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Finnish Tennis Star Jarkko Neimenin and Tunisian Tennis Champion Malek Al Jaziri to Join the Legendar Mary Pierce at the 2015 Lexus Tennis Festival
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AMMAN, Jordan - Sept. 8, 2015 - PRLog -- September 8, 2015 AMMAN – The Tennis Academy Amman, powered by Lexus Jordan, announced today that Finnish tennis star Jarkko Nieminen and Tunisian tennis champion, Malek Jaziri, will compete for the first time at the 2015 Lexus Tennis Festival. The competition is scheduled for September 10 and 11 and is under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Feisal bin Al Hussein.

Nieminen and Jaziri, who will compete in both doubles and singles matches, will join the legendary French tennis star and multiple Grand Slam champion Mary Pierce, for two days of great tennis and family fun.

Former world ranked #13, Nieminen is Finland’s most celebrated tennis star. Throughout his career he has won two ATP singles titles and three doubles titles. Nieminen reached the quarter finals in the 2005 U.S. Open, the 2006 Wimbledon Championships and the 2008 Australian Open.

Nieminen has also beaten former world #1 tennis legend Andre Agassi and current world #1 Novak Djokovic. He represented Finland in three separate Olympic games between 2004 and 2012 and he is the first and only Finnish player to have an ATP singles title.

Better known as “Jazz”, Jaziri has competed in all four Grand Slam events in his career. In 2015, he reached the 3rd round of the Australian Open and came close to beating the legendary Roger Federer in a tight three-set match at the Dubai Open.

Jaziri is the first male Tunisian player to reach the semi-finals of an ATP event at the 2012  Kremlin Cup in Moscow.

Thursday, September 10, Nieminen and Jaziri will partner with two top Jordanian players for a doubles exhibition match. Friday September 11, Nieminen will go head to head with Jaziri in the final exhibition match. This is the first time ever for these two tennis champions to meet on court.

The 2015 Lexus Tennis Festival has attracted more than 200 local tennis players from across the country. Players are competing in 14 different tournaments throughout the 8-day festival which began on September 4 and will last through September 11.

The Festival is sponsored by Lexus Jordan, Jordan Kuwait Bank, Mastercard, Spectrum, UHS, Royal Jordanian, Creative Tours, Movenpick Hotel, Arab lWings, Aramex, National Insurance company, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Smart Buy and M.S. Jaffar and Sons Co.

For more information about the Lexus Tennis Festival, please call: 079-696-9530 or email:  or check out our Facebook page: TheTennisAcademyAmman

For more information about Jarkko Nieminen, Malek Jaziri, or Mary Pierce, or to inquire about interview requests, please call: 079-552-8589 or

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