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Hong Kong Tennis Champions Cup 2016

Date: Monday, 5 December 2016 to Sunday, 11 December 2016

Time: All Day

The Club will once again conclude the sporting calendar year in style with the Hong Kong Tennis Champions Cup 2016 poised to light up the tennis court.

Female tennis players are most welcome to take part in the Ladies’ Doubles Challenge during the week from Monday, 5 December to Friday, 9 December. Your participation will help contribute to the HKTA Junior Development Programme to support the sport’s growth in Hong Kong.

The main event then takes centre stage as the Men’s Doubles tournament gets rolling from Saturday, 10 December to Sunday, 11 December. High-calibre international tennis players will be flying in from Japan, Taiwan and other countries to serve up smashing performances alongside budding local players over an action-packed weekend.

The event is also open for sponsorship. Interested members can contact Fanita Tam on 2335 3788 or Carol Wong on 2335 3750.

 

OFFICIAL MEDIA

 

OFFICIAL BALL

 

HONORARY SPONSOR

Mr. Yasuhiro Iizuka & The Heward Family

 

OFFICIAL RACKET RESTRINGER:

Dickie Lee

 

EVENT SCHEDULE

Saturday, 10 December

9:00am Saketh and Divij vs Lam and Sou    5-7, 7-5, 10-3 
10:30am Hsieh and Peng vs Katayama and Sato   7-6 (7-2), 6-2
1:15pm Vishnu and Sriram vs Lam and Sou   6-0, 6-0
2:30pm Jung and Fruttero vs Katayama and Sato   4-6, 3-6
4:00pm Saketh and Divij vs Vishnu and Sriram   1-6, 7-6 (7-5), 9-11
5:30pm Hsieh and Peng vs Jung and Fruttero   7-5, 6-3 

 

Sunday, 11 December

10:00am
Myneni and Sharan vs Hsieh and Peng   6-4, 4-6, 10-8
11:30am
Vardhan and Balaji vs Katayama and Sato   6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 7-10
2:00pm
Hsieh and Peng vs Vardhan and Balaji    6-3, 6-1
3:30pm Myneni and Sharan vs Katayama and Sato    6-3, 6-3
5:00pm Prize Presentation & Cocktail

 

PLAYERS' PROFILE

India

Divij Sharan

  • Highest ATP Ranking 63 (Doubles) Currently 67
  • Ranked number 5 in Junior World rankings 2003
  • Reached Junior Roland Garros Semi Final 2004
  • 2016 Winner ATP 250 Los Cabos (Mexico)
  • 2016 Winner Surbiton Challenger, Great Briton & Manchester Challenger, Great Briton
  • 2016 Semi Finalist ATP 250 Altanta Open (USA) Newport (USA) Gstaad (Switzerland)
   

Saketh Myneni

  • Highest ATP Ranking 118 (Doubles)
  • 2014 Asian Games Mixed Doubles Gold Medalist
  • 2014 Asian Games Mens Doubles Silver Medalist
   

Vishnu Vardhan

  • Highest ATP ranking 180  (Doubles – Feb 2013). Current ranking 317
  • 2016 India F1 (Chandigarh) F5 (Chennai) F6 (Coimbatore) Doubles Champion
  • 2016 Zimbabwe F2, F3 (Harare) Doubles Champion
   

Sriram Balaji

  • Highest ATP ranking 180 (Doubles – May 2014). Current ranking 248
  • 2016 India F1 (Chandigarh) F3 (Jassowal) F4 (Chennai) F5 (Chennai) F6 (Coimbatore) Doubles Champion
  • 2016 Thailand F2 (Hua Hin) Doubles Champion
  • 2016 Uzbekistan F3 (Andijan) Doubles Champion

 

Hong Kong

Ching Lam

  • Highest ITF Ranking: 158 (as of 9 May 2016)
  • HK National Junior Ranking: No. 1 (16 and under singles & doubles, as of 4 December 2015)
  • Prudential HK 2016 National Tennis Championships, Doubles Champions, Partner: Alan Sou
  • ITF Tennis Achievements
    • Feb 2016 - Partnered with Alan Sou, Doubles Champion of the China Junior 3 Shenzhen,  ITF Grade 4 event
    • Jul 2015 - Singles Champion of the Oceania Open Junior Championships ITF Grade 5 event in Fiji, and runner-up for the doubles event
    • Nov 2014 - Doubles Champion of the Singapore ITF Junior Championships 2014 ITF Grade 5 event in Singapore
    • Aug 2014 - Doubles Champion of the ITF U18 Petit Camp Junior Open ITF Grade 4 event in Mauritius
    • May 2014 - Doubles Champion of the IT&E Northern Marianas Junior Championships ITF Grade 5 event in Saipan
  • Junior Davis Cup
    • Sep 2015 - Represented HK in the Junior Davis Cup (World Finals) in Madrid, Spain
    • Oct 2014 - Represented HK in the Junior Davis Cup (World Finals) in San Luis Potosi, Mexico
   

Alan Sou

  • Qualified for World Group Junior Davis Cup 2015
  • Ranked No.1 in Under 18 and 14 Hong Kong Junior Ranking in 2013
  • ITF Results:
    • USA Newport Beach Bowl, semifinalist in Singles and Runner up in Doubles
    • China Junior 4 Shenzhen, Winner in Singles
    • China Junior 3 Shenzhen, Winner in Doubles
    • New Zealand ITF Summer Championship, Semifinalist in Singles and Winner in Doubles
    • Career High ITF Ranking 208

 

Japan

Sho Katayama

  • ATP ranking singles 592, Doubles 633 (2016/09/06)
  • Career High Singles 489, Doubles 374(2015/03/02)
  • Title:
    • 2008 - Japan University open Champion (Doubles)
    • 2009 -  Japan University open Champion (Singles)
    • 2012 - JapanF9 Futures Champion (Singles), JapanF8 Futures Champion (Doubles), Japan Open singles Best 4 (singles), Japan Bridgestone open Champion(singles)
    • 2013 -  JAPAN OPEN Champion (Doubles), The East Asian Games Gold Medalist (Singles), Japan F2 Futures Champion (Singles), Japan F2  Futures Champion(Doubles), F5 Futures Champion (Doubles), F6 Futures Champion (Doubles)
    • 2014 - Japan F2 Futures Champion (Doubles), Japan F4 Futures Champion(Doubles), Turkey F14 Futures Champion(Doubles),Turkey F15 Futures Champion (Doubles), Japan F5 Futures Champion (Doubles), Japan F7 Futures Champion (Doubles)
    • 2015 - Thailand F2 Futures Champion (Doubles)
    • 2016 - Japan F5 Futures Champion(Doubles), India F2 Futures Champion(Doubles)
   

Bumpei Sato

  • Career high Doubles ATP 304 (2014/06/09) & Singles 661 (2014/10/20)
  • 2006 All Japan university championship singles champion
  • 2014 Japan open doubles champion (pairing with Sho Katayama)

 

Taiwan

Jason Jung

  • Highest (and current) ATP ranking 168 (Singles)
  • 2016 Maui Challenger Doubles Winner
  • 2016 Bankok Challenger Doubles Winner
  • 2016 Chengdu Challenger Singles Winner
   

Cheng-Peng Hsieh

  • Highest ATP ranking 109 (Doubles – September 2016). Current ranking 123
  • 2016 Australian Open R64 – Doubles (lost to Daniel Nestor/ Radeck Stepanek)
  • 2016 Shanghai Challenger Doubles Winner
  • 2016 Gimcheon Open Challenger, South Korea - Doubles Winner
  • 2016 Taiwan Challenger Doubles Winner
  • 2016 China F4 Doubles Winner
   

Hsien-Yin Peng

  • Highest ATP ranking 99 (Doubles – April 2015). Current ranking 126
  • 2016 Poznan Open (Poland) Challenger Doubles Winner
  • 2016 Jinan, China F9 Doubles Winner
  • 2016 Zhang Jiang Gang, China F4 Doubles Winner

 

United States

John-Paul Fruttero

  • Highest ATP ranking 83 (Doubles)
  • 2016 Thailand F1 Doubles Winner (Hua Hin)
  • 2016 Canada F3 Doubles Winner (Richmond)
  • 2011 Fergana Challenger Doubles Winner
  • 2012 Pingguo Challenger Doubles Winner
  • 2011 Kaoh Siung Challenger Doubles Winner