11-20-2004, 05:24 PM
So far: -
11-20-2004, 05:24 PM
So far: -
11-20-2004, 06:33 PM
Tommy / Rafa in doubles :) Must be..
11-21-2004, 08:47 PM
im taking the survey now :P
11-24-2004, 09:22 AM
Good fortune to Coria and Hrbaty!
11-24-2004, 09:58 AM
Good luck to Tommy! :)
11-24-2004, 10:25 AM
The field for the 2005 Heineken Open featuring the Vodafone singles and doubles continues to get better and better with the confirmation of world No19 Vince Spadea.
Spadea becomes a record fourth top 20 player to be announced for the January 10-15 event.
The 30-year old from Florida has been a regular visitor to Auckland since his first appearance in 1995 where he reached the semifinalist.
This year he was a quarter finalist at the Heineken Open losing to Gustavo Kuerten in the last eight.
He won his first ATP career singles title in Scottsdale in March of this year by beating a series of top players – Thomas Johansson, Wayne Arthurs, James Blake, Andy Roddick and Nicolas Kiefer.
Two weeks later he was beaten in the semis of the Masters Series at Miami by Roddick.
Other top results included a fourth round appearance at Wimbledon plus the semis at Lyon quarters at both the Masters Series in Rome and Newport.
At Delray Beach he reached his fourth career final before losing to Riacardo Mello in the title match.
Previously Spadea had made finals at St Polten in 1998 and Indianapolis the following year. He also was a quarter finalist at the 1999 Australian Open.
He is the third ranked American player at present behind Roddick(No2) and Andre Agassi(No8).
Spadea is added to the list of quality players already confirmed to come to the 2005 Heineken Open – Guillermo Coria No6, Tommy Robredo (No13), Dominik Hrbaty(No14), Fernando Gonzalez(No22) and Rafael Nadal(No51).
11-26-2004, 09:58 PM
JCF has also committed :D
Juan Carlos Ferrero to play in Auckland
27 November 2004
Former world tennis number one and French Open champion Juan Carlos Ferrero is the latest big name signing for the 2005 Heineken Open in Auckland in January, joining top ranked Argentine Guillermo Coria.
Spaniard Ferrero, 24, reached the top ranking in 2003 on the back of winning the French Open and after finishing runner-up to big-serving American Andy Roddick at the US Open.
Heineken tournament director Graham Pearce confirmed Ferrero would make his second trip to the Auckland tournament, following his 2000 visit when he defeated the-then unseeded Swiss Roger Federer 6-4 6-4 in the first round.
Ferrero progressed to the quarters before bowing out and this time will compete in both the singles and doubles.
"The field for the Heineken Open was already looking very strong and now with former world number one Juan Carlos Ferrero it becomes one of the best ever," Pearce said.
"He is a classy top all round player."
Ferrero's current ranking sits at 31 after an injury plagued 2004. His best results have been a loss in the final of the Rotterdam Open to Australian Lleyton Hewitt and a semifinal loss in the year's first grand slam, the Australian Open, to Federer.
Already confirmed for the January 10-15 event are Coria (ranked seven in the world), Tommy Robredo (13), defending champion Dominik Hrbaty (14), Vince Spadea (19), Fernando Gonzalez (23) and 2004 beaten finalist Rafael Nadal (51).
It will be the 50th anniversary of the professional tennis event in Auckland.
11-27-2004, 07:32 AM
Also good luck to Juan!!! :rocker2:
11-27-2004, 11:13 AM
Lots of spaniards!! C'mon Juanqui!!
11-27-2004, 07:03 PM
thought jc was gonna be in sydney but hey, he can win this tournament instead!
11-30-2004, 10:38 AM
i was hoping he would play sydney because I would see him on TV, but i really hope he does well here and i think he should. Is this tournament on hardcourt? VAMOS JUANQUI (go the other spainards too, but let juanqui beat you in the final:))
11-30-2004, 11:31 AM
Good for the tournament that they got Coría and Ferrero :D Sydney won't be pleased :lol:
11-30-2004, 10:25 PM
Where is the player list for this tournament? It should be out by now....
11-30-2004, 10:27 PM
Good luck to Coria and Hrbaty!!!
12-01-2004, 10:25 AM
Treat for Heineken Open fans
Dec 1, 2004
Heineken Open tennis director Graham Pearce says fans are going to be in for a real treat in Auckland in January, with two former champions and a Wimbledon semifinalist being added to the field at the last minute.
Direct entries closed Tuesday night and Pearce says it is probably the strongest singles field ever, with four players in the top 20 and another two just outside it.
He says the late addition of the 29th-ranked Croatian Mario Ancic - who comes in at seventh seed - is also a major boost.
World No.7 Guillermo Coria from Argentina has been confirmed as the top seed, ahead of 13th-ranked Spaniard Tommy Robredo and defending champion Dominik Hrbaty.
World no.19 American Vince Spadea will be fourth seed and fifth is Olympic medallist Fernando Gonzalez.
Sixth seed is French Open quarterfinalist, Argentinian, Juan Ignacio Chela, while Ancic is seventh seed.
Former World no.1 Juan Carlos Ferrero from Spain, now ranked 31st, is eighth seed.
Former Heineken Open champion Jonas Bjorkman is right on the cut off for the 23 direct entries with a ranking of 70.
Also confirmed to play in the 50th anniversary of the professional tournament in Auckland are Peru's Luis Horna, Tahiti-born Fabrice Santoro, 1999 Heineken Open winner Sjeng Schalken, American Robby Ginepri, Argentine Mariano Zabableta, Julien Benneteau and last year's finalist Rafael Nadal.
12-01-2004, 07:19 PM
Thanks for this info Kat. Damn, JMG didn't get in. I was afraid of that.
12-02-2004, 05:53 AM
Jonas in Auckland :rolleyes:
You may notice that Björkman_Girl disappears, and some Popp_Girl shows up, sporting the same avatar as me. I should demote Jonas to #2 for this :p :D
12-02-2004, 06:14 AM
BGirl ur such a bandwagon jumper :p
12-02-2004, 06:52 AM
;) :ras: Tell me about it! I would have been Andy_Lover , AndysGirl, AndysHotAss :vomit: but all names were taken :lol: Jonas is safe as my 'all-time' #1 :) I just wish he would do more than one aussie tournament in what might be his final year :sad: