The player line-up for the 2015 Priceline Pharmacy Classic Kooyong is almost complete following the announcement that Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is to compete.
Tsonga joins an impressive field which includes six players ranked in the top 35, defending champion Kei Nishikori, Felicano Lopez, Gilles Simon, Alexandr Dolgopolov, Richard Gasquet and Fernando Verdasco. plus Australian Open Wild card playoff winner, Jordan Thompson.
Note: Tsonga has withdrawn from the tournament and been replaced by Filip Krajinovic.
Dates: Tuesday 13th to Friday 16th January at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club.
Note: The timing is a change to previous years when the tournament finished with the final on Saturday.
Website: Kooyong Classic
Tickets: Ticket prices have been reduced for 2015 with unreserved seats available from $20 for adults and $5 for children for the first two days.
Kids Day: Kids enter for free on Thursday 15 January.
2015 Player Line-up
Here’s a review of each players current ATP world ranking (as at 22 December 2014) and 2014 highlights.
Current World Ranking – 5
2014 Highlights – In addition to winning the Kooyong Classic, Nishikori won ATP titles in Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Barcelona and Memphis. He was also a finalist at the US Open and Madrid.
Current World Ranking – 12
2014 Highlights – Won the Rogers Cup in Toronto and the Hopman Cup with Alize Cornet. Represented France in their Davis Cup Final defeat to Switzerland.
Current World Ranking – 14
2014 Highlights – Had a good year on grass winning Eastbourne and making the final of Queen’s.
Current World Ranking – 21
2014 Highlights – Made the final at Shanghai.
Current World Ranking – 23
2014 Highlights – Made the final at Rio de Janeiro.
Current World Ranking – 26
2014 Highlights – Made the final at Eastbourne and Montpellier.
Current World Ranking – 33
2014 Highlights – Won at Houston.
2010 Kooyong Classic champion, defeated Tsonga 7-5, 6-3.
Current World Ranking – 277
2014 Highlights – Won the Australian Open Wild card playoff in a five set match for the second consecutive year.
Until next time
Grand Slam Gal