"Hello, Cincinnati. Your two champions here," said the 2023 men's singles winner Novak Djokovic in a YouTube video posted on Oct 10. "We have major news," added Coco Gauff, 2023's winner in the women's singles division.
Against a backdrop of bouncy music and tennis footage, Djokovic and Gauff gave local tennis fans a major sigh of relief.
"Your wonderful tournament is staying in Cincinnati!" said
The champions previewed some of the major changes coming to the Western & Southern Open starting in 2024, the tournament's 125th year.
The tournament is investing $200 million in stadium improvements and, by 2025, will expand the tournament to two weeks of competition for both men and women.
"Cincinnati, I have won three of your trophies. I would love to have a fourth one in August," said Djokovic.
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Watch the full video announcement here: