This week on courts 39/2021

The week before Indian Wells we need to find out who has form and who has not. Four tournaments this week will help us in a big way.

Tennis Week 39/2021

ATP 250 San Diego Open

Place: San Diego, USA
September 27 – October 3
Surface: Hard
Financial Commitment:
Draw size: 28

Rublev, Shapovalov, Ruud, Hurkacz, Schwartzman, Auger-Aliassime. That does not look like a 250 tournament. The last accepted player into the draw is 43rd in ATP ranking. That is a promise of excellent tennis.

ATP 250 Sofia Open

Place: Sofia, Bulgaria
September 27 – October 3
Surface: Indoor Hard
Financial Commitment:
Draw size: 28

Sinner, De Minaur, and Monfils are the highest-ranked players on the field. Surprisingly, the home boy Grigor Dimitrov chooses San Diego over Sofia Open but that does not mean the quality of the event will be lower.

Do you want to understand how rankings are calculated and points awarded? Our explanatory guide is here.

WTA 500 Chicago Fall Tennis Classic

Place: Chicago, USA
September 27 – October 3
Surface: Indoor Hard
Financial Commitment: $565 530
Draw size: 64

A big tournament in Chicago as ideal practice open for Indian Wells next week. The draw will consist of 64 players so we will get a good feeling about who is in form and who is not.

Svitolina, Andreescu, and Muguruza will be the top seeds in the singles. Bencic, Azarenka, Rybakina or Pegula will be attacking from behind.

WTA 250 Astana Open

Place: Astana, Kazakhstan
September 27 – October 2
Surface: Indoor Hard
Financial Commitment: $235 238
Draw size: 32

A new tournament in Astana will attract a surprisingly good line-up. Putintseva, Blinkova, Mladenovic, and van Uytvanck are the main favorites of this event.

Looking for tennis tips for this week? Check our best tennis tipsters article.

Next Week (40/2021) Schedule:

ATP 1000 BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells, USA
WTA 1000 BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells, USA

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Simon is the leading editor of TennisProGuru.com from 2015. He is an avid tennis player from age of 5, however, he never reached the pro level. Still, he likes playing tennis on different courts, with different rackets, and against different opponents. In his free time, you can find him watching all possible tennis matches he can find on the web or tv. Challenger or Grand Slam? It does not matter, just tennis matters.

He currently plays with:
Racket: Wilson Clash 100
Strings: Babolat RPM Blast
Grip: Head Xtreme Soft
Shoes: Asics Gel-Game 5 Clay (for clay courts), Lotto Court (for hard courts)
Balls: Dunlop Fort All Courts and Head Championship

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