The 2013 Auckland Open is one of the longest running tournaments in tennis history, dating back to 1885. To make it easier for YOU to follow, watch or attend this tournament OnCourt Advantage details how the ATP ranking points and prize money are allocated round-by-round plus what the schedule of play is for each day. To watch the tennis in Singapore add 5 hours to the local times in Auckland listed below.
Further details, including how to buy tickets, “Like” and “Follow” Auckland, the tournament venue, centre court capacity, the court surface, total prize money etc. are covered here-> Auckland Open Tennis 2013.
The original cut-off ranking for direct acceptance in to the main draw singles event is ATP Tour World No.61 Brian Baker. The Top 8 highest ranked players entered at the cut-off date of 26 November 2012 are: No.5 David Ferrer, No. 20 Philipp Kohlschreiber, No.21 Tommy Haas, No.22 Sam Querrey, No.26 Jerzy Janowicz, No.29 Jurgen Melzer, No.30 Martin Klizan and No.33 Thomaz Bellucci.
Pictured above is the Top seed for Auckland – David FERRER in the forward swing phase for this double-handed backhand groundstroke at the 2011 ATP Tour Finals in London. The 30-year-old won back-to-back Auckland titles in 2012 to go with his first Auckland title in 2007. The 1.75m Spaniard won 7 singles titles in 2012 compared to the 11 other singles titles on tour from 2000-2011.
Ferrer had his best Grand Slam singles year of his career in 2012 making the quarter finals at both the Australian Open and at Wimbledon (for the first time) plus the semi finals at Roland Garros (for the first time) and the US Open. Ferrer won his first ATP Tour Masters 1000 singles tournament in Paris at Bercy last month, what will his next big first-time achievement be in 2013?
Listed below is the 2012 round-by-round allocation, which will be updated to the 2013 figures as soon as they are finalised. The Qualifying event is held at the North Harbour Tennis Centre in Albany. Please note that the tournament management can alter the schedule from day to day.
The ATP ranking points and prize money is awarded to the players like this:
- The winner earns 250 points + $78,250;
- The runner-up earns 150 points + $41,200;
- The two semi finalists earn 90 points + $22,320;
- The four quarter finalists earn 45 points + $12,720;
- The 8 players who lose in the round of 16 earn 20 points + $7,495;
- The *players who lose in the 1st round receive $4,440 but DO NOT earn any ranking points.
*The points awarded to a 1st round loser vary according to how they were allocated a place in the 1st round.
The schedule of play for the 2013 Auckland Men’s Singles event is:
- Saturday 5 January: Qualifying at 10am;
- Sunday 6 January: Qualifying at 10am;
- Monday 7 January: Main Draw 1st round from 12 noon and 7pm;
- Tuesday 8 January: 1st round from 12 noon and 7pm;
- Wednesday 9 January: Round of 16 from 12 noon and 7pm;
- Thursday 10 January: Quarter Finals from 12 noon and 7pm;
- Friday 11 January: Semi Finals from at 12 noon; and
- Saturday 12 January: Men’s Singles Final at 12 noon.
Photo credit: mbevis