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It is time for Cambodians ‘to show tennis some love’

Tennis Cambodia is once again inviting all Cambodians to come out and show their support, saying that now is the time for tennis to flourish in the Kingdom.

The 2024 Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group IV Playoff Event runs July 8 to 13.

To mark this historic milestone event, the Cambodia Tennis Federation, Tennis Cambodia, is inviting everyone to watch the playoffs at the Morodok Techo National Stadium. No tickets are required – all events at the tournament venue are free and open to the public.

Tep Rithivit is currently attending an Asian Tennis Federation (ATF) board meeting in his capacity as ATF Vice-President and Tennis Cambodia’s Secretary-General in Kazakhstan from Monday through tomorrow this week.

He told Khmer Times that during the first day of the ATF meeting, all fourteen board members of the ATF congratulated Cambodia on its selection as host of the Davis Cup playoffs this year.

He said that the federation applauded Cambodia for its success hosting tennis competitions at the 32nd SEA Games in Cambodia last May, and added they believe Cambodia has what it takes to host a big international tournament like the Davis Cup.

“That’s something all Cambodians should be proud of, as Cambodia is a small country capable of great accomplishments,” Rithivit said.

He said Tennis Cambodia will strive to make the nation proud, dedicating all its energy to hosting the greatest possible edition of the Davis Cup playoffs. He added that the success of the tournament will make all Cambodians proud, not just himself, the players and the federation.

“What we need now is the backing of our people. We would like to ask that everyone come and cheer on our players throughout the Davis Cup playoffs at the stadium. Please express your support, we are counting on you. Now is the time for tennis to shine in Cambodia and raise Cambodia’s profile on the international scene,” he said.

He noted that, in addition to spectacular Davis Cup tennis competitions, the federation is organising many other entertaining activities, like lucky draws for the spectators.

“So, let’s show some love to tennis and support Cambodian athletes so they can do even better on the court. That’s all we ask for. Together for our country,” Rithivit said.

The 2024 Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group IV playoffs feature eight countries: Cambodia, Iraq, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

The group event is divided into two pools with four teams each. The top team in each pool plays off against the nation finishing second in the other pool. The nations finishing in third place in each pool play a relegation match against the nation finishing fourth in the other pool.

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