Andy adds Shenzhen to 2018 schedule
2018 Shenzhen Open is excited to announce that Andy Murray, the three-time Grand Slam Champion, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, and former World Number One, will play in the tournament. Shenzhen Open, which is held from 22nd to 30th September, will be Murray’s first stop of his Asian Swing.
This will be the second time for the former champion to be in Longgang Sports Center. In 2014, when the first Shenzhen Open was held, Andy saved five match points and eventually defeated Tommy Robredo and held the trophy. Starting from this huge victory, Andy Murray won the Beijing and Shanghai and made his first Finals Champion in London, which helped him reach the world number one at that time.
Andy has showed his expectation for the upcoming Shenzhen Open. He said, “I look forward to returning to Shenzhen to play at this year’s Shenzhen Open. I enjoy playing in China and I always appreciate the crowd support out there. I have some great memories from the last time I played, especially the final, so hopefully I will have a good run this year.”
Tournament Director Leon Sun was delighted that Murray has committed to the 2018 event. “Andy is one of the all-time greats of the game. He has achieved almost everything there is to achieve in the sport. It will be a great opportunity for the Shenzhen fans to see him play in person and we look forward to welcoming him to Shenzhen. “
Eddy Liu, the General Manager of Shenzhen Gemdale Sports, which is also the event operator, is looking forward to Andy Murray’s return to the Shenzhen Open. “Andy Murray played and won the inaugural Shenzhen Open in 2014. Fans in ‘the Roc City’ had unforgettable memories of his great performance.” Mr.Liu said, “He will return to Shenzhen Open this year with more glories, which will make the tournament more appealing. We welcome all the fans to witness the great champion return in the fifth anniversary of the Shenzhen Open. See you in September.”
This is the fifth year for Shenzhen Open supported by Culture, Sports and Tourism Administration of Shenzhen Municipality, Longgang Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau, Shenzhen Gemdale Sports, Kaisa Group. With the great support of Emirates, Fed Ex, Suez, and Head, the event will definitely bring a better experience to all the fans in Shenzhen Longgang Sports Center in September this year!