Bulgarian Tennis Federation

Another 13 star players for Sofia Open 2019 were announced

All 21 players accepted into main draw of the fourth edition of Sofia Open (February 3 – 10, 2019) are now known. Bulgarian tennis fans received a great Christmas present guaranteeing a strong field. The ticket for Sofia Open is getting hotter and hotter and is on everybody’s wish list for the holidays.

Alongside three times Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka and seven Top 30 ATP rankings players that were previously announced the following players were also accepted into the main draw: Marton Fucsovics (Hungary), Andreas Seppi (Italy), Martin Klizan (Slovakia), Adrian Mannarino (France), Matthew Ebden (Australia), Robin Haase (Netherlands), Mikhail Kukushkin (Kazakhstan), Matteo Berrettini (Italy), Jan-Lennard Struff (Germany), 2018 Sofia Open champion Mirza Basic (Bosnia and Herzegovina), 2018 Sofia Open runner-up Marius Copil (Romania), Denis Istomin (Uzbekistan) and Laslo Djere (Serbia).

 

As previously announced last year’s top seed Stan Wawrinka (Switzerland) will be joined in 2019 by NextGen stars Karen Khachanov (Russia), Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece) and Daniil Medvedev (Russia). Nikoloz Basilashvili (Georgia), 2016 inaugural edition champion Roberto Bautista Agut (Spain), Fernando Verdasco (Spain) and Gael Monfils (France) will also play in Sofia Open 2019.

The strong field is further highlighted by the fact that the cutoff point fell at #93 in ATP rankings as of December 24, 2018. And for the first time in tournament history all players directly accepted into the main draw are from Top 100!

 

Sofia Open 2019 field consists of 21 directly accepted players, four qualifiers and three Wild Cards. Local crowd favorites Adrian Andreev (#2 ITF junior player in the world) and Dimitar Kuzmanov received a Wild Card into the main after their successful 2018 campaign. As for the third Wild Card it will be announced late January and tournament director Goran Djokovic promised a “very pleasant surprise”.

 

Sofia Open 2019 tickets are on sale here.

 

Main sponsors of Sofia Open 2019 are Emirates, Dubai Duty Free and Grow Green Europe.

All matches will be televised on DIEMA XTRA channels and streamed LIVE on PLAY DIEMA XTRA app.

 

List of players, accepted into Sofia Open 2019 main draw

(Name, country – ATP rankings as of December 24, 2018)

 

  • Karen Khachanov (Russia) – 11
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece) – 15
  • Daniil Medvedev (Russia) – 16
  • Nikoloz Basilashvili (Georgia) – 21
  • Roberto Bautista Agut (Spain) – 24
  • Fernando Verdasco (Spain) – 28
  • Gael Monfils (France) – 29
  • Marton Fucsovics (Hungary) – 36
  • Andreas Seppi (Italy) – 37
  • Martin Klizan (Slovakia) – 41
  • Adrian Mannarino (France) – 42
  • Matthew Ebden (Australia) – 46
  • Robin Haase (Netherlands) – 50
  • Mikhail Kukushkin (Kazakhstan) – 53
  • Matteo Berrettini (Italy) – 54
  • Jan-Lennard Struff (Germany) – 57
  • Marius Copil (Romania) – 60
  • Stan Wawrinka (Switzerland) – 66
  • Mirza Basic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) – 87
  • Denis Istomin (Uzbekistan) – 92
  • Laslo Djere (Serbia) – 93