After ATP Cup, Khachanov, Fognini, Shapo Head To Auckland; All You Need To Know
Karen Khachanov has been unbeatable to start the 2020 ATP Tour season, going 4-0 in singles action at the inaugural ATP Cup to carry Team Russia into the semi-finals. The 23-year-old will look to continue his success next week at the ASB Classic in Auckland, where he will be the third seed. Khachanov returns for the third time, and reached the quarter-finals on his most recent visit in 2018 (l. to Del Potro).
The top two seeds, Italian Fabio Fognini and Canada's Denis Shapovalov, also head to Auckland after representing their countries at the ATP Cup. Shapovalov served for the win in his match against World No. 2 Novak Djokovic in the Final Eight, only to fall 4-6, 6-1, 7-6(4).
Fourth seed John Isner, a two-time Auckland champion (2010, 2014), looks for his first win of the 2020 season. Hubert Hurkacz, who went 3-0 for Team Poland with victories over Dominic Thiem, Borna Coric and Diego Schwartzman at the ATP Cup, will aim to maintain his perfect start to the season. Meanwhile, 2019 Newcomer of the Year Jannik Sinner makes his first tour-level appearance since winning the Next Gen ATP Finals.
Here's all you need to know about the Auckland tennis tournament: when is the draw, what is the schedule, where to watch, who has won and more.
Tournament Dates: 13-18 January 2020
Tournament Director: Karl Budge
Draw Ceremony: Saturday, 11 January at 12pm
Schedule (View On Official Website)
* Qualifying: Saturday and Sunday at 11am
* Main draw: Monday - Thursday at 12:30pm and 7:00pm, Friday at 3:30pm
* Doubles final: Saturday, 18 January at 12:30pm
* Singles final: Saturday, 18 January not before 2:30pm
Venue: ASB Tennis Arena
Main Court Seating: 3,500
Prize Money: US $546,355 (Total Financial Commitment: US $610,010)
Tickets On Sale: Buy now at ASBClassic.co.nz/tickets
Honour Roll (Open Era)
Most Titles, Singles: David Ferrer (4)
Most Titles, Doubles: Patrick Galbraith, Chris Lewis (4)
Oldest Champion: John Alexander, 31, in 1983
Youngest Champion: Bjorn Borg, 17, in 1974
Singles: Tennys Sandgren (USA) d [WC] Cameron Norrie (GBR) 64 62 Read More
Doubles: Ben McLachlan (JPN) / Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) d  Raven Klaasen (RSA) / Michael Venus (NZL) 63 64 Read More