The ATR Rotterdam open, also known as the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, first took place in 1974 when it was won by local hero Tom Okker. The 1995 winner Richard Krajicek is the only other Dutch player to lift the trophy, which has also been won by legends of the game such as Jimmy Connors, Bjorn Borg, Stephan Edberg, Boris Becker, and Lleyton Hewitt. More recently, it has been won by Andy Murray and Roger Federer.
The tournament is an ATP 500 event that takes place on the indoor hardcourts of the Ahoy Rotterdam in The Netherlands and carries a prize fund of over €2 Million. Kei Nishikori is the number one seed at the 2019 ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, with other top seeds including Karen Kachanov, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Milos Raonic. The 2019 ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament takes place between February 11-19, with matches being the best of three sets.
It’s no great surprise to see number one seed Kei Nishikori head the outright market with most bookies, but he does have a potentially tricky route to the final, whilst he also has something to prove after being last seen retiring from his Australian Open quarter-final against Novak Djokovic.
He faces a tricky opening match against in-form Open Sud de France finalist Pierre-Hugues Herbert, whilst potential second round opponent Denis Shapovalov has beaten him in the past. The bottom half of the first-quarter isn’t any easier to solve, with the quartet of Klizan, Fucsovics, Chung, and Basilashvili having little experience of playing each other.