KINGFISHER AIRLINES TENNIS OPEN
August 25, 2008
Bangalore Suspended Due to Security Fears
The ATP Board can confirm that it has today, regrettably, accepted a petition from the Bangalore Open to suspend the 2008 event due to the local promoter’s security concerns. The total event prize money of $400,000 will now be paid into the ATP player pension fund.
Frenchman Richard Gasquet captured the 2007 Kingfisher Airlines Tennis Open title after defeating Olivier Rochus of Belgium 6-3, 6-4 when the event was held in Mumbai. In May this year, the KSLTA Signature Kingfisher Tennis Stadium at Cubbon Park in Bangalore was announced at the venue in 2008.