Player Field Announced For New York Open 2020 Return to NYCB LIVE
Nishikori, Isner, Kyrgios, Opelka, Querrey, and Raonic Among Players to Take Black Court
LONG ISLAND (January 6, 2020) – The New York Open will return to Long Island for the third consecutive year, with top tier players hitting to the home of the black court at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The iconic event, being held from February 9 through February 16, is set to feature its strongest player field.
John Isner, the top ranked American at #19, and Canadian Milos Raonic, a former Wimbledon finalist and current #31, join the list of already committed players, Kei Nishikori ,world #13, Australian star Nick Kyrgios, #30, 2019 champion Reilly Opelka, #36, and 2018 champion Kevin Anderson. Also joining the field is former semifinalist Sam Querrey, #44, and making his first appearance is Great Britain’s Kyle Edmund, a former world ranked #14.
“The New York Open has attracted our best field this year,” said Tournament Director Peter Lebedevs. “Nick Kyrgios and Milos Raonic will be making their first appearance at the tournament and the fans will be excited to see them play on the black courts. Kei Nishikori, John Isner and Reilly Opelka, along with Kevin Anderson, are all returning and that is a testament to the fan support for these players and the New York Open.
“There are some new and exciting things for fans to enjoy as well. The first day of qualifying —Sunday, February 9, will be Family Day presented by PGA Tour Superstore and all tickets are free so the entire family can come out. We will also host the New York Open Pickleball Championships during finals weekend, February 14-16, so there are things for everyone at the New York Open.”
The full acceptance list is as follows:
First Name/Last Name Country Rank
Kei Nishikori JPN 13
John Isner USA 19
Nick Kyrgios AUS 30
Milos Raonic CAN 31
Reilly Opelka USA 36
Sam Querrey USA 44
Cameron Norrie GBR 53
Ugo Humbert FRA 57
Miomir Kecmanovic SRB 59
Jordan Thompson AUS 63
Tennys Sandgren USA 68
Kyle Edmund GBR 69
Andreas Seppi ITA 72
Yoshihito Nishioka JPN 73
Yasutaka Uchiyama JPN 81
Steve Johnson USA 85
Soonwoo Kwon KOR 88
Tommy Paul USA 90
Kevin Anderson RSA 91
Brayden Schnur (Wildcard) CAN 106
New York Open Player “Fast Facts”
- 10 countries represented in singles field – USA, Japan, Australia, Canada, Great Britain, France, Serbia, Italy, Korea and South Africa
- Singles field includes four (4) former top 10 players: Kei Nishikori (4), Kevin Anderson (5), Milos Raonic (3), John Isner (8)
- Field includes two (2) past champions Reilly Opelka and Kevin Anderson
- Youngest player – Miomir Kecmanovic (20 years, 6 months)
- Oldest player – Andreas Seppi 35 years, 11 months)
Tickets for the 2020 New York Open are on sale and can be purchased via either newyorkopen.com/tickets or nycblive.com/events, at the Ticketmaster Box Office at NYCB LIVE, or by calling 800-745-3000. For more information, visit newyorkopen.com or nycblive.com.
The New York Open is owned by live events and sports media entertainment company, GF Sports, and produced in partnership with NYCB LIVE’s Nassau Coliseum. It is the only ATP indoor professional tennis event in the United States. In addition to a week of exciting tennis action, the New York Open will also include educational seminars and family-friendly activities for the thousands of people in attendance.
About NYCB LIVE:
NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, opened on April 5, 2017, with a concert by Billy Joel after an 18-month, $180 million renovation. NYCB LIVE is the proud home of the New York Islanders, Long Island Nets, and New York Riptide. The arena also hosts concerts, family shows, professional wrestling, college basketball, theatre performances, trade shows, and more. NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum is operated by Onexim Sports and Entertainment Holding.
About the New York Open:
The New York Open made its debut on Long Island February 11-18, 2018, at the newly renovated state-of-the-art NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. This ATP Tour 250 Series event is one of only 10 United States men’s professional tennis tournaments held on tour today, and the sole indoor championship in the country. This year The Home of The Black Courts will feature Kei Nishikori, 2018 champion Kevin Anderson, Nick Kyrgios, John Isner, 2019 champion Reilly Opelka, and 2019 finalist Brayden Schnur. This will be the 3rd year in which GF Sports will return the New York Open to NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veteran’s Coliseum.
About GF Sports
GF Sports is a live events and sports media entertainment company created by New York-based private equity firm, GF Capital Management & Advisors, LLC. Formed in July 2015, GF Sports owns two of the ATP Tour’s longest running American tournaments, the New York Open and the BB&T Atlanta Open, as well as the New York Riptide. GF Sports also incubates new and emerging sport concepts, utilizing their global expertise and network to help develop niche sports. Such concepts include Wolf Pack Ninjas, which operates ninja-focused events globally. Veteran sport, media and entertainment executive Hank Ratner is a co-investor with GF Capital across the company’s various sports properties.
GF Capital makes control-oriented, growth capital investments in branded consumer product and media companies, and its investments have included a number of sports and live entertainment companies. These include Repucom, a global leader in sports measurement, evaluation and intelligence, which was sold to Nielsen in 2016 and Blue Man Group, the world-renowned entertainment company, which was sold to Cirque du Soleil in 2017.