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What's been happening in Tennis during the last few days?
For the 1st time ever, Saudi Arabia will host a tennis event, which will involve big name players like Stan Wawrinka, Daniil Medvedev, Gael Monfils and Fabio Fognini. Although this is an exhibition tournament, it still marks the start of the new season, as some make an appearance since the US Open.
The total prize money for the tournament in Saudi Arabia consists of €3 million, a sum that could have been one of the main reasons these players travelled from their offseason working places to participate. Although it’s a first time event for the organizers, the field is actually pretty stacked, with the draw already out since yesterday.
Fabio Fognini vs John Isner
Gael Monfils vs Stan Wawrinka
Daniil Medvedev vs Jan-Lennard Struff
David Goffin vs Lucas Pouille
Today‘s Draw Ceremony was a special one ? All the players got their own traditional Thobe to wear and they seemed to like them ???????? #DTC #diriyahtenniscup #diriyahseason #aramco #drawceremony #saudiarabia #tennis #bepartofhistory pic.twitter.com/rygxrZNQ2q— Diriyah Tennis Cup (@DiriyahCup) December 11, 2019
The first semi-final will be between the winner of the first match and second, while the second semi-final will involve the winners of the third and fourth matches. The prize money should be enough to make this event competitive for all the players, as the Diriyah Arena has the capacity to fill 15,000 persons.
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