12:48PM, Thursday 20 June 2019
Two of the world’s top 10 tennis players, Karen Kachanov and Fabio Fognini, have joined the line up for The Boodles, which starts at Stoke Park Country Club on Tuesday (June 25).
Kachanov recently reached the quarter-finals of the French Open and notably beat Novak Djokovic to win the ATP Masters 1000 event in Paris last year – one of four ATP World titles to his name.
Italian Fognini recently reached a career high ranking of 10th at the age of 32. One of his finest displays to date came in the final of the ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo event, where he ended Rafael Nadal’s winning streak in the competition to take the title.
The pair – ranked ninth and 10th in the world – join Stefanos Tsitsipas, Martin Del Potro and Denis Shapovalov as well as others at the grass court exhibition event which runs from June 25-29.
The list of players includes: Stefanos Tsitsipas; Karen Kachanov; Fabio Fognini; Juan Martin del Potro; Roberto Bautista Agut; Diego Schwartzman; Denis Shapovalov; Cristian Garin; Filip Krajinovic; Martin Klizan; Tomas Berdych; Mark Philippoussis.
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