woo hoo! i’m really pleased for my home city…
but why hold the event at Putra indoor stadium which is not purpose built for tennis when we already have the National Tennis Centre at Jalan Duta? isn’t it like holding Wimbledon at Royal Albert Hall? Upgrading the National Tennis Centre to ATP standards would be a more visionary option since we are hosting the ATP World Tour for 5 YEARS, and the upgrade can be permanently enjoyed by Malaysians for years…
Info from http://www.atpworldtour.com
Understanding the new ATP World Tour
The 2009 ATP World Tour promises to be an exciting season of men’s tennis. Changes have been introduced to create a healthier schedule for players and to make the sport easier to follow for fans. A number of improvements have been implemented and here’s a look at some of them:
* New Structure: New tiers of tournaments have been created — ATP World Tour Masters 1000, ATP World Tour 500 and ATP World Tour 250 — leading to the season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London where the ATP World Tour Champion will be officially crowned. The number represents the points awarded to the winner in each respective tournament.
The full news from bernama & various links below :
June 26th, 2009
KL To Host ATP World Tour M’sian Open
KUALA LUMPUR, 26 June (Bernama) — Malaysia has achieved a milestone in tennis when Kuala Lumpur won the right to host the prestigious ATP World Tour 250 for a period of five years from this year until 2013.
After a highly competitive bidding process against three other cities in Asia, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Friday officially announced that the inaugural Malaysian Open Kuala Lumpur would be held at the 16,000-capacity indoor Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil from Sept 26 till Oct 4.