Dominic Stricker from Switzerland is the next player to confirm his participation in the Diriyah Tennis Cup presented by Aramco. With the commitment of the three-time Grand Slam winner Stan Wawrinka, a Swiss duo will take to the court in Diriyah.
The 20-year-old is a budding player from the ATP Tour’s “next generation”. Two years ago he won the junior competition in Roland Garros, which places him in the illustrious line of Junior Grand Slam champions. In 2021 he started as a professional and celebrated his first doubles title on the tour at his home tournament in Gstaad, Switzerland. This year he climbed more than 120 places in the world rankings and took part in the Next Gen finals in Milan, where the best players aged under 21 meet every year. Stricker showed some brilliant performances and reached the semi-finals. Now he wants to compete with the top players in the world in Saudi Arabia. “I’m really proud to be a part of the Diriyah Tennis Cup presented by Aramco. It will be a unique experience to come to Saudi Arabia for the very first time. It’s a great chance for me to practice and to test myself against some of the best players on tour. I could hardly imagine a better way to prepare for the upcoming season”, Stricker said. Besides being excited about visiting Saudi Arabia, he is keen to link up with his compatriot Stan Wawrinka: “Of course Stan is a real role model with the career he’s had. He won Roland Garros, at least that’s what I’ve managed to do with the juniors. Most recently, we both started together at our home tournament in Basel. Now I’m looking forward to seeing him again in Saudi Arabia.”
Stan Wawrinka can only agree: “Dominic is a really nice guy. We’ve practiced together quite a bit in the past. It’s great for Swiss tennis to have a young player with great prospects coming through. He needs to continue to work hard and do the right things and I’m sure he’ll be successful. I’m very happy to see him in Diriyah.”
Dominic Stricker will join Stefanos Tsitsipas, Daniil Medvedev, Andrey Rublev, Taylor Fritz, Alexander Zverev, Cameron Norrie, Nick Kyrgios, Dominic Thiem and Stan Wawrinka in Saudi Arabia. From December 8-10, a total of 12 players will compete at the Diriyah Tennis Cup presented by Aramco, with total prize money of 3 million US dollars to play for.
Tickets for the first rows are available from 300 Saudi Riyal (Day 1). VIP seats are offered at a price of 1500 Saudi Riyal. For the remaining seats, tickets are available from 100 Saudi Riyal on Thursday, from 150 Saudi Riyal on Friday and from 200 Saudi Riyal for the finals on Saturday.