The absence of the fall Asian swing (for the second year in a row) means that the ATP Tour looks a little different at the moment.
The 250 in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan came about a year ago, to fill the breach.
And this year, a new event in San Diego, which works well geographically with Indian Wells rescheduled for the week right after.
A quick drive over the mountains, and there you are.
Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Category: ATP 250
Surface: Indoor Hard
Dates: Sept. 27 – Oct. 3, 2021
Prize money: €481,270
Draws: S28 – D16
Monday, Sept. 27, 2021
Singles, first round
Doubles, first round
Qualifying, final round
(1st-round opponents in brackets)
 Egor Gerasimov (BLR) def. Altug Celikbilek (TUR) 76 (6) 63 (Vasek Pospisil)
Illya Marchenko (UKR) def  Tomas Machac (CZE) 36 63 76 (2) ([Q] Andreas Seppi)
 Pedro Martinez (ESP) def.  Kamil Majchrzak (POL) 64 76 (4) (Laslo Djere)
 Andreas Seppi (ITA) def. [WC] Alexander Donski (BUL) 63 62 ([Q] Illya Marchenko)