ATP Tashkent Open
The ATP Tournament Tashkent ( officially President's Cup ) (Tashkent, Uzbekistan ) was from 1997 to 2002 part of the ATP Tour. It was held both a double and a single competition on hard court. The tournament was presented in the ATP International Series, the forerunner series on the ATP World Tour 250
In September 1997, an ATP tournament took place in the Uzbek capital Tashkent for the first time. The prize money amounted to 328,000 U.S. dollars. The starting field consisted of 32 players, in singles and 16 pairs in the doubles. The first winners were Tim Henman in the individual, as well as Vincenzo Santopadre and Vincent Spadea in the doubles. Topgesetzter was Yevgeny Kafelnikov, then number four in the world rankings.
Until 2002 the tournament every year in September took place. The starting field kept the size as at the beginning and the prize money increased in the past two years to 525,000 U.S. dollars. The only Uzbek tournament winner was in 1999 Oleg Ogorodov in a double with the Swiss Marc Rosset. The last winner was in 2002 Yevgeny Kafelnikov. Since no ATP Word Tour tournament longer takes place in Tashkent; Launched in 1999, the Women's tournament, however, still.