Tennis

ATP relocate Bangkok tournament to China

The 2014 ATP World Tour will feature a new tournament in Shenzhen, China, the ATP have announced.

 
ATP relocate Bangkok tournament to China - TennisReuters
 

The tournament will be held from September 22-28 at the Shenzhen Longgang Sports Center after the ATP Board of Directors approved the relocation of the World Tour 250 event from Bangkok.

Alison Lee, ATP executive vice president, said of the move: “China has long been a growing market for men’s professional tennis and we’re delighted to strengthen our presence in the region through the addition of this ATP World Tour 250 tournament in Shenzhen.”

The move means that China becomes the first country outside the United States to host ATP World Tour 250, 500 and Masters 1000 events.

“The new ATP World Tour event, Shenzhen Open, confirms the exponential growth of tennis in the People's Republic of China,” added tournament director Allon Khakshouri.

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