Star trio announced for Heineken Open
Headlining the tournament is four-time Heineken Open champion, David Ferrer, back to defend his 2013 title. The French Open finalist and current world number four has had another super consistent season, and his agile, fast style is always a spectacle on centre court. And tennis fans won’t want to miss his attempt to make history; if Ferrer claims the 2014 title, he will surpass the feats of Australian legend Roy Emerson in the 1960’s, to become the greatest ever champion at the Heineken Open, which will be a special day in the tournament’s history.
Joining Ferrer is the tour’s resident entertainer, Gaël Monfils. A former French number one and quarter finalist at three of the four Slams, Monfils will bring with him a powerful and aggressive style of play that is always thrilling to watch.
The Heineken Open is also pleased to announce that it will welcome South African, Kevin Anderson, to the 2014 tournament. Anderson started the year at number 37, and has victories against David Ferrer at Indian Wells and Milos Raonic at Roland Garros, which has seen him progress up the rankings to current world number 21.
The NZ Festival of Tennis was also announced today – which will see a number of additions to the two tournaments including a brand new catering partner, SkyCity Catering (The Grill, Best Ugly Bagels and more), a two-week live site where guests can watch all the action on the big screen, ground passes, and day/night tickets.