One of the longest-running men’s tennis events on the calendar, the MercedesCup returns to Stuttgart to mark the start of the grass-court swing.

Held this year during the second week of Roland Garros, the ATP 250 event will be headlined by Canadian stars Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger-Aliassime. Home favourite Alexander Zverev, who reached back-to-back grass-court finals in Halle in 2016-2017, is still entered, but he remains alive at Roland Garros.

Hubert Hurkacz, who won his first ATP Masters 1000 title in Miami this year, will also compete, as will Aussie Alex de Minaur and former World No. 3 Marin Cilic.

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Karatasev, Zverev Lead The Field In Stuttgart

Established: 1896

Tournament Dates: 8-13 June 2021 (Tuesday start)

Tournament Director: Edwin Weindorfer

Draw Ceremony: Monday, 7 June, around 11 a.m. CEST (exact time TBC)

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Schedule (View On Official Website
* Qualifying: Monday 7 – Tuesday 8 June at 11:00am
* Main draw: Tuesday 8 – Sunday 13 June at 11:00am
* Doubles final: Sunday, 13 June at TBA
* Singles final: Sunday, 13 June at TBA

How To Watch
Watch Live On Tennis TV
TV Schedule

Tickets: More Information On Official Website 

Venue: Tennisclub Weissenhof E.V
Surface: Grass

Prize Money: €543,210 (Total Financial Commitment: €618,735)

View Who Is Playing, Past Champions, Seeds, Points & Prize Money Breakdown

Honour Roll (Open Era)
Most Titles, Singles: Rafael Nadal (3)
Most Titles, Doubles: Tomas Smid (3)
Oldest Champion: Roger Federer, 36, in 2018
Youngest Champion: Andrei Medvedev, 17, in 1992
Highest-Ranked Champion: No. 1 Ivan Lendl in 1985, No. 1 Gustavo Kuerten in 2001
Lowest-Ranked Champion: No. 100 Andrei Medvedev in 1992
Most Match Wins: Thomas Muster, Tomas Smid (21)
Last Home Champion: Michael Stich in 1991

2019 Finals
Singles: Matteo Berrettini (ITA) d [7] Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) 64 7-6(11)  Read & Watch
Doubles: [1] John Peers (AUS) / Bruno Soares (BRA) d Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Denis Shapovalov (CAN) 75 63  Read More

Hashtag: #MercedesCup
Facebook: @mercedescup  
Twitter: @MercedesCup 
Instagram: @mercedescup  

Did You Know?
The first edition of the tournament in Stuttgart was held in 1898, with Mercedes-Benz assuming the role of title sponsor in 1979. There’s always an added incentive for ATP Tour players to win the tournament: the champion takes home a new Mercedes-Benz.

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