The Impact Arena Muang Thong
Thani will host the 2010 PTT
Thailand Open from 25 September – 3 October.
World #1 Rafael Nadal headlines a bumper field of players
coming to Bangkok to compete in the PTT Thailand Open from 25 September – 3
October at Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani.
Reigning US Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro, Chile’s
Fernando Gonzalez and Latvian rising star Ernests Gulbis had already
confirmed their participation in the USD 608,500 event but are now joined by
more of tennis’ top names including world #15 Jurgen Melzer of Austria,
Spain’s Feliciano Lopez ranked #24, Thailand Open 2007 runner up German
Benjamin Becker, and last year’s finalist Viktor Troicki of Serbia.
Joining the world’s top players and former finalists are
other Bangkok favourites: #59 ranked Jarkko Nieminen of Finland, Guillermo
Garcia-Lopez of Spain ranked #44, #48 Philipp Petzschner of Germany and
Kazakhstan’s Evgeny Korolev.
A number of top players will be joining the PTT Thailand
Open for the first time: #52 Juan Ignacio Chela of Argentina, Jeremy Chardy
and Florent Serra of France and fast-rising Dutch star Thiemo de Bakker who
has risen from outside the top 200 to #50 in a little over a year, have all
confirmed they will participate in the tournament for the first time.
Also confirming their participation are Michael Berrer of
Germany, Swiss Marco Chiudinelli and Eduardo Schwank of Argentina.
“We are again delighted to have such a strong field of
players competing for the King’s Cup at the PTT Thailand Open,” said
tournament Executive Committee Chairman Suwat Lipatapanlop. “Thai tennis
fans are in for a fantastic nine days of tennis action.”
The main singles draw of the PTT Thailand Open will
feature 28 players including three wildcards that have yet to be announced
and four players who successfully come through the qualifying rounds. The
Draw Ceremony for the tournament will be held at Impact Arena at 2pm on
Saturday 25 September and this year will be open to the public for the first
time in the tournament’s history.
Tickets for the PTT Thailand Open start at just Bt300 and
are available from all Thaiticketmajor outlets, by calling 02 262 3838, or
by logging on to www.thaiticketmajor.com.