The 2024 ATP tennis season is off and running. In February, there are 12 tournaments, four are ATP 500 and the remaining ones are ATP 250. The first ATP 500 is the ABN AMRO Open beginning on February 12 and played on indoor hardcourts in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The 2023 final was a preview of the 2024 Australian Open with the opposite outcome. Daniil Medvedev defeated Jannik Sinner in three sets.
Outdoor clay is the surface for the second ATP 500, the Rio Open, beginning on February 19. Cameron Norrie stopped Carlos Alcaraz from being the back-to-back champion of this event in 2023 with a three set win.
The final ATP 500 events, played on outdoor hardcourts, happen concurrently from February 26-March 2 in Dubai, UAE, and Acapulco, Mexco. In Dubai, Daniil Medvedev eliminated his good friend Andrey Rublev from completing a back-to-back championship victory in 2023 with a straight set win. Alex de Minaur defeated Tommy Paul in Acapulco in 2023.
Noteworthy ATP 250 events
American tennis fans do not need to wait for March's Sunshine Double of Indian Wells and Miami to see ATP tennis action. The Dallas Open is an indoor hardcourt event beginning February 5. Wu Yibing is the defending champion. One week later, on February 12, the Delray Beach Open begins in Delray Beach, Florida. Taylor Fritz is the defending champion.
The Qatar ExxonMobil Open, known as the Doha tournament, is another to circle on the calendar. Beginning on February 19 on the outdoor hardcourts of Doha, Qatar, Rafael Nadal is expected to return to the tour. Daniil Medvedev defeated Andy Murray in Doha in 2023. Nadal is the 2014 Doha champion and a 2016 finalist losing to Novak Djokovic. Fans are hoping to see a healthy Nadal in Doha who will also make the quick turnaround to play in Dubai the following week.