British males’s primary Cameron Norrie will compete on the Diriyah Tennis Cup in Saudi Arabia subsequent month.
Others gamers competing embody former world primary Daniil Medvedev and Olympic champion Alexander Zverev.
Twelve gamers will compete on the competitors, which takes place between 8-10 December and provides complete prize cash of $3m (£2.63m).
The exhibition occasion takes place at a time when Saudi Arabia’s report on human rights stays below scrutiny.
The Gulf kingdom is likely one of the states accused of utilizing high-profile occasions to ‘sportswash’ its repute in different components of the world.
Three-time Grand Slam singles champion Stan Wawrinka, 2020 US Open winner Dominic Thiem and Russian world quantity seven Andrey Rublev have additionally signed as much as play.
Amnesty Worldwide, considered one of world’s greatest human rights organisations, says gamers ought to realise they’re “successfully being employed to participate within the newest jamboree of Saudi sportswashing”.
A 2021 report by human rights organisation Grant Liberty mentioned Saudi Arabia had spent upwards of $1.5bn (£1.32bn) to deliver worldwide sport to the nation.
Boxing, Components 1 and golf have all been criticised for holding occasions within the nation in recent times.
“With Saudi Arabia at present throwing sizeable bundles of cash at every thing from golf and Grand Prix, to boxing and soccer, it is actually necessary that prime sporting figures use their excessive profiles to talk out about Saudi human rights abuses,” Felix Jakens, Amnesty Worldwide UK’s head of precedence campaigns and people in danger, mentioned.
“We might wish to see any participant who agrees to compete in Diriyah refusing to be passively used for sportswashing by talking out on human proper points.”
BBC Sport has contacted Norrie, who’s ranked 14th on the earth, for remark.