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Djokovic Leads Five Top 10 Stars In Beijing

Beijing, China

Djokovic© Getty ImagesNovak Djokovic leads the 2012 Beijing Open field.

Five players in the Top 10 of the South African Airways ATP Rankings will compete at the 2012 China Open after organisers officially released the player field for the ATP World Tour 500 tournament's ninth edition in Beijing from 23 September to 7 October.

John Isner, Marin Cilic, Richard Gasquet and Alexandr Dolgopolov, who are all ranked inside the world’s Top 15, will be looking to stop the quartet of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga whose tournament participation was confirmed earlier in the year.

After missing the tournament last year through injury, Djokovic will be aiming to keep his undefeated record at the National Tennis Center and Nadal will also set his sights on re-gaining the title he last won in 2005.

Other highlights of the men’s field include the tournament debut of German veteran Tommy Haas who has climbed more than 180 places to No. 22 in the South African Airways ATP Rankings this year, the return of Spaniards Fernando Verdasco and Feliciano Lopez, and the Russian charge being led by 2004 finalist Mikhail Youzhny and Nikolay Davydenko.

Action at the National Tennis Center will be intense, entertaining and thrilling with fans encouraged to purchase tickets early to ensure they don’t miss out on seeing the best players battle it out in Beijing.

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