ROTTERDAM, December 24, 2019 (Press Release)
Two more players have been added to the list of participants of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament. Twenty-three year-old Karen Khachanov from Russia and 19-year-old Felix Auger-Aliassime from Canada return to Rotterdam in 2020. The 47th ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament will be held form 8 to 16 February at Rotterdam Ahoy.
Tournament director Richard Kajicek said: “Felix Auger-Aliassime is seen as one of the greatest talents of the moment. With three places in the final, he made a huge step in 2019. His 21st place in the ATP Ranking is really a top performance at this age. With four titles, Karen Khachanov is of course one step further, but at the age of 23 he can still be seen as a top talent. That he has been in the top 10 for a while says a lot, his potential is even higher.”
Two more players have been added to the list of participants of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament: @karenkhachanov & @felixtennis. See you in February! #khachanov #atptour #abnamrowtt @rotterdamahoy
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— ABN AMRO WTT (@abnamrowtt) December 24, 2019
The 23-year-old Russian reached the eighth place at the ATP Rankings this year. The line that he started in 2018 with three titles brought him the top 10 ranking, despite a difficult 2019. In 2020, he will be coming to Rotterdam for the fourth time.
With the 19-year-old Felix Auger-Aliassime the three youngest players from the global top 100 come into action in Rotterdam. Denis Shapovalov (20) and Jannik Sinner (18) can be seen in Rotterdam Ahoy in February. Auger-Aliassime played last month on behalf of Canada in the final of the Davis Cup. With three places in the final in 2019 (Rio, Lyon and Stuttgart), it seems a matter of time before he manages to win his first tournament.
Karen Khachanov and Felix Auger-Aliassime are after Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Gael Monfils, David Goffin, Denis Shapovalov, Stan Wawrinka, Grigor Dimitrov, Roberto Bautista Agut, Fabio Fognini and Jannik Sinner already the eleventh and twelfth announced participants.