ITF Mysuru Open 2023: The royal city of Mysuru will witness elite tennis action after eight years when the Cycle Pure Agarbathi ITF Mysuru Open 2023 starts from March 27 at the Mysuru Tennis Club with Evgeny Donskoy headlining the main draw that also includes eight Indian players. The USD 25,000 event hosted by the Karnataka Lawn Tennis Association (KSLTA), will be played on a hard surface at the Mysuru Tennis Club till April 2.
The announcement was made during the press conference held in Mysuru on Sunday. “Mysuru has always been a premier centre for tennis in India and we are happy to bring a top-level ITF tennis tournament after eight years. I am certain that the event will go a long way in inspiring youth and furthering the development of tennis in the city as well as in Karnataka. We are confident of conducting a successful tournament here that will also be an enjoyable experience to the fans,” said Maheshwar Rao, Hon. Secretary of KSLTA.
India’s Ramkumar Ramanathan had emerged the winner when Mysuru hosted an ITF tournament, a F6 Futures, last time in 2015. “It is an honour to be associated with the tournament where a clutch of top tennis stars from India and other nations are participating. I take pride in welcoming Sporting Ambassadors from 15 countries to Mysuru.
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Mysuru has a strong history of tennis players with its local lad, Prahalad Srinath, going on to represent the country during the Davis Cup. I wish such kind of events will attract more youth to take up sports and bring pride to the country. I am confident that Mysuru, a city of sports aficionados, will see more such events in the future which will firmly cement the status of the city as a premier sporting hub,” said Dr KV Rajendra, Deputy Commissioner of Mysuru and the chairman of the organising committee.