Following a two-year hiatus due to Covid disruptions, the ASB Classic will be held from the 2nd to 14th January 2023. A host of world class contenders are set to give it their all on the Stanley Street courts.
Tournament Director Nicolas Lamperin has confirmed New Zealand’s best players will be offered an opportunity to compete in a play-off with the winners receiving a Wild Card into the main draw, and the runner-ups receiving a Wild Card into Qualifying.
Jonathan Errington Sky’s Chief Content Officer welcomes the return of New Zealand’s biggest tennis event.
“Sky is fortunate to have a long history with the ASB Classic. Sky has screened this staple of the New Zealand summer for many years. The ASB Classic is a Kiwi favourite, both to go along to for the in- person action, and to watch on Sky Sport over the summer holiday.
“New Zealanders are in for some brilliant entertainment with 2023 shaping up to be one of the tournament’s best years yet. The player line-up announced to date is very impressive including superstars like US Open winner Emma Radacanu, and 2016 ASB Classic champion Sloane Stevens featuring in the women’s event. Twenty-three year old world number two Casper Ruud, along with Holger Rune who recently defeated Novak Djokovic, feature in the competitive January men’s line- up.”
The ASB Classic Women’s WTA tournament is scheduled for 2nd to 9th January, followed by the ASB Classic Men’s ATP tournament from 9th to 14th January 2023.