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Bengaluru Open comes back with bigger prize purse

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

The will now be one of the biggest ATP Challenger tournaments in with organisers adding USD 50,000 to take the total prize money to USD 150,000.

is only fourth country in to host the highest category Challenger tournament, which offers 100 ranking points and a prize purse of USD 18,000 to the winner.

hosts three events of USD 150,000 (Anning, and Jinan), Chinese two (and Kaohsiung) while Korea (Busan) hosts one.

Most of the USD 150,000 events are in the -- Newport Beach, Indian Wells, Irving, Chicago, and one is in Monterrey, in

"has given Rs 75 lakh and Department will be giving Rs one crore. Remaining money will be raised through sponsorships," Karnataka's told reporters.

State Lawn Association (KSLTA) will organise a national-level ranking tournament from October 22 to 27 and the winner will get a wild card entry into the Challenger, Kharge, who is also Chairman, said.

said the event is a huge stepping stone for local players to improve their standings.

"With also coming up against in February and rankings being one of the criteria for selection, this tournament will be important," Zeeshan said.

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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 17:35 IST