2012 Heineken Open – featuring the Panasonic Singles and Doubles21st December 2011     By: Panasonic Media

Panasonic is proud to be sponsoring the Singles and Doubles tournaments again at the Heineken Open (January 9 - 14). Next year's event is set to be a cracker, taking place at the newly-refurbished ASB Tennis Stadium in Auckland and featuring a strong lineup of competitors including world No. 5 and defending champion David Ferrer along with former world No. 7 Fernando Verdasco.

Heineken Open Tournament Director Richard Palmer is thrilled with the current form of Ferrer and excited about the new faces coming to Auckland. "Ferrer was one of the only players to beat Djokovic this year, so he's in some pretty impressive form as he heads to Auckland. And I'm sure both Verdasco and Young will be crowd pleasers with their emotive styles", says Palmer.

Panasonic will also be running the Panasonic Chill Out Zone at the event, which will be displaying a live telecast of the action on a massive 103 inch Plasma Television. Seat holders are also given the chance to win fabulous Panasonic prizes during the Giant VIERA target challenge on centre-court. Prizes include a 42" 3D Full HD Plasma TV, 3D Blu-ray Disc Recorder with 500GB Hard Drive, and a LS5 Digital Still Camera.

The Panasonic Serve team will be out and about again, filming some behind the scenes clips and interviews. You can keep an eye on the Youtube channel which will be updated during the event: http://www.youtube.com/user/panasonicserve

For tickets and more about this event see www.heinekenopen.co.nz

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