The AAMI Classic
is a professional tennis exhibition
singles-only tournament, played on outdoor hard courts
. It is held annually in January, right before the Australian Open
, at the Kooyong Stadium
, Australia. Eight invited players participate in the tournament in a promotion/relegation format
, playing three matches each over four days to determine the standings from the first place (won all three matches) to the eighth (lost all three matches). Exhibition matches also take place during the tournament, aside of the competition.
The AAMI Classic draw includes eight invited Association of Tennis Professionals
(ATP) players, seeded according to the ATP rankings
of the week preceding the tournament. Four first round matches are played, after which the four winners advance to the semifinals, while the four losers are relegated to a play-off
draw. The two semifinals of the main draw and of the play-off draw are then played, setting four new matches : the main draw final, to decide of the champion and of the runner-up, the main draw consolation match
, to decide of the third and fourth places, the play-off draw final, to decide of the fifth and sixth places, and the play-off draw consolation match, to decide of the seventh and eighth places.
The tournament takes place over four days, with the four first round matches taking place on the first day, the two first round matches of the play-off draw, and one... Read More