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New Zealand’s Dan King-Turner announced as final wildcard

New Zealand’s Dan King-Turner announced as final wildcard

Turner has a singles ranking of 378 and is New Zealand’s no.2 player. The country’s top player Rubin Statham is currently competing overseas and tournament director Karl Budge felt that it was best to give the final wildcard to a Kiwi rather than an international that would be fairly unknown to the local crowd.

Another wildcard earlier went to former world no.7 Gael Monfils from France who is renowned for being one of the most entertaining players on the men’s tour. He has won four ATP titles, made 13 finals and peaked at no.7 in the world last year.

2012 Heineken Open finalist Olivier Rochus from Belgium rounds out the three wildcards named.

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