Stan Wawrinka, Daniil Medvedev, Fabio Fognini, David Goffin are among the players who will compete in the Diriyah Tennis Cup that will take place in Saudi Arabia from 12 to 14 December this year. A $3 million prize money will be at stake and all the players compete taking an appearance fee.
Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Faisal, chairman of the General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia (GSA), said: “Hosting world class international tennis in Saudi Arabia for the very first time is another watershed moment for the Kingdom.
There’s a deep passion for sport in Saudi Arabia and the Diriyah Tennis Cup will see us reaching new tennis fans, welcome even more international visitors as well as creating amazing memories for all. Our vision is to achieve greater participation in sport – hosting the world’s best tennis players here can only help to achieve our goals.
Sport provides incredible opportunities to engage and inspire people; tennis provides another platform for us to do that in the Kingdom”. Peter-Michael Reichel, co-chairman of Basel Sports Group, the Diriyah Tennis Cup organisers, stated: “It is getting very exciting now, we have revealed six of our stars, all who rank among the best men’s players on the planet.
For passionate tennis fans, and for anyone who enjoys the drama of live sport, this will be a must-see. Especially as this history-making tournament will be played in this iconic and unique location”.