The Apia International, Sydney, will be played this week as a part of the combined event on the WTA and ATP tours. With Australian Open right after this, players here will be looking to sharpen their edges and get some momentum.
Considering the ATP half first, world no. 8 Dominic Thiem has been seeded first. 2016 was a great year for the young Austrian, who finished the season with a tally of 58-24. He has been absolutely determined to win matches and his stamina is certainly something that's worth mentioning. Having been away from the tour for a while, it'll be interesting to see how he marks his return to the tour. Pablo Cuevas has been seeded second, who didn't have that impressive of a season last year. Nonetheless, he did reach the 22nd place in the rankings, courtesy of two titles and a few quarter-final runs. But he has been quite inconsistent too, and this is something which he'll have to look out for this year. Viktor Troicki has been seeded third, while Pablo Carreno Busta has been seeded fourth.
Among the two, Busta has been somewhat impressive as he finished the year with 41-26. Towards the end, he won the ATP Moscow, which certainly puts him in the title race here. Apart from them, Philipp Kohlschreiber and Gilles Muller will also be playing in the tournament.
Posted: 11th January 2016
The Apia International Sydney is a joint, ATP event held between January 11 and 17 in Sydney, Australia. In preparation for the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, the prestigious event will celebrate its 123rd edition, making it one of the oldest tennis tournaments in the world.
On the men's side the players will compete for a $461,330 total prize money. The reigning champion is the Serbian Viktor Troicki who defeated the Kazakh Mikhail Kukushkin last year, 6-2, 6-3. That title was the Serb's second career title and first victory since returning after his doping ban. If we take a look at this year's seeds, we can safely conclude that although the event will have a higher prize money compared to the Auckland tournament, its competitors will somewhat pale in comparison. Most of the top 20 chose the ASB Classic to compete, leaving the Apia International for the players who are currently ranked between 20 and 50.
Still, there is some premier talent including world number 18 Bernard Tomic or up and coming Austrian Dominic Thiem, who made the Brisbane semifinal before losing to Roger Federer. It wouldn't be shocking if the eventual winner would end up being one of these two youngsters.
Posted: 12th January 2015
The 122nd edition of the Apia International Sydney ATP World Tour 250 series will take place from January 12 to January 17th 2015. The venue for the tournament is New South Wales Tennis Centre at Sydney, Australia.
The tournament will have total prize money of $ 494,310. The men’s Singles champion will get 250 ATP points while the men’s doubles champion will get 470 ATP points. The incumbent men’s single champion of the tournament is Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina and in the doubles it is Daniel Nestor of Canada and Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia.
In singles seeds in this year’s tournament are Fabio Fognini of Italy, David Goffin of Belgium, Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany, Julien Benneteau of France, Leonardo Mayer of Argentina, Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay, Jeremy CHardy of France and Martin Klizan of Slovakia.
In the doubles the seeds are Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France. Jean-Julien Rojer of Netherlands and Horia Tecau of Romania, Rohan Bopanna of India and Daniel Nestor of Canada and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan and Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia.
Defending champions Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina along with Sam Groth and Marinko Matosevic of Australia got wild cards to participate in the tournament.
Posted: 6th January 2014
Played on outdoor hard courts, the ATP Apia International will take place in Sydney, Australia, being the 121st edition of a tournament with a long history.
It’s a part of the Australian Open Series which is held in preparation for the Grand Slam of the year. You can tell how big this tournament is by the points and prize given to the ATP and WTA winners.
The ATP winners will get 250 points and almost $80,000, with the WTA winner getting 470 points and a massive $117,000, making it one of the biggest tournaments of the year after the Grand Slam and Wimbledon.
Some of the big names arriving at this tournament include Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro, currently ranked 5th in the world, and the USA Doubles players Mike and Bob Bryan, currently top in the world.
Among the WTA big names include all of the top 10 to the top 5, Caroline Wozniaki to Agnieszka Radwanska, who is also the current defending champion of the tournament. Among the doubles we have the 2nd best ranked in the world; Italy’s Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci. It will be taking place from the 6th to the 11th of January, 2014.
Posted: 6th January 2013
On the ATP World Tour this week, the Apia International Sydney, a tournament that is an ATP 250 level even with a singles draw of 28 and a prize purse of $436,630. This one one of just two tournaments that are scheduled to be held the second week of play for the ATP Tour, with the other one starting on the same day with a singles draw of 28 as well. The third and the fourth week of the ATP World Tour calender are reserved for the first Grand Slam tennis event of the year, the Australian Open, held in Melbourne starting the 14th.
This tournament dates all the way back to 1885 and used to be used to pick the Davis Cup team. This event features some of the top tennis players in the world in both men's and women's and it is played the week before the Australian Open. Australian Lleyton Hewitt won in 2001, 2000, 2004 and 2005. The top seed in this tournament is Richard Gasquet with John Isner as the second seed and Gilles Simon as third. Andreas Seppi and Fernando Verdasco are fourth and fifth with Florian Mayer and Bernard Tomic as sixth and seventh. The eighth seed is Gael Monfils.
Posted: 9th January 2012
The ATP World Tour will be holding the Apia International Sydney, in Sydney Australia this week, starting the 9th of January. It will be played for $486,000 with a singles draw of 28 and a doubles draw of 16. Next is the Heineken Open in Auckland New Zealand, starting the same day. Both of these tournaments are played on hard courts, as is the tournament that follows. The Australian Open starts on the 16th of January and the first Grand Slam of the year features a singles draw of 128 players and a doubles draw of 64.
Juan Martin Del Potro will be the number one seed in this tournament, and then John Isner will take the number two seed spot. Third and fourth seeds are Richard Gasquet from France and Feliciano Lopez. Viktor Troicki is the fifth and Florian Mayer is the sixth seed. Last in the top eight is Marcos Baghdatis as seventh and Lleyton Hewitt as the eighth seed. Sign up now at the links on this page and you can watch live, high quality tennis streams from this game and the rest of the matches throughout the year, including the Grand Slam Events.
Posted: 10th January 2011
The ATP Tour heads to Sydney this month, one of the very first tournaments on the 2011 season of ATP Tennis. It happens January 9th through the 14th, and will be played by both the men and the ATP and the women of the WTA at the NSW Tennis Center in Melbourne, Australia with a singles draw of thirty two and a doubles draw of sixteen. Click on the links on this page to watch the Medibank International Sydney live from your computer in high quality video no matter where you are in the world and tennis streams all year around.
Winners for the men's singles part of this tournament include last year's champion Marcos Baghdatis who beat Richard Gasquet 6-4, 7-6. In 2009 it was David Nalbandian and other winners was Dmitry Tursunov, James Blake and Lleyton Hewitt. This tournament is unique for being one of the oldest in the world, being formed in 1885 to help with selection to the Australasia Davis Cup Team. This tournament will be followed by the Heneiken Open which happens in Auckland, New Zealand starting on January 10th, and then followed by the first Grand Slam of 2011, the Australian Open.
The top seed for the tournament is Juan Martin Del Potro with Sam Querrey as the second seed. Marcos Baghdatis is the third seed, who was last year's winner in the 2010 edition of the Medibank International Sydney, his fourth title of the year. Ernests Gulbis is the fourth seed, and Richard Gasquet is the fifth. Viktor Troicki is sixth and seventh and eighth is Feliciano Lopez and Guillermo Garcia Lopez. If you want to watch this tournament then click on the links on this page for access to high quality video right from your computer.
Posted: 10th January 2010
The Medibank International is an Association of Tennis Professionals that plays from January 11th to January 16th and this tournament will feature some great tennis as we head towards our very first major of the year – The Australian Open, which starts on January 18th, 2010. The Medibank International is an ATP World Tour 250 Tournament and you can watch it live by getting your membership at the links on this page and watching in high quality video streams right from court side as this Sydney, Australia tournament begins on January 11th.
The tournament can be traced all the way back to 1885 when the Davis Cup competitors was selected this way. This is both an ATP tournament as well as a WTA tournament featuring the best of both men's and women's tennis. The Sony Ericsson WTA Tour will be bringing Serena Williams as the top seed and Dinara Safina as second. Third seed will be Russian player Svetlana Kuznetsova and the fourth is Caroline Wozniacki. Fifth seed for this event will be Elena Dementieva and sixth is Victoria Azarenka.
Gael Monfils is the top seed for the Sydney tournament with a bye in the first round and a fierce desire for a great performance at the Australian Open. Second seed is Tomas Berdych, who will be hoping for a great performance on what will be his sixth appearance and Lleyton Hewitt will be going after title number five and appearing in this event for the 10th time. He will be fourth seed is this event with third seed Stanislas Wawrinka.
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Posted: 8th January 2017
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