The ATP World Tour has confirmed that world no. 3 David Ferrer and world no. 10 Stanislas Wawrinka will be playing this year's ATP Malaysian Open in Kuala Lampur in September.
Defending champion Juan Monaco will also return to the city.
Spekaing at a press event, YB Dato' Seri Mohamed Nazri bin Abdul Aziz, Minister of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia, commented,
"Celebrating the 5th anniversary of the Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur as our country celebrates ‘Visit Malaysia Year 2014’, it is only fitting that David Ferrer, the world's third ranked player, has already confirmed his participation, along with our popular defending Champion Juan Monaco of Argentina and a new face for us in KL, Stanislas Wawrinka. The tournament has established itself as a fan favourite, a favourite amongst players and is one of the most televised and marketed ATP 250's on the Tour. This tournament showcases Malaysia in the finest possible light and the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia, is proud of what has been achieved in such a short time and looks forward to even greater domestic and world-wide promotional success in the years ahead.”
In a statement released, Ferrer, who jumped to no. 3 in the world for the first time this week, commented,“I am looking forward to come back to Kuala Lumpur, I have a very good time last year, no, and I hope, maybe, I will do more good results when I come back.
Everyone at the tournament is very, very good, is a nice atmosphere and the city is very good. I have been to Kuala Lumpur few times and I always feel very comfortable.”