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- Top Seeds: Jack Sock, Juan Martin Del Potro, Sam Querrey, John Isner
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AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – Jack Sock is the latest player to entertain a hip injury as his preparations for the season hit a bump at the Hopman Cup, and he returns to defend his Auckland title
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 Jack Sock
It is early in the season, and already defending champion Sock is battling injury after a hip injury caused him to pull out of his Hopman Cup preparations. Returning to Auckland and heading up a decent field with three Americans as top seeds, Sock could be I course to face Andrey Rublev at the quarter-final stage.
A firm fan favourite, we are not sure the big man will ever challenge for a Slam again, and most fans will settle for him being healthy. It is potentially a tough start for the Argentine as he could face ATP Next Gen’s Denis Shapovalov who put up a great fight against Kyle Edmund in Brisbane last week.
Del Potro won the title the last time he came to Auckland in 2009.
 Sam Querrey
Although Querrey made it to the final in 2009 (losing to Del Potro), since then his bes was the 2013 semi-final. After a solid year last year which saw him reach the Wimbledon semi-final, he helps head up a strong US contingent.
 John Isner
The ASB Classic takes place between 8-13 January.
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