Melbourne, Australia, 22 January 2013 |

The Asia-Pacific Tennis League (ATL) finals got underway today at Melbourne Park.

With some of the top players from the region participating including John Millman, Jess Moore, Sam Groth, Luke Saville, Bojana Bobusic, Greg Jones and Daniel King-Turner, the first day of competition lived up to expectations, with some entertaining tennis on display.

Although the top seeds in the men’s ATL progressed through to the semi-finals there were mixed results for the seeds on the women’s side.

The upsets of the day were recorded by the New Zealand Tuis who defeated the third-seeded Kooyong Classics from Victoria 5 rubbers to 1 and the WA Giants who overcame the Canberra Velocity 4 rubbers to 2.

In other results, top-seeded South Australians. the Flagstaff Freighters, were too good for the Shaw Park Sharks from Queensland while the Beenleigh Blaze, also from Queensland, went down to the Asia Pacific Tennis Institute Steelers from NSW.

On the men’s side, the Victorian Liston Seagulls were too strong for the Kooyong Classics, the Brisbane Chargers defeated the Oceania Pacific Dolphins, ATP Sydney were too strong for the WA Giants and the New Zealand Kauris won a tight tussle against the South Australian Glenlea Gators.

A full list of results including individual matches from today can be found here.

The ATL finals continue tomorrow and Thursday during three time slots; 11:00am, 2:00pm and 5:00pm with each team playing once per day. The final will be played at 5pm on Thursday.

For more information about the Asia-Pacific Tennis League (ATL) final please visit