ATP Challenger opens in Taipei without toss of coin before matches

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/04/25
By: Lee Yu-cheng and Kay Liu

Taipei, April 25 (CNA) The Santaizi ATP Challenger, which incorporates Taiwanese features,

Jimmy Wang (left) and Wu Tung-lin (right).

Jimmy Wang (left) and Wu Tung-lin (right).

kicked off in Taipei Monday, with all home players defeated on the opening day.

The event, part of the the Challenger Tour of Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), is an indoor carpet event that takes place in National Taiwan University Sports Center.

Apart from the tournament’s title, Santaizi, a deity who is a prince, it also uses divination blocks used in temples to replace the coin tossed ahead of a match to decide which player or team serves in the first game.

Taiwanese players who competed in either singles or doubles events, unfortunately, were all defeated on the opening day of the tournament that carries a total prize money of US$75,000.     [FULL  STORY]

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