It was cancelled due to lack of sponsorships, so it couldn't keep the prize money. :sad:
Now it will be turned in to a $25K challenger in September or October.
I wouldn't be surprised if the Estoril Open would be cancelled in some years too, because in Portugal they just see football, football and football.
May 8th, 2003, 04:51 PM
May 8th, 2003, 04:52 PM
what?.........what about Magui then..:(
May 8th, 2003, 04:54 PM
i hope there will be an Italian tournament to cover it
like in Milan or something...
May 8th, 2003, 04:57 PM
what a pity
May 8th, 2003, 05:17 PM
pf :( ... a 25K :eek:
May 8th, 2003, 05:19 PM
That's too bad, I liked having those portuguese tourneys... I hope they can keep the Estoril one, since they have a men's tourney too and that way more people attend. Is this for 2003 or for the following years?
May 8th, 2003, 05:29 PM
This for 2003 and for the following years :sad:
I think they are planning to do more challengers to help the Portuguese players with their rankings.