Tata Open Maharashtra has announced Star Sports as the official broadcaster for its fourth edition to be held at the Balewadi Stadium in Pune.
The tournament will be telecasted live on Star Sports as the main draw will start from January 31 and the event will continue till February 6.
Tata Open Maharashtra, organised by the Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association, will witness international players, including world number 15 Aslan Karatsev and defending champion Jiri Vesely vying for the singles title, alongside seven other Top-100 players of the world, like Lorenzo Musetti and Portugal's best tennis player of all time Joao Sousa among others.
The tournament is owned by IMG and operated by RISE Worldwide in India.
“We are glad that such a prestigious tournament is returning to India and will be hosted once again despite the challenges of the pandemic. Continuing the tradition and popularity of this tournament over the years, we are delighted that this year too, it will bring a treat for the fans as around 70 top players from 23 countries will be in action. And with the live broadcast, tennis enthusiasts will not be missing thrilling action and can watch it from the comforts of their home,” said Prashant Sutar, Tournament Director of Tata Open Maharashtra.
Live action of the South Asian ATP tournament can be viewed on the Star Sports Select channel, as well as Livestream on Disney+ Hotstar. Star Sports will live telecast the event for close to 50 hours across the week-long tournament.
The Indian challenge will be led by Yuki Bhambri, Ramkumar Ramanathan, Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Arjun Kadhe in singles and three pairs will be participating in doubles led by Rohan Bopanna and Ramkumar Ramanathan. They have been handed a direct entry into the main draw despite a strong line-up of international players.