JO-WILFRIED TSONGA TO MAKE HIS DEBUT IN NEW ZEALAND
Launching the exciting new direction for our summer events, the ASB Classic men’s field proudly welcomes, for the first time, French superstar Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to Auckland. The former world number five and Grand Slam finalist is one of the biggest names on the ATP Tour boasting 11 tour titles including two Masters 1000 level trophies. Tsonga is one of only 3 active players to record wins against the big four (Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Murray) at Grand Slams.
Commenting on the signing, Tournament Director Karl Budge added, “Jo is a true superstar of the tennis world and someone we have chased for three years. He has amassed almost $23million in career prize money, made it to the semi-finals and beyond at Grand Slams six times and is just one of those guys who entertains both on and off the court. He will be huge for us.”
The 2016 ASB Classic will offer a brand new experience for tennis fans and a truly international line-up, celebrating world-class men’s and women’s tennis on the local stage.