Welcome From The Tournament Director

Welcome to the official website for the Proton Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur 2009, an official ATP World Tour 250 tournament and one of only five in Continental Asia.

It is a tremendous honour for Kuala Lumpur and for Malaysia to be hosting this tournament and me and my team are excited to make the first edition of this event world-class.

So many persons and organisations have contributed to making this tournament a reality. I salute and thank you all and look forward to welcoming you at the tournament in September.

To the players, we offer you a convenient, comfortable and enjoyable experience. The Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur is a five-star super hotel with incredible service and friendly staff, a top class gym and facilities, two additional outdoor hard courts and is located less than a minutes walk from Suria KLCC, one of the best shopping malls in Asia. KLCC offers you hundreds of shops, restaurants, coffee places, movie cinemas, banks and will mean that your stay in KL will be an enjoyable and relaxed one. We promise that you will not run out of restaurants to try during your stay and that you will be touched by Malaysia.

The tournament takes place at the Stadium Putra Complex and will feature an indoor Centre Court with 16,000 seats, Court 1 in a brand new Gymnastics Hall and two additional practice courts. The surface will be Greenset. Expect travel times between the hotel and the courts to be less than 20 minutes. Players will have access to Malaysia's National Sports Council Training facilities which includes a state of the art gymnasium, running track and support facilities. This is located about two minutes walk from the courts.

To tennis fans in Malaysia and South East Asia, come and enjoy ATP World Tour tennis in Kuala Lumpur. The Proton Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur has attracted a very strong field of exciting players, we have set ticket prices at very attractive levels so that it should be affordable to all, and we promise fans daily autograph sessions, lots of food, entertainment, catch the ball promotions and Hawkeye electronic line calling technology, seen in South East Asia for the first time.

To the media, thank you in advance for your support and we look forward to choosing the winners of the "Best Media Coverage" and "Best Photograph" competitions with the two winners receiving an all expense paid trip to the Venetian Macao Tennis Showdown 2009 featuring Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras. To the winner of the "Best Job In Malaysia" we look forward to welcoming you as part of our team and we hope the experience motivates you to higher success in life.

We hope that you enjoy this website,  keep in touch with us on Facebook and Twitter and come and enjoy the Proton Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur 2009.

With warm regards,

 

Nick Freyer
Tournament Director
Senior Vice President, IMG
Head of Tennis, Asia

 

 
Nick Freyer
Tournament Director
Senior Vice President, IMG
Head of Tennis, Asia