Two major names have been added to the field for the ATP Malaysian Open.
The fourth edition of the event will take place in Septemebr in Kuala Lampur.
Ferrer is ranked no. 5 in the world while Nishikori is ranked 18th.
“With David being a Roland Garros semi-finalist, Wimbledon and Australian Open quarter finalist this year and having already won 2012 titles in Auckland on hard court, Buenos Aires, Acapulco on clay and ’s-Hertogenbosch on grass, he will be the highest ranked player ever to play our tournament,” said Tournament Director Nick Freyer, of organisers IMG. “David Ferrer is currently the 2012 match win leader on the Tour. He has won more matches than any other player, including Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.”
“Kei, who launched his rise to the upper echelons of the rankings last year in Kuala Lumpur, first played here as a wild card recipient ranked No. 170 in 2009. Having recovered from a stomach muscle injury that prevented him from playing at Roland Garros, he went on to reach the third round at Wimbledon. If his form continues, we hope that he will play the Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur 2012 as a newly minted Top 10 player come September.”