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More top tennis is coming to Auckland as the city is set to host the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group 1 Round One Playoff tennis tie against South Korea April 7-9. The tie will be played at the ASB Tennis Arena which is the home of the ASB Classic men’s and women’s tournaments in January each year.

New Zealand, who are led by non-playing captain Alistair Hunt, are calling on YOU to fill out the ASB Tennis Arena.

“That helps a lot, for example playing India in February, the stadium was packed. When we were winning points you could hear crickets, when India was winning points it felt like the whole place was going to collapse.”

Want to know more about the Kiwi and Korean teams?  READ MORE HERE

Friday 7 April: Gates open at 10AM; Play starts at 11AM
Saturday 8 April: Gates open at 1PM; Play starts at 2PM
Sunday 9 April: Gates open at 10AM; Play starts at 11AM

 
TICKETS AVAILABLE THROUGH TICKETEK HERE!
FAMILY FUN DAYS ARE COMING TO THE DAVIS CUP
Purchase your tickets to the Davis Cup Tie and included in the price of tickets is entertainment  for the whole family! Click on the flyer above for all the details.  
CORPORATE BOXES NOW ON SALE
A six seat box is available for $200 + GST for three days or $100 GST per day.  Click on the flyer above for all the details.  
 

TITLE SO CLOSE FOR DANIELL/DEMOLINER

New Zealand Davis Cup team member Marcus Daniell has won the doubles title at the US$150,000 Irving Challenger in Dallas, Texas yesterday. Daniell, 27 who is ranked 43 in the world in doubles combined with Brazilian Marcelo Demoliner to defeat top seeds Olivier Marach (Austria) and Fabrice Martin (France) 6-3 6-4 in one hour and 11 minutes successfully converting two of their eight break point opportunities.  
It is likely Daniell will see his ranking improve beyond his current high and possibly above New Zealand team mate Michael Venus who is ranked 40th. Daniell will now wait to see if he and Demoliner make the draw of the Miami Masters starting later this week. After that tournament Daniell will play in the Wellington Open in the lead up to next month’s Davis Cup tie against Korea in Auckland. READ MORE

RESULTS SO FAR FOR THE TENNIS NZ 2017 JUNIOR TEAMS

The NZ Junior Fed Cup team of Valentina Ivanov, Elys Ventura and Holly Stewart are in New Delhi India to play in the ITF Asia Oceania Zone Qualifiers and have won their first round matches on day one. The NZ WJT team of Kevin Fu, Corban Crowther and Aulky Wang have won through their first round matches on day one at the ITF WJT Asia / Oceania event in Bangkok.
The NZ Junior Davis Cup16U boys team of George Stoupe, Chris Zhang and Reece Falck finished 9th overall in the ITF Asia / Oceania Zone qualifying tournament. The boys were drawn into the initial “pool of death” where they finished 3rd but then missed the opportunity to play in the 1-8 playoffs. They showed they were the top of the 9-16 playoffs with some excellent matches and determined wins. Read more about all the specific events and junior team members HERE.  

WIMBLEDON PAYS TRIBUTE TO CHRIS LEWIS

Chris Lewis celebrates his 60th birthday this week, but the memories of the greatest fortnight of his career are as fresh as ever. The New Zealander was the world No.91 in 1983 when he became one of the most unlikely Gentlemen’s Singles finalists in the history of The Championships.  READ MORE

BAKERS DOZEN FAST 4X4 A HIT WITH YOUNG AND OLD

Earlier in the month Tennis Otago held their first major FAST4 event, with the vision to involve “4 generations” in the same tournament playing against each other to connect our community. This was a brand new initiative from Tennis Otago, bringing together 32 players from all ages and fictional backgrounds to play in a fast-paced FAST4 tournament. Kobus and Willa Faber were winners on the tournament draw but from the smiles and enjoyment across the courts at the Edgar Centre, it looked like everyone was a winner!  READ MORE

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Starts 1 May; matches to be completed by 31 August

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RANKINGS
SINGLES

NZ Female #1:




Marina Erakovic
Ranking: 107

NZ Male #1:




Rubin Statham
Ranking: 385

RANKINGS
DOUBLES

NZ Female #1:




Marina Erakovic
Ranking: 199

NZ Male #1:




Michael Venus
Ranking: 40
NZ Jr. Female #1:




Ashleigh Harvey
Singles ranking: 430
NZ Jr. Male #1:




Finn Reynolds
Singles ranking: 86

OTHER NEWS

Angelique Kerber retakes No. 1 ranking from Serena Williams (Yahoo)

 A day after Roger Federer made headlines winning a fifth Indian Wells title, GQ released a video and pictures from a recent cover shoot they did with the Swiss. (GQ)

Sharapova talks to Vogue about Grigor Dimitrov and dating two guys at the same time (Women's Tennis Blog)

Wawrinka calls laughing Federer expletive in postmatch speech (ESPN)

Genie Bouchard: The Modern Day Anna Kournikova (Tennis This)

A first-hand experience with cheating and lost trust in junior tennis-and how to fix it (Fox News)

Home advantage key for Davis Cup squad (Maori TV)

 
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