Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Nishikori Returns to Citi Open Tennis Tournament

Kei Nishikori returns to the Citi Open Tennis Tournament

From our friends at the Citi Open...

World No. 9 Kei Nishikori Accepts Wild Card to Citi Open Tennis Tournament to Reclaim Washington Title

2015 champion joins strongest tournament player field in recent years

Kei Nishikori, No. 9 on the ATP World Tour, returns to Washington to compete for the Citi Open Tennis Tournament title. He is the first to receive a main draw wild card to the tournament, to be held July 29 - August 6 at the Rock Creek Park Tennis Center.

The Japanese player wowed DC-area audiences in 2015, defeating John Isner in the final round in a thrilling three-set match. That same year, he became the highest-ranked Asian men’s singles player ever with a career-high ranking of No. 4 on the ATP World Tour. In 2014, he reached the men’s singles final at the 2014 U.S. Open.

He joins World No. 8 Dominic Thiem as the second Top 10 player in the Citi Open roster. In addition, he is the third former tournament champion to join this year’s field, along with Juan Martin del Potro and Gael Monfils. Alexander Zverev, Lucas Pouille, Jack Sock, Nick Kyrgios, John Isner, and Steve Johnson are also scheduled to play in this action-packed week.

For more information about this year’s players and to purchase tickets, please visit www.citiopentennis.com. Single session tickets, weeklong packages and other ticket plans are on sale now at www.citiopentennis.com or by calling the hotline (202) 721-9500.

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The Washington Tennis & Education Foundation (WTEF) is a premier educational and tennis organization for underserved children in Washington, DC. The mission of WTEF is to improve the life prospects of low-income, underserved children and youth in the District of Columbia through athletic and academic enrichment. We seek to keep children off city streets during out-of-school time in a safe environment they can trust. We also engage them in productive activities that teach discipline, build confidence, improve school performance, and encourage a healthy lifestyle. We empower our students to achieve their highest potential by helping them develop meaningful values and critical life skills that will lead them to make constructive life choices. WTEF builds life champions.

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