Saudi Arabia is set to host the Six Kings Slam, an elite tennis exhibition featuring top players like Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal in October, amid ongoing debates about the country’s sports investments and concerns over human rights issues
Saudi Arabia is set to host the Six Kings Slam, an elite exhibition featuring renowned players such as Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and three other Grand Slam winners.
This prestigious event is scheduled to take place in October as part of the Riyadh Season, a cultural and entertainment festival in Saudi Arabia.
The impressive lineup includes major winners Carlos Alcaraz, Daniil Medvedev, Jannik Sinner, and Holger Rune, showcasing the tournament’s commitment to bringing together some of the brightest talents in the sport.
The inclusion of top-tier players aligns with the nation’s efforts to establish itself as a significant player in the global tennis scene.
The decision to organize the Six Kings Slam during the ATP season adds a unique dimension to the event, as it coincides with a month already filled with Masters 1000 tournaments in Shanghai and Paris.
Traditionally, exhibition events are held during breaks in the ATP season or after its conclusion, making this initiative a distinctive addition to the tennis calendar.
Rafael Nadal, who recently became an ambassador for the Saudi Arabian Tennis Federation, expressed his enthusiasm for participating in the event.
The 22-time Grand Slam champion shared, “After some other tennis players have done so, I am very excited to play for the first time in Riyadh.”