Daniel Masur wins the MLP-Cup 2023

A fantastic tournament week culminates in the final on Sunday, January 29, when Daniel Masur meets Matteo Martineau. Masur didn't lose a set until then and defeated top seed Jan Choinski in the semifinals. Martineau also played his way into the final in dominant fashion, with only Elmar Ejupovic posing a major challenge for him in the quarterfinals. In a heated match over three sets, 2 won set tie-breaks ensured the happy end for the Frenchman.

After Masur dominated the first set of the final, Martineau fought his way back in the second set. A tie-break in the exciting third set had to decide the final score of 6:3 2:6 7:6. We congratulate Daniel Masur after several attempts to win the MLP Cup 2023 and the title of International German Men's Tennis Champion of the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region.

Photo: Christian Schmitz
Photo: Christian Schmitz
Photo: Thomas Schulte
Photo: Thomas Schulte

News MLP-CUP 2023

The field of participants has been determined: The MLP-Cup 2023 will feature a top-class line-up with numerous international participants

 Leading the field of the MLP-Cup 2023 is Jan Choinski, number 249 in the world rankings. The German-born player, who now plays under the British flag, has already won eight singles titles on the Future Tour.

With Peter Heller and the former German champion Daniel Masur, players already familiar to spectators will return to Nußloch and once again fight for the title of International Men's Tennis Champion of the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region. In addition to high-profile players, this year's field also includes up-and-coming talents such as Munich's Max Rehberg and US-American Aidan Mayo. Spectators should also keep an eye on Edas Butvilas. The 18-year-old Lithuanian won the Junior Grand Slam at Wimbledon in doubles in 2021 and the Junior French Open in 2022 and reached the quarterfinals of the Junior Australian Open in singles last year.

Yannik Kelm secures the MLP-Cup Wildcard

from left to right: Stev Kleine ( tournament director), Torben Steinorth, Yannik Kelm I photo: Thomas Schulte
from left to right: Stev Kleine ( tournament director), Torben Steinorth, Yannik Kelm I photo: Thomas Schulte

Local hero Torben Steinorth from TC Weinheim narrowly fails in the final of the MLP-Cup Wildcard Challenge against 17-year-old Yannik Kelm from Bavaria. In a hard-fought 2-set match, the first seeded Kelm from TC Starnberg should have the upper hand. After an unflinching march through to the final, Steinorth presented him with a real challenge for the first time. In the match, which lasted more than 2 hours and was exciting until the end, two set tie-breaks had to decide the match. Kelm finally secured the victory of the tournament after a sovereign second tie-break with 7:6 7:6 and thus a wildcard for the MLP Cup.

News MLP-Cup 2023

Good news for all tennis fans:
The "International Men's Tennis Championships of the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region" for the MLP Cup 2023 will take place again from 22 to 29 January 2023!

After two years of abstinence from world ranking tennis at the Racket Center, 32 tennis athletes from all over the world will finally compete again in the main draw for the coveted ATP world ranking points and US$25,000 prize money. The "Best Tournament 2017 of the DTB German Masters Series" will ...

News MLP-Cup 2020

Ruben Bemelmans wins the MLP Cup 2020

The 17th International Men's Tennis Champion of the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region is Ruben Bemelmans. In a high-class three-set match, the tournament favourite secured the lead crystal trophy, the winner's prize money and 20 ATP world ranking points. It would be wrong to say that the experience of the two-time Davis Cup finalist was the decisive factor. Rather, the young 18-year-old Jonas Forejtek had to pay tribute to his previous matches ...

Start of the MLP-Cup season 2020

On the 24th October 2019 the GSM Gesellschaft für Sportmanagement and the Racket Center Nussloch invited to a sponsors' night at the Penske Sportwagenzentrum Mannheim. Besides an outlook for the MLP-Cup 2020 the purpose was to express our thanks to all sponsors and partners for in part many years of support for the tournament.


The vehicles of Porsche, the outstanding saxophonist Jochen Treu, the excellent buffet of Klaus Wamich (cook&more) as well as wine sponsored by winehouse Fehser created a great atmosphere which all our guests certainly will remain in memory.

Best tournament of the german master series

We were honored!

Our MLP-Cup 2017 was honored as the best tournament of the German Masters Series. On this occasion we want to thank our partners and especially all of our energetic volunteers.