadium as well as the hardcourt event in the Hangar 6 of the former airport Tempelhof left nothing to be desired, as tournament director Barbara Rittner stressed: “Both locations were top, the tennis world was looking to Berlin for a whole week!”
According to organizer Edwin Weindorfer there have already been talks with the title sponsor about a continuation of the bett1ACES: “Together with bett1 we have created a new brand with this event and have received a lot of attention. Therefore we plan to bring this kind of tournament to other cities in the near future. There are no details as of yet because it is not clear how long the ATP and WTA tour will still be suspended.”
From a tennis point of view there were two worthy winners in the Hangar 6: Dominic Thiem (AUT, ATP-3) repeated his triumph from grass and also won the tournament on hardcourt. He beat Italian shooting star Jannik Sinner in two sets. The women’s event was won by Latvian Anastasija Sevastova, who beat Czech Petra Kvitova in the Match Tiebreak. Thiem and Sevastova also won the overall standings combined of the results of the two tournaments in Berlin.