Portugal’s biggest international tennis event returns to Estoril

The Estoril Tennis Club is again hosting Portugal’s biggest international tennis event, the Millennium Estoril Open, between April 28 and May 6.

World-class players are returning to the week-long event to compete for the top spot.

With a total prize-money of €501,345, this year’s event is “all about art, both art in its purest expression and tennis as a sporting art form”, said João Stilwell Zilhão, director of Millennium Estoril Open, who guarantees that “the art of tennis is back”.

Since its inception in 2015, the tournament has certainly grown and now records global sponsorship to the value of €130 million.

International Spanish Pro Pablo Carreño Busta will be participating for the fourth consecutive year, after winning the title in 2017 when he beat Luxemburg’s Gilles Muller in the final.

This year’s Millennium Estoril Open also counts on South African player Kevin Anderson, number eight in the hierarchy and the only player in the World Top 10. Participating, too, is Australian Nick Kyrgios (20th in the world), Spanish players Albert Ramos Viñolas (24th) and David Ferrer (35th), the UK’s Kyle Edmund (26th) and Luxemburg’s Gilles Muller (28th).
Portugal’s number one tennis player João Sousa will fight for the first round of the tournament.

Classified as 70 in the world league tables, the seasoned player will join 19 others with the right to direct entry into the Estoril Open’s main team, according to the Professional Tennis Players Association.

Host broadcaster this year is TVI.