Top-ranked American Taylor Fritz and former US Open Champion Marin Cilic are the latest headline acts for the Care A2+ Kooyong Classic in 2023, with Australian-owned online brokerage, GO Markets also announced as a new tournament partner.
Fritz and Cilic join two of tennis’ most outstanding young players in new world No.1, Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, and Australian star Alex de Minaur at the tournament from Tuesday, January 10, to Thursday, January 12, at the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club.
Fritz advanced to the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time at this year’s Australian Open, reached his first Grand Slam quarter-final at Wimbledon and achieved a career-high ranking of No. 12 in July.
Earlier this year he snapped the 20-match winning streak of Rafael Nadal to capture the Indian Wells title, his third ATP Tour singles championship.
“I’m very much looking forward to playing at Kooyong for the first time and experiencing the Club,” said Fritz.
The matches I get to play there will be the perfect preparation for the Australian Open.”
Ranked 16 in the world, Cilic has won 20 ATP Tour singles titles, and owns an incredible Grand Slam record having reached the final of Wimbledon and the Australian Open and highlighted by his famous victory in the 2014 US Open.
This year Cilic has established himself in the World’s Top 20 and upset world No. 4 Daniil Medvedev on the way to the French Open semi-finals at Roland Garros.
Care A2+ Kooyong Classic tournament director Peter Johnston said the signings of Fritz and Cilic alongside de Minaur and Alcaraz already solidifies the tournament as an event not to be missed.
“It’s fantastic to have Taylor playing at Kooyong for the first time and to welcome Marin back for the 2023 tournament,” said Johnston.
“With these two stars, Alex and the newly crowned US Open champion and World number 1 Carlos Alcaraz in the field, the 2023 Care A2+ Kooyong Classic is shaping up as a “must see” for fans in January. We look forward to announcing more players shortly.
“It’s great to have the support of GO Markets, building momentum and excitement for the return of the tournament to Australia’s Summer of tennis.”
The Kooyong Classic has attracted legends of the game regularly to compete since its inception more than three decades ago. A world-class field assembled when the Kooyong Classic was last played in 2020 and another quality field is assured in 2023 when the tournament returns bigger and better than ever.
The 2023 event will be supported by GO Markets, an award winning Australian-owned online brokerage, offering premium trading services. The partnership has been made possible by Kooyong Classic’s marketing partner, MediaPro Asia.
Chief Financial Officer of GO Markets, Soyeb Rangwala said of the partnership:
“GO Markets is excited to be a part of the prestigious Kooyong Classic, an event which holds an important place in Australian sporting history,” said Rangwala.
“Founded in Australia in 2006 as an online provider of CFD trading services, GO Markets is aligned with Kooyong in our proud Australian foundations and our pursuit of excellence in local and global markets. We look forward to kicking off an exciting summer of tennis at the Classic and welcoming some of the world’s best tennis talent back to Melbourne.”
The tournament offers plenty for fans, and champions of the sport consider Kooyong an ideal destination to fine-tune ahead of the Australian Open.
World No. 16 and winner of 20 titles including 2014 US Open
Reached semi-finals of French Open this year
Top-ranked American (No. 12 in the world)
Former top junior who made the fourth round at the Australian Open and reached the quarter-finals at Wimbledon this year
Became the first American to win Indian Wells men’s singles title this year since Andre Agassi in 2001, snapping 20-match winning streak of Rafael Nadal
WHEN: Tuesday, January 10, 2023, to Thursday, January 12, 2023
WHERE: Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club - 489 Glenferrie Rd, Kooyong VIC 3144
TICKETS: Ticket on-sale dates will be available soon. Meanwhile, Corporate Box packages are available and can be purchased by contacting the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club:
BROADCAST: The 2023 Care A2+ Kooyong Classic will be broadcast live nationally and streamed online on SBS between 11am - 5pm on each day of the event and distributed internationally through Media Pro Asia.
MEDIA: Please note that accreditation is essential for all media wishing to cover this event. Details on how to apply will be made available soon.
As part of the Summer of Tennis in Melbourne, Australia, the world’s top players grace Kooyong’s historic centre court in January each year, maintaining its long and distinguished tradition as the spiritual home of Australian tennis.
As a key part of player’s preparation in the lead up to the Grand Slam of the Asia/Pacific, the Australian Open, the tournament offers an atmosphere like no other and is one of tennis’ most storied events.
GO Markets is a multi award-winning global financial services provider, which has always been dedicated to providing its clients with an excellent trading experience. Over the last 17 years, GO Markets has been dedicated to evolving their technology, services and education, in order to provide clients with the best possible trading experience. Through this dedication and because of the trust and loyalty of their clients, they have established themselves as the first choice for trading for our clients globally.
Mediapro Asia has recently renewed the marketing and media rights for the Kooyong Classic event. The deal means that the company is responsible for distributing broadcast and selling sponsorship rights both domestically in Australia, and overseas. Mediapro Asia, based in Singapore, has been working with the Kooyong Classic event since 2018.
Mediapro Group is best known as LaLiga’s exclusive media rights agency, distributing Spanish LaLiga audio-visual rights globally. Mediapro Asia is also responsible for marketing several other top sporting events, including the Ladies European Tour, the Chinese Super League, ManCity TV and Belgian Pro League.