2019 Kooyong Classic features world no. 5, 6 and 7 with signing of Marin Cilic and Kevin AndersonPosted on November 30, 2018
The 2019 Kooyong Classic is set to showcase some of the world’s finest tennis as World No. 6 and 7 Kevin Anderson and Marin Cilic join the tournament, accompanying World No. 5 Juan Martin Del Potro in the men’s playing field.
The additions make it three of the world’s top 10 players, including two US Open winners, to grace Kooyong’s famous centre court in January.
Cilic joins the tournament after a thrilling victory in the 2018 Davis Cup final last weekend, with tournament director Peter Johnston welcoming the addition, “it’s great to have Marin back at Kooyong. Last year it served him well as a lead up to the Australian Open when he reached the final before losing in 5 sets to Roger Federer.
It was an incredible effort playing the lead role in Croatia’s Davis Cup win on the weekend. He has done pretty much everything in the sport being a former US Open winner and finalist at Wimbledon and Australian Open and a regular fixture in the top 10.”
2018 Wimbledon finalist Anderson joins the tournament following a career best 2018 season.
With victories at the Erste Bank Open 500 in Vienna and New York Open he finishes the year ranked World No. 6.
Johnston noted the addition of Anderson is “testament to the important role the Kooyong Classic plays for players honing their final preparations for the Australian Open.”
The 2019 Kooyong Classic will be broadcast live and streamed online on SBS from 11 am to 4 pm on each day of the event.
WHEN: Tuesday January 8th, 2019 to Thursday January 10th, 2019
WHERE: Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, 489 Glenferrie Rd, Kooyong VIC 3144
TICKETS: Tickets can be purchase through Ticketek, with kids 16 and under are free.
MEDIA: Please note that accreditation is essential for all media wishing to cover this event. For enquiries please contact Blake O’Neill on 0401 232 767 or firstname.lastname@example.org