World number 17 Stan Stan Wawrinka has confirmed his participation in the Tennis Championship, which will be held in the Saudi capital Riyadh next December with the participation of the elite stars of the yellow ball with a total prizes of up to three million dollars, describing the tournament being held for the first time an important step towards stimulating Future generations towards building a promising generation for Saudi and Gulf tennis.
"What the Kingdom is doing in the field of sports is a cornerstone in motivating young generations to engage in various sports fields in the same way to host the Diriyah Cup, which is being held for the first time with the participation of the yellow ball stars," Wawrinka told Emirates Today. It is great for me to participate in this first ever tournament in the Kingdom and this will be something special and I hope that the atmosphere will be great, in the expectation of meeting the Saudi public in general. ”
He added: "Being here in the Kingdom and playing in front of large numbers of fans will be special, especially as this tournament will be held with the participation of eight of the biggest stars of the yellow ball on the world stage."
`` Al Diriyah hosts a huge program and important events such as Formula E and the historic Al Diriyah Battalion to the Al Diriyah Tennis Cup, in a crowded and fun atmosphere for everyone, but at the same time it is a cornerstone for the inspiration of the young elements of international sports stars. ''
He continued: "The date of the tournament at the end of the tennis season is an ideal starting point for me to prepare for the next season, it would be great for me to participate in this tournament with many of the top stars of the game, where this participation gives me more control over my level, and finish My preparations for next season are good. "
"After this tournament I will be resting and I am delighted to be back in the list of the top 20 players in the world, and I think I can still beat the top seeders and achieve outstanding results, and I hope this participation in the Diriyah Cup is a step in the right direction to continue to List of top-ranked, achieve more distinctive results. "
Wawrinka gave important advice to Saudi tennis talents. “It is important to turn passion for tennis into a fait accompli, it is a game that can be enjoyed and practiced is fun,” he said. “I think any sport is a school of life, and we are very lucky as tennis players that we travel a lot. Not only to participate, but in the ability to encourage more talent to engage in tennis. "
It is worth mentioning that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will be hosting next December the championship "Al Dir'iya Cup" tennis, which was announced during the launch of the "Diriyah Season" earlier this month, where the tournament will be held for the first time eight of the most prominent stars of the world in an event on the stadiums "Diriyah Arena, which was set up to host more than 15,000 spectators.