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Thursday July 3, 2014 MYT 6:33:00 PM
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by tan ming wai
PETALING JAYA: There is a possibility of Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios playing in the Malaysian Open tennis championship at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil from Sept 20-28.
The organisers are interested in getting the 19-year-old of Malaysian and Greek descent to compete in the third-tier ATP 250 tournament.
Tournament director Nick Freyer believes Kyrgios’ presence will make the US$1mil (RM3.3mil) indoor championship extra special.
“It is wonderful to see an exciting young player such as Kyrgios break through at a major tournament like Wimbledon,” said Freyer.
“There is going to be a big jump in his ranking next week and he should be able to qualify as a direct entry at most ATP 250 events for the rest of the year. We hope to see Kyrgios play here in September,” he added.
Kyrgios, whose mother Norlaila was born in Malaysia, made heads turn at Wimbledon on Tuesday when he sensationally ousted world No. 1 and 14-time Grand Slam champions Rafael Nadal 7-6 (7-5), 5-7, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 in the fourth round.
But the teenager’s adventure came to an end when he lost 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) to eighth seed Canadian Milos Raonic.
Raonic is among the three top 10 stars who have confirmed their participation in Kuala Lumpur. The others are world No. 8 Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina and world No. 10 Ernests Gulbis of Latvia.
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