ISLAMABAD - As many as 77 overseas players from different 17 countries have confirmed their entries for the International Future Tennis (IFT) tournament, as the qualifying round of the international tennis showpiece will kick off from October 11 at PTF Tennis Complex here. An official of the Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) told The Nation Saturday here that the World number 460 Leonte Bogdan Victor from Romania would be the top seeded player of the ITF International Tennis Tournament. "Ace Pakistani player Aqeel Khan is ranked 4th in the tournament and is the only local player, who got berth in the main draw of top 20 players. As the four players will reach the main draw after producing acceptable results in the qualifying round and the main draw will be completed with 24 players," he described. "Besides single local, Aqeel Khan, the players from Romania, India, Russia, China Taipei, Great Britain, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Iran, Thailand, South Korea and Slovene are in the main draw while players from Malaysia, Italy, Japan, Sri Lanka and Spain will play in the qualifying round of the ITF international fixture," he added. The PTF would host three tournaments two at Islamabad and one at Lahore. "The each international fixture will be pursuing prize money of US$ 10,000 and the organizational cost will be proximately Rs.1.5 million for each tournament. However, federation has made all the arrangements to hold the international events in the benefiting manners," he viewed. The PTF official said that top national player Aisamul Haq would not participate in the tournament due to his other international commitments. "The ITF has nominated Sultan Gangi as the match referee of the tournament while three local with badge referees Muhammad Arif Qureshi, Shahzad Akhtar Alvi and Asif Akhtar Alvi will assist him during all these three ITF international tennis tournaments," he concluded.