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SIAD, sponsor of the AON Challenger Memorial Giorgio Messina tournament
International tennis returned to Genoa in style in the splendid setting of Valletta Cambiaso from 4 to 11 September 2016 for the fourteenth edition of the AON Open Challenger Memorial Giorgio Messina. With prize money of $125,000, the Genoa tournament – already recognized in 2014 as the best Challenger Cup in the world – once again brought several big names from international tennis to the court.
11 September brought an end to a truly exceptional edition of the Aon Open Challenger Memorial Giorgio Messina with a finals match of the highest level. With two top players from the international tennis scene facing off across the net in the form of Spaniard Nicolas Almagro (number one seeded in the main draw), ex world top-ten ranked player and currently seeded at 48, and Jerzy Janowicz of Poland, ex world 14th seeded player. Janowicz prevailed to win gold, defeating Amagro in two sets (7-6/6-4) in a compelling match played on the ‘Beppe Croce’ centre court, offering an exceptionally vivid spectacle.
The arrival of the tournament at its fourteenth edition and the prestige accumulated over the years have been possible largely thanks to the support received from numerous sponsors, including the SIAD Group.