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GRIGOR DIMITROV COMMITS TO PLAY IN CITI OPEN® TENNIS TOURNAMENT
Rest of ATP World Tour 500 tournament player field to be released week of June 22
WASHINGTON (June 17, 2015) — Grigor Dimitrov, world No.11 has committed to play in the 2015 Citi Open® Tennis Tournament, the Capital Tennis Tradition. Dimitrov joins previously announced World No. 3 Andy Murray, World No. 5 Kei Nishikori, and former World No. 1 and two-time Grand Slam champion Lleyton Hewitt in what is expected to be one of the tournament’s best player field’s in it’s 47-year history in the District of Columbia.
The Citi Open Tournament is scheduled for August 1-9, 2015, at the Rock Creek Park Tennis Center in Washington, DC. The full player field will be released the week of June 22.
Since turning pro in 2008, the 24-year-old from Bulgaria has won four titles and reached a career-high ranking of No. 8 on the ATP World Tour which he achieved in August 2014, shortly after reaching the semifinals of Wimbledon. Dimitrov is the most successful Bulgarian male tennis player, both in terms of ranking reached — he is the only Bulgarian tennis player ever to be ranked inside the top 10 of the ATP World Tour singles rankings — and prize money won. He is currently playing at the Queen’s Club in London, defending his 2014 title.
Single session/daily tickets, courtside box seats, and a variety of all-session and multi-session ticket packages are available online at www.citiopentennis.com. Suites and Group Packages are also available by calling the ticket hotline at 202.721.9500.
The Citi Open Tournament is one of only 13 elite ATP World Tour 500-level events worldwide and the only one held in the United States. The Citi Open Tournament also features a WTA International Tournament, which provides fans the opportunity to watch simultaneous competitions of both world-class men’s and women’s tennis throughout the nine-day event. It is one of only four U.S. tournaments that include both men’s and women’s fields.
The tournament’s owner and beneficiary, the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation (WTEF), provides underserved children in the D.C.-area with a safe environment to learn critical life skills both on and off the courts through academic and athletic enrichment.
For more information, visit the Citi Open Tournament on the Web at www.citiopentennis.com. The Citi Open Tournament is a Lagardere Unlimited production. Citi Open is a registered service mark of Citigroup Inc.
The Washington Tennis & Education Foundation (WTEF) is a premier educational and tennis organization for underserved children in Washington, D.C.. 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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