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The triple winner of the Grand Slam Tournament and former world rank Stan Wawrinka (Switzerland), the current champion of the new generation ATP Stephanos Tsitsipas (Greece) and the winner of the Paris Master trophy Karen Hatchanov (Russia) are among the stars who confirmed participation in the ATP 250 tennis tournament in Sofia next season.
This was announced by Goran Đoković, director of the tournament in the competition in the Bulgarian capital of hard courts at the Arena Armeec, with a prize fund of 524340 euros, which will be held from February 3rd to 10th, 2019.
Vahrinka will join the other way since this year came to the semifinals. Zicipas is the most progressive of the leading players in 2018, reaching four finals in the season and winning two titles, moving from 91th to 15th place. Khachanov is the 11th in the world, taking three of the four trophies in this campaign.
Nikoloz Basililashvili (Georgia, 21st in the world), as well as experienced Roberto Bautista Agut (Spain, 24), Fernando Verdasco (Spain 28) and Gael Monfis (France, 29).
The 30-year-old Baitista Agut has 8 trophies, 2 of which in Dubai and Auckland this season, 34-year-old Verdasco has 7 players in the world and has seven career titles, while the former world number 6 Monfils won 7 trophies, 1 in Doha in 2018 and 21 lost the finals at the ATP Tournament.
"Given the players we have so far, I'm convinced that the Sofia tournament will be in the top three, if not the strongest, from the 39th ATP 250 series for the next year, you get the chance to watch high-level matches," he said. Goran Djokovic, who is the uncle of world class driver Novak Djokovic.
"We'll see how much Djokovic will be in Sofia in February next year, and recently I talked with Novak. He loves the city. He was here 4-5 years ago when he was shooting the movie, press it until the last one came, but he's number one on the world will be difficult, "added Goran Đoković.