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Kuala Lumpur Boasts Four Top 10 Players






For the second time in its young history the Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur will play host to four players ranked in the worlds top-ten. The popular tournament in the heart of Asia has already announced the brilliant Juan Martin Del Potro, in one of his first events back, the exciting Japanese star Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic, the man with the blistering serves.

Once again the specially built indoor courts at Putra Stadium, Bukit Jalil, will be the host venue for the US$1,022,255 ATP 250 tournament, which takes place from September 20 28, 2014.

The organizer IMG report that 10th ranked, and one of the most exciting talents and great characters in world tennis, Ernests Gulbis, has confirmed that he will be coming to Kuala Lumpur.

Gulbis reached his current career high ranking of ten following his brilliant run at the French Open last month, which also took him to his first career Grand Slam semifinal. The 25 year old Latvian very quickly became a crowd favorite with his style of play that includes one of the best backhands in mens tennis, and for his personality on and off the court, which is highly appealing to tennis fans wherever he plays.

I have not played so much tennis in Asia and I have never been to Kuala Lumpur before, so I am very interested to go there and see everything, said Gulbis. I hope the people like me because I am sure they will not know me very well.

He started the 2014 season ranked 24 in the world which had been a jump of 115 places from the year before. Gulbis has won six career titles and two of them have come this year in Marseille and Nice, which was the week before the French Open. This year he has also been a semi-finalist at the ATP 500s in Barcelona and Rotterdam, and made the quarters in Doha, Acapulco and the ATP Masters 1000 events in Indian Wells and Madrid.


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