The Chengdu Open celebrates its third edition in 2018 with Fabio Fognini, Gael Monfils and Australian Open semifinalist Hyeon Chung among the players scheduled to appear.

One of the first stops on the ATP World Tour's brief but glittering Asian swing, Chengdu - home of the famous giant panda research centre - always attracts a strong field and the 2018 edition will be no exception as it takes place 24-30 September 2018.

ATP Chengdu Open Live Streaming

ATP Chengdu tennis is live from 24-30 September with play starting around 1pm local/6am BST. Bookmaker bet365 are offering customers the opportunity to watch a live stream of the matches alongside in-play betting.

Watch and bet on Chengdu Open tennis live at bet365 > live streaming > tennis (geo-restrictions apply; funded account required or to have placed a bet in the last 24 hours to qualify)

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4. Select 'Tennis’ from the ‘All Sports’ dropdown menu

5. Enjoy a live stream & in-play betting for ATP Chengdu tennis, live from 24-30 September 2018

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ATP Chengdu Tournament Schedule

ATP Chengdu Players 2018

An intriguing mix of veterans and young stars headline the Chengdu Open in 2018 as it takes place from 24-30 September 2018.

With defending champion Denis Istomin not returning, world no. 13 Fabio Fognini leads the field as the mercurial Italian looks for the fourth title of his 2018 season, having finally added a first hard-court title to the seven career titles he had won on clay when he beat Juan Martin del Potro to win the Los Cabos title in August. 

Currently at eleventh place on the Race to London after a great season which has included semifinal appearances in Sydney, Rio de Janeiro and Geneva and fourth-round finishes at the Australian and French Opens as well as the aforementioned trio of titles, Fognini is looking to boost his chances of making a first appearance at the season-ending championships with a strong performance in Shenzhen.

Fognini is joined by Hyeon Chung, the South Korean star who won the inaugural Next Gen ATP Finals at the end of 2017 before exploding into the wider consciousness with his stunning run to the Australian Open semifinals, beating Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev on the way. Chung has struggled with injury since but still made the quarterfinals of the Indian Wells and Miami Masters and is looking for a strong finish to the season, starting in Chengdu.

Fognini and Chung are joined by last year's runner-up Marcos Baghdatis as well as Hamburg champion Nikoloz Basilashvili and Gael Monfils, the flamboyant Frenchman whose swashbuckling style is always a big hit with the crowds. Monfils has struggled with injury and missed almost all of the American hard-court summer events, but comes into the Chengdu Open having played and won the Kaohsiung Challenger the week before and looks like he might be a strong contender to claim his eighth career ATP World Tour title at the Chengdu Open.

About the Chengdu Open

The ATP Chengdu Open was first held in 2016, replacing the Malaysia Open in Kuala Lumpur. Staged at the Sichuan international Tennis Center, the Chengdu Open is one of four ATP Tournaments hosted in China. It runs simultaneously with the Shenzhen Open, and precedes the ATP 500 tournament in Beijing and the Shanghai Masters. 

The Sichuan International Tennis Center boasts a 6000-capacity Centre Court, as well as two additional 2000-seater show courts. Overall, the facility includes 20 hard courts and 12 indoor courts, and has previous hosted the likes of Pete Sampras, Michael Chang, Marat Safin and Carlos Moya in an ATP Champions Tour event.

With a population of more than 14 million people, Chengdu is the fifth largest agglomerate in China. The city is rich in history and culture, housing notable structures like the Thatched Cottage of Du Fu and the Wenshu Monastery, and is prominent for being the home of China's famous bronze culture. Chengdu is also renowned for being a natural habitat to giant pandas and is the home of several world-renowned giant panda research and conservation centres - the tournament's logo, appropriately, features a panda.

Russia's Karen Khachanov won the inaugural edition in 2016, defeating Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the final as he announced himself as one of the ATP World Tour's rising young stars. In 2017, although Khachanov returned to defend his title as the third seed, he was knocked out by the unseeded Denis Istomin, who went on to claim the title under unfortunate circumstances as the popular Marcos Baghdatis was forced by a back injury to retire in the final.

Chengdu Open Tournament Information

Here are some quick facts about ATP Chengdu.

ATP Chengdu Fast Facts

ATP ChengduChengdu Open
Dates24-30 September 2018
VenueSichuan International Tennis Center
LocationChengdu, China
First Played2016
CategoryATP World Tour 250 Series
Draw Size28 Singles/ 16 Doubles
Prize Money$1.028,885
Reigning Singles ChampionDenis Istomin
Reigning Doubles ChampionsJonathan Erlich/Aisam-al-Haq Qureshi

ATP Chengdu Ranking Points

Here are the ranking points offered by the ATP World Tour for reaching various rounds at a 250 like the Chengdu Open.

Ranking points on offer at ATP 250 events

Round of 1620
First round10

Chengdu Open Champions

Here is a complete list of all the former singles champions at the Chengdu Open.

Players still active in singles are given in bold.

ATP Chengdu Past Champions

2016Karen KhachanovAlbert Ramos-Vinolas
2017Denis IstominMarcos Baghdatis

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