Huelva is now ready to experience an exciting Copa del Rey Tennis tournament

Huelva is now ready to experience an exciting Copa del Rey Tennis tournament
Huelva is now ready to experience an exciting Copa del Rey Tennis tournament

Huelva/There is only one week left until the start of the King’s Cup Tennisthe oldest championship in Spain, which next year celebrates its centenary, and this Thursday the Casa Colón has given the starting signal for the tournament that will be held in the next few days. July 11 and 12 at the Royal Recreational Tennis Club of Huelva.

As a novelty, the 99th Copa del Rey tennis tournament will feature the eight best under-15 players in Spain. Young tennis players will enjoy the competition that will be held on Wednesday as a prelude to the 2024 edition so that, starting on Thursday, national and international athletes can demonstrate their skills on the clay courts of the facilities in the capital of Huelva.

The next July 11th will be played men’s semi-finals. Starting at 19:00 they will face each other Dani Merida con Denis Shapovalov and then, Pablo Llamas con Dominic Thiemheadliner of the 99th edition of the Huelva Tennis King’s Cup.

On Friday, July 12, both the women’s and men’s finals will be held. The Polish Magda Minette and the Russian Elina Avanesyan will fight to lift the oldest trophy in Spain. Minette, 32, currently holds the 46th place in the WTA ranking. For her part, the Russian tennis player, current number 81 world number 21, has reached the round of 16 at Roland Garros in the last two editions of this prestigious championship.

Dani Mérida, a tennis player from Madrid who is only 19 years old, was the in charge of closing the prestigious poster for this 2024He will have the privilege of facing Dominic Thiem, former world number three and US Open winner, in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey.

He is currently ranked 118th in the ATP rankings. Denis Shapovalovwho in September 2020 entered the TOP 10 in the world. The Russian will face the Jerez native Pablo Llamas, number 146 in the ATP rankings and his last participation was also in the prestigious French tournament, although he could not get past the first round, losing both sets against De Jong.

The tournament’s presentation ceremony at the Casa Colón in the capital of Huelva was attended by the authorities and sponsors of this sports tournament. Rafael Romero, president of the Real Club Recreativo de Tenis de Huelva, reported that the Gold medal of the club this 2024 will be delivered to the Royal Maritime and Tennis Club of Punta Umbría for its 75th anniversary. The head of the entity was accompanied by Javier García, director of the Copa del Rey, who revealed all the details of the 99th edition.

The Huelva City Council, sponsor of the tournament, was represented by Pilar Miranda, Mayor of the capital, together with Juan Daniel Romero, Deputy for Sports, Teresa Herrera, Territorial Delegate for Tourism, Culture and Sport, and the Subdelegate of the Government in Huelva, María José Rico.

Miranda pointed out that “if last year the Copa del Rey de Tenis went up a step in its commitment to improvement by including an exhibition match of women’s tennis in the tournament, this year it is once again enhancing the competition with the addition of a sub-15 tournament, which will take place on the 10th.”

“Huelva is not only the dean of football, it is also the dean of tennis,” he also thanked the Royal Tennis Club for its desire to improve, which “despite many vicissitudes and difficulties, has managed not only to maintain this competition over time, but to turn it into aA first-class event with the presence of the best ATP and WTA tennis playersThe mayor also expressed her “commitment to giving the Copa del Rey the necessary boost, so that this tournament can make a firm move towards its 100th anniversary, which the Club is already working on.”

For the territorial delegate of Tourism, Culture and Sports, Teresa Herrera, “the new edition is undoubtedly marked by the consolidation of the women’s teamwith two excellent players, Magda Linette and Elina Avanesyan, in addition to the innovative Under-15 tournament, which will round off a complete programme.”

Herrera expressed her conviction that “the tournament will once again be a great event for the city and will continue to build its history in the year leading up to the celebration of the 100th Huelva Tennis King’s Cup 2025.”

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