The ASB Classic is an outdoor hard court tournament held annually in Auckland, New Zealand. The ladies will finish their tourney on Sunday (January 11) before the men spring into action to start the 40th edition of the tournament.
The reigning champion of the Classic is Jiry Vesely who has won his maiden title there during the last season. This result remains his sole tournament win on the ATP Tour. The Czech will attend the event but considering the fact that his first round opponent will be eighth seed Roberto Bautista Agut, his hopes of repeating could be short lived. Many quality players will try their luck after a less successful Doha or Brisbane campaign, most of them coming with a top 20 ranking. The only ones who will not are Italian Fabio Fognini, Croatian veteran Ivo Karlovic and the above mentioned Bautista Agut. The first seed will be the Spaniard David Ferrer (currently seventh in the world), followed by the French Jo Wilfried Tsonga, the American John Isner, the South African Kevin Anderson and Frenchman Benoit Paire.
The main favorites are probably Tsonga or Isner, but the others will surely have a say-in regarding who is going to take the lion share of the $250,000 prize money.
Posted: 12th January 2015
The 2015 Heineken Open will be played between January 12 to January 17 2015. The tournament will be hosted by the ASB Tennis Centre in Auckland, New Zealand.
The 39th edition of this hard court tennis tournament will have a total prize money of €491,000. This tournament falls under the ATP World Tour 250 category. The main draw will have 28 singles players and 16 doubles teams. The defending champion is John Isner of the United States of America. The defending champions in the doubles category are Julian Knowle of Austria and Marcelo Melo of Brazil.
The winner of the tournament will get 250 ATP points. The single’s champion will get $82,500 as the winner’s prize money. The double team will get $25,060 as the team prize money.
The top seeds in the men’s competition are Ernests Gulbis of Latvia, Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain, Kevin Anderson of South Africa, Tommy Robredo of Spain, Santiago Giraldo of Colombia, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain, Steve Johnson of the United States of America and Lu Yen-hsun of Chinese Taipei.
The top seeds of the doubles draw are the legendary Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan of United States of America. The second seeds are Alexander Paye of Austria and Bruno Soares of Brazil.
Posted: 5th January 2014
Being a part of the 2014 ATP World Tour’s 250 Series, this Heineken Open is being played on outdoor hard courts in Auckland, in New Zealand. It will be played in the ASB Tennis Centre.
The total prize money of the tournament is about 491,000 Euros, making it one of the most prestigious tournaments of the year. The dates of the tournament are from the 6th to the 11th of January, 2014.
Along with the wildcard for the tournament being the US Junior Champion; Jack Sock, this tournament also has some big names of tennis being a part of it, such as the current defending champion, world number 3rd, Spain’s David Ferrer and world number 12th, Germany’s Tommy Haas. Let me remind you that David Ferrer equaled Roy Emerson’s record of four wins in Auckland, and is back again this year to defend his champion. And coming back for the tenth time this year is the German Phillip Kohlschreiber.
Overall, this tournament is one of the biggest tournaments to take place in New Zealand, and is one tournament that you should keep track of. So don’t miss out on your chance to get to see some of the best players coming together to provide the viewers with a great tournament.
Posted: 6th January 2013
On the ATP World Tour, the Heineken Open will be held starting the 6th of January. This is an ATP 250 level event that will feature some of the top players on the ATP Tour and will be held just before the Australian Open, which starts on the 14th of January. The Australian Open is the first Grand Slam Tennis event of the year, and there will also be a tournament in Sydney, Australia on the ATP Tour that is called the Apia International Sydney, held for approximately $436,000 and featuring a singles draw of 28 as well.
This tournament has been held in Auckland since 1956 and it is one of the largest events in New Zealand. This event features some great tennis players, making a stop here before they head onto the Australian Open, like David Ferrer, who won this event in 2011 and then went on to heft the Australian Open title as well. David Ferrer also happens to be the top seed for this tournament with Philipp Kohlschreiber as the second seed and Tommy Haas and Sam Querrey as third and fourth. Jerzy Janowicz and Jugen Melzer are also playing and Martin Klizan and David Goffin are 7th and 8th seeds.
Posted: 8th January 2012
The ATP World Tour will be going to Auckland, New Zealand for the Heineken Open, a hard court tournament worth $450,000, starting on the 9th of January. The singles draw is 28 and the doubles draw is 16, and the surface is hard courts. Coming up after that, the ATP and the WTA will join together for our very first Grand Slam of the 2012 season. The Australian Open starts on the 16th of January, worth more than $11 million Australian Dollars. After that, the series heads to Monpellier, France for the Open Sud De France.
The top seed for this tournament is David Ferrer. Nicolas Almagro is the second seed and Fernando Alonso takes the spot of the third. We have Juan and Juan as the fourth and fifth, Juan Monaco and Juan Ignacio Chela respectively. Kevin Anderson is the sixth seed and the seventh is Thomaz Belluci. Donald Young is the number eight seed. Sign up at the banners and get your membership. You will get access to live high quality video from anywhere in the world. All you have to do is sign up at the links that you see on this page for live tennis online.
Posted: 9th January 2011
The ATP World Tour heads to Auckland, New Zealand for the next tournament on the ATP Calendar, followed by the final big tournament in January and one of the most looked forward to ones, the first Grand Slam of 2011, the Australian Open, which happens January 17th through the 29th. Then, there are several tournaments that start on the 31st. If you click on the links on this page you'll get your membership and access to streaming tennis all year around right from your computer in high quality video from anywhere in the world.
The ATP Auckland live is officially called the Heineken Open and it is a ATP World Tour 250 Tournament that takes place in New Zealand January 10th through the 15th. This is the largest men's sporting event that is played in New Zealand and is played just a week before the Australian Open allowing players to prepare for the Major. Last year, John Isner won the title for this tournament and then he went on to the Australian Open in Melbourne and reached the fourth round for the first time. This is a hard court tournament with a prize purse of $355,500.
David Ferrer is the top seed for this tournament, adding a taste of the top ten to the event, as he is number seven in the world right now with defending champion John Isner as the second seed. Albert Montanes is third and Juan Monaco takes the fourth seed spot. Then, we have David Nalbandian as fifth and Juan Carlos Ferrero as sixth. Thomaz Bellucci is the seventh and Philiipp Kohlschreiber is eighth. Click on the links on this page for access to high quality streaming video of the Heineken Open from your computer.
Posted: 10th January 2010
A hard court tournament from Auckland, New Zealand will begin on January 11th, 2010, on the ATP 250 World Tour circuit, with a prize purse of $355, 500 and a singles draw of twenty eight and a doubles draw of sixteen. The tournament is the Heineken Open and it kicks off another great season of professional tennis for the Association of Tennis Professionals and this is yet another tournament that you can see live by getting your membership at the banners on this page. You'll be able to view it in high quality streaming video starting this Monday.
The tournament starts on Monday, January 11th and goes through to Saturday, the 16th of January. This tournament is huge for the country that it is played in, and in fact is the biggest sports event on the international level for New Zealand and has been hosted there since 1956. This is a stop on the way to our first Grand Slam of the year, the Australian Open and the defending champion is Juan Martin del Potro. The winner this year will take home 250 ranking points and a cash prize of $64,250 with the runner up getting 150 points and around $33,000.
Top seed in this tourname4nt is number sixteen in the world Tommy Robredo, who was a 2007 finalist in this tournament, losing to David Ferrer, who is the second seed in this year's tournament. The number three seed is Juan Carlos Ferrero who was a 2008 finalist but lost and then number four is Nicolas Almagro with the fifth seed Philipp Kohlschreiber who was the player that Ferrero lost to in 2008. You can watch this tournament simply by clicking on the links on this page to get your membership and catching the matches live on your computer in high quality video.
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Posted: 11th January 2016
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