Thursday, June 26, 2014

Raonic Joins Impressive Citi Open Men's Field

Milos Raonic leads an impressive field at this year's Citi Open

From our friends at the Citi Open...

Raonic, Isner, Nishikori, Dimitrov, Gasquet, and Monfils Headline Impressive Citi Open Tennis Tournament Singles Men's Player Field

ATP World Tour 500 Tournament Kicks Off July 26

Eight of the top 25 players on the Emirates ATP World Tour Rankings are confirmed to play in the Nation's Capital Tennis Tradition, the Citi Open® Tournament.
Fresh from reaching his first Grand Slam quarterfinals at the French Open, Canada’s Milos Raonic (No. 9) leads the superb men’s field. Top American and last year’s tournament runner-up, John Isner (No. 11), returns to Washington, along with Japan’s top player, Kei Nishikori (No. 12). Grigor Dimitrov (No. 13) hopes to continue his great season, after winning three ATP World Tour titles so far this year, most recently at Queen’s Club in London. Richard Gasquet (No. 14), Kevin Anderson (No. 18), Gael Monfils (No. 21), and Feliciano Lopez (No. 25) round out the men’s field in the top 25.

“Having three of the top ten seeds at Wimbledon - Raonic, Isner and Nishikori - playing in the Citi Open® is a great indicator of the incredibly strong men’s field that will be featured this year,” said Jeff Newman, tournament director.

Aside from Isner, all American men on the Emirates ATP World Tour Top 100 Rankings are also confirmed, including fan favorites Sam Querrey, Jack Sock, Donald Young, and Steve Johnson. Past champions will also return such as Lleyton Hewitt and Radek Stepanek. In addition, Citi Open® Tournament Wild Card Challenge champion and rising tennis star Francis Tiafoe will also play to qualify into the main draw.

The remaining spots will be filled with the winners of the qualifying rounds on July 26-27 and wild cards as determined by Citi Open® Tournament officials. Main draw play will begin Monday, July 28. Players are subject to change due to injury or other unforeseen circumstances. The women’s field will be announced at a later date, along with the doubles field, headlined by early commitments, world No. 1 team Bob and Mike Bryan.

The Citi Open® Tournament is one of only 11 elite ATP World Tour 500-level events worldwide and the only one held in the United States. The event is also part of the prestigious Emirates Airline US Open Series, the five-week summer tennis season that links eight North American hard-court tournaments to the final Grand Slam of the year, the US Open. In addition, the Citi Open® Tournament features a WTA International Tournament which provides fans the opportunity to watch simultaneous competitions of both world-class men’s and women’s tennis throughout the nine-day event. It is one of only four U.S. tournaments that include both men’s and women’s fields. The tournament features 48 men’s singles players and 16 doubles teams, 32 women’s singles players and 16 doubles teams.

The tournament’s owner and beneficiary, the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation (WTEF), provides underserved children in the D.C. area with a safe environment to learn critical life skills both on and off the courts through academic and athletic enrichment.

Ticket pricing and package details plus a full listing of the men’s player field is now available at, or by phone at 202-721-9500. Daily and single session tickets are available through Ticketmaster.

For more information, visit the Citi Open® Tournament on the web at The Citi Open® Tournament is on Facebook at and on Twitter at @CitiOpen. The 2014 Citi Open® Tournament is a Lagardère Unlimited production. Citi Open® Tournament is a registered service mark of Citigroup Inc.