Murray, Nadal to headline 2019 Brisbane International


Ticket sales have opened for the biggest event in the Queensland tennis calendar. A star-studded player lineup for the Brisbane International is now confirmed. Many matches are expected to sell out.

Amy Wilson has more.

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Nick Kyrgios, Andy Murray and Grigor Dimitrov are just some of the tennis greats confirmed for the Brisbane International in January.

Rafael Nadal, Kei Nishikori, John Millman and the US Open women’s singles champion Naomi Osaka will also headline Queensland’s hot summer of tennis.

Nick Kyrgios, Tennis Player: “It’s an unbelievable vibe, we played a couple of Davis Cup titles there as well which was unbelieveable memories, I really love playing in front of the crowd in Brisbane.”

Tickets went on sale today, and early signs are good.

Mark Handley, Brisbane International CEO: “Ticket sales have been really healthy and strong, we’re pleased at the moment.”

Tennis stars are gearing up for the event and popular matches are expected to sell out.

Andy Murray, Tennis Player: “It’s a very intimate tournament as well, the fans can get really close to the players on the practice courts, and they get great crowds from the beginning of the tournament.”

Brisbane locals can snap up a rare chance to see their favourite players at Pat Rafter Arena.

Tennis fans can expect this stadium to be packed in January, with prices ranging from $25 to more than $800 for the top matches.

Tickets are available via Ticketek.

Fans are being urged not to miss a single serve.

Amy Wilson, QUT News.