The draw for Men’s Week of the ASB Classic has been done and there are some intriguing match up’s that are sure to keep fans entertained.
The draw is headed by top seed and world No. 12 Fabio Fognini of Italy. The mercurial Italian is known for his brilliant shot making and colourful personality, heads up the top seeds along with Denis Shapovalov, Karen Khachanov and John Isner.
Outside the four top seeds, the men’s first round delivers exciting clashes between Next Gen stars and the defending champion against one of our own.
Kiwi wild card Michael Venus has drawn defending ASB Classic Champion Tennys Sandgren. Venus is one of the world’s best doubles players sitting at No. 10, and while it’s been a long time since he last played singles, the 32-year old is excited to get another opportunity to play in front of his home crowd. For Sandgren, after winning his debut ATP title in Auckland last year and reaching his career best ranking of No. 41 he’s had a mixed year with his results.
With so much talent on offer – the men’s week at the ASB Classic is set to continue Auckland’s incredible summer of tennis.
The Men’s tournament runs from January 13-18 2020. Tickets are on sale now through Ticketek and you can purchase tickets either online, over the phone on (0800 842 538) or in person at one of the agencies listed on the event website.