Heineken Open

  • Gael Monfils withdraws from Heineken Open January 5, 2014

    Auckland: Gael Monfils has withdrawn from next week's Heineken Open ATP tennis tournament in Auckland, citing fatigue. The 31-ranked Frenchman, who was to be the tournaments seventh seed, told organizers Sunday he would be unable to play after losing to Rafael Nadal in three sets in the final of the Qatar...
  • David Ferrer wins Heineken Open for 4th time January 12, 2013

    Auckland: Top seed David Ferrer beat second-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6 (5), 6-1 on Saturday to win the Heineken Open title for the third straight year and fourth time overall. Ferrer matched the record of Australia's Roy Emerson, who won the Auckland singles title in 1960, 1965, 1966 and 1967. Spain's Ferrer...
  • Ferrer, Kohlschreiber to meet in Auckland final January 11, 2013

    Auckland: David Ferrer has a chance to win a fourth Heineken Open tennis title on Saturday when he meets Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber in the final. Top-seeded Ferrer beat Gael Monfils 6-1, 6-2 in barely 50 minutes on Friday to claim his place in the final. He now has the opportunity to...
  • Querrey, Ferrer march into Heineken Open semis January 10, 2013

    Auckland: Sam Querrey's booming serve carried him past long-time rival Jesse Levine 6-4, 7-6 (5) on Thursday and into the semi-finals of the Heineken Open. Fourth-seeded Querrey served 16 aces, to go with the 19 he served in his second-round match against Olivier Rochus, to earn a semi-final place opposite...
  • Ferrer, Querrey advance to Auckland quarters January 9, 2013

    Auckland: Top-seeded David Ferrer rallied to beat Taiwan's Lu Yen-hsun 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 in a hard-fought match on Wednesday to advance to the Heineken Tennis Open quarter-finals. The fifth-ranked Ferrer is attempting to become the first player since Australian great Roy Emerson to win the tournament four times, including three...
  • Sam Querrey advances to Auckland quarters January 9, 2013

    Auckland: Fourth-seeded Sam Querrey showed impressive form to advance to the Heineken Tennis Open quarter-finals on Wednesday, beating Belgian wild card Olivier Rochus 7-5, 6-3 in just over an hour. Querrey sent down 19 aces in an outstanding serving performance he described as one of the best of his career. "That's...
  • Qualifier Jones upsets Melzer in Auckland January 8, 2013

    Auckland: Australian qualifier Greg Jones upset sixth-seeded Jurgen Melzer of Austria 7-6 (7), 6-2 on Tuesday in the first round of the Heineken Open for his first ATP victory. The 373rd-ranked Jones matched the 29th-ranked Melzer shot for shot in a first set that contained no breaks of serve. He...
  • Rochus, Malisse advance to Round 2 in Auckland January 7, 2013

    Auckland: Belgian veterans Olivier Rochus and Xavier Malisse both beat higher-ranked opponents to advance to the second round of the Heineken Open on Monday, and American Brian Baker continued his surprising comeback by ousting fifth-seeded Jerzy Janowicz of Poland 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4. The 89th-ranked Rochus, who reached the final in...