Tennis - After successfully hosting the season-ending WTA Tour Finals for three years in a row, Turkey will now host an ATP event for the first time starting next year. The ATP announced that Istanbul will host an ATP 250 level event which will be played on the clay surface and will be held the week of 27 April - 3 May in 2015.
Chris Kermode, ATP Executive Chairman and President, commented, “We are delighted that the ATP World Tour will be taking place in Turkey for the first time from 2015. This incredible new facility in Istanbul will make a wonderful addition to the many remarkable venues that feature on the ATP World Tour throughout the season.
As we add an important market such as Turkey to our global footprint, the ATP World Tour will be set to take place across 62 tournaments in 32 countries in 2015.” The tournament will be sponsored by Garanti Koza.