Preview: What tennis events are on in February 2023?
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With the first Grand Slam of the year soon to be wrapped up, we’re turning our attention to the tennis events scheduled to hit the courts in February. To make sure you don’t miss out on any of the action, we’ve pulled together all the must-watch ATP, WTA, ITF, and wheelchair tournaments for the upcoming month.
30 January – 5 February: 2023 Davis Cup gets underway with qualifiers
- Davis Cup Qualifiers
- Thailand Open (WTA 250)
- Open 6E Sens Metropole de Lyon (WTA 250)
- Copa Oster (WTA 125)
The Davis Cup qualifiers will kick off the February proceedings. Taking place over two days between 3-5 February, the qualifiers will see 24 countries battle it out for a place in the 2023 Davis Cup Finals, starting on 11 September this year.
Great Britain – who will be represented by Cam Norrie, Dan Evans, Jack Draper, Neal Skupski and Joe Salisbury – have drawn Colombia in the qualifying rounds. This tie will mark the first between the two nations in the tournament’s history.
6–12 February: Biggest stars of the ATP and WTA tour head to Rotterdam and Abu Dhabi
- Rotterdam (ATP 500)
- Mubdala Abu Dhabi Open (WTA 500)
- Dallas (ATP 250)
- Cordoba Open (ATP 250)
- Open Sud de France (ATP 250)
- Upper Austria Ladies Linz (ATP 250)
- W25 & M25 Bath (ITF)
The Rotterdam Open will mark the first ATP 500 event of the 2023 calendar. The week-long event will get underway from the 7 February, where we can expect to see some of the ATP tour’s most well-known faces hit the courts, including Break Point star and reigning champion Felix Auger-Aliassime, Stefanos Tsitsipas, British No.2 Evans and the in-form Andy Murray – who is set to enter the tournament as a wild card.
Mubdala Abu Dhabi Open
Elsewhere, the first WTA 500 event of the month will take place between 5–12 February as players head to compete at the Mubdala Abu Dhabi Open. More than 60 singles and doubles matches will be spread across eight days, with some of the WTA’s top stars including Ons Jabeur, Daria Kasatkina and Danielle Collins all scheduled to take to the courts in a bid to win their first title of the year.
Meanwhile, the Dallas Open is scheduled to kick off from the 7–13 February. The ATP 250 event has been one of great success for British stars in the past, with Kyle Edmund picking up his second ATP-title at the singles event in 2020 and Murray winning back-to-back titles in 2006 and 2007.
W25 & M25 Bath, W25 Glasgow
You can watch all of the live action from the ITF events in Great Britain by visiting the Fan Zone.
13-19 February: ATP tour returns to Delray Beach, while the Wheelchair Tour heads to Rotterdam and Bolton
- Qatar Totalenergies Open (WTA 500)
- Rio Open (ATP 500)
- Delray Beach (ATP 250)
- Argentina Open (ATP 250)
- Rotterdam ABN AMRO (ITF 1 Series)
- Bolton Indoor ITF 3 (ITF Series 3)
- Bahrain Ministry of Interior Tennis (Challenger 125)
- W25 Glasgow (ITF)
The second week in February sees the ATP tour return to the sunshine state as the Delray Beach event gets underway. Last year saw Norrie overcome American Reilly Opelka 7-6, 7-6 in the final to lift the third ATP Tour title of his career.
Qatar Totalenergies Open
Meanwhile, the WTA Tour will be heading to Doha for the Qatar Totalenergies Open between 13–18 February. World No.1 Iga Swiatek is set to lead the cast of 32 singles players and 16 doubles pairs, with Jessica Pegula, Aryna Sabalenka, Coco Gauff and Caroline Garcia also expected to feature.
Rotterdam ABN AMRO
On the wheelchair tour, the Rotterdam ABN AMRO is taking place between 15–19 February. Great Britain’s Alfie Hewett has won the ITF 1 Series event three consecutive years in a row and will be looking to retain his title once again. Meanwhile the Bolton Indoor ITF 3 event is scheduled to take place between 17-21 February.
20–26 February: The first WTA 1000 event of the year gets started
- Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships (WTA 1000)
- Acapulco (Mexican Open, ATP 500)
- Qatar Exxonmobil Open (ATP 250)
- Open 13 Provence (ATP 250)
- Merida Open Akron (WTA 250)
- Bolton Indoor ITF 1 (ITF 2 Series)
- Abierto GNP Seguros (Challenger 125)
Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships
The third week in February will stage the first WTA 1000 event of 2023 as the WTA tour heads to Dubai for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. Commencing on 19 February, the week-long event will welcome the biggest names on tour with Swiatek, Jabeur, Maria Sakkari currently scheduled to compete, while defending champion Jelena Ostapenko will seek to retain her title.
Qatar ExxonMobil Open
The Qatar ExxonMobil Open will take place in Doha between 14–19 February. Last year saw joint doubles world No.1’s Neal Skupski and Wesley Koolhof lift their third title of the year.
Rounding off a busy month on the ATP tour is the Mexican Open – set in one of the most popular coastal resorts in Mexico, Acapulco. 2022 saw British No.1 Norrie reach the final where he missed out on the title to four-time champion Rafael Nadal.
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