With just one week until the Australian Open begins, some of the leading ATP stars converge in Auckland for the ASB Classic to finalise their preparations for the first Grand Slam of the season, live from Auckland between January 7-12, 2019.

Defending champion Roberto Bautista Agut returns in an attempt to defend his silverware, alongside two-time winner John Isner and enigmatic Italian star Fabio Fognini, while rising stars Hyeon Chung and Denis Shapovalov go in search of their first ATP title.

ATP Auckland Live Streaming

ATP Auckland tennis is live from January 7-12, 2019, with play starting around 12.00pm local/11.00pm GMT. Bookmaker bet365 are offering customers the opportunity to watch a live stream of the match alongside in-play betting.

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ATP Auckland Tournament Schedule

ATP Auckland Players 2019

Three top 20 players, the defending champion, some of the sport’s brightest young stars and exciting veterans - we are set for another thrilling edition of the ASB Classic in Auckland as the best players in men’s tennis battle for glory before the Australian Open.

Top 10 player and two-time former Auckland champion John Isner leads the field, with the towering American looking to build on a career-best 2018 season, which yielded a maiden ATP Masters 1000 title in Miami, a first semi-final showing at a major at Wimbledon and a spot in the prestigious season-ending ATP Finals in London.

Isner will be joined in the draw by Italian top 20 players Fabio Fognini and Marco Cecchinato. Fognini put together his most consistent season in 2018 to end the season at No. 13 in the world, including winning three ATP titles in Los Cabos, Bastad and Sao Paolo, while Cecchinato stunned the tennis world when he beat Novak Djokovic on his way to the French Open semi-finals, while he also won a pair of ATP titles in Budapest and Umag.

Defending champion Roberto Bautista Agut produced some outstanding tennis to prevail in Auckland 12 months ago, but the Spaniard endured a tough year for the remainder of 2018, finishing the season out of the top 20 - can he return to top form in the Kiwi city in 2019? Hyeon Chung was another player who began 2018 in outstanding fashion, reaching the Australian Open semi-finals, but the rest of his season was disrupted due to injury and he never really got going again upon his return in August.

Denis Shapovalov continued his rapid rise in 2018 as he ended the year inside the top 30 - will the Canadian sensation break through for his first ATP title in Auckland?

Veterans Gael Monfils and Philipp Kohlschreiber (who won the Auckland title in 2008) will be hoping to kick-start their seasons on a positive note, while other names to watch out for during the week include Steve Johnson, Taylor Fritz, Robin Haase, Benoit Paire and Jan-Lennard Struff.

ATP Auckland Seeds

Check back here later when the 2019 ASB Classic seeds are announced.

About ATP Auckland

One of only two tournaments that players can enter the week before the Australian Open, the ASB Classic in Auckland represents the final chance for competitors to fine-tune their games before the opening grand slam of the season at Melbourne Park.

The biggest men’s professional sporting event in New Zealand, the ASB Classic - formerly known as the Heineken Open - has been played in Auckland since 1956. The tournament’s history stretches back to 1920, when Auckland Tennis raised an enormous £1,800 to transform a rubbish tip into the ASB Bank Tennis Centre, where the first Auckland Open would be held in 1956. The tournament was a joint men’s and women’s event until 1981 and currently the ASB Tennis Arena in Auckland hosts a WTA Tour event the week before it welcomes the ATP for the ASB Classic.

The USA’s Robert Perry won the first title in 1956, defeating Australia’s Allan Burns in the final, and for 10 years between 1959 and 1969 the tournament was the exclusive property of Australian players, with Roy Emerson, Rod Laver and Tony Roche among the legends to claim the title. Great Britain’s Roger Taylor briefly interrupted Australian domination in 1972, as did Bjorn Borg in 1974, but in recent years the tournament’s champions have been a much more eclectic mix as Mark Woodforde was the last Australian to lift the trophy in 1986.

Over the past three decades, Miroslav Mecir, Marcelo Rios, Jonas Bjorkman, Greg Rusedski, Gusatavo Kuerten and Fernando Gonzalez have been among the big players to win the ASB Classic, while David Ferrer and John Isner are the only active players to have won multiple titles at the event. 

Ferrer, who has been ranked as high as world no. 3, won his first title in Auckland in 2007 before becoming the first man since Roy Emerson in 1965-67 to win three consecutive titles at the ASB Classic in 2011-13, defeating David Nalbandian (2011), Olivier Rochus (2012) and Philipp Kohlschreiber (2013). No player has ever won more titles in Auckland than Ferrer, who has also reached the semifinals of the Australian Open in the past, but he was beaten by Robin Haase in the opening round in 2017. 

The USA’s big-serving John Isner captured the title in 2010 and 2014 - it remains the only tournament outside the US he has ever won. Jiri Vesely broke through to capture his first ATP title in Auckland in 2015 with a win over Adrian Mannarino in the final, while Roberto Bautista Agut secured the 2016 silverware after Jack Sock retired after losing the first set 6-1 in the title match. Sock made up for that disappointment by defeating Joao Sousa in the 2017 final, but Bautista Agut returned to the winners circle again in 2018, defeating Juan Martin del Potro in a thrilling final, 6-1 4-6 7-5.

ATP Auckland Tournament Information

Fast Facts about the ASB Classic

ATP AucklandASB Classic
Dates7-12 January
VenueASB Tennis Centre
LocationAuckland. New Zealand
First Played1956
Draw Size32 Singles/ 16 Doubles
CategoryATP World Tour 250 Series
Prize Money$450,110
Reigning Singles ChampionRoberto Bautista Agut
Reigning Doubles ChampionsOliver Marach/Mate Pavic

Former ATP Auckland Champions

Previous ATP Auckland Champions (Open Era)

1969Tony RocheRod Laver
1970Roger TaylorTom Okker
1971Robert CarmichaelAllan Stone
1972Ray RuffelsJohn Alexander
1973Onny ParunPatrick Proisy
1974Bjorn BorgOnny Parun
1975Onny ParunBrian Fairlie
1976Onny ParunBrian Fairlie
1977Vijay AmritrajTim Wilkison
1978Eliot TeltscherOnny Parun
1979Tim WilkisonPeter Feigl
1980John SadriTim Wilkison
1981Bill ScanlonTim Wilkison
1982Tim WilkisonRussell Simpson
1983John AlexanderRussell Simpson
1984Danny SaltzChip Hooper
1985Chris LewisWally Masur
1986Mark WoodfordeBud Schultz
1987Miloslav MecirMichiel Schapers
1988Amos MansdorfRamesh Krishnan
1989Ramesh KrishnanAmos Mansdorf
1990Scott DavisAndrei Chesnokov
1991Karel NovacekJean-Philippe Fleurian
1992Jaime YzagaMaliVai Washington
1993Alexander VolkovMaliVai Washington
1994Magnus GustafssonPatrick McEnroe
1995Thomas EnqvistChuck Adams
1996Jiri NovakBrett Steven
1997Jonas BjorkmanKenneth Carlsen
1998Marcel RiosRichard Fromberg
1999Sjeng SchalkenTommy Haas
2000Magnus NormanMichael Chang
2001Dominik HrbatyFrancisco Clavet
2002Greg RusedskiJerome Golmard
2003Gustavo KuertenDominik Hrbaty
2004Dominik HrbatyRafael Nadal
2005Fernando GonzalezOliver Rochus
2006Jarkko NieminenMario Ancic
2007David FerrerTommy Robredo
2008Philipp KohlschreiberJuan Carlos Ferrero
2009Juan Martin del PotroSam Querrey
2010John IsnerArnaud Clement
2011David FerrerDavid Nalbandian
2012David FerrerOliver Rochus
2013David FerrerPhilipp Kohlschreiber
2014John IsnerLu Yen-Hsun
2015Jiri VeselyAdrian Mannarino
2016Roberto Bautista AgutJack Sock
2017Jack SockJoao Sousa
2018Roberto Bautista AgutJuan Martin del Potro

ATP Auckland Ranking Points

Ranking points on offer at ATP 250 events

Round of 1620
First round10

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