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Universal Tennis, RFET Launch UTR Pro Series-Spain

Universal Tennis and the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation are bringing pro tennis back to Spain.

Roberto Bautista Agut, Pablo Carreño Busta, Feliciano Lopez, Albert Ramos-Viñolas and Fernando Verdasco are among the players scheduled to compete in the the Liga MAPFRE de Tenis UTR Pro Tennis Series - Spain, a three week men’s professional tournament featuring top Spanish players.

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The Liga MAPFRE de Tenis UTR Pro Tennis Series-Spain starts July 10th and runs through July 26th, featuring events in the Spanish cities Leida, Valencia and Aviles, over the course of three weekends.

The tournament will be organized based on a Laver Cup format with two teams of four players, featuring four matches per day (three singles, one doubles) for a total of twelve matches per weekend. All matches use regulation scoring and are best of three sets with a ten-point “super tiebreak” for the third set.

Matches will be held Friday through Sunday beginning nightly at 5 p.m. CET.

The schedule is as follows:
  • July 10th - July 12th: Barcelona, Centre Municipal de Tennis Vall d’Hebron
  • July 17th - July 19th: Valencia, Club de Tenis Valencia
  • July 24th- July 26th: Avilés, Real Club de Tenis Avilés

“It has been a great challenge for the RFET to organize the Liga MAPFRE de Tenis," Miguel Díaz Román, President of the RFET said. "Spain is a leading country in our sport, we are the current Davis Cup champions and also qualified for the Fed Cup Finals.

"We are committed to helping our players stay active during this break time on the tour, but the COVID-19 pandemic has not passed and we are taking all the necessary measures to ensure players and fans in a safe environment. Our agreement with UTR is truly important to bring the competition to everyone around the world.”

Tennis Express

Organizers say the Liga MAPFRE de Tenis UTR Pro Match Series will adhere to strict health and safety guidelines.

All locations are required to follow health and safety protocols set by the local municipalities. Health and safety guidelines will be posted throughout the venues reminding players, spectators and staff to practice social distancing and wear masks.

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