One of two tournaments taking place one week before the Australian Open, the ATP 250 Sydney International will play host to some of the leading figures in men’s tennis, live from Olympic Park between January 6-12, 2019.

Defending champion Daniil Medvedev returns as a top 20 star eager to defend his crown, but he will be challenged by the likes of rival Stefanos Tsitsipas, British No. 1 Kyle Edmund and last year’s runner-up and homegrown star Alex de Minaur.

ATP Sydney Live Streaming

ATP Sydney tennis is live from January 6-12, 2019, with play starting around 12.00pm local/1.00am 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 Sydney Tournament Schedule

ATP Sydney Players 2019

Another thrilling week of tennis is on the cards at the Sydney International as the top players in men’s tennis finalise their preparations in the Harbour City before heading to Melbourne for the Australian Open.

Tournaments staged the week before a major don’t often attract star-studded fields, and although no top 10 players have made the dash to Sydney, the line-up is still littered with immense talent and intrigue.

Leading the charge are three of the most promising talents on the ATP World Tour: Kyle Edmund, Stefanos Tsitsipas and defending champion Daniil Medvedev.

Edmund had a glorious summer down under 12 months ago, reaching his maiden Grand Slam semi-final at the Australian Open, which propelled him towards the top 20 and contributed to the Brit ending the year at No. 14 in the world. Tsitsipas meanwhile put together an extraordinary breakout campaign in 2018, toppling four top 10 players en route to his first Masters 1000 final in Canada, becoming the first man from Greece to win an ATP World Tour title when he triumphed in Stockholm and ending the season by taking home the Next Gen ATP Finals silverware. At No. 15 in the world, just how high can Tsitsipas climb in 2019?

Medvedev launched his 2018 season by collecting the Sydney International title and would go on to add two more pieces of silverware to his trophy cabinet in Winston-Salem and Tokyo, finishing the year at No. 16. The explosive Russian has won two of his three titles in the week before a slam - will the opportunistic Medvedev strike again in Sydney?

French pair Lucas Pouille and Gilles Simon (a Sydney champion in 2011) will be strong contenders for the title, as will last year’s runner-up Alex de Minaur, with the Australian teenage sensation going on to rise into the world’s top 40 from outside the top 200 at the beginning of 2018, reaching the third rounds of Wimbledon and the U.S. Open and also making the final of Washington and the Next Gen ATP Finals.

Former top 10 star and Australian Open runner-up Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will be determined to make an immediate impact in 2019 after his 2018 campaign was derailed by knee surgery, while he will be joined in the draw by other enigmatic talents such as Martin Klizan, Jeremy Chardy and Malek Jaziri.

Also keep an eye out for Australian hope John Millman (who stunned Roger Federer at the U.S. Open last season), rising Chilean star Nicolas Jarry, American talent Frances Tiafoe and World No. 17 Diego Schwartzman.

ATP Sydney Seeds

Check back here later when the 2019 Sydney International Seeds are announced.

About ATP Sydney

Played at the Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre since 2000, the combined ATP-WTA Sydney International was originally known as the New South Wales Open and has a rich heritage dating back to 1885 when it was used by colonial officials to select the Davis Cup team. Australian player W. J. B. Salmon won the first men’s title at the New South Wales Open in 1885 and Miss A. Lamb took the inaugural women’s title.

The tournament was originally held at the Sydney Cricket Ground before being hosted for 76 years at a White City location and moved to its current location in 2000, when Sydney hosted the Olympics.

Australian greats including Jack Crawford, Lew Hoad, Ken Rosewall, Tony Roche and Rod Laver have all starred at the Apia International Sydney and gone on to win the trophy, with Rod Laver winning the title in 1961 – the centre court at the Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre is now named in Ken Rosewall's honour.

In more recent years, Pete Sampras became the first man since Australia’s Neal Fraser (1959-60) to win back-to-back titles at the ATP Sydney tournament when he defeated Thomas Muster in 1993 and Ivan Lendl in 1994, with Tim Henman defeating Carlos Moya in the 1997 final.

Australian star and the youngest man ever to be ranked world no. 1, Lleyton Hewitt, thrilled the home crowds when he captured four titles at the Apia International Sydney, winning in 2000-1 and 2004-5, his reign interrupted only by Lee Hyung-taik (2003) and a certain Roger Federer, when he defeated Juan Ignacio Chela in 2002.

Bernard Tomic brought that joy back to Aussie fans when he won the Sydney title in 2013, entering as an unseeded player and coming through the draw to defeat big-serving Kevin Anderson in the final. In fact, it marked Tomic’s first ever ATP Tour victory and he made it back to the final in 2014, but was soundly beaten by US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro, 6-3, 6-1.

2015 was full of surprises, as two qualifiers ended up contesting the final, with Viktor Troicki ultimately winning through to pick up his maiden title. Fabio Fognini was the top seed, but the Italian was left winless after a gutsy display from defending champion Juan Martin del Potro. Aside from being sidelined due to his lingering wrist injury, del Potro made his highly anticipated return to action in Sydney. He would then go on to reach the quarterfinals, before succumbing in a nail biting clash against Mikhail Kukushkin 6-7 (5), 6-7 (3). Kukushkin, a qualifier, then went on to face Troicki in the final, but it seemed he had given his all just to reach the final two, as Troicki ran away with the victory in a one-sided affair.

Troicki continued his love affair with Sydney in 2016, but he was tasked with a much tougher challenge in the final in the form of talented Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov. Troicki recovered from a slow start to force a deciding set tiebreaker, where he would go on to save a match point on his way to securing back-to-back Sydney titles.

Troicki was looking to become the first man since 1940 to capture three straight Sydney titles in 2017, but the Serbian fell just short, going down to Gilles Muller in the semi-finals. Muller went on to secure his first ever ATP title at 33 years of age in emotional scenes, defeating Dan Evans in straight sets in the final. 2018 saw two rising stars of men’s tennis duel for the title, with Daniil Medvedev recovering from a set down to conquer home hope Alex de Minaur 1-6 6-4 7-5.

ATP Sydney Tournament Information

ATP Sydney fast facts

ATP SydneySydney International
Dates6-12 January, 2019
VenueSydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre
LocationSydney, Australia
First Played1885
Draw Size32
CategoryATP 250
Prize Money$437,380
Reigning Singles ChampionDaniil Medvedev
Reigning Doubles ChampionLukasz Kubot/Marcelo Melo

Former ATP Sydney Champions

Former ATP Sydney champions (Open Era)

1969Tony RocheRod Laver
1970Rod LaverKen Rosewall
1971Phil DentJohn Alexander
1972Alexander MetreveliPatrice Dominguez
1973Malcolm AndersonKen Rosewall
1974Geoff Masters (Dec), Tony Roche (Jan)Colin Dibley (Dec), Phil Dent (Jan)
1975Ross CaseJohn Marks
1976Tony RocheDick Stockton
1977Roscoe TannerBrian Teacher
1978Tim WilkisonKim Warwick
1979Phil DentHank Pfister
1980Fritz BuehningBrian Teacher
1981Tim WilkisonChris Lewis
1982John AlexanderJohn Fitzgerald
1983Joakim NystromMike Bauer
1984John FitzgeraldSammy Giammalva Jr
1985Henri LeconteKelly Evernden
1986Not heldNot held
1987Miroslav MecirPeter Doohan
1988John FitzgeraldAndrei Chesnokov
1989Aaron KricksteinAndrei Chesnokov
1990Yannick NoahCarl-Uwe Steeb
1991Guy ForgetMichael Stich
1992Emilio SanchezGuy Forget
1993Pete SamprasThomas Muller
1994Pete SamprasIvan Lendl
1995Patrick McEnroeRichard Fromberg
1996Todd MartinGoran Ivanisevic
1997Tim HenmanCarlos Moya
1998Karol KuceraTim Henman
1999Todd MartinAlex Corretja
2000Lleyton HewittJason Stoltenberg
2001Lleyton HewittMagnus Norman
2002Roger FedererJuan Ignacio Chela
2003Lee Hyung-TaikJuan Carlos Ferrero
2004Lleyton HewittCarlos Moya
2005Lleyton HewittIvo Minar
2006James BlakeIgor Andreev
2007James BlakeCarlos Moya
2008Dmitry TursunovChris Guccione
2009David NalbandianJarkko Nieminen
2010Marcos BaghdatisRichard Gasquet
2011Gilles SimonViktor Troicki
2012Jarkko NieminenJulien Benneteau
2013Bernard TomicKevin Anderson
2014Juan Martin del PotroBernard Tomic
2015Viktor TroickiMikhail Kukushkin
2016Viktor TroickiGrigor Dimitrov
2017Gilles MullerDan Evans
2018Daniil MedvedevAlex de Minaur

ATP Sydney Ranking Points

Ranking points on offer at ATP 250 events

Round of 1620
First round10

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