The fourth racket of the world, Russian Daniil Medvedev and the eighth seed of the ATP 500 Astana Open Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime played an exhibition match in front of the main attraction of the capital – Baiterek, the KTF Press Service reports.
Tennis stars were warmly supported by the President of the Kazakhstan Tennis Federation, Bulat Utemuratov, the players demonstrated a variety of strokes and techniques from their tennis arsenal, posed for photos, communicated with each other and fans, delighting tennis lovers with a rich technical set of professionals.
To remind, Medvedev in the first round of the Astana Open tournament will play with Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas, and Aliassime will fight with another Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut at the start.
The ATP 500 series competition is the third most important tournament of the Association of Tennis Professionals after the Grand Slam tournaments and the ATP Masters 1000. At the ATP 500 Astana Open, the champions of the Grand Slam tournaments of different years will meet: Novak Djokovic (No. 7 ATP), Carlos Alcaraz (No. 1 ATP), Daniil Medvedev (No. 4 ATP), Marin Cilic (No. 16 ATP), Stanislas Wawrinka (WC). Also playing: Stefanos Tsitsipas (No. 6 ATP), Andrey Rublev (No. 9 ATP), Hubert Hurkacz (No. 11 ATP), Felix Auger-Aliassime (No. 13 ATP), Karen Khachanov (No. 18 ATP), Roberto Bautista Agut (No. 21 ATP) and others.