This was the first major highlight of the Diriyah Tennis Cup presented by Aramco! At the big „Players Night“ in the Aseel Resort, the stars of the tournament around defending champion Daniil Medvedev and the German Olympic champion Alexander Zverev experienced a relaxed evening together with their families, friends, and team members. They enjoyed local specialties and the historic and majestic atmosphere of the Asell Resort. Stan Wawrinka resumed: „It’s an amazing place. The first edition was a great experience, and I am really happy to be here again.“
Before this lovey evening, Matteo Berrettini (Italy), Dominic Thiem from Austria and Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov went on a sightseeing tour: Not far from the Diriyah Arena, they explored At-Turaif and followed in the footsteps of the Saudi royal dynasty. Grigor Dimitrov said: “I am really enjoying it. Hopefully we have more time and we get to see a little bit more. I love the colours and the light – the atmosphere is quite amazing.”
Grigor Dimitrov, champion at the 2017 ATP finals, Olympic silver medalist Karen Khachanov, and Michael Mmoh (USA), who was born in Riyadh, will be there as „alternates“ in Diriyah. They would step in if other players are injured. Mmoh was part of the Diriyah Tennis Cup in 2019 when
he faced Ammar Al Hagbani in the “Saudi Showdown”. Mmoh was part of the Diriyah Tennis Cup in 2019 when he faced Ammar Al Hagbani in the “Saudi Showdown”. “My goal is to inspire the youth in Saudi Arabia and I think it would be so cool to have a Saudi Arabian tennis player on the ATP tour, even- tually winning a Grand Slam”, Mmoh mentioned.