the show of the Diriyah Tennis Cup
When he is on court something very special happens. Nick Kyrgios is among the players known for their unique style of play and understanding of the game. The Australian is one of the most popular tennis entertainers and showed this year in particular that he is at the top of his game and a force to be reckoned with. Kyrgios reached the final of Wimbledon 2022 with a tournament rank of 40, making him the first unseeded Grand Slam finalist in men’s singles since Joe-Wilfried Tsonga (France) at the Australian Open in 2008. The 27-year-old posted 2022 records of 37-10 in singles and 23-6 in doubles, winning his 7th singles title at Washington and a doubles title at the Australian Open with Thanassi Kokkinakis. Together they reached the NITTO ATP Finals in Torino. “At the end of my outstanding season 2022 I’m excited to play at the Diriyah Tennis Cup. I’m looking forward to getting to know the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and especially to having fun with the other players and showing the fans some really entertaining tennis”, said Nick Kyrgios.
Taylor Fritz from the United States also had an extremely successful 2022. In front of his family and friends, the Californian won his first Masters title at his home tournament in Indian Wells. With this success behind him, he showed more fantastic performances and also qualified for the NITTO ATP Finals in Torino. There he is in great shape. The American defeated Rafael Nadal for the second time this year. “Now I’m looking forward to playing in front of the Saudi tennis fans and the great atmosphere. I think the tournament will be unforgettable and perfect preparation for the new year for us players.” The 25-year-old Fritz is currently the highest-ranked tennis player from the US and recently (in October) entered the world’s top 10. He also reached his first Grand Slam quarter-final at Wimbledon. Now Fritz will play in Saudi Arabia for the first time.
Nick Kyrgios and Taylor Fritz will join defending champion Daniil Medvedev, Olympic champion Alexander Zverev, Andrey Rublev, Cameron Norrie, Dominic Thiem and Stan Wawrinka in Saudi Arabia. From December 8-10, a total of 12 players will compete at the Diriyah Tennis Cup 2022, with total prize money of 3 million US dollars to play for. More players will be announced in the coming weeks and the advance ticket sale will start soon.