04 Apr 2013

Grade 1 back to Bermuda

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SOUTHAMPTON, BERMUDA: The ITF Beach Tennis Tour returns to the island of Bermuda for the fourth successive year in late August (23-25) where once again a Grade 1 event will be staged that will be sure to catch the eye of the world’s top ranked players!

2012 saw the men’s title go to Alessandro Calbucci and Michele Cappelletti. The Italians, currently ranked at one and two respectively, are two time champions in Bermuda having also won the title back in 2010. All eyes will be on the pair once again as it is hoped they will return to defend their title and try for a career title hat-trick.

Fans will also be hopeful of seeing a return to the island of Simona Bonadonna and Eva D’Elia, the current European Champions would become the first female team to win a second title should they make a successful defence of their 2012 crown.

This event looks to continue a tradition of linking up with the Grade 1 tournament in New York ensuring the top players from the leading beach tennis nations return to the island. The New York event, as yet unconfirmed, is expected the week before and would see back-to-back top level beach tennis action taking place!

Players descending upon Bermuda will be looking to break the Italian stranglehold on this tournament but who do you think can be the main challengers to the Italian dominance of the past three years?

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A. Calbucci & M. Cappelletti     |     V. Vasini & F. Bacchetta

M. Marighella & A. Mingozzi        |     S. Briganti & L. Olivieri

A. Calbucci & M. Cappelletti     |     S. Bonadonna & E. D'Elia