Djokovic, Alcaraz & Nadal Headline Brand New '6 Kings Slam'

Djokovic, Alcaraz & Nadal Headline Brand New '6 Kings Slam'

by Erik Virostko

The best of the best will compete during the "6 Kings Slam", which will be held in October 2024 during the Riyadh Season.

After a very successful two exhibition matches, which were held during the Riyadh Season in 2023, a tennis exhibition will return to Saudi Arabia in 2024, but this time, with arguably the six best players currently competing on the ATP Tour.

The four highest-ranked players in the ATP Rankings, Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz, Daniil Medvedev, and Jannik Sinner will take part at the 6 Kings Slam, and they will be joined by the 22-time Grand Slam champion, Rafael Nadal, and one of the young prodigies, Holger Rune.

The exhibition tournament will be held in October 2024 during the Riyadh Season, and once again, fans will be treated to the top-notch tennis action in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

All six players have also provided short statements, which shared the same message, even though a bit different every time. Djokovic and Alcaraz have already competed during the Riyadh Season, so for them, it will be a rematch of their 2023 match in Saudi Arabia.

"I am excited to return to Riyadh and play in front of all my Saudi fans."

Novak Djokovic

"I'm very happy to come back to Riyadh to show the best of my game."

Carlos Alcaraz

On the other hand, Nadal has recently become an ambassador for the Saudi Arabian Tennis Federation, but it will be the first time for him that he will play a tennis match in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

"After some other tennis players have done so, I am very excited to play for the first time in Riyadh."

Rafael Nadal

Medvedev probably has the most experience with playing in Saudi Arabia out of the six, as he has previously played in the Diriyah Tennis Cup, which he won in 2019 and reached the final in 2022.

"I am really looking forward to coming back to Saudi. Ever since my first trip in 2019, I have been back several times and really looking forward to being part of this new event. The best players in the world all in one place is exciting. I cannot wait to see everyone out there."

Daniil Medvedev

On the contrary, it will be the first time playing in Saudi Arabia for two youngsters Sinner and Rune, who, like Nadal, are looking forward to their debut in the country.

"I'm very excited to be playing in Riyadh for the first time. The group of players selected will be fun to play against. Very much looking forward to it."

Jannik Sinner

"I'm thrilled to come to Riyadh for the first time to compete against such a phenomenal group of players."

Holger Rune


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