The Brisbane International is returning in 2017 with no less than six Grand Slam champions competing. These include:
Brisbane International Tournament Director Geoff Quinlan said Brisbane fans were in for a thrilling week of entertainment with the confirmation of the best field yet signing on for the 2017 event.
“We are seeing so many of the world’s top players returning year after year, which is a testament to how much the players love the event and the fans,” Quinlan said. “Add that to the quality of talent headed to Brisbane for the first time this year and there’s no doubt we’re in for something special.”
The most exciting news for tennis fans is that Spanish champion Rafael Nadal will start his season in Australia for the first time.
“It’s going to be the first time in my career that I’m going to play in Australia the first week of the season and I’m really excited about it,” Nadal said.
Last year a huge crowd of 96,045 tennis aficionados watched the matches, the third highest total in the history of the Brisbane International. So don’t delay in booking your tickets.
If you have children, don’t miss the Suncorp Kids Tennis Day on January 1, 2017 starting at 8.30am. Last year Roger Federer played a match with a supersized racquet, along with Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob SquarePants.
Public transport with Translink will be free to and from the event with a valid Brisbane International ticket. Additional special bus and rail services will be offered for attendees.
No public parking is available at the Queensland Tennis Centre, and street parking nearby is strictly limited to one hour. Event organisers recommend that attendees use public transport or take a taxi to the event.
January 1-8, 2017
Queensland Tennis Centre
190 King Arthur Terrace, Tennyson, Qld
Image credit: Brisbane International.