30 Nov 2011

Final lineup confirmed for Heineken Tennis Open

7:21 pm on 30 November 2011

The final field for the Heineken Tennis Open in Auckland has been confirmed and features five players ranked among the world's top 30.

The world number five and defending champion David Ferrer, along with fellow Spaniards Nicolas Almagro - who's ranked tenth - and Fernando Verdasco, 24th, were announced earlier this month.

They will be joined by Argentinians Juan Monaco and Juan Ignacio Chela who're ranked 26th and 29th respectively.

The top eight seeds are rounded out with South Africa's Kevin Anderson, ranked 32nd in the world, Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci, who's 37th, and American Donald Young, a four-time junior grand slam winner who reached the fourth round of this year's US Open. He is ranked 39th in the world.

Previous tournament winner Fernando Gonzalez of Chile is also in the field.