Tennis tournament may interest people on Thailand holidays

Sports fans in Southeast Asia may like to go and watch the PTT Thailand Open.

It is one of only two ATP tennis tournaments held in the region – the other is in Malaysia – and those on Thailand holidays will have the chance to see some of the best players on the planet.

Top seed for the competition – which is running until October 2nd – is Andy Murray and the world number four is one of only seven men to make all four grand slam semi-finals in a single year.

It will be the first time since 2006 that he has appeared at the event, when he lost his first-round encounter against Tim Henman.

Murray will be looking to record his third title of the year, while Frenhman Gael Monfils is also appearing.

Monfils knows a good run in Thailand and he could make the end-of-season ATP World Finals in London, which sees the eight best players on the tour compete against each other.