TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Open is delighted to announce the participation of 2014 US Open champion and current world #8 Marin Cilic at Garanti Koza Arena from 1-7 May.

The 1.86 m Croatian joins world #6 Milos Raonic as a headliner this year, following on from stars such as Roger Federer and Grigor Dimitrov, who have played in previous years.

Cilic is known for his big forehand and booming serves, and will start his European campaign on the clay courts at Garanti Koza Arena, modelled on the famed ‘terre battu’ surface at Roland Garros.

Cilic said “I’m always excited to visit new cities, and I’ve heard Istanbul is amazing. I’m really looking forward to coming there and playing well. See you soon, so come and support me”.

Tournament Director, Paul McNamee, said “This is great news for Istanbul tennis fans. With Cilic joining world #6 Milos Raonic, we can boast two top ten players in the field for the first time”.

The field also includes Cilic’s fellow Croatian and ATP Next Gen star Borna Coric, Marcos Baghdatis, Bernard Tomic, Viktor Troicki and defending champion, Diego Schwartzman”.

Tickets are on sale now at Biletix. Kids 15 and under will get free entry at the gate.