The final line-up for the inaugural Diriyah Tennis Cup has been announced - confirming the eight world class players that will play in Saudi Arabia for the first time, a press release said.
Eight-time ATP Tour winner Gael Monfils is one of the two final additions to be revealed; the ever-exciting Frenchman and world number 10 will bring his unique style of play to the three-day event, held as part of the Diriyah Season festival over the weekend of December 12-14 on the outskirts of Riyadh.
Joining him in completing the roster for the tournament's $3million prize purse is German number 2 Jan-Lennard Struff, who is one of the rising stars in tennis with a career-high 35 singles wins in 2019 and a current ATP ranking of 35.
Monfils and Struff's opponents will include three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland, the former world number three.
World number five Daniil Medvedev of Russia - who has enjoyed a spectacular breakthrough year, reaching six consecutive tournament finals, including the 2019 US Open - is another massive name. World number 12 Fabio Fogini and David Goffin of Belgium will also be playing, as will big-serving American John Isner and five-time ATP champion Lucas Pouille of France.