Auger-Aliassime, Rublev Lead Charge In Adelaide; All You Need To Know
#NextGenATP star Felix Auger-Aliassime leads the field at the inaugural Adelaide International. The 18-year-old, who helped Canada reach the quarter-finals at the ATP Cup, is looking to build on a breakthrough 2019 season that included three tour-level finals. Auger-Aliassime was nominated for Newcomer of the Year and Most Improved Player of the Year in the 2019 ATP Awards..
The combined ATP and WTA tournament also features 22-year-olds Andrey Rublev and Taylor Fritz, who are respectively seeded third and fifth, and Great Britain's Daniel Evans, who won an epic match against Alex de Minaur in the ATP Cup quarter-finals after three hours and 24 minutes. Rublev began his 2020 ATP Tour campaign by winning the title at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha.
(Update, 12 January: Top seed Alex de Minaur withdrew with abdominal strain and was replaced by lucky loser Jaume Munar)
Here's all you need to know about the Adelaide tennis tournament: when is the draw, what is the schedule, where to watch, how to buy tickets and more.
Tournament Dates: 12-18 January 2020
Tournament Director: Alistair MacDonald
Draw Ceremony: Saturday, 11 January at 9am
Schedule (View On Official Website)
* Qualifying: Saturday at 10:00am and Sunday at 12:00pm
* Main draw: Sunday and Monday at 12:00pm, Tuesday at 12:00pm and 7:00pm, Wednesday – Friday at 1:00pm and 7:00pm
* Doubles final: Saturday, 18 January at 3:00pm
* Singles final: Saturday, 18 January at 7:00pm
Venue: Memorial Drive Tennis Club
Main Court Seating: 5,000
Prize Money: US $546,355 (Total Financial Commitment: US $610,010)
Tickets On Sale: Buy now at bit.ly/AI2020Tickets
Did You Know... The Adelaide International Rally for Resilience, held on 12 January, will raise funds for bushfire relief in South Australia. “The night will feature support from the WTA and ATP Tours, Tennis Australia, Tennis SA, the Roger Rasheed Sports Foundation and Australian Tennis Foundation and the players to raise money to help those communities affected," said Tournament Director Alistair MacDonald. "We encourage South Australians to get behind this initiative and we will continue to support the Aces for Bushfire Relief program operating throughout the summer of tennis.”
The @AdelaideTennis Rally for Resilience, set to take place on Sunday 12 January, will now raise funds for bushfire relief in South Australia. #Aces4BushfireRelief #Rally4Resilience #AdelaideTennis @Corey_Wingard @roger_rasheed @MacDonald_Ali https://t.co/6Uj83p6vJE— Adelaide International (@AdelaideTennis) January 9, 2020