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King-Turner keen to see Kiwi guaranteed spot

King-Turner keen to see Kiwi guaranteed spot
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| Tennis News | Thursday December 13 2012 9:53

 

New Zealand tennis number two Dan King-Turner wants to see a Kiwi guaranteed a spot at next year's Heineken Open.

It's looking more and more likely the two remaining wildcards will be given to overseas players.

King-Turner says it will harm the sport not having a New Zealander taking one of those wildcards.

"I don't think any Kiwi's saying that even if Roger Federer is wanting to come, or Rafael Nadal's wanting to come, that we should get a wildcard over them.

The differences between a Kiwi playing it, or two or three Kiwis playing it, as opposed to someone ranked 89 to 100 in the world, it would be nice to be considered."

Tournament organisers are expected to hand out one wildcard this weekend with the other just before the tournament starts.

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