Date : October 4, 2015
FERRER DEFEATS LOPEZ TO WIN FOURTH TITLE OF THE YEAR
Doubles number two seeds win back-to-back titles


Top seed David Ferrer saved his best form in Kuala Lumpur for the final match as he swept aside a strong challenge from Spanish compatriot Feliciano Lopez, winning 7-5, 7-5 in 93 minutes to pick up his fourth title of the year and 25th career title at the Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur 2015.

In an thrilling all-Spanish finale, the world No.8 Ferrer was in sensational returning form, winning 59% of second serve returns and crafting eleven break opportunities (converted three) in the 93 minute long match.

The 33-year-old Spaniard collects the winners cheque of USD$170,600 and 250 points as he further cements his No.8 position in the Emirates ATP Race to London standings (460 points behind Nadal and 900 ahead of Gasquet).

“I am very happy. I played good during the match - I served well, I received well and I played consistently. I’m very happy with my game. It’s important for my game to serve well because if I don’t, it will be difficult against Feliciano because he pressures a lot at the net. This year is a good year - I won all my finals,” said Ferrer, who now has a 25-25 overall record in career finals.


Date : October 3, 2015
FERRER AND LOPEZ TO MEET IN ALL-SPANISH FINAL
Top seeds in doubles draw also advance to finals


For the second time in the tournament’s seven year history, the top two seeds are set for a showdown in the final of the Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur 2015 held here at the Putra Stadium at Bukit Jalil.

Top seeded world No.8 David Ferrer overcame a one set deficit to defeat surprise semifinalist Benjamin Becker 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 in a match lasting two hours and five minutes.

The two-time Malaysian Open semifinalist had his serve broken twice in the opening set, but crucially saved all six break opportunities against him in the next two sets to advance into his fourth final of the year (won all three at Acapulco, Rio de Janeiro and Doha).

“I feel happy because it’s my first final here after many times of coming. Benjamin played great in the first set so in the second set I tried to change my tactics, my forehand and importantly, I could win. Feliciano is a very good friend and a great player. Every time I play with Feliciano, I know it’s going to be a tough match. Tomorrow I have to improve my game against him,” said Ferrer, who has an 8-6 win/loss record against Lopez.


Date : October 2, 2015
‘HALF-KAMPUNG’ KID NICK KYRGIOS POWERS PAST ‘KING OF ACES’ IVO KARLOVIC
Top two seeds Ferrer and Lopez advance as fourth seed Dimitrov falls to Benjamin Becker


Aussie Nick Kyrgios, or the ‘Half-Kampung’ Kid as he is affectionately known here, continued his fine run in the Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur 2015 with a 7-6(7-4), 7-6(7-2) upset victory over third seed Ivo Karlovic in today’s quarterfinal match played on the Centre Court of Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil.

It was the third consecutive straight sets victory in the tournament for the 20-year-old, who racked up eleven aces to Karlovic’s 13, including two in a row to close out a tight 84-minute match in which neither player managed to break the other’s serve.

“I knew today was going to be tough. I thought I served really well and looked after my serve. It was a fun match as well. It was really good. I think knowing that I can beat guys with big serves gives me confidence. I thought today was very important,” said the world No.41, who will face Feliciano Lopez in Saturday’s semifinal as he tries to win his first career title.


Date : October 1, 2015
TOP SEEDS FERRER, LOPEZ AND DIMITROV PREVAIL IN MALAYSIAN OPEN SECOND ROUND
Six of the tournament’s top eight seeds set to feature in tomorrow’s quarterfinal matches


Tournament top seed and world No.8 David Ferrer took one hour and 31 minutes to overcome Radek Stepanek 7-5, 6-3 in tonight’s featured match on Centre Court and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur 2015 held here at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil.

The 33-year-old former world No.3, playing his first match in Kuala Lumpur after a first round bye, took some time to find his rhythm and had his serve broken three times during the match.

“It was not easy. The first match is never easy and I hope to improve my game tomorrow. I will try my best against Kukushkin, who is a very good player and having a good year,” Ferrer said.


Date : September 30, 2015
KARLOVIC AND KYRGIOS MOVE INTO QUARTERFINALS
Top seeds David Ferrer, Feliciano Lopez and Grigor Dimitrov to begin campaigns tomorrow


Tournament third seed Ivo Karlovic (#18) overcame a second set fight back from Georgia’s number one Nikoloz Basilashvili to record a 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 victory and advance into the quarterfinals of the Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur 2015 held here at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil.

Known as the ‘King of Aces’, the 6-foot-11 Croat struggled initially to find his rhythm but eventually served up 18 aces in the 1 hour and 46 minute long match, including 11 in the third set.

“It was my first match after US Open so it was a little bit difficult in the beginning. In the end, I’m glad I got through and happy with the win,” said the 36-year-old, who is the tallest player in the tournament and the oldest player to be ranked in the Top 20 since 37-year-old Jimmy Connors in 1990.


Date : September 29, 2015
BAGHDATIS, CHARDY AND POSPISIL POWER THROUGH TO SECOND ROUND AS TROICKI SUFFERS SURPRISE DEFEAT
‘King of Aces’ set for Malaysian Open debut tomorrow as second round matches commence


Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis overcome a spirited challenge from Spanish wild card Nicolas Almagro to win 6-3, 6-7(5-7), 6-1 in tonight’s featured first round match of the Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur 2015 played here at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil.

The world No.51 Baghdatis, making his fifth appearance in the tournament, showcased some sizzling form, serving up 18 aces and winning 5 out of 9 break points en route to victory.

“I think I started the match really well, serving big and putting a lot of pressure on his serve. I lost a bit of concentration in the second set and he did some great shots to win the tie break. I think I was more aggressive on the important points in the third set. It’s going be a tough match next against Pospisil, he’s a great young player with a great serve,” said the 30-year-old Cypriot, who made the finals here in 2011 (l. to Tipsarevic).


Date : September 28, 2015
‘HALF-KAMPUNG’ KID NICK KYRGIOS CONTINUES STRONG SEASON WITH WINNING START @ MALAYSIAN OPEN
Full day of main draw action tomorrow


Local crowd favourite Nick Kyrgios gave fans something to cheer about with a strong performance in the first set of his first round match of the Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur this evening at Centre Court of Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil.

The 20-year-old Australian moved into the second round with a 6-1, 2-1(RET) victory after Columbian Santiago Giraldo retired in the second set due to illness.

Playing the best tennis of his career this year and reaching a career high ranking of No.25 in June after advancing to his first ATP World Tour final in May, Kyrgios paid tribute to his training efforts and believes he can win his first tour title right here in Kuala Lumpur.


Date : September 27, 2015
‘HALF-KAMPUNG KID’ NICK KRYGIOS FACES OFF AGAINST IN-FORM GIRALDO AS MAIN DRAW BEGINS TOMORROW
Local wildcard pairing of Merzuki and Naguib will also take to court in doubles main draw opener


The exciting main draw of the Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur 2015 is set to commence tomorrow with two singles matches and one doubles match to be played on the Centre Court of the Putra Stadium here in Bukit Jalil.

Now in its seventh edition, the USD$1,041,540 ATP 250 World Tour tournament boasts one of the strongest fields of players in its history and although top seeds will only descend to the court from Tuesday, tomorrow’s featured match will see the seventh seeded ‘Half-Kampung Kid’ Nick Kyrgios take on Columbian Santiago Giraldo on Centre Court (beginning 7.15pm onwards) in what is arguably the most anticipated matchup of the first round.

The 20-year-old Australian Krygios is having the best season of the career, breaking into the top 50 for the first time in January and reaching a career high ATP World Tour ranking of No.25 in June after advancing to his first ATP World Tour final in Estoril in May (l. to Gasquet). He is currently ranked at No.42.


Date : September 26, 2015
LOCAL WILD CARD AHMAD DEEDAT SNATCHES IMPRESSIVE VICTORY IN FIRST ROUND OF QUALIFYING
Kyrgios v Giraldo, Almagro v Baghdatis set to be the prime first round singles main draw matchups.


While local tennis stars were giving the crowds something to cheer about on Centre Court, the main draw ceremony threw up a number of intriguing first round matchups for fans to look forward to in the Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur 2015 that began today with qualifying at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil from 26 Sep to 4 Oct.

Malaysian rising tennis star Ahmed Deedat Abdul Razak stole the limelight during the first round of qualifying with an impressive 7-5, 6-3 victory over 27-year-old Australian Zach Itzstein.

The 20-year-old Damansara lad started strong, winning a break point in the very first game to set the tone for the match, and held off the challenge of his more experienced opponent on route to becoming only the second Malaysian to achieve victory over foreign opposition since the tournament’s inception seven years ago.


Date : September 24, 2015
WILD CARDS ANNOUNCED FOR MALAYSIAN OPEN, KUALA LUMPUR
The King of Aces To Debut In KL


The tallest man in tennis who possesses one of the most lethal serves in the sport is coming to the US$1,041,540 Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur. Fans will be overawed by “The King of Aces” at Putra Stadium Bukit Jalil, September 26 to October 4, 2015.

Ivo Karlovic, currently ranked 18, shot to fame in 2003 when he stunned then defending champion Lleyton Hewitt in the first round of Wimbledon. The Croat has rekindled his elite status on the ATP World Tour with some consistent results over the last two years and in 2015 reached two finals so far, including winning Delray Beach.

Joining Karlovic, is Spain’s former top-ten star Nicolas Almagro who is working his way back up the rankings after sitting much of 2014 out due to injuries to his shoulder and right foot, which required surgery. Ranked as high as nine in the world two years ago and making his 3rd appearance in KL, Almagro won the ATP Challenger in Genova and reached the quarters or better at five other events so far in 2015.


Date : September 18, 2015

Date : September 8, 2015
LOCAL WILD CARD RECIPIENTS CONFIRMED FOR MALAYSIAN OPEN, KUALA LUMPUR 2015
10,000 School & University Students To Visit Tournament

The 2015 edition of the Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur will once again provide the ultimate stage for rising Malaysian tennis players to compete against the world's best, The Lawn Tennis Association of Malaysia (LTAM) and organisers IMG today announced that four young Malaysians will receive wild cards into the USD$1,041,540 tournament to be held from September 26 to October 4 at Putra Stadium, Kuala Lumpur.

Receiving the singles qualifying wild cards are 21-year-old Syed Mohd Agil Syed Naguib, 20-year-old Ahmad Deedat Abdul Razak and 26-year-old Mohd Ashaari Zainal Abidin, while 20-year-old Mohd Assri Merzuki will join forces with current Malaysia No.1 Mohd Agil in the main draw of the doubles.


Date : August 19, 2015

Date : August 4, 2015
2015 WIMBLEDON SEMI-FINALIST SIGNS UP
GASQUET CONFIRMS FOR MALAYSIAN OPEN, KUALA LUMPUR


He is one of the most glorious players to watch in full flight and he is coming back to the US$1,041,540 Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur for the first time since the popular event’s inaugural year in 2009. Frenchman Richard Gasquet will grace the centre court at Putra Stadium, Bukit Jalil, September 26 to October 4, 2015.

The 2015 season has been another impressive year for the 29 year-old who possesses one of the most beautiful single-handed backhands in the game. In fact, tennis fans this year will be treated to two of the best single-handed backhands in world tennis, as Gasquet joins the already announced Grigor Dimitrov.

Speaking from Washington where he is playing the ATP World Tour 500 event this week, Gasquet said: “I am delighted to be coming back to KL this year. I have fond memories of playing Rafa in an exhibition and entering the first version of the tournament in 2009. The fans were very supportive and knowledgeable, the people friendly and hospitality so warm - I am really looking forward to being there again!”


Date : June 4, 2015
Established And Present ATP Stars Join Future Tennis Mega-Names To Launch
Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur 2015


From around the tennis world they will come to the heart of Asia, Malaysia, for the 7th Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur. This year’s ATP 250 tournament will carry total prize money of $US1,041,540 and will be played from September 26 to October 4 on the indoor hard courts at Putra Stadium, Bukit Jalil.

The tournament is thrilled to welcome back one of the world’s most consistent top-ten stars, David Ferrer of Spain. He will be joined by countryman Feliciano Lopez, who is enjoying the best season of his career. Grigor Dimitrov is by far one of the most exciting young talents in world tennis and his presence will be a show stopper, while the 20 year old Malaysia loves calling (half) its own, the “1/2 Kampung Kid”, Nick Kyrgios will make his return.

“As we celebrate Malaysia Year of Festivals 2015 (MyFEST 2015), the Ministry of Tourism and Culture (MOTAC) welcomes back the 7th edition of the Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur ATP 250 tennis. With the news that David Ferrer, Grigor Dimitrov, Feliciano Lopez and the ½ Kampung kid, Nick Krygios, have already confirmed their participation in South East Asia’s only ATP event for this September, with our signature marketing and event promotions, music, food and player photo shoots taken against the backdrop of our tourist hot spots, we look forward to exporting the best of Malaysia to the world,” Yang Berhormat Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri bin Tan Sri Abdul Aziz , the Minister of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia said.