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: 6th January 2013
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