Suisse Open is more than just balls; it is the embodiment of luxury lifestyle
of the very best
. The event has played home to some of the finest
names in tennis since 1915 with Roy Emerson, Australian, taking the record with five wins. The tournament has the pet name of "Wimbledon of the Alp’s" after the famous tennis tournament in London, England. Stars such as the great Rod Laver, Tony Roche, Ilia Nastase, Stefan Edberg and many others have all graced the clay courts of Gstaad to make this one of the very best luxury
tennis tournaments in the world. The current titleholder of the Gstaad
Suisse Open is Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci who will be competing in the 2010 tournament with the hope of retaining the title. There has been no other tournament held in Switzerland with such a prestigious and as long a tradition, as the Open in Gstaad
. It is in some of the finest luxury
surroundings that the world’s very best
players meet every summer to continue writing history; the Gstaad
Suisse Open has a place alongside the Grand Slam tournaments and is a true lifestyle
legend in the world of tennis.
From 2006 the ATP granted the tournament rights to the Swiss Open Gstaad SA, held equally by Swiss Tennis and the Commune des residents de Saanen
. Operational management was put into the hands of Grand Chelem Event SA with Jean-Francois Collet being named as Director and Ernest Spaeth, President of the tournament. Each year the event relies on over 350 people, each of which contribute to the success of the tournament, and whom without, the tournament would not be able to take place. The Gstaad
Suisse Open takes place in the superb Gstaad
Tennis courts, re-built every year, known as the "Roy Emerson Arena" a tribute to the Australian tennis player who took the title of 12 Grand Slams and who is a regular visitor to the luxury lifestyle
Suisse Open takes place from the 24th July to 1st August 2010, with the tournament being presented by "Mondobiotech" this year. Private luxury
lounges are available to discerning guests, exclusive with terrace and commanding a spectacularly luxurious
view of the Centre Court. Catering service is available in the VIP area, which has magnificent views of the superb
surrounding mountains as their backdrop; guests are able to enjoy a glass of wine and snacks, at their disposal all through the day.
Tournament management has announced their delight in welcoming Fernando Gonzalez to the Gstaad tournament this year; Fernando is ranked no 11 in the world and known for his finest
play with a dangerous forehand. The management is awaiting confirmation from Mikhail Youzhny who hopes to win his first title on the gravel courts of Gstaad
at the Allianz Suisse open. Players for the 2010 tournament include Fernando Verdasco with four titles behind his name including San Jose in 2010. Fernando Gonzalez has 11 previous titles behind him and Mikhail Youzhny who has 4 previous wins and has participated in Gstaad
four times previously.