Tenni - Venus Wil­liams, Mugu­ruza, del Potro, Kyr­gios to play at MSG

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

Ma­jor cham­pi­ons Juan Martin del Potro, Venus Wil­liams and Gar­bine Mugu­ruza are among the ten­nis play­ers tak­ing part in ex­hi­bi­tion matches at Madi­son Square Gar­den on March 6. Also par­tic­i­pat­ing: re­cently sus­pended top-15 player Nick Kyr­gios. The 10th an­niver­sary edi­tion of the BNP Paribas Show­down, an­nounced yes­ter­day, in­cludes the fol­low­ing matchups: 2009 U.S. Open cham­pion del Potro vs. 2014 U.S. Open run­ner-up Kei Nishikori, seven-time Grand Slam ti­tle win­ner Wil­liams vs. 2016 French Open cham­pion Mugu­ruza, and top Amer­i­can man Jack Sock vs. Kyr­gios, who was sus­pended this month by the ATP for at least three weeks for “tank­ing” a match and in­sult­ing fans. Kyr­gios was sus­pended through Jan. 15 and fined $25,000 by the ATP. His sus­pen­sion can be re­duced to three weeks if he ac­cepts help from a psy­chol­o­gist.

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