Tennis Queensland CEO Mark Handley spoke about the great field that the Brisbane International has delivered for the 2020 year. Handley said: "Now we are delivering the ATP Cup and the Brisbane International women's event under the banner of Brisbane Tennis.
The men will be on the court in the ATP Cup group stages from the 3-8 January, and the women will be on from the 6-12 January. What's terrific is that we've got the majority of the best male players in the world here in Australia for almost four weeks, so I think that's just a great outcome for not only the tennis fans in each state but fans of elite sport in general.
We've got former and current world number ones and multiple grand slam champions littered across both events." A world class tennis will be played featuring the likes of Novak Djokovic and Venus Williams. "We ensure the players have got all that they need prior to the first Grand Slam of the year at the Australian Open - They're all looked after very well, all the operational areas are running smoothly, and there are plenty of opportunities to get coveted practice court time", Handley added.
"Ensuring a good player experience always ensures we're going to get top level talent, but also being able to provide all the benefits of close-to-the-action seating; we've got a roofed arena, we've got shade, a variety of food and drink outlets and plenty of things to do."