ATP250 TBA event (26 September to 4 October)

05-07-2009, 02:16 PM
There's still an ATP event which has not been announced yet. It's scheduled to run between 26 September to 4 October, the same week as the Thailand Open.

Anyone has any idea where is this event going to be held?

05-07-2009, 03:00 PM
Is that true? I hope in Central Asia. Uzbekistan :inlove: maybe?

05-07-2009, 03:21 PM
Not quite sure. Last year it was in Chennai. But as we all know, Chennai Open has been moved to earlier this year.

Hopefully someone can shed a light.

05-07-2009, 05:09 PM
Chennai in September? Wasn't it Bangkok?

05-07-2009, 05:29 PM
Not quite sure. Last year it was in Chennai. But as we all know, Chennai Open has been moved to earlier this year.

Hopefully someone can shed a light.

Chenai is played the first week for many years now

05-07-2009, 05:41 PM
Yes, it is Mumbai.
They cancel it for security reasons, I think.

05-07-2009, 08:22 PM
This tournament was supposed to be in Bangalore last year, but was canceled a month before it was to take place due to security reasons (there were some bombings there last July). Previously, the tournament was moved to Bangalore from Mumbai in May 2008 (just a few months after it was moved 2 weeks later on the calendar due to the monsoon season). The tournament was in Mumbai in 2006 and 2007, and prior to that in Ho Chi Minh City.

When the 2009 calendar was first released, this tournament was listed to be in Bangalore. I don't know why it was changed and where it will go. :confused:

05-07-2009, 11:03 PM
the new tournament that week is called The ATP 250 Gooch Invitational...

Boggo will get a jersey for this one i think...

05-08-2009, 12:51 AM
Thailand Open is on. But the thing is there's another ATP250 event during that same week.

I just got to know that the country involved has not been announced yet. Probably we'll know by this month or in June.

05-08-2009, 01:47 AM
Scottish Open, indoors. Judy Murray will be the director :p

05-08-2009, 01:53 AM
Bangalore if security problems are solved.

05-08-2009, 02:45 AM
Word is it's going to be the Somalian open.

05-08-2009, 05:43 AM

05-08-2009, 06:22 AM
north pole open

05-08-2009, 06:44 AM
Scottish Open, indoors. Judy Murray will be the director :p

not sure what to make of the fact that i initially read that as "dictator" :p

Nedved Rosicky
05-11-2009, 06:14 PM
on calendar list, it says in Kuala Lumpur. but no further informantion. maybe not confirmed yet.

05-12-2009, 04:05 AM
The event is now confirmed to be held in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.

05-12-2009, 04:43 AM

05-12-2009, 04:49 AM
Neighboring country Thailand will be organizing another ATP250 event during that week. Rafael Nadal & Jo-Wilfried Tsonga are the players who have confirmed their participation. That's a strong name list.

So I wonder who are the players going to play in Malaysia...

05-12-2009, 05:18 AM
Well, maybe a less strong field for Thailand.

05-12-2009, 07:18 AM
great... yes yes yes

05-13-2009, 09:16 AM
Weird.. now the event has disappeared from the ATP World Tour calendar.

Horatio Caine
05-13-2009, 10:25 AM
^^^ yes, I was just about to enquire into why I couldn't see it on the calendar. :lol:

05-14-2009, 12:07 PM
Now you see...

Now you don't...


06-03-2009, 03:13 AM
Still no news on this? I guess the TBA event has been called off?

06-15-2009, 02:48 AM
Aren't there supposed to be 2 events in a week?

06-26-2009, 10:40 AM
kuala lumpur has been confirmed as the new atp event on their website.

06-26-2009, 12:13 PM
My country wins the bid. Hooray!

06-26-2009, 02:32 PM

16.000 seated Centre Court...pretty nice for a 250 event :)

06-26-2009, 02:39 PM
Is that true? I hope in Central Asia. Uzbekistan :inlove: maybe?


06-26-2009, 02:40 PM
Ups :o too late :lol:

06-26-2009, 03:21 PM
Dakar Open. Would be nice. :)

06-26-2009, 06:15 PM
Kuala Lumpur Confirmed As Newest Stop On ATP World Tour

The ATP World Tour’s strengthened fall Asian swing will begin in South-East Asia after the governing body of men’s professional tennis today confirmed that Kuala Lumpur will host an ATP World Tour-level tournament.

The tournament was officially launched by Prime Minister of Malaysia, Yang Amat Berhormat Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Tun Razak and will be known as the Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur. The ATP World Tour 250 event will be held indoors at the 16,000-seat Putra Stadium at the Bukit Jalil Sports Complex, commencing on Monday 28 September.

“There is great demand for cities to host ATP World Tour events and in particular within the Asian region. Kuala Lumpur presented a very strong application to become part of the ATP World Tour. This, combined with their excellent tournament facilities, management team and the support of the Malaysian Government, we are confident that Kuala Lumpur is the right venue to continue developing tennis within South-East Asia,” said Brad Drewett, CEO, ATP International.

“Asian tennis fans have demonstrated that they are among the best in the world and we are excited that tennis fans across Malaysia now have the opportunity to see some of the world’s best players battling it out in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.”

The Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur, supported by the Government of Malaysia, will be organized by leading international management company IMG and headed by Tournament Director Nick Freyer, Senior Vice President IMG and Head of Tennis, Asia.

“I warmly thank the Prime Minister for his belief and support of this project from the very start, to all those people, many of whose contributions remain private but deeply appreciated, people whose advice and counsel was invaluable and who worked so many hours during the bid process and more recently during the event launch phase,” said Nick Freyer.

“Our great appreciation extends to the ATP World Tour Board and Brad Drewett for the support and trust they showed in us and to our friends at the Putra Stadium and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel for their confidence and contributions, the Ministries of Sport and Tourism, the National Sports Council and of course to the ATP World Tour players who have so readily accepted the Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur as a tournament to play and be part of.”

The Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur, will be one of five events in the strengthened Asian swing, that will culminate with the Shanghai ATP Masters 1000 presented by Rolex.

Via ATP World Tour website

06-27-2009, 09:34 AM
Hard or Indoors?

06-27-2009, 10:31 AM
Hard or Indoors?

The article says indoors.

Not sure what to think of the location. I guess it fits in with the string of Asian tournaments, but when I think of the field the big 2007 Kuala Lumpur Challenger had, things don't look too promising.

06-27-2009, 10:34 AM
Prime Minister of Malaysia, Yang Amat Berhormat Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Tun Razak

is that a common name in Malaysia? :scared: