Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Travelling the Globe
Supreme field expected for Auckland 2004
The field for the 2004 ASB Auckland Classic will be the best ever, with the release of the player commitment list, in which the event will feature five of the world's top twenty players.
The big attraction this year is Indonesia's speedster_, coming off a stellar season in 2003, which saw him capture three titles and reach the French Open semis. Also part of the line-up is 2003 Rome champion - Jakub, who will be hoping that the Tier IV event in New Zealand will create a platform for bigger and greater things in 2004.
Defending champion WTA Handicapper will not contend the 2004 tournament, but big local interest is expected with YoungProfessor making an appearance. The local favourite who reached the US semis last year, will be seeded 6th; behind speedster_, Jakub, Grice, Pintaled & Elisse.
Rounding out the seeds will be Portugal's marcobarella and Indonesia's ntohir. With former top tenner - ghosts, also in the field, tickets are selling out fast.
The 2004 ASB Classic featuring the EziBuy singles and doubles will be
held from January 5-10th, co-currently with the Uncle Toby's Women Hardcourt Open, on the Gold Coast.
Last edited by SpikeyAidanm; Dec 16th, 2003 at 02:58 AM.