Nick Kyrgios and Taylor Fritz join lineup for 2022 Diriyah Tennis Cup

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RIYADH: Nick Kyrgios and Taylor Fritz will be among the competitors when the Diriyah Tennis Cup gets underway in the Saudi capital Riyadh next month, organizers announced on Monday.

They will join 10 other international players at the three-day tournament, which begins on Dec. 8 and has a total prize pot of $3 million.

“I look forward to getting to know the Kingdom and enjoying playing with the top players during the tournament, and I hope to entertain the fans from inside and outside the Kingdom,” said Australian star Kyrgios, adding that he hopes to end his season with a win.

Fritz, from the US, said the event is important to him because it represents the ideal preparation for the new year. He added that he is looking forward to playing in front of Saudi fans and enjoying the “wonderful” atmosphere in the Kingdom.

They join previously announced stars Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev from Russia, German Olympic champion Alexander Zverev, Cameron Norrie from the UK, Dominic Thiem from Austria and Stan Wawrinka from Switzerland at the event, with the remaining competitors to be announced soon.Fans can follow the latest news about the Diriyah Tennis Cup on the event’s official website, and organizers

Fans can follow the latest news about the Diriyah Tennis Cup on the event’s official website, and organizers said tickets will go on sale soon. The tournament is part of the second Diriyah Season, which began on Oct. 20 and continues until February.