Saudi Arabia Set To Host First International Tennis Tournament

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Saudi Arabia will host its first ever international tennis tournament between December 12-14, 2019. The Diriyah Tennis Cup will be played at the 15,000-seat Diriyah Arena on the outskirts of Riyadh.The 2019 tournament will have a total prize money of $3 million.

The Diriyah Tennis Cup is not a formal ATP tournament.  So there will no ranking points for the participating players. The tournament has already signed up Stanislas Wawrinka, Daniil Medvedev, Fabio Fognini, John Isner, Lucas Pouille, and David Goffin for this year’s event.  Two additional players for the tournament will be announced later

The tournament is a part Saudi Arabia’s Ad Diriyah Season which will also feature a Formula E race, a heavyweight boxing match between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr. and a Diriyah Equestrian Festival.

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