20.-26. In March, the new edition of the Challenger Biel/Bienne will take place in this Swiss city. This event is part of the ATP Challenger circuit with a category of 100 and will be played on the hard indoor courts of the Tennis Halle und Jan Group Arena in Switzerland. It shares a week with Zadar, Les Franqueses del Vallés and Saint Brieuc.
The third edition of this Challenger event arrives in Switzerland, in the city of Biel/Bienne in the northwest of the country. This event started to be on the district calendar from the 2021 season as the winners of the British Liam Broady and the Austrian Jurij Rodionov.
The top seed is local Dominic Stricker, who wants to keep the good vibes going at the start of the season and after winning his second Challenger title of the year in Rovereto. Continuing with the pre-qualification, the current defending champion will be eliminated Yuri Rodionovand Slovak Norbert Gombos, which has already been met in such tournaments. Among these favourites, we also have to highlight the aforementioned Liam Broadywon the title in 2021. Locals Dietrich, Paul and Brunold have been invited to the draw via Wild Cards.
Frame ATP Challenger 100 Biel
(1) Dominic Stricker (SUI) vs. Beibit Zhukayev (KAZ)
Qualy vs Marek Gengel (CZE)
Henri Squire (GER) vs Daniel Masur (GER)
(WC) Mika Brunold (SUI) vs (6) Zdenek Kolar (CZE)
(4) Liam Broady (GBR) vs Viktor Durasovic (NOR)
Omar Jasika (AUS) vs Maximilian Neuchrist (AUT)
Qualy vs Alexander Lazarov (BUL)
(WC) Dylan Dietrich (SUI) vs (8) Gabriel Diallo (CAN)
(7) Alexander Ritschard (SUI) vs Benjamin Hassan (LIB)
Aziz Dougaz (TUN) vs (PR) Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (USA)
Altug Celikbilek (TUR) vs Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ)
Qualifying vs (3) Norbert Gombos (SVK)
(5) Otto Virtanen (FIN) vs James McCabe (AUS)
Qualy vs Aleksei Vatutin (RUS)
(WC) Jakub Paul (SUI) vs Qualy
Qualy vs (2) Yuri Rodionov (AUT)