Two months into the tournament, Turin is preparing to host the big names in sport
DrTwo months on offer. We have exactly sixty days until the second Italian edition of the ATP Finals. A week of entertainment, from November 13-20, with Torino that will be the secret of the tennis world. The team of eight champions who will compete for the title of Maestro compose with Spanish phenomenon Carlos Alcaraz, new number one in the ATP rankings, talk out of qualificatione
Thanks to the success at the US Open, which was joined by Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic. The Serbian, despite being 15th in the seasonal standings, if he stays in the Top20 will have a guaranteed place as the winner of the Australian Open.
And what about the Italians? Matteo Berrettini and Janek Sener ranked 13th and 14th, respectively of the season’s standings and aims to reclaim the gap from Canadian Auger-Aliassime, who occupies the last useful place with Djokovic in mind. A difficult path, but not impossible. Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini, in the doubles, are down by tenths by 425 points from eighth place. Waiting to understand whether the run-up to the rise of the Azzurri will work, Turin prepares to open up and enter the world: The finals will be broadcast in more than 180 countries and reached 109.7 million people in 2021, including digital channels.
Expectation grows as others testify 85,000 tickets have been sold, 25% of which are overseas. Buyers come from more than 75 countries: Great Britain, Spain, Austria, Germany and Switzerland above all, but there is also a large non-European component, mainly represented by the United States and Brazil, with exotic examples such as Ukraine, Chile, India and Vietnam. Foreign assets are increasing thanks to the lack of uncertainty about the Covid situation, allowing this 100% capacity of PalaAlpitour It allows for more trips and trip planning in advance compared to last year.
The main novelty for the 2022 finals is the relocation of Fan Village from the city center to Piazzale Grande Torino, in front of the gymnasium, where there will be a 4,000 square meter pavilion, all covered and dedicated to commercial kiosks in sponsors, catering and entertainment. Bids have already been awarded and implementation projects are now being completed; Preparation will start in early October. The fans will be at the center of it all: the event’s master plan revolves entirely around the fans, with the goal of integrating on-pitch display with that off-pitch, with appropriate and improved services compared to the first edition.
In mid-October, setup will begin inside PalaAlpitour. Among the news at eight in the morning Parterre VIP stand which will be located in the corners of the stadium. The warm-up stadium has been confirmed inside the gym, with the partner foyer facing a gymnasium, while the Circolo della Stampa-Sporting will host the Champions’ training sessions. Federtennis Hospitality will remain at the Children’s Theatre; The ACI Building will welcome the media and staff. We have restored the original masterplan, linking the village to the main site – this is confirmed by the municipal councilor for major events, Mimo Carita -. Now we bring some surprises that we will reveal soon: A A program of side initiatives that will include all the emblematic places in the city that try to exploit the Eurovision model.
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