Entry List For Australian Open Asia-Pacific Play-Off Announced

Ze Zhang, 27, China

The men’s AWP (Australian Open Asia-Pacific Wild-Card Play-off) will offer two Wild Cards for the main draw of the Australian Open 2018. 

The event will take place in Zhuhai (China) from the 28th of November to the 3rd of December on outdoor-hard courts (Plexipave, AO Blue), with the Wilson Australian Open balls. The matches will be played at the best of three sets, with a tie-break on 6-all (even in the 3rd set in singles) and a match tie-break in the third set in doubles. The tournament is open to all the Nationals from Asia-Pacific with a world’s ranking of 105+, excepting the Australians.

16 players will battle in the singles draw, including 4 Wild-Cards and 4 Qualifiers, and the winner will receive a prize money of $2,500; 12 teams will take part to the doubles draw. Singles and doubles winners will also be given a Wild-Card into the main draw of the Australian Open (15/01-28/01). 2017 edition’s champions were Denis Istomin from Uzbekistan and Cheng-Peng Hsieh/Tsung-Hua Yang from Taipei.

Singles AWP (Zhuhai, CHN), Entry List:
– Kwon, Soon-Woo (KOR) 189
– Zhang, Ze (CHN) 198
– Wu, Di (CHN) 237
– Takahashi, Yusuke (JPN) 246
– Li, Zhe (CHN) 278
– Yang, Tsung-Hua (TPE) 297
– Wu, Yibing (CHN) 305
– Moriya, Hiroki (JPN) 328
– (Tennis Australia WC)
– (Tennis Australia WC)
– (CTA WC)
– (CTA WC)

Qualifying: 
– Nagal, Sumit (IND) 331
– Zhang, Zhizhen (CHN) 342
– Balaji, N.Sriram (IND) 350
– Niki, Takuto (JPN) 470
– (Tennis Australia WC)
– (Tennis Australia WC)
– (CTA WC)
– (CTA WC)

Alternates:
OUT Takeuchi, Kento (JPN) 402
1. Watanuki, Yosuke JPN 355
2. Trongcharoenchaikul, Wishaya (THA) 483
3. Vardhan, Vishnu (IND) 516
4. Karimov, Jurabek (UZB) 653
5. Rungkat, Christoph (INA) 811
6. Shanmugam, Abhinav-Sanjeev (IND) 1380
7. Matsui, Toshihide (JPN) 1731
8. Wu, Hao (CHN) 2028
9. Huang, Lingxiang (CHN) NR
OUT Huang, Weifeng (CHN) NR
10. Wu, Yuchen (CHN) NR

 

AWP (Zhuhai, CHN), Doubles (Sign-in on site):
– Ratiwatana, Sanchai (THA) 101
– Ratiwatana, Sonchat (THA) 106
– Vardhan, Vishnu (IND) 118
– Rungkat, Christoph (INA) 119
– Peng, Hsien-Yin (TPE) 124
– Yi, Chu-Huan (TPE) 136
– Balaji, N.Sriram (IND) 139
– Matsui, Toshihide (JPN) 144
– Wu, Di (CHN) 193
– Gong, Mao-Xin (CHN) 204
– Zhang, Ze (CHN) 204
– Zhang, Zhizhen (CHN) 272
– Wu, Yibing (CHN) 310
– Li, Zhe (CHN) 311
– Yang, Tsung-Hua (TPE) 411
– Takeuchi, Kento (JPN) 689
– Wu, Hao (CHN) 991
– Huang, Lingxiang (TPE) NR
– Huang, Weifeng (TPE) NR
– Wu, Yuchen (CHN) NR
– Xie, Yu-Lun (CHN) NR

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