Daniil Medvedev has added a new event to his 2020 season schedule. The Russian player is the first player to have committed to play the ATP ASB Classic in Auckland from 13 to 17 January. The Russian player, who had a packed American hard court swing, said: "I've heard a lot about Auckland and I'm looking forward to playing there.
I've got friends who've played there before and they talk about how much they enjoy it, so I'm excited to get there. It has been a great last few weeks. My game has really come together well and it is nice to be beating players I looked up to for so long.
To be here now alongside them and to break in to the top five for the first time is amazing." The Tournament Director Karl Budge is excited to have Medvedev. "Daniil is in an amazing form right now and only getting better.
Not many players have got multiple wins over Novak let alone twice in one year. He's captured five titles already and I suspect this number is only going to grow. Having the world No. 4 is a huge get for us. He's one of the highest-ranked male players we've ever had come to Auckland.
With what we know we have up our sleeve, we are in great shape to quite possibly sell out the entire fortnight for the first time," said Budge, who also brought Serena Williams and Bianca Andreescu in the women's draw.