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“Big 3” Back to 2016 China Open
2016-07-01 15:04:32

  Djokovic, Nadal and Murray each lifted an ATP Masters 1000 title on this year’s clay courts before heading to Roland Garros as the biggest favorites。 Their rivalries continue to be under the spotlight on the ATP tours and Chinese tennis fans are not going to miss them – all three have confirmed to attend the 2016 China Open。

  World No.1 to return “home”, seeking 7th title in a row

  Djokovic’s 29 winning streak at the China Open in the past 6 years makes Beijing his “lucky home court”。 Returning “home”, the defending champion is again coming to lift the trophy。 But for the tournament and his fans, Novak means much more than winning the title。 Ever since 2013, each year the World No.1 came to Beijing days in advance to attend charity events, meet fans in person and promote the sport of tennis。 What surprise will he bring to Beijing this time? Just wait and see。

  China Open + Olympic + World No.1, Rafa’s precious memory of Beijing

  The capital city of China holds a special place in Rafa’s heart。 11 years ago the rising young gun crowned at China Open for the first time。 3 years later on Lotus Court, he won an Olympic gold medal and became World No。 1。 Following multiple Grand Slam titles came severe injury but he fought his way back in 2013 and returned to the top of ATP ranking again on Diamond Court。

  2016 has seen some highs and lows of Rafa。 Defeats and injuries during early season did not stop his steps towards winning in Monte Carlo。 No one would underestimate Rafa’s chance at this year’s French Open – he is always the favorite contender in Roland Garros。

  Still recalling Rafa and Uncle Tony’s tennis clinic last year in Beijing? The clinic is coming back。 Hope you’re ready for “Coach Rafa” and his sunshine smile on court!

  Excited to be back, Murray hopes to go deeper

  Murray has shown superb form this year, winning Rome and together with Nadal, keeping Djokovic pressured。 In the past, Andy has played in Beijing two times, and has always been left fond memory of Chinese fans’ passion and love for him。 The Scot cannot wait to be back in Beijing: “I’m looking forward to coming back to Beijing for the China Open in October。 The Chinese fans make it a special atmosphere, even when you were practicing。 I’m excited to confirm my attendance and hope to see you all again at Diamond Court of the China Open”。

  Join the “Big 3” at 2016 China Open

  Don’t want to miss the “Big 3” in October? Come join them at China Open。 As a combined ATP/WTA event, the 2016 China Open also features a star-studded lady’s lineup – all top 50 WTA players including Grand Slam champions Serena Williams, Petra Kvitova, Angelique Kerber and Ana Ivonavic are coming to Beijing for the last Premier Mandatory event of the year。 See you all in Beijing!

  By Li Meng

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