VAPF Group, builder and developer of Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort, is partnering with We Are Talent Events to sponsor the first professional sporting event in Spain during the COVID-19 crisis. Named the Region of Valencia Tennis Challenge, it will take place during the first weekend of June.
For the event to take place, VAPF has offered up its Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol sports facilities. Cumbre del Sol is an impressive natural enclave on the Mediterranean Sea where most of our large real estate offer is concentrated, thanks to the 3.7 million square metres of land located along the unspoilt coastline.
The Region of Valencia Tennis Challenge consists of bringing together four TOP-100 tennis players from the ATP circuit to play two matches a day in a round-robin format. Matches will be played as best-of-three sets and the third will be a tiebreaker if necessary. The event will begin on Friday, June 5 and end on Sunday, June 7. All matches will be held behind closed doors to ensure compliance with current safety regulations. In addition, players live in the area and all health requirements set by the government will be strictly adhered to.
The goal is to bring people together safely to enjoy the sport while also contributing to a good cause. Once the event is over, all donations and money raised through auctioning the player’s equipment will go towards helping Spanish victims of the coronavirus crisis. The event will also be environmentally friendly, so we can take care of the planet as well as those in need.
The event will be broadcast both nationally and internationally and will also be available worldwide on different streaming platforms. There will be live commentary in both Spanish and English and broadcasting will begin the moment the players step on the court until the moment they walk out. To maximize the event’s reach, free viewing has been agreed upon for all major national and international broadcasters and digital platforms, including:
- Spain: GOL
- Portugal: Sport TV
- Latin America: ESPN
- United States: TennisChannel
- Australia: Australian Open, Youtube, Nine’s Wide World of Sports
- Russia: Telesport
- Belgium: Eleven Sports
- Switzerland, Austria, Germany and globally: DAZN
- United Kingdom and Ireland: Amazon Prime Video
- Japan: WOWTV
- Canada, United States, North Africa, Middle East, Asia-Pacific, Turkey: BeinSports
- Globally: ATP Tennis TV, LaLigaSports, Eurosports, DAZN
The players who will participate are Roberto Bautista (No. 12 in the ATP ranking), who has won 9 ATP singles titles, the most notable being his victory at the Dubai Tournament in 2018. He also reached the Wimbledon Championship semi-finals last year. Pablo Carreño (No. 25 in the ATP rankings), who has four ATP singles titles and reached the top 10 after his performance at the 2017 US Open. Alex de Miñaur (No. 26 in the ATP rankings), who, at only 21, already has 3 ATP singles titles, awarding him the appropriate title of “Speed Demon.” Finally, Pablo Andujar (No. 53 in the ATP rankings), who was born in Valencia and has 4 ATP singles titles. Last year, for he reached the fourth round of a grand slam at the US Open for the first time.
It will be a thrill to watch these seasoned and famous professionals face each other, and knowing it’s for a good cause makes it even better!
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