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    Auckland: Gael Monfils has withdrawn from next week's Heineken Open ATP tennis tournament in Auckland, citing fatigue.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 31ranked 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 secondseeded Philipp Kohlschreiber 76 (5), 61 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. Topseeded Ferrer beat Gael Monfils 61, 62 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 longtime rival Jesse Levine 64, 76 (5) on Thursday and into the semifinals of the Heineken Open. Fourthseeded Querrey served 16 aces, to go with the 19 he served in his secondround match against Olivier Rochus, to earn a semifinal place opposite...
  • Ferrer, Querrey advance to Auckland quarters January 9, 2013

    Auckland: Topseeded David Ferrer rallied to beat Taiwan's Lu Yenhsun 64, 26, 63 in a hardfought match on Wednesday to advance to the Heineken Tennis Open quarterfinals. The fifthranked 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: Fourthseeded Sam Querrey showed impressive form to advance to the Heineken Tennis Open quarterfinals on Wednesday, beating Belgian wild card Olivier Rochus 75, 63 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 sixthseeded Jurgen Melzer of Austria 76 (7), 62 on Tuesday in the first round of the Heineken Open for his first ATP victory. The 373rdranked Jones matched the 29thranked 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 higherranked opponents to advance to the second round of the Heineken Open on Monday, and American Brian Baker continued his surprising comeback by ousting fifthseeded Jerzy Janowicz of Poland 46, 76 (5), 64. The 89thranked Rochus, who reached the final in...
  • Ferrer seals third triumph at Auckland January 14, 2012

    Auckland: Topseeded David Ferrer won the Heineken Open singles title for the third time when he beat unseeded Belgian Olivier Rochus 63, 64 in Saturday's final. World No. 5 Ferrer geared up for the Australian Open with an impressive performance, dropping only one set in four matches to add this year's...
  • Ferrer, Rochus to meet in Auckland final January 13, 2012

    Auckland: Twotime champion David Ferrer of Spain beat thirdseeded compatriot Fernando Verdasco 63, 64 in the semifinals of the Heineken Open after both players won quarterfinal matches earlier on Friday. The topseeded Ferrer will face Olivier Rochus of Belgium in the finals on Saturday. Rochus, ranked 68th, beat eighthseeded Philipp Kohlschreiber...
  • Rochus, Kohlschreiber reach Auckland SFs January 12, 2012

    Auckland: Belgian veteran Olivier Rochus rallied from a break down in the third set to beat Benoit Paire 63, 67 (5), 76 (4) and end the French qualifier's giantkilling run at the Heineken Open. The 30yearold Rochus, a former finalist in Auckland, trailed 42 in the deciding set but recovered to...
  • Ferrer reaches last eight in Auckland January 11, 2012

    Auckland: Defending champion David Ferrer of Spain advanced to the quarterfinals of the Heineken Open on Wednesday with a 64, 62 victory over Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic. The topseeded Ferrer, bidding for his third singles title in Auckland, needed just 61 minutes to beat the bigserving Rosol and set...