• ASB Classic in Auckland Playing Catch Up Following Weather Dealays

    It is going to be a busy day at the ASB Classic as the attempt to catch up after inclement weather set the tournament behind by two days.

    Centre Court is going to be especially busy, where four former champions will vie and the hopes for tennis more compelling than last week’s are high.

    Some exciting matches were forced to be moved to outside courts, as Wednesday’s action will have the four top seeds on centre court, as well a doubles match featuring Kiwi Michael Venus and Artem Sitak.

    David Ferrer, playing in New Zealand for the 12th time, will launch the day sessions with a match against Robin Haase. Ferrer’s resume claims are equal to Roy Emerson, with four ASB Classic wins.

    Next up will be number one seeded 2016 champion Roberto Bautista-Agut of Spain against J. Vesely of Czechoslovakia.

    Qualifier R. Harrison of the U.S. will have an opportunity to prove his credentials with a match against fellow American John Sock in the evening centre court session.

    Kiwi Sitak and Venus will be on opposite sides of the net for the doubles match that follows.

    Another doubles match featuring Kiwis J. Statham and F. Tearney v England’s D. Inglot and F. Mergea will occupy the Grandstand Courts in the afternoon.