Heineken Open (tennis)
The International Tennis Tournament Heineken Open in Auckland, New Zealand is an annually be transmitted ATP tournament. The first tournament was held in 1956. Today the tournament part of the ATP World Tour 250 is it takes a week before the Australian Open and is instead - because the same hard court surface is used as in Melbourne - very good preparation for the first Grand Slam of the year.
As the only German player so far Philipp Kohlschreiber could enter the list of winners. Last -time tournament winner from New Zealand was Chris Lewis in 1985. Ever winner in the Open Era, the Spaniard David Ferrer, who won the tournament four times. The Australian Roy Emerson was before the Open Era also successfully four times in Auckland.
The tournament takes place today early in the year in January and lasts for a week. The venue is the ASB Tennis Centre, which is also often simply - is called Stanley Street - because of the old street name. The prize money was U.S. $ 514 345 last, the winner of which U.S. $ 82,500 was awarded. Tournament Director Karl Budge.