There was good news for Marbella as the ATP Tour announced its updated schedule on Wednesday, with an ATP250 tournament coming to Puente Romano from 4 to 11 April.
The AnyTech365 Andalucía Open, as it will be called, will be the most prestigious tennis tournament to be held in Malaga province since the start of the Open era.
The tournament will follow, and not replace, the lower-tier ATP Challenger 80 competition taking place at the same venue between 27 March and 4 April. This will be the fourth edition of the tournament held in Marbella and will double up as a chance to qualify for the higher-category event that follows.
The Challenger tournament will feature 32 players, compared to 28 participants in the ATP 250. Sixteen teams of doubles will also compete in both events.
The tournaments will be played across four clay courts at the club, while players will be accommodated at the five-star Hotel Puente Romano on site.
The high-quality facilities available at Puente Romano have seen it serve as a training base in recent times to stars such as Garbiñe Muguruza, Malaga-born Alejandro Davidovich and new Marbella resident, Novak Djokovic.