Date : October 4, 2011
MALAYSIAN OPEN “AMONGST THE WORLD’S BEST” ON ATP 250 TOUR
Recently concluded tournament scored exceptionally high marks once again for its organisation and is fast becoming a 'super favourite' destination amongst players on the Tour


It has been three years since the Malaysian Open first arrived on our shores, bringing with it some of the best tennis players from around the globe and showcasing the best live tennis that Malaysians have ever seen.

At three years old, it may still be an infant compared to more established neighbouring tournaments such as the Thailand Open that has been held since 2003, but it has quickly established itself as one of the best organised and most enjoyable tournaments amongst officials, staff and most importantly, the players on the ATP World Tour.

The latest edition of the tournament, the Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur 2011, which concluded on Sunday and saw Serbian Janko Tipsarevic make personal history with his first title on the Tour, once again scored the tournament top marks in the official post-event report from ATP Supervisor Tom Barnes.


Date : October 2, 2011

Date : October 1, 2011

Date : September 30, 2011
NISHIKORI STUNS TOP SEED ALMAGRO
Young Japanese warrior fights back from a set down in pulsating quarterfinal; Tomorrow’s singles semi-finals – Troicki v Baghdatis, Nishikori v Tipsarevic; Doubles semi-finals - Melzer/Petzschner v Cermak /Polasek, Lipsky/Ram v Butorac/Rojer


Japanese tennis sensation Kei Nishikori is playing some of the best tennis of his life at the Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur 2011, and today he showed just why he is the number one tennis player in Asia, as he came back from a set down to defeat tournament top seed and world No.11 Spaniard Nicolas Almagro 6-7(5-7), 6-4, 6-4 in the day’s final and most exciting quarterfinal match on Centre Court, here at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil.

In a tight first set, 21-year-old Nishikori’s serve got broken as early as the first game, but he broke his opponent’s serve back in the sixth game to take the set into a tie-break. Nishikori seemed to have the upper hand in the tie-break when he held a 4-2 lead, but Almagro came back strongly with a couple of trademark crisp backhanded winners to take the first set.


Date : September 29, 2011

Date : September 28, 2011

Date : September 27, 2011

Date : September 26, 2011
BAGHDATIS UPSETS SIXTH SEED BOGOMOLOV TO RECORD HIS 200TH ATP TOUR VICTORY AND MOVE IN TO SECOND ROUND
Goffin wins battle of the wildcards; Davydenko, Nishikori and US Open doubles champs to start their Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur 2011 campaigns tomorrow


Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis moved into the second round of the Malaysia Open, Kuala Lumpur 2011 when he brushed aside the challenge of sixth seed world No.40 Alexander Bogomolov Jr. in their first round match held here at the Centre Court of Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil tonight.

In a match where both men were holding serve strongly, it was Baghdatis who managed to break his opponent in the first set tie-break and in the tenth game of the second set, which saw the 26-year-old record a 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 win in 105 minutes, his 200th match victory on the ATP World Tour.


Date : September 25, 2011

Date : September 24, 2011
‘DAVYD’ IS GOLIATH IN FIRST ROUND OF MALAYSIAN OPEN, KUALA LUMPUR 2011
Past champion Nikolay Davydenko’s clash with young American Ryan Harrison is the pick of the first round clashes; Top four seeds receive first round byes.


The official draw for the Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur 2010 was held at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur yesterday and served up a number of intriguing clashes in this third edition of the country’s biggest tennis tournament, which will run until next Sunday.

No doubt the pick of the first round will be 2009 champion’s Nikolay Davydenko’s match with American rising star Ryan Harrison, who is tipped to become the next big thing in tennis. The 19-year-old Ryan, the second youngest player in the draw, is ranked 82nd in the world while the 30-year-old Russian Davydenko, the oldest player in the draw, is ranked 36th and is the fifth seed.

"It’s definitely a difficult match playing against a past champion but I am looking forward to it," said the 19-year-old American during the draw ceremony.


Date : September 23, 2011

Date : September 16, 2011
NEW GRAND SLAM CHAMPS HEAD TO KUALA LUMPUR
MALAYSIAN OPEN TO HOST US OPEN WINNERS


Austrian Jurgen Melzer and German Philipp Petzschner are the new US Open Doubles Champions and their first Asian tournament since being crowned in New York is the 2011 Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur.

“We are really looking forward to being in Kuala Lumpur,” said Melzer after winning their inaugural US Open. “I have seen tennis increase in popularity in Asia over recent years and I am sure the fans in Kuala Lumpur will give us a great welcome, especially now with this new title which Philipp and I are very proud of.”

Melzer and Petzschner came to the forefront of the doubles game in 2010 when they became the surprise winners of Wimbledon. They have produced solid results ever since and by winning the US Open last week, they have solidified themselves as one of the premier doubles combinations in the world.


Date : September 9, 2011
MALAYSIAN OPEN, KUALA LUMPUR ANNOUNCES WILD CARDS
FAMILIAR FACE AND A NEW FACE TO PLAY AT PUTRA STADIUM


Tournament Director Nick Freyer, of organizers IMG today announced the first two singles main draw wild cards for the third edition of the Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur, to be played at Putra Stadium, Bukit Jalil, 24 September to 2 October, 2011.

“I am very pleased to say that Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus will be making his third appearance at the Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur and he will be joined by an exciting young prospect from Belgium named David Goffin,” Freyer said. “Tennis fans in KL have really come to love watching Marcos play and we had a lot of requests from the public asking if he was coming back, so we are very pleased that he has b een able to accept this wild card.

“Marcos is a great personality. He is very down to earth and approachable, which the fans love, while his style of tennis is really flamboyant and that makes for exciting matches because you don’t know what to expect.


Date : August 17, 2011
MALAYSIAN OPEN, KUALA LUMPUR SET FOR STELLAR YEAR
ENTRY LIST PRODUCES EXCITING MIX OF FAMILIAR AND NEW ATP STARS


The countdown to the third edition of the Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur is well and truly underway with the official release of the full ATP World Tour entry list and event visual - and it is a fantastic line up of players heading to Putra Stadium, Bukit Jalil, September 24 to October 2, 2011.

Leading an impressively strong field which sees a cut-off at #68, is the 2010 Wimbledon finalist and World No.9 Tomas Berdych and close behind him is the Spanish Davis Cup player and KL debutant and World No.11, Nicolas Almagro. Berdych has had an incredibly consistent season so far. The 25 year old Czech has reached the quarter-finals or better at 12 of the 16 events he has played, whilst Almagro is having his best season ever. 

There are a total of six players ranked in the world’s top-20 heading to Kuala Lumpur.


Date : August 15, 2011
JAPANESE NO. 1 KEI NISHIKORI HEADING TO
MALAYSIAN OPEN, KUALA LUMPUR


Japan’s Kei Nishikori has confirmed to Tournament Director Nick Freyer that he will be playing the Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur, at Putra Stadium, Bukit Jalil, 24 September to 2 October, 2011.

“It is a wonderful opportunity to be able to welcome a player from Asia to the Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur, and especially one who has shown such great maturity and determination,” Nick Freyer of organisers IMG said. “Kei has incredible talent and it is tremendous for tennis in Asia to be able to see him playing the standard of tennis he has always been capable of.”

“Being the highest ranked player from Asia, he is bound to gain plenty of support and attention when he takes to the court at Putra Stadium.  As you’d expect, Kei is very genial and easy-going and the fans in Malaysia will provide him with plenty of their famed warmth and hospitality.”


Date : August 11, 2011

Date : August 8, 2011

Date : August 1, 2011
THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING ... BACK!
MALAYSIAN HOSPITALITY DRAWS BACK PAST CHAMPIONS


He won the Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur in its inaugural year, and he won the Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur in its second year… and now they are both coming back to try and keep the title in Russian hands.

Tournament Director Nick Freyer of organizers IMG, today announced that the 2009 Champion Nikolay Davydenko and the 2010 Champion Mikhail Youzhny will be returning to Putra Stadium, Bukit Jalil, 24 September to 2 October, 2011. They will take on the already announced ATP World Tour stars that include Serbian Davis Cup hero’s Viktor Troicki (#15) and Janko Tipsarevic (#25), two-time Wimbledon doubles Champion Jurgen Melzer (#18), and fast rising Australian teenager and 2011 Wimbledon quarter-finalist, Bernard Tomic.


Date : July 25, 2011

Date : July 10, 2011

Date : June 14, 2011

Date : June 14, 2011

Date : September 10, 2011
Melzer & Petzschner Capture Second Major Title