World number two Rafael Nadal and number three Andy Roddick have confirmed they will participate in the 550,000-U.S.-dollar ATP Thailand Open scheduled for September 22-30 on the outskirts of Bangkok, local media reported on Friday.
It will be the second visit to Bangkok for Roddick. The American played in 2004 when he finished runner-up. It will be the first time Thai fans will have a chance to see Nadal in action.
Other top players who have confirmed their participation are world number 14 Andy Murray from Scotland and Marcos Baghdatis from Cyprus, the Bangkok Post reported.
Also competing will be local seeds Paradorn Srichaphan and Danai Udomchoke.
The Thailand Open 2007 promises a host of new activities for sports and entertainment fans. One activity that could get players off-track is the presence of Miss Thailand World contestants who will perform the duty of ball girls in some matches.
The tournament week will also feature some exciting new changes to increase the enjoyment of all in attendance including a Kidz Zone, additional VIP pavilion, model ball girls and a host of new entertainment options for fans.