The only tour-level event from South Asia is returning as one of the first tournaments kicking off the 2023 season. India and South Asia as a whole have tens of thousands of die-hard tennis fans and as the only home tournament, the Tata Open is one of the most anticipated event of the year for tennis fans in the Indian subcontinent. To learn more about the only ATP tournament based in Pune, India, keep on reading.
Tata Open Maharashtra Tennis Tournament
The Maharashtra Open, better known by its sponsored name, the Tata Open Maharashtra is an outdoor annual hard court tournament held in Pune, India. It is in the ATP 250 category and the only tour-level event in South Asia. This year, its marked the 5th edition of the event under their current title sponsor Tata Group and the overall 27th edition of the Maharashtra Open. The event returned to an outdoor venue available to the public after being held behind closed doors in 2022 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The tournament has also been pushed back from when it was held in 2022 to now being one of the introductory tournaments of the 2023 season. Title sponsor Tata Group is the biggest multinational conglomerate of India headquartered in Mumbai.
|Venue||Mhalunge Balewadi Tennis Complex|
|Tour category||ATP 250|
|Draw||28 S, 16 D|
Tata Open Maharashtra 2023 Winners
In singles championship, non seeded player Tallon Griekspoor from Netherlands becomes champion. Tallon played final against French star Benjamin Bonzi and defeated him in final set (4-6, 7-6, 6-3). this is 1st ATP career title for Tallon Griekspoor. While in doubles championship, Belgian pair SanderGillé / Joran Vliegen defeated Indian pair Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan / N.Sriram Balaji. Winners won final in straight sets with 6-4, 6-4. This is 6th ATP doubles title for both as a team.
Tata Open Maharashtra History and Previous Winners
The Maharashtra Open was first held in 1996, in New Delhi and of the ATP World series of events. Since then, the event has undergone numerous changes to the venue, held inaugural in New Delhi, before shifting to Chennai for the next 10 years. Only recently has the Maharashtra Open found a new home at Pune under the Tata Group. The event also had many names and this is the 2nd time the Tata Group has chosen to sponsor the series, having done so from 2002-2004 previously as well. The event was also affected when Covid hit which led to the cancellation of the 2021 edition but it returned the following year.
Tata Open Maharashtra Winners
Of the previous winners of the event, the most notable is definitely Stan Wawrinka. He holds the record for most titles at the tournament at 4 as well most consecutive titles with 3 from 2014-2016. Leander Paes on the other hand leads in the doubles category with 6 titles, most of which he won alongside compatriot Mahesh Bhupathi who lags behind him by 1 title.
|Year||Singles Champion||Doubles Champions|
|2023||Tallon Griekspoor||Sander Gillé / Joran Vliegen|
|2022||Joao Sousa||Rohan Bopanna / Ramkumar Ramanathan|
|2020||Jiri Vesely||Andre Goransson / Cristopher Rungkat|
|2019||Kevin Anderson||Rohan Bopanna / Divij Sharan|
|2018||Gilles Simon||Robin Haase / Matwe Middelkoop|
|2017||Roberto Bautista Agut||Rohan Bopanna / Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan|
Tata Open Maharashtra Prize Money and Points
The total financial commitment and prize money for the 2023 Tata Open Maharashtra is $642,735. Prize money of champions with other rounds listed below.
|Stage||Singles Prize Money||Doubles Prize Money||ATP Points|
Keep in mind the prize fund and prize money distribution may be subject to change.
Tata Open Maharashtra Draws
The tournament will 28 singles and 16 doubles draws that will be released as the tournament progresses.
Tata Open Maharashtra Dates
Tata Open Maharashtra 2023 main draw will be held across 6 days, from the 2nd of January to the 7th. The qualifying rounds will be played the 2 days before the main draw, on the 31st of December 2022 and the 1st of January.
Tata Open Maharashtra Schedule
The event organizers haven’t yet released an official tournament schedule, so instead, we will be looking at an event format based on the 2022 edition.
|Date||Singles Matches||Doubles Matches|
|2nd January||Round 1||Round 1|
|3rd January||Round 1||Round 1|
|4th January||Round 2||Quarter Final|
|5th January||Quarter Final||Quarter Final|
|6th January||Semi Final||Semi Final|
Keep in mind this schedule is unofficial and may be subject to change.
Tata Open Maharashtra Players List
This year the Tata Open Maharashtra has a good blend of familiar faces and new combatants. The doubles direct entrants in particular are star-studded, headlined by the infallible due of Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury. The 3-time Grand Slam-winning duo that recently triumphed at the ATP Finals will be new additions to the Maharashtra Open, sure to take the competitive matches to another level. The former doubles champions and home favorites Ramkumar Ramanathan and Rohan Bopanna will make a return to the competition but in separate teams this time around.
The singles lineup is impressive as well, however, with former world no. 3, US Open Champion, and 2-time Maharashtra Open winner Marin Cilic leading the group as the no. 1 seed. Last year’s runner-up Emil Ruusuvori will also return for another shot at the Tata Open Trophy. US Open quarter-finalist and former world no. 22, Biotic Van de Zandschlup is also set to participate in both the singles and doubles events. The reigning singles champion Joao Sousa will not be returning to defend his title.
Tata Open Maharashtra 2023 Singles Top Seeds
|2||Biotic Van de Zandschulp||35|
|Benjamin Bonzi (Runner-up)||60|
|Bernabe Zapata Miralles||74|
|Tallon Griekspoor (Champion)||96|
|Tim Van Rijthoven||115|
Singles Wild Card Entries
- Sumit Nagal
TATA Open Maharashtra Doubles Seeds
|1||Rajeev Ram / Joe Salisbury||3 / 4|
|2||Ramkumar Ramanathan / Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela||71 / 63|
|3||Nathaniel Lammons / Jackson Withrow||46 / 49|
|4||Sadio Doumbia / Fabien Reboul||59 / 53|
Note the player’s list may be subject to change.
Tata Open Maharashtra Tickets
Tickets for the Tata Open Maharashtra will be available for purchase 26 December onwards from Zoonga for as low as 150 Indian Rupees. There are no day/night sessions and viewing of the qualifying rounds is free. To learn more about the tickets, click the link mentioned below.
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