Finals Day (Saturday, Jan 12) entertainment for the 2013 AAMI Classic Kooyong will feature the 2011 X-Factor Runner Up Andrew Wishart.
2013 AAMI CLASSIC
Media Release – Sunday, January 6, 2013
AAMI CLASSIC CLINCHES BERDYCH FOR 8TH SPOT
Czech, TOMAS BERDYCH (ranked 6), has clinched eighth spot in the 2013 AAMI Classic field.
The last minute coup by Tournament Director, Colin Stubs, was sealed late yesterday when he received a phone call from a close friend of Berdych’s and the AAMI Classic, IVAN LJUBCIC, who told Stubs that Berdych, having reached the quarter-finals in Chennai, needed more matches. Stubs jumped at the chance to secure the world no. 6 to complete his field.
Berdych is coming off a stellar year, having won tournaments in Montpelier and Stockholm, reaching the finals at Madrid Masters, WTC Dusseldorf and Winston Salem; semis at Monte Carolo,Rotterdam, US Open and Shanghai Masters; quarters at the Australian Open, Dubai, Rome Masters, Halle, Tokyo and Paris Masters.
Berdych joins JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO (7), JANKO TIPSAREVIC (9), JUAN MONACO (12), MILOS RAONIC (13), KEI NISHIKORI (19), MARCOS BAGHDATIS (36) and LLEYTON HEWITT (83), all of whom are expected to attend the PLAYERS’ MEDIA CONFERENCE on Tuesday at Kooyong at 12.15 pm.
Fan Day, in aid of Challenge Cancer, will be held at Kooyong on Tuesday beginning at 11.00 am until 3.00 pm. Celebrities participating include Pat Cash, Andy Lee, Tania Zaetta, Blair McDonough, Tom Wren and X factor runner-up Andrew Wishart, who will open proceedings. Two of Australia’s top juniors will also make an appearance and on site will be the AAMI inter-active marquee, Tennis Victoria inter-active zone, FOX FM street crew, face painters and roving entertainers. The day’s activities will end with a BBQ and entertainment on outside courts by swing band, Orlando Combo.
Day one of the AAMI Classic kicks off on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 11.00 am. Play also starts at 11.00 am on Thursday/Friday with the finals on Saturday beginning at 1.00 pm. Friday is “Kids’ Day” when all children under 16 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult (maximum two children per adult). Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com.au or 13 1600).
Seven Network’s coverage on 7TWO goes to air on Wednesday.
For further information, please contact Marie Kelley on 0417 168019 or Carol Wilson on 0407 064164 (www.aamiclassic.com.au)
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
25 CLASSIC YEARS
2013 AAMI CLASSIC
Kooyong’s international men’s event has come a long way in 25 years. Known as the AAMI Classic since 2006, the event began with no major sponsor or television coverage and a field of 15 Australians and one non-English speaking 16 year old Croatian, Goran Ivanisevic.
After the Australian Open departed in 1987, Kooyong, which had long been the home of Australia’s Grand Slam, was left without a tournament. Then President, Joe Devereux, didn’t want his Club to fade from international tennis history, so he approached AO Tournament Director at the time, Colin Stubs, and asked if he would take on “the cause” of keeping international grass-court tennis alive at the sport’s Australian spiritual home. Stubs, being a passionate supporter of grass courts, took up the mantle and so the Kooyong Invitational was born. When top Australian player at the time, Wally Masur, responded “I’m in” to a call, Stubs had the confidence to approach other Australian players and a field of 15 was quickly assembled. Ivanisevic was added on recommendation and the first event took place from December 12-18, 1988. Pat Cash emerged as winner.
In 1989, Colonial was secured as major sponsor and that relationship endured for 12 years. The company was then taken over by the Commonwealth Bank, which continued backing until 2004. The event went “sponsor-less” in 2005, but attracted leading Australian home and car insurer, AAMI, in 2006 and the event became known as the AAMI Classic.
The event had several date and format changes until the mid-90s when, after a Kooyong centre-court change to Rebound Ace, it settled in to a promotion/relegation four day fixture the week prior to the Australian Open, thus attracting marquee players such as Pete Sampras, Boris Becker, Stefan Edberg, Michael Chang and Michael Stich. Andre Agassi soon saw the benefits of playing a lead-up event in Melbourne and went on to play eight times, winning on three occasions, after each of which he won the Australian Open. Roger Federer is a twice AAMI Classic champion and Michael Chang and Andy Roddick have three titles to their names. In 1993 a women’s draw was added for the first and only time, with Rachel McQuillan beating Nicole Provis in the final.
The 25th event approaches and Colin Stubs was pleased to announce last month the participation of former world no. 1 Australian warrior, LLEYTON HEWITT (2011 AAMI
Classic champion - 78), along with 2009 US Open winner JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO (ARG - 7), No. 1 Japanese KEI NISHIKORI (19) and new father MARCOS BAGHDATIS (CYP-35).
Joining the above four from January 9-12 will be:
JANKO TIPSAREVIC (SER – 9)
JUAN MONACO (ARG – 12) – pronounced MonACO
MILOS RAONIC (CAN – 13) – pronounced MILosh Rau-nitch.
Please note rankings as at November 12.
Tipsarevic, 28, has been at the business end of 14 tournaments this year. He won Dusseldorf and Stuttgart, was a finalist in Chennai and Gstaad, semi-finalist in Marseille, Madrid Masters, Canadian Masters, Bangkok and Vienna and quarter-finalist in Dubai, Miami Masters, Barcelona, US Open and Tokyo. Off-court he studies sports management and has a keen interest in psychiatry.
Monaco, also 28, has been in the winner’s circle on four occasions, taking out events in Chile, Houston, Hamburg and Kuala Lumpur. He was a finalist in Stuttgart and reached the semis at the Miami Masters. He thrives on hard work and fitness and has a hunger for the game born from growing up in tough conditions in his home town of Tandil.
Both Tipsarevic and Monaco are making their first Kooyong appearances.
Named 2011 ATP Newcomer of the Year, 21 year old Raonic, born in Montenegro, won the Chennai tournament before making his first visit to Kooyong last January. The big-serving Canadian went on to win in San Jose and got to the finals in Memphis and Tokyo, semis in Barcelona and quarters in Halle, Canadian Masters, Cincinnati Masters and Bangkok.
The eighth and final spot in the field has been saved for one of the top four.
Lleyton Hewitt fronted an intimate media gathering at Kooyong today. His desire to win and fierce commitment at all times will be warmly welcomed by Kooyong patrons in January, after a solid end to his year.
First ever winner, Pat Cash, will get the Classic off to a great start by hosting a free “fan day” on Tuesday, Jan. 8, in support of Challenge Cancer. A kids’ day will be held on Friday, Jan. 11, when all children under 16 will be admitted free if accompanied by an adult (limit two children per adult).
The Seven Network will provide approx. 12 hours of live national coverage over the four days and IEC in Sports will distribute match telecasts to over 75 overseas outlets.
Tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster on 13 6100. All event information is available on www.aamiclassic.com.au.
For further enquiries, please contact Marie Kelley on 03 9827.8422 or 0417 168019 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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1988 PAT CASH
1989 MARK KRATZMANN
1990 DARREN CAHILL
1991 GORAN PRPIC
1992 NEIL BORWICK
1993 THOMAS MUSTER & RACHEL MCQUILLAN
1994 NOT HELD BECAUSE OF DATE CHANGE
1995 MICHAEL CHANG
1996 MICHAEL CHANG
1997 MICHAEL CHANG
1998 MARK PHILIPPOUSSIS
1999 THOMAS ENQVIST
2000 ANDRE AGASSI
2001 ANDRE AGASSI
2002 PETE SAMPRAS
2003 ANDRE AGASSI
2004 DAVID NALBANDIAN
2005 ROGER FEDERER
2006 ANDY RODDICK
2007 ANDY RODDICK
2008 ANDY RODDICK
2009 ROGER FEDERER
2010 FERNANDO VERDASCO
2011 LLEYTON HEWITT
2012 BERNARD TOMIC
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DEL POTRO, HEWITT, NISHIKORI, BAGHDATIS COMMIT TO 2013 AAMI CLASSIC
Kooyong, Jan. 9-12
Next January, the Kooyong tennis event now known as the AAMI Classic celebrates its 25th Anniversary. Tournament Director, Colin Stubs, today announced the first four of his eight-man field:
JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO (ARG – ranked 7) – 2009 US Open winner
LLEYTON HEWITT (AUS - 83) – former World No. 1 and 2011 AAMI Classic winner
KEI NISHIKORI (JPN - 19) – recent Japan Open winner
MARCOS BAGHDATIS (CYP – 33) – 2006 Australian Open finalist.
JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO (or DelPo as he is known) has a career high ranking of 4 and 11 titles to his name, two achieved earlier this year in Estoril and Marseille. He also won Olympic Bronze in London and was a finalist in Rotterdam, semi-finalist in Dubai, Cincinnati Masters, Madrid Masters and quarter-finalist in Sydney and Indian Wells Masters, as well as Australian, French and US Opens. The 24 year old is no stranger to adversity, having returned from a right wrist operation in May 2010 to win the ATP “Comeback Player of the Year” award in 2011, when he rose from a ranking of 485 to 11. That grit and determination saw him break back into the top ten again in May this year, after a brief stint at no. 9 in March. He appeared at Kooyong in 2010, but withdrew after his first match because of the wrist injury.
LLEYTON HEWITT returns to Kooyong after winning the event in 2011. The father of 3 won his first tournament in 1998 in home-town Adelaide and went on to amass 28 career titles, including Wimbledon and the US Open. This year he got to the final in Newport, losing to American No. 1 John Isner. He is feared, fearless and thought to be one of the greatest competitors the sport has ever seen. His Australian Davis Cup performances are legendary.
KEI NISHIKORI, who at 22 is the highest-ranked Japanese male in the Open era, reached a best ever ranking of 15 earlier this month when he clinched his second title by winning his home event in Tokyo. The tee-totaller amused his adoring fans at the trophy presentation (which included a sponsor’s bonus) by saying “I don’t know what I’m going to do with a year’s worth of Corona beer – I don’t even like beer”. He made the semis in Kuala Lumpur and quarters at the Australian Open, Newport, Barcelona, Buenos Aires and the London Olympics this year. The quietly spoken Japanese, who shows great determination and tenacity on the court, used those qualities to help his country raise $100,000 in aid after the 2011 tsunami.
MARCOS BAGHDATIS, Australia’s favourite Cypriot, obviously enjoys his Kooyong preparation as he is returning for the fourth time. The 27 year old, who recently married WTA player, Karolina Sprem, won Australian hearts when he unexpectedly reached the 2006 Australian Open final. He has had a recent surge of form, having got to the semi-finals in Tokyo, where he lost to eventual winner Nishikori. He showed great fighting spirit to make the third round in Shanghai last week, after a sensational three set tie-break win over Canadian Milos Raonic in the second round. Other 2012 results include semi-finals in Sydney, Zagreb and Tokyo, as well as quarter-finals in Brisbane and Munich. Kooyong fans will be hoping for a Baghdatis v Hewitt re-match after their epic encounter during the 2008 Australian Open which ended at 4.34 am, becoming the latest match on record.
Stubs is pleased with his first four signings: “We are delighted with our player commitments thus far and look forward to celebrating our 25th Anniversary by staging a sensational event, jam-packed with great tennis, great entertainment and initiatives such as ‘Kids Day’ on the Friday” he said.
More announcements will be made shortly regarding player signings and movements.
Tickets are now on sale at Ticketmaster – 136100 or www.ticketmaster.com.au.
For further information go to www.aamiclassic.com.au or contact Marie Kelley (Media Consultant) on 03 9827.8422 or 0417 168019 (email@example.com)
Nineteen year old Australian BERNARD TOMIC today became the youngest AAMI Classic champion when he overcame American MARDY FISH in the final (6/4 3/6 7/5).
It was a thrilling and highly entertaining encounter which capped off a successful week’s preparation for Tomic leading into the Australian Open.
“I got a good workout. I played well, got confidence up and played three world-class players. A lot of good players have won, so to be up there with those names is great” said Tomic after the match.
Fish was happy with his form and complimentary of Tomic in defeat “He’s got a great feel for his game on the court – what’s smart what isn’t. He’s got some strengths for sure. He’s got some weaknesses that he can address. He’ll only get better” he said.
In the play-off for third and fourth, Austrian JURGEN MELZER was too good for GAEL MONFILS, winning 6/3 6/7 (10) 6/2.
PAT CASH (AUS) and HENRI LECONTE (FRA) provided a light-hearted conclusion to the day’s proceedings by playing a pro-set after the final.
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The sun finally shone at Kooyong this afternoon when BERNARD TOMIC (AUS) raced into the final of the AAMI Classic. He eventually wore down Frenchman GAEL MONFILS in the second match of the day, winning in three sets, 6/4, 4/6, 7/6(2).
Bernard said after the match that he was happy with the way he played and he was feeling more confident each match “I think I’ve got what I need here in confidence and match practice and Saturday will be the same thing, just to come out and try a few things. I’ll definitely try my heart out. I’ve tried my heart out from the first match I’ve played here and it’s an opportunity like any tournament. I think this is the more serious exhibition that there is and these top players are all training here and getting ready for the start on Monday like I am too. I’m having fun playing and winning”.
Monfils was complimentary about Tomic’s game: “He’s doing great. Sometimes he has this really slow rhythm and sometimes he can hit it, flick it, so he’s great. He’s got a really good hand and you know what is great with him is actually he seizes the court like very, very good and, I mean, he has a lot of talent”.
In Saturday’s final Tomic faces the winner of tomorrow’s match between American MARDY FISH and Austrian JURGEN MELZER who are first up on centre court at 11.00 am.
ANDY RODDICK (USA) and TOMAS BERDYCH (CZE) fought out the last match of the day, with Roddick prevailing in an entertaining three set match (4/6, 7/6 (5) 6/3).
Tomorrow’s schedule of play is attached. Scot ANDY MURRAY will play an exhibition match against Argentinian DAVID NALBANDIAN second up after 11.00 am.
For further information please contact Marie Kelley on 0417 168019 or Carol Wilson on 0407 064164.
After a rain delay and in some of the windiest conditions ever experienced at Kooyong, play got under way on day one of the 2012 AAMI Classic around 1.00 pm. JO-WILFRIED TSONGA (FRA) was first-up against JURGEN MELZER (AUT). Melzer was too good for a jet-lagged Tsonga, winning 6/4 6/3. Tsonga had arrived late from his Doha victory and struggled with the prevailing winds. Melzer had a back injury last year causing him to drop in the rankings. “I’m feeling fine and have been practising five hours a day. I’m happy with the way it is” he said after the match.
In the second match of the day, Australia’s top ranked player, BERNARD TOMIC showed good form going into the Open by beating world no. 7 TOMAS BERDYCH (CZE) 4/6, 6/3 6/4. When asked how important it was to win these types of matches, Tomic said “Yeah. I mean, I like to win as much as I can. Even being in this tournament, this is one of the most serious exhibitions there is. I work on my things as well and you can only learn and get confidence if you win a few matches under your belt”.
MARDY FISH (USA) had an easy win over a weary MILOS RAONIC (CAN) – 6/1 6/2, who later withdrew from the event with an upset stomach. “It’s been a long time since I’ve really felt 100% healthy, which I do now. And now I just need the matches and I need to get going again” Fish said in his after-match media conference.
In the last match of the day GAEL MONFILS (FRA) defeated American ANDY RODDICK 7/6 (2) 7/6 (3) in an entertaining match which provided great preparation for the Australian Open for both players.
Tomorrow’s schedule starting at 11.00 am sees JO-WILFRIED TSONGA take on Japanese sensation, KEI NISHIKORI, who replaces MILOS RAONIC. BERNARD TOMIC meets GAEL MONFILS in the second match and ANDY RODDICK is up against TOMAS BERDYCH in the last match of the day.
Tickets are available through Ticketmaster or at the gate.
Kooyong is looking forward to hosting a classic four days of tennis (Jan. 11-14) next week, with five of its participants experiencing good results in current tournaments around the world.
Top-ranked Australian BERNARD TOMIC (42) takes on Brit ANDY MURRAY (4) in the second semi-final this afternoon in the Brisbane International. Murray will make a special appearance at Kooyong on Friday, Jan. 13.
GAEL MONFILS (FRA – 16) had a great win overnight in Doha over Rafael Nadal, placing him in the final tomorrow against compatriot JO-WILFRIED TSONGA (6). Tsonga had a walkover against Roger Federer who withdrew before the match with a back injury.
Czech TOMAS BERDYCH (7) is in the final of the Hopman Cup today against France.
ATP Newcomer of the Year, MILOS RAONIC (CAN-31), serving 15 aces, overpowered Israeli Dudi Sela in a powerful performance last night in Chennai and now plays Nicolas Almagro from Spain in the semis.
ANDY RODDICK (USA-14) landed in Melbourne yesterday and headed to Kooyong this morning for an extensive practice session. MARDY FISH (USA-8) is expected from Perth later today.
Play starts at 11.00 am next Wednesday when all eight take to centre court at Kooyong, the spiritual home of Australian tennis.
All eight players will participate in a media conference at Federation Square on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 11.30 am and will follow up with a public appearance on the Fed Square stage at 12.15 pm.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
FISH & RAONIC TAKE LAST TWO SPOTS
World no. 8, American MARDY FISH, and ATP Newcomer of the Year, Canadian MILOS RAONIC (ranked 31) are the last two players confirmed for the 2012 AAMI Classic at Kooyong (Jan. 11-14).
It will be Fish’s first official appearance at Kooyong. The 29 year old from Minnesota, (now residing in Los Angeles) achieved his highest ranking of 7 in August. A major knee injury in 2009 caused him to re-assess his tennis and fitness levels. As a result, he lost over 13 kilos and worked hard to resurrect his career, influenced by his wife, actress Stacey Gardner. It’s been said he added substance to style and the results have been commanding. His major achievements throughout the year are as follows:
F: Montreal Masters, Los Angeles
S: Tokyo, Cincinnati Masters, Miami Masters, Delray Beach, Memphis
Q: Houston, Wimbledon.
MILOS RAONIC (pronounced MIL-osh Rau-nitch) is one of the most exciting young players on the ATP World Tour at present. At 20 years of age and 6’5”tall, he has a 2011 match record of 31-19. His ranking has rocketed as fast as his booming serve (average 225 kph) from 156 at the start of the year to 31. He won his first ATP event in San Jose, was a finalist in Memphis, semi-finalist in Stockholm and Estoril and quarter-finalist in Halle.
Fish joins compatriot and good friend, ANDY RODDICK (14), who is making a welcome return to Kooyong after a four year absence. Top ranked Australian BERNARD TOMIC, who has crept up to 42 in the world, will play in the official format for the first time and JO-WILFRIED TSONGA (6), TOMAS BERDYCH (7), GAEL MONFILS (16) and JURGEN MELZER (33) complete the high-profile field.
Tournament Director, Colin Stubs, said today “We are delighted that Mardy, following his best year on the circuit, has decided to prepare for the Australian Open at the AAMI Classic. I am looking forward to watching ‘up close’ two of the world’s most exciting tennis prospects in Milos Raonic and Bernard Tomic take on the more highly-ranked Roddick, Tsonga, Berdych and Monfils”.
Play gets under way in the “promotion/relegation” event on Wednesday, January 11, at 11.00 am. Four matches will be played on Wednesday, three each on Thursday and Friday and the finals on Saturday starting at 1.00 pm.
For further enquiries, please contact Marie Kelley on 61 3 9827.8422 or 0417 168019
Tuesday, 11th October, 2011
RODDICK RETURNS TO AAMI CLASSIC
Former world no. 1, American ANDY RODDICK (ranked 15) will make a welcome return to the 2012 AAMI Classic at Kooyong, January 11-14.
The “A-Rod” from Austin, Texas, has won the event three times. He started the year well by winning the Memphis tournament in February, but has since been hampered by injuries. He rocketed back into form by reaching the semis in Winston Salem and then last month the quarter-finals of the US Open in New York.
Tournament Director, Colin Stubs, felt the time was right to ask the question again: “I had a gut feel this year that Andy might be ready to return. That was vindicated when I picked up the phone to his manager recently and received a positive response” he said.
Czech TOMAS BERDYCH (7), who was part of the 2011 AAMI Classic field, is keen to return, having just taken out the Beijing tournament last week. Over the past two years he has worked on his fitness and strength, so is at the stage where he is a genuine Grand Slam title contender. He reached the Wimbledon final in 2010 and this year has hovered around the finals on twelve weekends (five semis and seven quarter-finals), showing consistent form.
Joining Roddick and back for the third time is Frenchman JO-WILFRIED TSONGA, whose ranking has shot up to 8 after a strong quarter-finals showing at the US Open, a recent win in Metz (France) and a semi-finals appearance in Beijing. In his most successful year, he has reached two finals, three semis and two quarter-finals. His best Grand Slam result was making the semi-finals at Wimbledon.
Compatriot GAEL MONFILS (ranked 10) notches up his second Kooyong visit. Known as one of the finest athletes on the ATP Tour, “Lamonf” is having his best year on the circuit, making the final in Washington, semis in San Jose, Halle and Bangkok, plus five quarter-finals.
Austrian JURGEN MELZER (20) will make his second AAMI Classic appearance. Coached by former Swedish champion, Joakim Nystrom, Melzer has reached one semi-final this year (Monte Carlo Masters) and four quarter-finals.
Highest ranked Australian BERNARD TOMIC (49), who reached the quarter-finals in Tokyo last week and attained the pinnacle of his short career by making the quarter-finals at Wimbledon mid-year, will join the above five players, leaving two spots remaining in the eight man field.
Tournament Director, Colin Stubs, said today: “I am really looking forward to seeing Bernard Tomic play against some of the best and charismatic players in the world. Demand for the remaining two spots in the field has been high and at this time dialogue is taking place with Andy Murray, Mardy Fish, Gilles Simon, Janko Tipsarevic, Fernando Verdasco, Alex Dolgopolov, Mikael Youzhny, Milos Raonic and Florian Mayer. We are pleased by the rock-solid support which has been shown by our corporate supporters and we are determined to produce an ‘up close’ and family friendly world-class sporting and entertainment event in January at Kooyong, the spiritual home of Australian tennis”.
More player details are attached.
The four day event, now in its 24th year, is sponsored by leading Australian car and home insurer, AAMI. It receives live national television coverage by the Seven Network, footage from which is distributed by IEC in Sport to over 65 international outlets.
All matches are played on Kooyong’s famed centre court, beginning at 11.00 am Wednesday to Friday (Jan. 11-13) and 1.00 pm on Saturday (Jan. 14).
For further information, please contact Marie Kelley (Media & Corporate Sales Consultant) on 03 9827.8422/0417168019 firstname.lastname@example.org
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‘Up Close & Classic’
TOMAS BERDYCH (CZE – RANKING 7) Age: 26
W: China Open (Beijing)
S: Chennai, Dubai, Nice, Halle, Bastad, Cincinnati
Q: Australian Open, Rotterdam, Marseille, Miami Masters, Madrid Masters, Rome Masters; Montreal Masters
JO-WILFRIED TSONGA (FRA - RANKING 8) Age: 26
W: Metz, France
F: Rotterdam, Queens
S: Doha, Wimbledon, Montreal Masters, Beijing
Q: Marseille, US Open
GAEL MONFILS (FRA – RANKING 10) Age: 25
S: San Jose, Halle, Bangkok
Q: Barcelona, Roland Garros, Hamburg, Montreal Masters, Cincinnati
ANDY RODDICK (USA – RANKING 15) Age: 29
S: Queens, Winston Salem NC
Q: US Open
JURGEN MELZER (AUT – RANKING 20) Age: 30
S: Monte Carlo Masters
Q: Marseille, Barcelona, Hamburg, Kuala Lumpur
BERNARD TOMIC (AUS – RANKING 49) Age: 18
Q: Wimbledon, Tokyo