BOV Malta Tennis Masters 2017
The BOV Malta Tennis Masters will see the top 8 tennis players competing for the first title of 2018. Top seed Matthew Asciak will be vying for his fifth title in a row, and his seventh title since the inception of the tournament in 2010, having won each edition apart from 2012 when he could not participate due to international commitments.
Asciak is expected to face stiff competition from Malta’s top players, with second seed Denzil Agius and third seed Omar Sudzuka seeking to dethrone Asciak. A notable absence is that of Bradley Callus who is sidelined with a shoulder injury.
The Men’s tournament, hosted at the Marsa Sports Club will see the players split into two groups, with the top 2 players from each group contesting the semi-finals, with the final being held on Sunday 7th January 2017 at 2.00pm.
Dr David Farrugia Sacco, President of the Malta Tennis Federation, invited the public to attend this Open Tournament, which over the years has grown to be the most important event in the local Tennis Calendar after the Malta Open. He thanked the Bank of Valletta its continued support to the local game of tennis.
Bank of Valletta is a major supporter of sporting initiatives in Malta and has been supporting the BOV Malta Masters since 2010.
The draws, held on Saturday 30th December 2017 at the Marsa Sports Club for both Groups are as follows:
|GROUP A||GROUP B|
|1||M. Asciak||2||D. Agius|
|M. Gatt||O. Sudzuka|
|M. Galea||M. Griscti|
|M. Cassar Torregiani||B. Farrugia|
The resulting tournament fixtures are as follows:
|DATE Tuesday 2nd January|
|Mark Gatt||vs||Miguel Galea||5 pm on Court 1|
|Matthew Asciak||vs||Matthew Cassar Torreggiani||to follow on Court 1|
|Denzil Agius||vs||Matthew Griscti||5 pm on Court 2|
|DATE Wednesday 3rd January|
|Matthew Asciak||vs||Mark Gatt||5 pm on Court 1|
|Matthew Cassar Torreggiani||vs||Miguel Galea||to follow on Court 1|
|Denzil Agius||vs||Bden Farrugia||5 pm on Court 2|
|DATE Thursday 4th January|
|Matthew Asciak||vs||Miguel Galea||5 pm on Court 1|
|Omar Sudzuka||vs||Ben Farrugia||to follow on Court 1|
|Omar Sudzuka||vs||Matthew Griscti||TBA|
|DATE Friday 5th January|
|Omar Sudzuka||vs||Denzil Agius||5 pm on Court 1|
|Mark Gatt||vs||Matthew Cassar Torreggiani||to follow on Court 1|
|Ben Farrugia||vs||Matthew Griscti||5 pm on Court 2|
|DATE Saturday 6th January|
|Semi Finals||Courts 1& 2 @ 2.00pm|
|Winner Group A||vs||2nd Placed Group B|
|Winner Group B||vs||2nd Placed Group A|
|Sunday 7th January 2018|
|Men’s Final||Court 1 at 2.00pm|