Vale do Lobo Open Magnesium-K Active, the first international tournament of the year in Portugal, begins this weekend at Vale do Lobo Tennis Academy, in Loulé, with a total of $ 25,000 in monetary prizes.
The tournament is part of the men's ITF circuit calendar and is scored for the ATP world ranking, bringing together, in the qualifying phase, 22 Portuguese tennis players.
The qualifying session is scheduled to start at 10:30 am today, Sunday, and has a strong adhesion from the Portuguese contingent, with emphasis on Francisco Cabral, Gonçalo Falcão and Fábio Coelho, who make up the list of seeded players, but also for João Portugal, Francisco Faria, João Ferreira, Tiago Rodrigo Fernandes, João António, Eduardo Morais, Afonso Portugal, Bernardo Teixeira, Tomás Almeida, Duarte Melo, Illia Stoliar, Valentin de Carvalho, Martim Simões, José Ricardo Nunes and five «wild cards »(guests): Diogo Morais, Heber Adónis, Vasco Leote Prata, Filipe Grebentsov and Duarte Correia.
The qualifying phase consists of three rounds and eight «tickets» for the main board are available, in which Nuno Borges, Gastão Elias, Tiago Cação, Luís Faria and Pedro Araújo are already confirmed.
The Vale do Lobo Open Magnesium-K Active takes place between February 21st and 28th and is the first of three $ 25,000 international men's tournaments to take place in Portugal in the coming weeks: afterwards, the circuit goes to the Tennis Center and Padel de Faro (28 February to 7 March) and returns to Vale do Lobo Tennis Academy (7 to 14 March).