Australian tennis player Lleyton Hewitt (L) and Russia's Nikolay Davydenko (R) look at the draw during a press conference for the Kooyong Classic tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 11, 2011. The Kooyong Classic is an invitational, round-robin event and features six of the world's top fifteen players who use as a warm up for the Australian Open which begins on January 17.
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.
2011 AAMI Classic starts tomorrow. Tomas will open against Nikolay Davydenko.