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Sofia Open 2022: Schedule, Live Stream, Purse, Seeds

The tennis world will go through a thrilling week as the ATP brings Sofia Open 2022 into action. The Sofia Open is a professional men’s tennis tournament played under the ATP World Tour 250 series.

It takes place on indoor hard courts at the Arena Armeec in Sofia, Bulgaria. The first edition was held in 2016 and Roberto Bautista Agut bagged the inaugural title. This year, the 7th edition will start on September 26 and run through to October 2.

Jannik Sinner, Pablo Carreno Busta, Grigor Dimitrov, and Lorenzo Musetti are the top four seed players and have received a bye to the second round. Defending champion Jannik Sinner and home favorite Grigor Dimitrov will headline the top half of the draw. Jack Draper, Nikoloz Bailashivili, Holger Rune, and Fabio Fognini are some other notable players to watch in the contest.

Defending Champion: Jannik Sinner

Jannik Sinner won the Sofia Open for the past two consecutive years. His achievement in 2020 marked his maiden career title.

The 21-year-old has bagged six ATP titles since turning professional in 2018. He ranked his career-high world No. 9 by the ATP on 1 November 2021. His Sofia Open title made him the youngest ATP title-holder since 2008 and the youngest player to win five titles since Novak Djokovic in 2007. He became the first teenage ATP 500 champion by winning the Citi Open last year. His current form suggests that the Italian deserves to defend it once again this year. He is also the top seed in this year’s edition.

When will the Sofia Open 2022 be held?

The seventh edition of the Sofia Open will commence on September 26 and run through to October 2.

Venue Of The Tournament:

  • Venue: Arena Armeec
  • Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Capacity: 12,373

The Sofia Open 2022 will be held at Arena Armeec, located in Sofia, Bulgaria. The stadium has a capacity of 12,373 spectators.

Sofia Open 2022: Full Schedule

Find the full tournament schedule including rounds and dates here.

Round  Date Day
Round of 32 September 26 Monday
September 27 Tuesday
Round of 16 September 28 Wednesday
Quarterfinals September 30 Thursday
Semifinals October 1 Friday
Final October 2 Saturday

How to Watch Sofia Open 2022?

The Sofia Open 2022 will be aired on Tennis Channel in the United States while Amazon Prime Video will stream all actions live in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Find the list of TV channels that will bring the event to different regions.

  • beIN SPORTS – Australia, Middle East & Singapore
  • Eclat – China
  • Eurosport – Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, France, Russia, Scandinavia
  • TV2 – Denmark
  • Sky Deutschland – Germany, Austria, Switzerland
  • Sportcast (Super Tennis) – Italy
  • Telefonica/Movistar – Spain
  • Hellenic (OTE TV) – Greece
  • Ziggo – Netherlands
  • Polsat – Poland
  • WOWOW – Japan
  • TSN – Canada
  • ESPN International – Latin America
  • Discovery – India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh, and Maldives

How to Livestream the tournament?

  • bet365.com

Fans can bet and watch the ATP Sofia Open 2022 live streaming on bet365.com. Registration with $10 is required to enter the site.

Top Seeds:

Singles

  1. Jannik Sinner (ITA)
  2. Pablo Carreño Busta (ESP)
  3. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)
  4. Lorenzo Musetti (ITA)
  5. Holger Rune (DEN)
  6. Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO)
  7. Jack Draper (GBR)
  8. Oscar Otte (GER)

Doubles

  1. Simone Bolelli (ITA) / Fabio Fognini (ITA)
  2. Rafael Matos (BRA) / David Vega Hernández (ESP)
  3. Francisco Cabral (POR) / Jamie Murray (GBR)
  4. Hugo Nys (MON) / Jan Zieliński (POL)

Sofia Open 2022: Purse

The total purse for the Sofia Open 2022 has been set at €534,555. It has increased from last year’s €419,470.

The singles champion will be awarded $80,300 while the runner-up will receive $18,037. Find the prize money breakdown below.

Position Singles Doubles
Winner $80,300 $27,882
Finalist $46,841 $14,913
Semifinalist $27,539 $8,745
Quarterfinalist $15,959 $4,886
Round of 16 $9,264 $2,882
Round of 32 $5,659

 

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