While the coronavirus outbreak has killed off any international sports, first signs of tennis trying to break out of its hold have been seen with the announcement of the Tennis Point Exhibition Series. We have all the information about this exhibition tennis tournament which will be played in Germany below.
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What is the Tennis Point Exhibition Series?
As the name suggests, it’s a series of exhibition matches which will be played in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate in the west of Germany. It will see eight players participate in a competition played to closed stadium with social distancing norms maintained as well.
One of the reasons why it will be played in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate is the coronavirus-led lockdown has been tentatively lifted in this region, allowing organisers to take a look at how a sport like tennis could cope in these trying times.
The competition won’t see any of the top 100 players participate but given the context of how things have been all around the world, it could be a huge indicator towards how sports in general and tennis in particular could proceed from here on.
32 matches are expected to play in this exhibition tournament at Rhineland-Palatinate, with the tournament to be broadcast live all over the world and allowed to be covered live by bookmakers as well.
Tennis Point Exhibition Series at Rhineland-Palatinate Player List
As mentioned earlier, none of the top 100 players will feature in this tournament. The draw will be led by Dustin Brown, a German who is most famous for stunning Rafael Nadal twice in his career on grass – at Halle and Wimbledon.
Also in action will be Britain’s number nine Jan Choinski and Yannick Hanfmann. There are others ranked outside the top 300 as well. This list of players participating in this exhibition competition at Rhineland-Palatinate will be updated below as more information is revealed.
Player List & Draw
- Dustin Brown
- Jan Choinski
- Yannick Hanfmann
- Benjamin Hassan
- Florian Broska
- Jean-Marc Werner
- Johannes Haerteis
- Constantin Schmitz
- Daniel Altmaier
- Hazem Naw
- Tim Puetz
- YS Born
- Rameez Junaid
Tennis Point Exhibition Series at Rhineland-Palatinate Schedule & Dates
This competition will be played from May 1 and will last three sessions of four days each. These three sessions for the Tennis Point Exhibition Series will be held as follows:
- May 1-4
- May 7-10
- May 14-17
May 17 Schedule for the Tennis Point Exhibition Series (all times in BST)
- 8.30 am: Haerteis v Born
- 9.10 am: Altmaier v Brown
- 9.50 am: Puetz v Naw
- 10.30 am: Hanfmann v Hassan
- 11.10 am: Vatutin v Choinski
- 11.50 am: Junaid v Schmitz
- 12.30 pm: Naw v Hassan
- 1.10 pm: Puetz v Hanfmann
- 1.50 pm: Brown v Choinski
- 2.30 pm: Altmaier v Vatutin
- 3.10 pm: Haerteis v Junaid
- 3.50 pm: Born v Schmitz
What will be the Rhineland-Palatinate Tennis Format?
This exhibition tournament will be played on a league-cum-knockout basis. All the eight aforementioned players will play each other once and for the top four at the end of this league stage to qualify for the playoffs.
Tennis Point Exhibition Series Live Streaming Options
The Tennis Point Exhibition Series can streamed live on to your devices using the method mentioned below. Most other tennis action at the ATP, WTA and Grand Slam level is usually live streamed with bookmakers like bet365 as well. And here’s how you can watch the Tennis Point Exhibition Series streaming live with bet365.
Here is the process you can follow to watch tennis live streamed on your device
- Go to Bet365.com here
- Register with Bet365.com (or log in to your account)
- Pre-fund your account by depositing $10 (or equivalent currency).
- You can either let it remain in your account or make a bet in the 24 hours before the live streaming
- Select the the tournament in question, like the Tennis Point Exhibition live streaming option by clicking on Live Streaming on the top
The one thing to note here is bet365 requires users to register with them and then either deposit a sum of $10 into your account (or register as mentioned here) or watch the live streaming by betting on any sport in the past 24 hours.
Also to keep in mind is geo-restrictions might apply.
Will be updated as soon as there is more information.
How else to watch the Rhineland-Palatinate Exhibition 2020 live?
This competition will also be streamed by the Tennis Channel on television.
Are Rhineland-Palatinate Exhibition Tennis Tickets Available?
Unfortunately not. This tournament will be played strictly inside closed stadium with just the players and the chair umpire involved. You can, however, be a part by betting on the event with various bookmakers.
Tennis Point Exhibition Series Predictions
Daily match by match predictions and tips for the Tennis Point Exhibition Series will be updated here.