Six-time ATP champion Nick Kyrgios has been awarded a wildcard into the inaugural Dallas Open, per Michal Samulski. Kyrgios, a former world No. 13, will certainly be one of the main attractions at the inaugural Dallas Open. Kyrgios, who has plummeted to No.
114 in the world, hasn't played much over the last two years and that's the main reason why he exited the top-100. However, Kyrgios is still more than capable of playing good and beating some of the world's best players.
“If I'm ranked 1000 or 10 in the world everyone knows what I'm capable of on tour,” Kyrgios said, per the ATP website. “I'm not a player that hasn't proven himself… I talk a lot, but I also have beaten a lot of players and I have won a lot of tournaments.
“I won Acapulco unseeded and I beat four Top 10 players. So tough draws [don’t bother me]… That's not something I'm focusing on, honestly. I just want to go out there and have fun. People are expecting me to put on a good show and I think I'm capable of doing that still."
Kyrgios joins a star-studded Dallas player field
Grigor Dimitrov, Kei Nishikori, Taylor Fritz, John Isner and Reilly Opelka are just some of the names expected to play in Dallas. “Taylor and Kei are incredible additions to our player field and I can’t wait to see them in Dallas in February,” Dallas tournament director Peter Lebedevs said in a statement released.
“With Taylor, John and Reilly, we are excited to now have the current top three American players committed. Kei and Grigor are each the best players in the history of their respective home countries and will bring an international spotlight to the Dallas Open.
The excitement is building and tickets are limited, fans that are interested should get tickets now before they sell out."