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26 July 2010 :: 11:07:56 am 33389

Nadal & Del Porto to Play at the PTT Thailand Open

World number one men’s tennis player Rafael Nadal and current reigning US Open champion Juan Martin Del Porto have announced their intention to play at this year's PTT Thailand Open, organisers revealed last week.
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Bangkok, the 25th of July 2010 [Pattaya Daily News]: Spaniard Nadal, the reigning Wimbledon and French Open champion, had been scheduled to play at the previous two Thai competitions but was forced to withdraw on both occasions due to injury.

“I have been disappointed that I have not been able to play the PTT Thailand Open in previous years. This year with my health and body in good shape, I am really looking forward to playing some great tennis for the Thai fans,” revealed Nadal in a statement.

Argentinean champion Del Porto, the current world number seven and reigning US Open champion, is also expected to appear in what may be his first tournament after a several month injury layoff. At present, he is tipped to miss an appearance at the US Open to defend his title.

“I am looking forward to playing the Thailand Open on my return from injury. I really enjoyed myself on my last visit to Bangkok and hope for good results at this year’s tournament,” he said in a statement.

Another two highlights of this year’s PTT Thailand Open draw include an appearance by Olympic champion Fernando Gonzalez from Chile and the return of Latvia’s Ernests Gulbis, ranked 28th in the world.

“I played some good tennis and had a great time in Bangkok last year. It gave me confidence to build on in 2010. So I’m really looking forward to returning this year,” stated Gulbis.

The tournament is scheduled to be held between September 25th–October 3rd at the Impact Arena in Muang Thong Thani. Tickets are available from Bt300 at Thai Ticket Major outlets.

For more information contact; 02 262 3838 or visit http://www.pttthailandopen.org or http://www.thaiticketmajor.com

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Reporter : Harry Roberts   Photo : Internet   Category : Sports News

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