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Ferrer© Getty ImagesDavid Ferrer beat Olivier Rochus in the 2012 Auckland final.

AUCKLAND TOURNAMENT PREVIEW – FERRER EYES FOURTH TITLE; SEVEN OF TOP 30 PLAYERS IN FIELD
• There are seven Top 30 players in this year’s Heineken Open, led by three-time champion (2012, ’11, ’07) and World No. 5 David Ferrer, who returns to Auckland for a ninth appearance (20-5 lifetime). The Spaniard joined Roy Emerson (1960, '65-67) and Onny Parun (1973, '75-76) as the only three-time titlists when he beat Olivier Rochus in last year’s final.

• The No. 2 seed (No. 19-ranked) is Philipp Kohlschreiber, the 2008 winner who comes in with a 19-6 event record. The top German is chasing his fifth career ATP World Tour title. No. 3 seed (No. 21) Tommy Haas, who is the oldest player in the draw at 34 and he’s playing here for the first time since 2000. On his 1999 debut, the German was runner-up to Sjeng Schalken. No. 4 seed (No. 22) Sam Querrey, who is playing here for the fourth time and was a finalist in 2009 (l. to Juan Martin del Potro).
• The remaining seeds are: No. 5 seed (No. 26) Jerzy Janowicz of Poland, who made a breakthrough in the final regular season tournament at ATP Masters 1000 Paris in November when he qualified and reached the final (l. to Ferrer) with five Top 20 wins. No. 6 seed (No. 28) Jurgen Melzer of Austria reached the quarter-finals here in 2010, No. 7 (No. 30) seed Martin Klizan of Slovakia is making tournament debut and No 8 seed (No. 32) Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci was a quarter-finalist in 2011.

• On Monday’s schedule, there are four final round qualifying matches and four singles main draw matches, three involving Belgians. All main draw matches are first-time meetings. The first main draw match on Centre Court is the youngest player in the draw, 22-year-old Belgian David Goffin against No. 8 Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil. The next match is No. 7 Martin Klizan of Slovakia squaring off against Belgian veteran Xavier Malisse. The last match of the day session is two-time Auckland finalist (2012, ’05) Oliver Rochus of Belgium against Spaniard Albert Ramos. In the evening session, No. 5 Jerzy Janowicz of Poland plays Brian Baker of the United States. Janowicz took the ATP World Tour by storm with a breakthrough run to the ATP Masters 1000 Paris final in November (l. to Ferrer). Baker made one of the best comebacks in tennis history after being sidelined for nearly six years and five surgeries. He qualified in Nice and reached his first ATP World Tour final (l. to Almagro) and also qualified for Wimbledon and reached the 4R (l. to Kohlschreiber).

TOURNAMENT QUICK FACTS
CITY:  Auckland, New Zealand
VENUE: ASB Tennis Centre
DATE:  January 7-12, 2013
CATEGORY: ATP World Tour 250
PRIZE MONEY: $433,400
DRAW:  28 singles / 16 doubles
SURFACE: Hard
SINGLES FINAL: Saturday, January 12, at 2 p.m.
DOUBLES FINAL: Saturday, January 12, at Noon
FIRST HELD: 1956

2012 FINALS
Singles – (1) David Ferrer (ESP) d. Olivier Rochus 6-3, 6-4
Doubles – (1) Marach / Peya d. (3) Cermak / Polasek 6-3, 6-2

RECENT CHAMPIONS/FINALISTS (since 2000)
2012 David Ferrer/Olivier Rochus
2011 David Ferrer/David Nalbandian
2010 John Isner/Arnaud Clement
2009 Juan Martin del Potro/Sam Querrey
2008 Philipp Kohlschreiber/Juan Carlos Ferrero
2007 David Ferrer/Tommy Robredo
2006 Jarkko Nieminen/Mario Ancic 
2005 Fernando Gonzalez/Olivier Rochus 
2004 Dominik Hrbaty/Rafael Nadal 
2003 Gustavo Kuerten/Dominik Hrbaty
2002 Greg Rusedski/Jerome Golmard
2001 Dominik Hrbaty/Francisco Clavet
2000 Magnus Norman/Michael Chang  *Bold denotes past champions / runners-up in 2013 draw

A LOOK AT THE DRAW
Seeded Players (Tournament record, best finish - year)
1 David Ferrer (ESP)  20-5 W-'12,11,07
2 Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) 19-6 W-'08
3 Tommy Haas (GER)  5-2 F-'99
4 Sam Querrey (USA)  4-3 F-'09
5 Jerzy Janowicz (POL) 0-0 Debut
6 Jurgen Melzer (AUT)  3-2 QF-'10
7 Martin Klizan (SVK)  Debut
8 Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) 4-3 QF-'11

Wildcards: Gael Monfils, Daniel King-Turner, Olivier Rochus
Youngest: David Goffin (22 years, 1 month)
Oldest: Tommy Haas (34 years, 9 months)
Top Country Breakdown: Belgium 3, Colombia 2, France 2, Germany 2, Spain 2, Slovakia 2, United States 2 
Former Champions in Draw (2): David Ferrer (2012, ‘11, ’07), Philipp Kohlschreiber (2008)
Former Finalists in Draw (3): Olivier Rochus (2012, ‘05), Sam Querrey (2009), Tommy Haas (1999)
2012 ATP World Tour Winners in Draw (8): David Ferrer-7, Thomaz Bellucci, Tommy Haas, Robin Haase, Martin Klizan, Philip Kohlschreiber, Jurgen Melzer, Sam Querrey
 
EMIRATES ATP RANKINGS POINTS / PRIZE MONEY
Singles  W  F    SF    QF    R16   R32   
Rankings Pts.  250  150  90    45     20    0
Prize Money $78,250 41,200 22,320 12,720 7,495, 4,440
 
Doubles W F     SF    QF    R16
Rankings Pts.  250 150   90    45    0          
Prize Money  $23,770 12,500 6,770 3,870  2,270

Seeded Doubles Teams: (Team record, best finish - year)
1 Fleming / Soares Debut
2 Gonzalez / Lipsky Debut
3 Knowle / Polasek Debut
4 Bracciali / Marach Debut

RECENT CHAMPIONS (since 2000)
2012 Oliver Marach / Alexander Peya
2011 Marcel Granollers/Tommy Robredo
2010 Marcus Daniell/Horia Tecau
2009 Martin Damm/Robert Lindstedt
2008 Luis Horna /Juan Monaco
2007 Jeff Coetzee/Rogier Wassen
2006 Andrei Pavel /Rogier Wassen
2005 Yves Allegro /Michael Kohlmann
2004 Mahesh Bhupathi /Fabrice Santoro
2003 David Adams /Robbie Koenig
2002 Jonas Bjorkman /Todd Woodbridge
2001 Marius Barnard /Jim Thomas
2000 Ellis Ferreira /Rick Leach
*Bold denotes past champions in 2013 draw

About the ATP
The ATP is the governing body of the men's professional tennis circuits - the ATP World Tour, the ATP Challenger Tour and the ATP Champions Tour. With 61 tournaments in 31 countries, the ATP World Tour showcases the finest male athletes competing in the world’s most exciting venues. From Australia to Europe and the Americas to Asia, the stars of the 2013 ATP World Tour will battle for prestigious titles and Emirates ATP Rankings points at ATP World Tour Masters 1000, 500 and 250 events, as well as Grand Slams (non ATP events). At the end of the season only the world’s top 8 ranked singles players and doubles teams, based on their performance throughout the year, will qualify to compete for the last title of the season at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. Held at The O2 in London, the event will officially crown the 2013 ATP World Tour No.1 presented by Emirates. For more information, please visit www.ATPWorldTour.com.

MONDAY FIRST ROUND FedEx ATP Head 2 Head – In Order of Play

Centre Court

David Goffin (BEL) vs (8) Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) First Meeting

Goffin FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
QF(3): Chennai (l Tipsarevic); Winston-Salem (l Isner); Valencia (l Melzer)
YTD W-L: 17-14
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: December 7, 1990
Emirates ATP Ranking: 46 (year-end), 50 (this week)

• Goffin, 22, the youngest player in the draw, is making his debut in Auckland. Last week he opened the season with a 2R in Brisbane (d. Ebden, l. Melzer)
• In 2012, the young Belgian had a breakthrough season to finish in the Top 50 and as his country’s top player for the first time
• His best ATP World Tour results were QF in opening week in Chennai (l. to No. 9 Tipsarevic in three sets), Winston-Salem (l. to eventual champ No. 10 Isner) and Valencia (d. No. 11 Isner, l. to Melzer)
• In Grand Slam play, made his debut at Roland Garros as a lucky loser and posted wins over veterans Stepanek and Clement, both in five sets, and Kubot, before losing to No. 3 Federer in four sets. Afterwards broke Top 100, leaping from No. 109 to No. 64
• Became first lucky loser to reach fourth round of a major championship since countryman Dick Norman at Wimbledon in 1995
• Received a wild card into Wimbledon and defeated No. 28 Tomic and Levine in four sets before falling in 3R to No. 12 Fish in straight sets. Made Olympics debut in London and lost in 1R to No. 10 Monaco
• Helped Belgium into ’13 Davis Cup World Group winning both of his matches vs. Sweden in playoff tie
• In Challenger play, compiled a 14-6 record and won two titles, in Guadeloupe in April (d. Zverev) and in Orleans (d. countryman Bemelmans) in late September. Afterwards broke Top 50 on Oct. 1
• Compiled records of 10-7 on hard, 5-3 on clay and 2-4 on grass. Went 0-6 vs. Top 10 opponents and highest-ranked win came over No. 11 Isner at 2R Valencia. Earned a career-high $367,523

Bellucci FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
W: Gstaad (d Tipsarevic); F: Moscow (l Seppi); SF(2): Sao Paulo (l Volandri); Stuttgart (l Tipsarevic); QF: Nice (l Simon)
YTD W-L: 26-22
YTD Titles: 1
Career Titles: 3
Date of Birth: December 30, 1987
Emirates ATP Ranking: 33 (year-end), 32 (this week)

• Bellucci, 25, playing in Auckland for the fourth consecutive year and has a 4-3 main draw record; best result QF in 2011 (l. to Giraldo); lost in final round of qualifying in 2009
• Playing his first match of the 2013 season
• The top Brazilian finished in Top 40 for 4th consecutive year, highlighted by his3rd career ATP World Tour title in Gstaad (d. No.8 Tipsarevic)
• His best stretch came in July when he won Braunschweig Challenger (d. Kamke), reached SF in Stuttgart (I. to Tipsarevic) and followed with title in Gstaad. ln three weeks, climbed from No. 80 to 40
• Earlier in season, advanced to SF on home soil in Sao Paulo (l. to Volandri) in February and QF in Nice (l. to Simon) in May
• Won lone Grand Slam match at Australian Open (d. Sela, I. to Monfils) and lost in 1R in other three
• Helped his country into '13 Davis Cup World Group with win over Russia's Gabashvili in 2nd rubber
• Compiled records of 17-9 on clay and 9-11on hard and went 2-6 vs. Top 10 opponents
• Has compiled 4 consecutive seasons with at least 20 wins, highlighted by three titles in five finals, four of which have been on clay

(7) Martin Klizan (SVK) vs Xavier Malisse (BEL) First Meeting

Klizan FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
W: St. Petersburg (d Fognini); SF: Kitzbuehel (l Haase)
YTD W-L: 19-15
YTD Titles: 1
Career Titles: 1
Date of Birth: July 11, 1989
Emirates ATP Ranking: 30 (year-end, this week)

• Klizan, 23, making his Auckland debut and looking for first win of the 2013 season. Last week lost in 1R in Brisbane (l. Istomin)
• The top player from Slovakia had a breakthrough season, winning his first ATP World Tour title in St. Petersburg (d. Fognini) and finishing in Top 50. Became first Slovak winner since Dominik Hrbaty in Marseille in 2004
• Voted by fellow players as ATP Newcomer of Year
• Prior to 2012, had never won back-to-back matches or reached a QF in an ATP World Tour event
• On clay, advanced to first ATP World Tour SF in Kitzbuhel (I. to Haase) and in final Grand Slam at US Open, reached 4R, posting first top 10 win over No. 6 Tsonga in 2R (I. to Cilic). After US Open, won two Davis Cup matches vs. Portugal and then lost only one set en route to indoor title in St. Petersburg
• In 1st half of season, won four Challenger clay titles and compiled 28-5 match record, winning back-to-back in Rabat (d. Volandri) and Marrakech (d. Ungur). ln May, reached final in Prague (I. to Zeballos) and followed with title in Bordeaux (d. Gabashvili). ln August. won title in San Marino (d. Bolelli)
• Made Wimbledon debut and defeated Chela 11-9 in fifth set and lost to Troicki in next round in five sets
• Compiled records of 13-7 on hard, 5-5 on clay and 1-3 on grass. Earned a career-high $462,599

Malisse FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
SF: s-Hertogenbosch (l Petzschner); QF(4): Bucharest (l Balazs); London / Queen's Club (l Nalbandian); Los Angeles (l Querrey); Washington (l Fish)
YTD W-L: 21-24
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 3
Date of Birth: July 19, 1980
Emirates ATP Ranking: 62 (year-end, this week)

• Malisse, 32, returns to Auckland for the fourth time with a career mark of 1-3; His best result was 2R in 2008 (d. Nieminen, l. to Massu). Playing first match of 2013 season
• Last season the veteran Belgian finished with his ninth Top 70 finish in past 12 years
• In first five months had 7-13 record. In next six tournaments went 13-6, with QF at London/Queen's Club (I. to Nalbandian), SF in 's-Hertogenbosch (I. to Petzschner), 4R at Wimbledon (I. to Federer in four sets). Later reached back-to-back QF in Los Angeles (I. to Querrey) and Washington (I. to Fish)
• In doubles, won titles in San Jose (w/Knowles) and Los Angeles (w/Bemelmans)
• Compiled records of 9-16 on hard, career-best 9-3 on grass and 3-5 on clay. Went 0-3 vs. Top 10 opponents
• The Belgian has won at least 20 matches in last three seasons while finishing in Top 100 10 times in past 12 seasons. Finished in Top 50 for five of six years between 2001-06 (except '03). Became first Belgian to finish in Top 25 in 2002

(WC) Olivier Rochus (BEL) vs Albert Ramos (ESP) First ATP Meeting
Other meeting:
10 Bordeaux CH (France) Clay R16 Olivier Rochus 6-4 6-7(6)  6-4

Rochus FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
F: Auckland (l Ferrer); QF: Memphis (l Raonic)
YTD W-L: 10-23
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 2
Date of Birth: January 18, 1981
Emirates ATP Ranking: 89 (year-end, this week)

• Rochus, 31, two-time Auckland finalist, last year (l. to Ferrer) and ‘05 (l. to Gonzalez), is playing here for the eighth time in his career (13-7 mark) and is playing his first main draw match of the season (l. to Young in 1R qualifying in Brisbane last week)
• The Belgian had second straight Top 100 season (ninth in 11 years), highlighted by a runner-up finish in opening month of season in Auckland (l. to No. 5 Ferrer)
• Also QF in Memphis (I. to Raonic) in February and won lone Grand Slam match at Australian Open (d. Phau, I. to Berdych)
• Went 13-8 in Challengers with SF at Le Gosier, Guadeloupe and on home soil in Mons
• Compiled records of 8-12 on hard, 2-5 on grass and 0-6 on clay. Went 0-3 vs. Top 10 opponents and his highest ranked win came over No. 33 Bogomolov Jr. in 1r at Memphis

Ramos FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
F: Casablanca (l Andujar); SF(2): Sao Paulo (l Almagro); Estoril (l Gasquet); QF(3): Doha (l Tsonga); Bastad (l Dimitrov); Hamburg (l Cilic)
YTD W-L: 25-30
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: January 17, 1988
Emirates ATP Ranking: 51 (year-end, this week)

• Ramos, 24 (turns 25 on Jan. 17), is playing here for the second time (l. to Rosol in 1R last year)
• Last week opened the season in Doha (l. to Lorenzi in 1R)
• Last season the Spanish left-hander improved his year-end ranking for an eighth straight year and finished in Top 70 for second year in a row with a personal-best 25 match wins
• Reached his first ATP World Tour final in Casablanca (I. to countryman Andujar) in April, SF in Sao Paulo (l. to Almagro) and Estoril (l. to Gasquet) and QF in Doha (I. to Tsonga), Bastad (I. to Dimitrov) and Hamburg (I. to Cilic)
• In Grand Slam play, won lone match at US Open (d. Ginepri, l. to Verdasco)
• Compiled records of 16-13 on clay, 9-15 on hard and 0-2 on grass. Went 0-4 vs. Top 10 opponents and highest-ranked win came over No. 15 F. Lopez in Miami. Also beat No.16 Gasquet in Indian Wells
• Prior to ATP-level success, claimed four titles in both Challenger and Futures tournaments, posting a
career record of 84-47 in Challengers and 103-71 in Futures

(5) Jerzy Janowicz (POL) vs Brian Baker (USA)  First Meeting

Janowicz FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
F: ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Paris (l Ferrer); QF: Moscow (l Bellucci)
YTD W-L: 14-4
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: November 13, 1990
Emirates ATP Ranking: 26 (year-end, this week)

• Janowicz, 22, is making his Auckland and 2013 season debut
• The No.1 from Poland became first player from his country to finish in Top 30 since Wojtek Fibak (No. 22) in 1982. Made biggest ranking jump in Top 30, climbing 195 spots from previous year
• Worked his way up and improved ranking in Futures and Challenger tournaments throughout season. Compiled a 14-4 tour level match record (8-3 on hard), including 5-0 in Davis Cup play
• Made breakthrough in final regular season tournament at ATP Masters 1000 Paris where he qualified and reached final with five Top 20 wins. Opened with win over No.19 Kohlschreiber and followed by defeating No.15 Cilic (2R), No.3 Murray (3R), saving MP, No.9 Tipsarevic and No. 20 Simon before falling to No.5 Ferrer
• Became first qualifier to reach an ATP Masters 1000 final since Albert Portas won title in Hamburg in 2001(d. Ferrero). Also first final by a qualifier in Masters 1000 debut since HareI Levy in 2000 Toronto (I. to Safin). Afterwards climbed from No. 69 to No. 26
• Two weeks earlier in Moscow, posted wins over Becker and Berlocq before losing to Bellucci in maiden ATP World Tour QF
• Made his Grand Slam debut as a qualifier at Wimbledon and advanced to 3R (l. to F. Mayer 7-5 in fifth set, held two MPs). At US Open lost in 1R
• On Challenger circuit, put together a 32-9 match record and 3 titles, in Italy, the Netherlands and Poland. In opening month of campaign, reached final at Great Britain #3 Futures
• Earned a career-high $477,833

Baker FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
F: Nice (l Almagro)
YTD W-L: 11-13
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: April 30, 1985
Emirates ATP Ranking: 61 (year-end), 59 (this week)

• Baker, 27, is making his Auckland debut. Last week lost in the 1R in Brisbane (l. to Dimitrov 63 76)
• The Nashville, Tennessee native made one of the best comebacks in tennis history after being sidelined for nearly six years (and underwent five surgeries)
• Worked his way up early in season by winning two Futures titles and compiling a 15-3 record, then won Savannah Challenger on Apr. 29, which gave him enough ATP ranking points to earn USTA wild card into Roland Garros where he beat Malisse (l. to Simon in 5 sets in 2R)
• Prior to Paris, qualified in Nice and reached first career ATP World Tour final with wins over World No.13 Monfils in 2R and Davydenko in SF. Lost to Almagro in final and afterwards climbed from No. 216 to No. 141
• Then qualified at Wimbledon and reached Grand Slam-best 4R, defeating Machado, Nieminen and Paire before losing to Kohlschreiber. Afterwards broke Top 100 and jumped 50 places to 76 on July 9
• In August. posted win over No.17 Kohlschreiber in Cincinnati (I. to Tomic) and followed with 2R at US Open (d. Hajek, I. to No.9 Tipsarevic), his first showing at Flushing Meadows since 2005
• Compiled records of 3-10 on hard, 5-2 on clay and 3-1 on grass
• Earned a career-high $376,262

OTHER FIRST ROUND HEAD-TO-HEADS – In Draw Order (to be played Tuesday) +
Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) vs Benoit Paire (FRA) First Meeting
Lukas Lacko (SVK) vs Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) First Meeting
Go Soeda (JPN) vs Santiago Giraldo (COL) First ATP Meeting
Other meetings:
07 Wimbledon Q (Great Britain) Grass   -- Go Soeda  6-7(2) 6-2 6-3
09 Tiburon CH (USA) Hard QF Go Soeda 6-4  6-0
09 Calabasas CH (U.S.A.) Hard R32 Go Soeda 6-7(4) 6-4 6-4
Alejandro Falla (COL) vs Grega Zemlja (SLO) First ATP Meeting
Other meetings:
10 ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati Q (USA) Hard -- Alejandro Falla 6-3 6-3
11 Nottingham-2 CH (Great Britain) Hard R16 Grega Zemlja 7-5 6-3
+ Does not include qualifiers

SYDNEY TOURNAMENT PREVIEW – TOP FOUR ISNER, SIMON, SEPPI, VERDASCO, FIVE AUSSIES IN DRAW
• This year’s Apia International Sydney field is led by top seed and World No. 13 John Isner of the U.S., who is making his season debut on the ATP World Tour. The top American is coming off his best season in which he won two ATP World Tour titles (Newport, Winston-Salem), helped the U.S. to the Davis Cup semi-finals and ranked in the Top 10 for 18 weeks before finishing No. 14. In his previous appearance last year, Isner lost in his opening round match (after a bye) to Bobby Reynolds.

• The No. 2 seed is 2011 champion Gilles Simon, who is the No. 3 Frenchman. Simon is 6-2 lifetime in Sydney. Last season he won his 10th career ATP World Tour title in Bucharest. The other seeds with a first round bye are: No. 3 Andreas Seppi, the top Italian who is coming off his best season with two ATP World Tour titles and No. 4 Fernando Verdasco of Spain. Verdasco is a former World No. 7, five-time winner on the ATP World Tour and semi-finalist at the Australian Open in 2009.

• The remaining seeds are: No. 5 Florian Mayer of Germany, No. 6 Radek Stepanek, who led the Czech Republic to the Davis Cup title last year by winning the fifth and decisive match over Spain’s Nicolas Almagro, No. 7 Jeremy Chardy of France and No. 8 Marcel Granollers of Spain. He teamed with countryman Marc Lopez to win the year-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London.

• The defending champion is Jarkko Nieminen, who qualified last year and defeated Julien Benneteau in the final. Nieminen opens with German qualifier Bjorn Phau and if he wins, the Finn will meet No. 2 seed and ’11 champion Simon in the second round. One of the most intriguing first round matches features the top two Aussies, Marinko Matosevic and Bernard Tomic, who has won three previous Challenger meetings while Matosevic won two Futures matches. This will be their first ATP meeting.

• There are four first round singles matches on Monday’s schedule and the lone men’s match on Ken Rosewall Arena is Aussie wild card Matthew Ebden against No. 8 Marcel Granollers in the first round for the second year in a row. Ebden won last year’s meeting in three sets. On Grandstand, another Aussie wild card, James Duckworth, plays last year’s semi-finalist Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan, and last year’s finalist Julien Benneteau, looks for his first win (0-2) vs. Spaniard Pablo Andujar.

TOURNAMENT QUICK FACTS
CITY:  Sydney, Australia
VENUE: Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre
DATE:  January 7-12, 2013
CATEGORY: ATP World Tour 250
PRIZE MONEY: $436,630
DRAW:  28 singles / 16 doubles
SURFACE: Hard
SINGLES FINAL: Saturday, January 12, at 7:30 p.m.    DOUBLES FINAL: Saturday, Jan. 12, at 4:30
FIRST HELD: 1885

2012 FINALS
Singles – (Q) Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) d. Julien Benneteau (FRA) 6-2, 7-5
Doubles – (1) Bryan-Bryan d. (WC) Ebden-Nieminen 6-1, 6-4

RECENT CHAMPIONS/FINALISTS (since 2000)
2012 Jarkko Nieminen/Julien Benneteau
2011 Gilles Simon/Viktor Troicki
2010 Marcos Baghdatis/Richard Gasquet
2009 David Nalbandian/Jarkko Nieminen
2008 Dmitry Tursunov/Chris Guccione
2007 James Blake/Carlos Moya
2006 James Blake/Igor Andreev
2005 Lleyton Hewitt/Ivo Minar
2004 Lleyton Hewitt/Carlos Moya 
2003 Hyung-Taik Lee/Juan Carlos Ferrero 
2002 Roger Federer/Juan Ignacio Chela 
2001 Lleyton Hewitt/Magnus Norman
2000 Lleyton Hewitt/Jason Stoltenberg           *Bold denotes past champions / runners-up in 2013 draw

A LOOK AT THE DRAW
Seeded Players (Tournament record, best finish - year)
1 John Isner (USA)  0-1 R16–’12 (bye)
2 Gilles Simon (FRA) 6-2 W – ‘11
3 Andreas Seppi (ITA) 6-7 SF – ‘06
4 Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 3-4 R16-’08, 07, 05
5 Florian Mayer (GER)  3-3 SF-'11
6 Radek Stepanek (CZE) 7-6 SF-'08,05
7 Jeremy Chardy (FRA) 2-2 QF – ‘09
8 Marcel Granollers (ESP) 0-1 R32 – ‘12

Wildcards: James Duckworth, Matthew Ebden, John Millman
Qualifiers: Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Ryan Harrison, Bjorn Phau, Joao Sousa
Youngest: Bernard Tomic (20 years, 2 months) 
Oldest: Radek Stepanek (34 years, 1 month)
Top Country Breakdown: Spain 7, Australia 5, France 3, Germany 2, Italy 2, United States 2
Former Champions in Draw (2): Jarkko Nieminen (2012), Gilles Simon (2011)
Former Finalists in Draw (2): Julien Benneteau (2012), Jarkko Nieminen (2009)
2012 ATP World Tour Winners in Draw (6): John Isner-2, Andreas Seppi-2, Kevin Anderson-1, Pablo Andujar-1, Jarkko Nieminen-1, Gilles Simon-1

EMIRATES ATP RANKINGS POINTS / PRIZE MONEY
Singles  W F    SF    QF    R16  R32   
Rankings Pts.  250  150  90     45    20    0
Prize Money   $78,360 41,290 22,365 12,740 7,510 4,450 
 
Doubles W F     SF    QF    R16
Rankings Pts.  250 150   90    45    0          
Prize Money  $23,800 12,520 6,780  3,890  2,270

Seeded Doubles Teams: (Team record, best finish - year)
1 Bryan / Bryan  21-7 W-’12, '09
2 Paes / Stepanek  1-1 QF-'12
3 Granollers / M. Lopez  Debut
4 Mirnyi / Tecau  Debut

RECENT CHAMPIONS (since 2000)
2012 Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan
2011 Lukas Dlouhy/Paul Hanley
2010 Daniel Nestor/Nenad Zimonjic (not playing together)
2009 Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan
2008 Richard Gasquet/Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
2007 Paul Hanley/Kevin Ullyett
2006 Fabrice Santoro/Nenad Zimonjic
2005 Mahesh Bhupathi/Todd Woodbridge
2004 Jonas Bjorkman/Todd Woodbridge
2003 Paul Hanley/Nathan Healey
2002 Donald Johnson/Jared Palmer
2001 Daniel Nestor/Sandon Stolle
2000 Todd Woodbridge/Mark Woodforde
*Bold denotes past champions in 2013 draw

About the ATP
The ATP is the governing body of the men's professional tennis circuits - the ATP World Tour, the ATP Challenger Tour and the ATP Champions Tour. With 61 tournaments in 31 countries, the ATP World Tour showcases the finest male athletes competing in the world’s most exciting venues. From Australia to Europe and the Americas to Asia, the stars of the 2013 ATP World Tour will battle for prestigious titles and Emirates ATP Rankings points at ATP World Tour Masters 1000, 500 and 250 events, as well as Grand Slams (non ATP events). At the end of the season only the world’s top 8 ranked singles players and doubles teams, based on their performance throughout the year, will qualify to compete for the last title of the season at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. Held at The O2 in London, the event will officially crown the 2013 ATP World Tour No.1 presented by Emirates. For more information, please visit www.ATPWorldTour.com.
 
MONDAY FIRST ROUND FedEx ATP Head 2 Head – In Order of Play by Court
 
Ken Rosewall Arena

(8) Marcel Granollers (ESP) vs (WC) Matthew Ebden (AUS) Ebden Leads 1-0
12 Sydney (Australia) Hard R32 Matthew Ebden 6-1 3-6 6-3

Granollers FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
F: Umag (l Cilic); QF(3): ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Toronto (l Tipsarevic); Winston-Salem (l Tsonga); Valencia (l Dolgopolov)
YTD W-L: 23-23
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 3
Date of Birth: April 12, 1986
Emirates ATP Ranking: 34 (year-end, this week)

• Granollers, 26, is making his second straight appearance in Sydney and last year lost to Ebden in three sets in the first round. This is also his season debut on the ATP World Tour
• The Barcelona native finished in Top 50 for third year in a row, highlighted by runner-up finish in Umag (I. to Cilic) in July. Also QF at ATP Masters 1000 Toronto (l. to No. 9 Tipsarevic), Winston-Salem (l. to No.6 Tsonga) and Valencia (l. to Dolgopolov). Broke Top 20 on July 23 at No.19
• In Grand Slam play, reached a personal-best 4R at Roland Garros (l. to Ferrer)
• Compiled records of 11-12 on hard, 11-8 on clay and 1-3 on grass. Went 0-6 vs. Top 10 opponents and his  highest-ranked win came over No.16 Verdasco in Umag SF
• Played on Davis Cup team and went 1-3 (w/M. Lopez) as Spain lost 3-2 to Czech Republic in final
• In doubles, teamed with countryman M. Lopez to compile a 40-17 record and 3-4 in finals, winning titles at ATP Masters 1000 Rome, Gstaad and year-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London in debut (d. Bhupathi-Bopanna). Also finalist in Acapulco, Barcelona, Umag and Toronto. Best Grand Slam SF at US Open

Ebden FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
QF: Atlanta (l Muller)
YTD W-L: 17-23
YTD Titles: 0/Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: November 26, 1987
Emirates ATP Ranking: 103 (year-end), 105 (this week)

• Ebden, 25, is appearing in the main draw for the third straight year…Last season, defeated No. 28 Granollers in three sets and lost in the 2R to No. 43 Marcos Baghdatis in a third set tie-break. In 2011, came in as a wild card ranked No. 185 and lost to Richard Gasquet 64 63 in 1R
• Last season the Perth resident finished just outside Top 100 (at No. 103) after winning a personal-best 17 matches on the ATP World Tour and reaching a career-high ranking of No. 61 in October
• His best ATP World Tour result was QF in Atlanta (I. to Muller) and posted first Top 10 win over No.8 Fish at ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells where he reached 4R (l. to Isner)
• In Grand Slam tournaments, played in all four for the first time and reached 2R at Australian Open (d. Souza, I. to Nishikori in five sets) and US Open (d. Ito, I. to Chardy)
• In doubles, won third career title in Atlanta (w/Harrison) and finished a runner-up in Sydney (w/Nieminen)
• Compiled records of 15-16 on hard, 2-4 on grass and 0-3 on clay. Earned a career-high $429,771

Grandstand

Denis Istomin (UZB) vs (WC) James Duckworth (AUS) First Meeting

Istomin FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
F: San Jose (l Raonic); SF: Sydney (l Nieminen); QF(2): Brisbane (l Tomic); Eastbourne (l Harrison)
YTD W-L: 30-32
YTD Titles: 0/Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: September 7, 1986
Emirates ATP Ranking: 43 (year-end), 46 (this week)

Duckworth FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
YTD W-L: 2-3
YTD Titles: 0/Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: January 21, 1992
Emirates ATP Ranking: 210 (year-end), 223 (this week)

Julien Benneteau (FRA) vs Pablo Andujar (ESP) Andujar Leads 2-0
11 Nice (France) Clay R16 Pablo Andujar 6-3 6-4
11 Hamburg (Germany) Clay R64 Pablo Andujar 6-2 6-2

Benneteau FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
F(2): Sydney (l Nieminen); Kuala Lumpur (l Monaco); SF: San Jose (l Istomin)
YTD W-L: 27-23
YTD Titles: 0/Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: December 20, 1981
Emirates ATP Ranking: 35 (year-end, this week)

Andujar FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
W: Casablanca (d Ramos); SF: Belgrade (l Paire); QF: Acapulco (l Ferrer)
YTD W-L: 19-29
YTD Titles: 1/Career Titles: 2
Date of Birth: January 23, 1986
Emirates ATP Ranking: 42 (year-end), 45 (this week)

Court 6

(5) Florian Mayer (GER) vs (Q) Joao Sousa (POR)  First Meeting

OTHER FIRST ROUND HEAD-TO-HEADS – In Draw Order (To be played Tuesday)
Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) vs Ryan Harrison (USA)  First Meeting

Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs Radek Stepanek (CZE) Tied 1-1
09 Barcelona (Spain) Clay R64 Radek Stepanek 6-4 2-6 6-4
11 Stuttgart (Germany) Clay R32 Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-1 6-3

Aljaz Bedene (SLO) vs Kevin Anderson (RSA)  First Meeting

Feliciano Lopez (ESP) vs Jeremy Chardy (FRA) First Meeting

Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs Fabio Fognini (ITA)  First Meeting

Tommy Robredo (ESP) vs John Millman (AUS)  First Meeting

Florian Mayer (GER) vs Joao Sousa (POR)  First Meeting

Bernard Tomic (AUS) vs Marinko Matosevic (AUS) First ATP Meeting
Tomic Leads 3-2 in other meetings:
08 Australia F10 (Australia) Hard QF Marinko Matosevic 7-5 4-6 7-5
08 Australia F12 (Australia) Hard R16 Marinko Matosevic 6-2 3-1 def
09 Burnie (Australia) Hard R16 Bernard Tomic 6-0 4-6 7-6(6)
09 Melbourne CH (Australia) Hard F Bernard Tomic 5-7 6-4 6-3
11 Nottingham CH (Great Britain) Grass QF Bernard Tomic 6-1 6-2

Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) vs Bjorn Phau (GER)  Nieminen Leads 2-0
04 Shanghai (China) Hard R32 Jarkko Nieminen 3-6 6-3 6-4
05 US Open (U.S.A.) Hard R64 Jarkko Nieminen 6-2 6-4 5-7 6-4
Other meetings:
03 Helsinki-2 CH (Finland) Hard R16 Bjorn Phau 6-4 6-4
04 Bratislava CH (Slovak Republic) Carpet R32 Jarkko Nieminen 6-2 6-2

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