Two extra top-20 stars are set to headline the Kuyoung Basic, which returns in January.
In August Information Corp revealed that world No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz and Alex de Minaur had been the primary two gamers to be joined by now US Open champion Marin Cilic and American Taylor Fritz.
The Covid-19 pandemic had sidelined the occasion for the previous two years, however it will likely be held on the Koyeong Garden Tennis Membership from January 10 to 12 subsequent yr.
Cilic gained his Grand Slam title in New York eight years in the past, however is having fun with a renaissance this season, rising to No. 14 within the rankings after ending third in 2018.
He troubled world quantity 4 Daniil Medvedev on his approach to this yr’s French Open semi-finals and made the ultimate of final week’s Tel Aviv Open earlier than dropping to Novak Djokovic.
Peter Johnston, Director of the Kooyong Basic Match, was the Managing Director of the Tel Aviv Program and is thrilled to satisfy the commitments from Cilic and Fritz.
Fritz is at a career-high No 11 after profitable two singles titles this yr on the grass in Eastbourne and on the Masters 1000 match at Indian Wells.
The 24-year-old ended Rafael Nadal’s 20-match profitable streak within the Indian Wells closing.
“It is nice to see Taylor play for the primary time in Kuyoung and welcome Marin to the 2023 match,” stated Johnston.
“With these two stars, Alex, and the newly topped US Open champion and world No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz, the 2023 Kooyong Basic is shaping as much as be a ‘should see’ for followers in January.”
Fritz stated taking part in in Kuyong for the primary time can be “the best preparation” for the Australian Open.
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