The tennis players Roberto Bautista, Álex de Miñaur, Alejandro Davidovich and Sergio Gutiérrez-Ferrol will play on July 21 and 22 the 95 Copa del Rey de Tenis, It will serve to celebrate the 130th anniversary of the Real Club Recreativo de Tenis de Huelva, the Huelva club, dean of Spanish tennis, said in a statement.
After four editions within the ATP circuit as a 'Future' category tournament and after the break by covid-19, the Copa del Rey was to be the fourth round of the newly created Mapfre League, devised by the Spanish Tennis Federation, but finally the organization has declined to be part of this league.
As stated in the brief, with the return of the ATP circuit at the beginning of August and “not being able to guarantee the creation of a table of level players” In accordance with what the club understands that the tournament should be in the year of the 130th anniversary, it has decided to decline to host one of the four Mapfre Valor League tournaments.
“We want to publicly thank the support and trust deposited,” said Recreativo, who assured that he has made “a great economic effort”, being aware that we are in a “historic year”, to develop a competition with four “first class” players.
The participants are Roberto Bautista (number 12 of the ATP ranking), the Australian Álex de Miñaur (20), Alejandro Davidovich (80) and Sergio Gutiérrez Ferrol (champion of the 93rd edition of the Copa del Rey), with which the club understands that a “true luxury” table has been formed to commemorate its 130 years and 95 editions.
On Tuesday July 21 the two semifinals will be played, with the pairings still to be determined, while the final will be played on the 22 of that month.