WIMBLEDON CHAMPS @VASEKPOSPISIL & @JACKSOCK JOIN WORLD NO. 1 @BRYANBROS @BRYANBROTHERS IN BIG DOUBLES FIELD AT CITI OPEN® TOURNAMENT
Eight of top ten doubles players in ATP World Tour scheduled to compete
WASHINGTON—On the heels of their Wimbledon triumph, Vasek Pospisil and Jack Sock reunite as a team and join World No. 1 Mike and Bob Bryan in the world-class doubles field at the Citi Open® tournament. Main draw play begins July 28 at the William H.G. Fitzgerald Tennis Center in Rock Creek Park.
Bob & Mike
Eight of the top ten doubles players in the ATP World Tour are scheduled to compete. In addition to the Bryans, the teams of Alexander Peya (No. 3) and Bruno Soares (No. 3), Daniel Nestor (No. 5) and Nenad Zimonjic (No. 6), and Marcelo Melo (No. 7) and Ivan Dodig (No. 10) round out the top ten. Julien Benneteau, who captured the Citi Open title in 2013 with Zimonjic, partners with Michael Llodra, while 2012 Citi Open champs Treat Huey and Dominic Inglot will vie to reclaim the crown.
The Bryans are looking to win their unprecedented 99th career team win in Washington, where they’ve held the doubles title three times. During the 2013 season, the 36-year-old American twins completed a Golden Slam—they won the gold in the 2012 London Olympics followed by all four Grand Slam titles in a row. Together, the Bryans have won a record 15 Grand Slam titles. Also in 2013, the Bryans finished as the No. 1 team for a record 9th time in 11 years.
The Canadian-American duo of Pospisil and Sock, who have never competed together until the London Grand Slam, accepted a wild card into the main draw. Pospisil and Sock upset defending Wimbledon champions Bryans in a five-set match to claim their first Grand Slam title.
For a complete list of the men’s doubles player field, visit http://www.citiopentennis.com. The impressive men’s singles field includes three of the top ten players on the ATP World Tour—Tomas Berdych, Milos Raonic, and Grigor Dimitrov. Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard headlines the women’s singles field.
The Citi Open® Tournament is one of only 11 elite ATP World Tour 500-level events worldwide and the only one held in the United States. The event is also part of the prestigious Emirates Airline US Open Series, the five-week summer tennis season that links eight North American hard-court tournaments to the final Grand Slam of the year, the US Open. In addition, the Citi Open® Tournament features a WTA International Tournament. 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.
Ticket pricing and package details plus a full listing of the men’s player field is now available at http://www.citiopentennis.com, or by phone at 202-721-9500. Daily and single session tickets are now available through Ticketmaster. The tournament box office for walk-up sales opens starting Saturday, July 26, at 8 a.m. at the Fitzgerald Tennis Center.
For more information, visit the Citi Open® Tournament on the web at http://www.citiopentennis.com.
—S. Pegarido, Citi Open