Maharashtra Open Live Streaming, Predictions & Tickets
With the tennis season set to resume in 2018, the action begins in India with the newly-formed Maharashtra Open. And we are here to give out all the details around the 2018 Maharashtra Open live streaming & TV options, along with how to buy its tickets and the latest predictions & tips for the tournament.
The Maharashtra Open is set to be played in the first week of January 2018 in Pune, as a part of the series build up to the Australian Open. It is going to replace the Chennai Open, as the sole event in India to be a part of the ATP series. The total number of points up for grab are 250.
Since the inception of the original tournament in 1996, Chennai was the only city in India to host an ATP tournament. But now, after the ATP cancelled their contract with the Tamil Nadu Tennis Association owing to sponsorship reasons, the lovely city of Pune has now got the chance to host the exciting, star studded event and at TennisWorldLive.com, we will look to cover it for you.
Owing to its proximity in India, huge crowds are expected to attend the very first edition of the Maharashtra Open. Over the years, we have seen players like Stan Wawrinka, Roberto Bautista Agut, Milos Raonic, Marin Cilic, Rafael Nadal and many more.
Even the Indian players such as Somdev Devvarman, Yuki Bhambri and Rohan Bopanna have participated regularly in the previous editions of the tournament.
This tennis tournament serves as a good layover for many European and American players, who are on the way to the land down under for Australian Open.
The conditions in Chennai are quite similar to those in Melbourne, and this is something which the organizers will need to work on in Pune, considering the cooler climate of the region. However, that is rarely a problem for the professionals. The hard courts will be relaid accordingly, so as to produce optimum playing conditions.
The tournament is being backed by IMG-Reliance, who gave the hosting rights to Pune for the next five years. The matches will be played on the tennis courts in Balewadi Sports Complex.
Bautista Agut is the defending champion, and it will be interesting to see how he plays in the new conditions. It is still unclear as to what players will be participating in the tournament, but the schedule will be made clearer by the end of US Open.
Maharashtra Open Tickets
The tickets will go on sale in the first week of December and the prices are expected to range from Rs. 500 for the first day, to Rs. 2000 for the final day, for the best seats in the stadium. Prices for different categories of seats will vary accordingly. Watch this space for more updates, as we bring you the latest news on ticketing details for Maharashtra Open.
Maharashtra Open Live Streaming
You can watch Maharashtra Open matches on bet365.com. More TV options will be updated here as and when they are released by either the ATP or the Maharashtra Open organisers.