2012 Dallas Tennis Classic Announces Official Player Field that Includes 8 Players Ranked in ATP Top 70

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Draw Includes No. 24 Marin Cilic, No. 37 Alex Bogomolov Jr., No. 46 Andreas Seppi and Former No. 2 in the World, Tommy Haas

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Now that the final player field is set, we are extremely excited with the number of top ranked players we have in the draw

The Dallas Tennis Classic, a new stop on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Challenger Tour played at the prestigious Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas, today announced the official player field, which includes former No. 2 ranked Tommy Haas and 17 other players ranked in the top 100 on the ATP Tour.

“Now that the final player field is set, we are extremely excited with the number of top ranked players we have in the draw,” said Zoltan Papp, Dallas Tennis Classic tournament director. “Dallas Metroplex tennis fans are going to see some fantastic tennis throughout the week as these players prepare for next week’s Sony Ericsson in Miami.

The Dallas Tennis Classic is an ATP Challenger Level event with Prize Money of $125,000. The event features a 32-player singles draw and a 16-team doubles draw. Unlike other Challenger events, top 50 ranked players can play in the Dallas Tennis Classic, without obtaining a wildcard, as they prepare for the Sony Ericsson.

The wildcard recipients into the main draw were No. 160 Benjamin Becker, former Baylor NCAA Singles Champion, No. 169 Tommy Haas, No. 178 Amer Delic and John Nallon.

In addition, four qualifiers will be included in the main draw tomorrow after their final round of qualifying singles matches.

Tickets are being sold through the tournament website at DallasTennisClassic.com.

Final Player Field (As of March 12, 2012)


Cilic, Marin         CRO         24
Bogomolov Jr., Alex     RUS         37
Seppi, Andreas         ITA         46
Haase, Robin         NED         55
Lu, Yen-Hsun         TPE         56
Sela, Dudi         ISR         63
Starace, Potito        ITA        68
Lacko, Lukas         SVK         69
Muller, Gilles        LUX        73
Mayer, Leonardo    ARG        78
Sweeting, Ryan     USA         80
Kunitsyn, Igor         RUS         81
Cipolla, Flavio         ITA         82
Rosol, Lukas         CZE        84
Gil, Frederico         POR         86
Kamke, Tobias        GER        88
Mahut, Nicolas        FRA        93
Andreev, Igor        RUS        107
Ilhan, Marsel        TUR        109
Bolelli, Simone        ITA        110
Phau, Bjorn        GER        113
Reynolds, Bobby    USA        115
Schoorel, Thomas    NED        125
Russell, Michael    USA        128
Becker, Benjamin    GER        160
Haas, Tommy        GER        169
Delic, Amer        BIH        178
Nallon, John        USA        unr 4999

About the Dallas Tennis Classic
The ATP Dallas Tennis Classic is an International-level Challenger event governed by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) offering $125,000 in prize money. The event will feature 32-player singles draw and a 16-team doubles draw. The inaugural event in Dallas will be held between the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells and the Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, Florida. The charitable beneficiary of the Dallas Tennis Classic is Invest in a Child, a Dallas Tennis Association (DTA) charitable program. For more information about the Dallas Tennis Classic Four Seasons Dallas at Las Colinas go to the tournament’s website at DallasTennisClassic.com or follow the tournament on Twitter or Facebook.

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