Auckland's Heineken Open has received another big boost with the confirmation that rising British tennis star Andy Murray will play in the January event.
Heineken Open tournament director Graham Pearce is delighted to have signed up the youngster.
Each year we look to have a potential future star in the Heineken Open singles and we are pleased that Andy Murray, who is clearly seen as a star on the way up, will be playing in Auckland.
This is sure to create tremendous interest amongst tennis people in New Zealand and the UK media and supporters.
Murray joins a quality list of players confirmed for January's 2006 Heineken Open with four top-20 players in Fernando Gonzalez, Robby Ginepri, Juan Carlos Ferrero and Dominik Hrbaty plus wildcards Mark Philippoussis and Mark Nielsen.
The tournament starts on January 9 from the ASB Tennis Centre.
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