KUALA LUMPUR: World number 18 Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic is the latest top player to confirm his participation in the inaugural Malaysian Open tennis tournament at the Putra Stadium in Kuala Lumpur from Sept 26-Oct 4.
Berdych has scored wins over some of the biggest names in world tennis including this year's Wimbledon champion Roger Federer and runner-up Andy Roddick as well as Rafael Nadal, Fernando Gonzalez, Juan Martin Del Potro and Marcos Baghdatis.
In this year's Wimbledon, Berdych reached the last 16 before he was stopped by Roddick.
Berdych, a five-time winner on the ATP Tour, joins a field that includes two players from the top-10, five from the top-15 and seven from world's top-20.
Said tournament director Nick Freyer: "Berdych's presence will add glamour to the tournament."