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Australian Star Alex de Minaur To Open Melbourne’s Summer Of Tennis

January 9, 2023

Kooyong Classic Begins Tomorrow

Melbourne’s summer of tennis will kick off on Tuesday, with the Care A2+ Kooyong Classic returning to the calendar for the first time since 2020.

Among the names to take to the court this week are Australian star Alex de Minaur, Andy Murray, Marin Cilic, Linda Fruhvirtova, Taylor Fritz, Donna Vekic and Zhang Zhizhen.

de Minaur will open the Classic on Day 1 with a men’s singles match against Austria’s Dominic Thiem, followed by Coric and Dimitrov. Then the women’s singles match between Fruhvirtova and Vekic will take place, with Hijikata and Zhizhen rounding out the first day of play.

Images and quotes will be available to media throughout the tournament here.


Care A2+ Kooyong Classic – Day 1
Tuesday January 10

Starts at 11am

Men’s Singles

Alex de Minaur (AUS) vs Dominic Thiem (AUT)

Followed by

Men’s Singles

Borna Coric (CRO) vs Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)

Followed by

Women’s Singles

Linda Fruhvirtova (CZE) vs Donna Vekic (CRO)

Followed by, not before 2.30pm

Men’s Singles

Rinky Hijikata (AUS) vs Zhang Zhizhen (CHN)

The 2023 Care A2+ Kooyong Classic will be the first held at the revamped Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club after a recently completed $18 million redevelopment.

This has returned the historically important stadium to its 1930s form. There have also been major upgrades to the clubhouse and around the Kooyong club site.

Tickets are available for purchase through Ticketek and


WHEN: Tuesday, January 10, to Thursday, January 12, 2023.

WHERE: Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, 489 Glenferrie Rd, Kooyong VIC 3144.

MATCH TIMES: Matches on centre court will begin at 11am each day. There will be four matches a day.

SCHEDULE: A schedule for each day will be released on the morning of play.

IMAGERY: Images throughout the tournament will be available to download here.

BROADCAST: The 2023 Care A2+ Kooyong Classic will be broadcast live nationally and streamed online on SBS between 11am and 5pm on each day of the event and distributed internationally through Media Pro Asia.

TICKETS: Tickets are on sale now through Ticketek and at Corporate Box packages can be purchased by contacting the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club:

MEDIA: Accredited media have been sent details on accreditation collection.

For further information on the event, please contact:

Peter Johnston | Kooyong Classic, Tournament Director
0414 498 488

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