WASHINGTON –February 25, 2013 – The first player to be announced to the 2013 field, John Isner has made the Citi Open a staple event on his summer calendar after numerous successes, including a Cinderella run during his ATP World Tour debut in 2007, as he entered as a Wildcard and advanced to the finals against top-seed Andy Roddick. Since then, Isner has reached the quarterfinals, or better, in four of his five appearances at the tournament. Isner’s other career accomplishments include five ATP tour titles, reaching the quarterfinals of the 2012 London Olympic Games, leading the United States to the 2012 Davis Cup semifinal and winning the longest match in tennis history at Wimbledon in 2010 (d. Mahut 6–4, 3–6, 6–7(7–9), 7–6(7–3), 70–68 for a total of 183 games).
Citi announced that it will hold an exclusive presale for Citi credit and debit cardholders to purchase tickets to the 2013 Citi Open tennis tournament, which will be held from July 27 to August 4 at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center in Rock Creek Park and will include American John Isner.
The presale begins February 25 at 10:00 a.m. and runs through Monday, March 4 at 11:59 pm. Citi cardholders will have first access to exclusive ticket packages, and individual session tickets, including Box and Reserve Seats, in advance of the general public.
Citi Open tickets will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, March 5. For more information about the Citi Open and tickets, please visit www.citiopentennis.com or call the tournament hotline at 202.721.9500.
The Citi Open is an Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour 500 level event and is recognized by the ATP World Tour as one of the top 20 tournaments worldwide. The Citi Open continually attracts the best men’s tennis players from all around the globe, and we are pleased to announce the 2013 event will once again include a Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) International Level tournament.
A part of the sports and entertainment fabric of Washington, D.C. for 44 years, the Citi Open, a Lagardère Unlimited production, is owned by and benefits the Washington Tennis and Education Foundation (WTEF), which seeks to improve the life prospects for D.C.-area youth.
NEW YORK, New York- (August 24, 2011)Â Tennis fans discovered on Roger Federer’s facebook page Â early on Wednesday morning this quote – â€œIâ€™ll be giving away tickets to the US Open to help kick off the Tweet Rally to the 2011 US Open sponsored by Mercedes-Benz. Weâ€™ll have other prizes and fun things to do while weâ€™re there, too. Get there early, though â€“ the tickets will go fast! See you soon!â€
Federer gave away US Open tickets to 20 fortunate fans in line in front of a Manhattan Mercedes-Benz dealership. Fans in line lived as close as five minutes away from the dealership and as far as central New Jersey. The tickets were all courtesy of Mercedes-Benz USA, Â the Official Vehicle and the Presenting Sponsor of the US Open Menâ€™s Singles Championship. Rally to the 2011 US Open and plan to giveaway 90 pairs of tickets during a two week period through the Twitter feed @MBUSA which began August 22 and will last until September 1.
Through the @MBUSA Twitter handle, messages are being broadcast with clues to surprise locations and times where those following the Tennis Tweet Rally can go to land a pair of premium loge US Open tickets.Â Each location is marked by a special tennis themed 2012 ML 350 SUV, which serves as the ticket giveaway spot on a first come, first served basis.
New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Mercedes-Benz dealers will be taking part in the Tennis Tweet Rally Â which will be revealed in the Twitter feed @MBUSA.
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) announced a multi-year partnership with the USTA in 2010 that designates Mercedes-Benz the â€œOfficial Vehicle of theUSOpenâ€ and the â€œPresenting Sponsor of the US Open Menâ€™s Singles Championship.â€
Mercedes-Benz is also a sponsor of Arthur Ashe Kidsâ€™ Day.Â For more information on the Mercedes-Benz US Open TwitterÂ® Rally Promotion, visit the Mercedes-Benz USA Facebook page atÂ http://on.fb.me/pBAULy.