Posted by: tennislv | December 11, 2008

Ernests Gulbis has withdrawn from the AAMI Classic

Latvian rising star Ernests Gulbis has been withdrawn from the Kooyong field, confirming his entry in the Heineken Open field. Kooyong officials have announced Fernando Verdasco will replace Gulbis in the eight strong field after a tug-of-war over the rising star’s services.

Palmer says it is a relief as Gulbis did have the option of paying an ATP fine and sticking with the Melbourne event but has decided not to.

KooYong Tennis Tournament

KooYong Tennis Tournament

This boutique tennis event, held annually at Kooyong, has become the preferred Australian Open preparation for eight of the world’s top male players. Andy Roddick is the current title holder.

The AAMI Classic is also renowned for it’s unique corporate entertainment opportunities. Melbourne’s premier event caterer, Rowland Major Events, enhances the corporate experience by providing first-class service and menu selection.

The Seven Network televises the event with over 12 hours of live, national coverage and the International Television rights were sold to seventeen countries.

Kooyong’s AAMI Classic plays an integral role in Australia’s “summer of tennis”.

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