15 December 2018 | Tennis SA

Former world No.12 Viktor Troicki (SRB) is set to headline the men’s field at the City of Playford Tennis International, taking place at the Playford City Tennis Centre from 31 December 2018 to 6 January 2019.

Troicki reached a career high ranking in June 2011. His career highlights have included three singles titles, including the 2015 and 2016 Apia International Sydney titles. Troicki also claimed the deciding rubber in Serbia’s victory over France in the 2010 Davis Cup final.

Troicki will be joined by the highest ranked player in the field, 23-year-old Lorenzo Sonego (ITA) who reached a career high ranking of 83 in October of this year and currently sits at a ranking of 108. Sonego has claimed two ATP Challenger titles, Genoa and Ortesei in 2017 and 2018 respectively. The field also features 26 players from inside the world’s top 200.

The 41 direct acceptances will be joined by five wildcards and two qualifiers, with matches beginning on Monday 31 December.

“We are obviously thrilled to have such a strong field of players planning on competing in the City of Playford Tennis International,” said Playford Mayor Glenn Docherty.

“With a field of this calibre, the tournament is set to offer the local community with a fantastic opportunity to watch world class tennis right here in their backyard,” Docherty added.

“For most players, the City of Playford Tennis International will form the final step in their preparation before they head to Melbourne to compete in the Australian Open,” said Tennis SA CEO Steven Baldas.

“The countdown to the event is on with the tournament team making their final preparations for the event which gets underway on 31 December,” Baldas added.

“A sincere thank you goes to the City of Playford for their unwavering support of this tournament. The Playford City Tennis Centre is a state-of-the-art, world-class venue and Tennis SA is excited to see the tournament grow again in 2019.”

City of Playford Tennis International
Player acceptance list as at 14 December 2018 

ATP rank First name Last name Nationality
108 Lorenzo Sonego ITA
112 Casper Ruud NOR
127 Lloyd Harris RSA
129 Adrian Menendez-Maceiras ESP
133 Stefano Travaglia ITA
145 Corentin Moutet FRA
149 Tatsuma Ito JPN
151 Mats Moraing GER
152 Constant Lestienne FRA
160 Rogerio Dutra Silva BRA
161 Alessandro Giannessi ITA
162 Dominik Koepfer GER
163 Alexander Bublik KAZ
165 Tim Smyczek USA
168 Oscar Otte GER
169 Luca Vanni ITA
170 Henri Laaksonen SUI
172 Pedja Krstin SRB
178 Kamil Majchrzak POL
181 Aleksandr Nedovyesov KAZ
182 Roberto Quiroz ECU
185 Mohamed Safwat EGY
188 Ernesto Escobedo USA
192 Hiroki Moriya JPN
193 Daniel Evans GBR
195 Yosuke Watanuki JPN
200 Stefano Napolitano ITA
201 Zdenek Kolar CZE
201 Adam Pavlasek CZE
203 Tommy Paul USA
204 Matteo Donati ITA
205 Arthur De Greer BEL
206 Viktor Troicki SRB
208 Rudolf Molleker GER
209 Ze Zhang CHN
211 Federico Gaio ITA
212 Sergio Gutierrez-Ferrol ESP
ITF rank First name Last name Nationality
19 Alexander Zhurbin RUS
37 Alessandro Bega ITA
71 Sadio Doumbia FRA
81 Markus Eriksson SWE

 Please note: list is subject to change