Rublev, Tiafoe headline ATP return to Hong Kong

World No 5 Andrey Rublev will begin his 2024 season at the Hong Kong Open when the ATP Tour returns to the city for the first time in more than 20 years, organisers said on Tuesday. The 26-year-old Russian will be joined by Grand Slam semifinalists Frances Tiafoe and Karen Khachanov for the January 1-7 […]

World No 5 Andrey Rublev will begin his 2024 season at the Hong Kong Open when the ATP Tour returns to the city for the first time in more than 20 years, organisers said on Tuesday.

The 26-year-old Russian will be joined by Grand Slam semifinalists Frances Tiafoe and Karen Khachanov for the January 1-7 event at Victoria Park, an important warm-up for the Australian Open.

Men last competed for the Hong Kong Open in 2002 and former champions include Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Pat Cash, Ivan Lendl and Jimmy Connors.

Australian great Rod Laver won the inaugural edition in 1973.