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.