Kuala Lumpur is fast shaping up as South East Asia’s sporting capital with the recent announcement that some of the biggest names in tennis will be competing at the 7th Malaysian Open later this year.
This year’s indoor hard court tournament will take place in KL from 26 September to 4 October with total prize money of US $1,041,540 up for grabs.
Tournament organizers are thrilled to welcome back one of the world’s most consistent top-ten tennis stars and recent French Open quarter-finalist, Spain’s David Ferrer. He will be joined by fellow countryman Feliciano Lopez, ranked #11 on the world tennis rankings who is currently enjoying the best season of his career, and Grigor Dimitrov, one of the sport’s most exciting young talents
But of course the player most tennis fans will be straining to see rising 20 year-old Australian tennis star with Malaysian roots – Nick Kyrgios. Following his tournament debut last year Nick has attracted legions of fans in both Australia and Malaysia, and is fast emerging as one of the most feared players in men’s tennis, with a powerful game dominated by a sizzling serve.
Nick’s incredible run to the quarters at Wimbledon in 2014 saw him beat Richard Gasquet and Rafa Nadal, becoming the first teenager to beat a reigning world No.1 in nine years. This year he has already defeated Roger Federer; his explosive game has taken him into the world’s top 25, and he became the first teenager to reach the Australian Open quarters for 25 years.
So with VIP finals packages starting from just RM440, if you’re a sports lover or a tennis fan and want to witness some great Aussie tennis action, there is no better time to book your trip to Malaysia this spring. Tickets can be purchased now on-line via the tournament website www.MalaysianOpenTennis.com or telephone +61 4 23479484.