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2-time Wimbledon champ Andy Murray will play in Arizona Tennis Classic

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2-time Wimbledon champ Andy Murray will play in Arizona Tennis Classic

Andy Murray, a two-time Wimbledon champion, two-time Olympic gold medalist, US Open champion, and former world No. 1, is one of ten Top 50 ATP players set to compete at the Arizona Tennis Classic, March 11-17. Americans Chris Eubanks, Marcos Giron, and Mackenzie McDonald along with top 50 players Tomás Martín Etcheverry, Emil Ruusuvuori, Jan-Lennard Struff and Sebastian Ofner are among other players that will contend for the singles title at this year’s tournament.


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Not only is the Arizona Tennis Classic the sole opportunity in Arizona to watch professional tennis, it’s also the only ATP Challenger 175 tournament in North America this year. With the current player field cut off at 69 in the world, the competition is set to offer spectators an incredible opportunity to watch tennis at the highest level in Arizona during the year. Total prize money for the tournament is $225,000.

More on this year’s World ranked players

Jan-Lennard Struff (#25)

Struff, a 35-year-old from Germany, reached his career-high ATP singles ranking of world No. 21 in June 2023. In doubles, he achieved a career-high ranking of world No. 21 in October 2018 and reached the fourth round in singles at the French Open in 2019 & 2021. He has reached three ATP Tour singles finals, including the 2023 Madrid Masters, and has won three ATP Tour doubles titles. He is the current German singles No. 2.

Tomás Martín Etcheverry (#27)

Etcheverry, age 24 from Argentina, has a career-high ATP singles ranking of world No. 27, achieved this February. Etcheverry has captured three ATP Challenger titles in singles and one ATP Challenger title in doubles. He reached the quarterfinals in singles at the 2023 French Open. He is the current Argentinian No. 2 in singles.

Chris Eubanks (#34)

Eubanks, age 27, is the fifth highest ranked American on the ATP tour. He played two years of college tennis for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, where he was a two-time All-American and twice named ACC Player of the Year. He has a career-high ATP singles ranking of world No. 29, achieved in July 2023. He was a quarterfinalist at the 2023 Wimbledon Championships and has one ATP tour singles title, winning the Mallorca ATP 250 in June 2023.

Sebastian Ofner (#37)

Ofner, a 27-year-old from Austria, made his ATP and Wimbledon debut in 2017 and has a career-high ATP singles ranking of world No. 37 achieved this past January. He is currently the No. 1 Austrian with four ATP Challenger singles titles and reached the 4th round in singles at the 2023 French Open.

Emil Ruusuvuori (#43)

Ruusuvuori, age 24, is the number one ranked player from Finland. He reached a career-high ATP singles ranking of world No. 37 in April 2023 and reached the second round of the 2024 Australian Open where he lost in five sets to Daniil Medvedev. He has won four ATP challenger singles titles and played the Arizona Tennis Classic in 2022 and 2023.

Marcos Giron (#44)

Giron, age 30, is the sixth highest ranked American on the ATP tour and achieved a career-high singles ranking of No. 44 in February 2024. As a collegiate athlete, Giron won the singles title at the 2014 NCAA Tennis Championships for UCLA. Giron has reached two ATP tour singles finals, most recently in February of this year at the ATP 250 event in Dallas.

Alexander Shevchenko (#45)

Shevchenko, age 23, is the number two ranked singles player from Kazakhstan. He reached a career-high ATP singles ranking of No. 45 achieved in February of this year. Last year, he made his Grand Slam debut at the 2023 French Open, US Open, and Wimbledon. Shevchenko reached the singles final of the 2023 Arizona Tennis Classic and was a singles finalist at the 2023 ATP 250 event in Metz, France.

Nuno Borges (#47)

Borges, age 27, is the number one singles player from Portugal. He reached a career-high ATP singles ranking of world No. 46 in February of this year. Borges played college tennis at Mississippi State University where he reached the singles final of the 2019 NCAA Tennis Championships. He was the 2023 Arizona Tennis Classic singles Champion and reached the fourth round of the 2024 Australian Open losing to Daniil Medvedev in four sets.

Andy Murray (#50)

Murray, age 36, from Great Britain, was a former year-end ATP world No. 1 in 2016. Murray has won three Grand Slam singles titles, two at Wimbledon in 2013 and 2016 and one at the US Open in 2012 and has reached eleven major finals. Murray was ranked in the top 10 for all but one month from July 2008 through October 2017. He has won 46 ATP Tour singles titles, including 14 Masters 1000 events and two gold medals at the Summer Olympics in 2012 and 2016) He was also a member of Great Britain’s winning Davis Cup team in 2015.

Other players that will compete in this year’s Arizona Tennis Classic include Australian’s Max Purcell (#51) and Christoper O’Connell (#65), Jack Draper from Great Britain (#53), Serbia’s Miomir Kecmanovic (#54), Germany’s Yannick Hanfmann (#56) and Dominik Koepfer (#57), Hungarian Fabian Marozsan (#60), American Mackenzie McDonald (#61), Pavel Kotov (#64), Roberto Carballes Baena from Spain (#66), and Italian Flavio Cobolli (#69).

The Arizona Tennis Classic will be held at the historic Phoenix Country Club (2901 N. 7th St.). General admission tickets to the weeklong action start at $20 and can be purchased at arizonatennisclassic.com. Sponsorships are also available which include an array of VIP amenities. Contact Rex@arizonatennisclassic.com for sponsorship inquiries.

The 2024 Arizona Tennis Classic, which will benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital, is presented by Arizona Tennis Charities, a 501 c(3) charitable organization. Each year, more than 300 volunteers help make this annual tournament a success and generate support to not only Phoenix Children’s Hospital but also Serve the Future, an organization that provides mentoring to young adults in underserved Phoenix communities through the sport of tennis. To become a volunteer or part of the ball crew, visit arizonatennisclassic.com/volunteer.html.

For more about information about the Arizona Tennis Classic, visit arizonatennisclassic.com.