The tournament in Gastad and Hamburg is not over yet, but the signatures for the next tour event, kitzbuhel 250, have been announced recently. Let’s take a look at the actual draw.
The two players who met in the Gastadesai final, Rood and Beretini, will continue as the tournament’s top two seeds.
Ruud is empty in the first round, and the opponent in the second round is likely to be Tebanal, a Spaniard. The other seed in the region is seventh-seeded Martinez.
Chilean Garin, who reached the last eight at Wimbledon but is still ranked in the top 50, was not seeded. His first round opponent is Argentine Guillermo Coria, and the two players will play in a South American Derby.
Third seed Agut leads the quarters. From the sign on the table, “three elder brothers” through the final four will not encounter too much resistance.
However, the Spaniard’s form has been inconsistent since his doha victory at the start of the year and it will take more to win.
Another seeded player is Portugal veteran Sosa, he will meet Hungary in the first round of the general Vussovic. The latter’s only accomplishment in recent years was reaching the quarter-finals of Wimbledon last year, only to be eliminated in the first round.
In addition, Brazilian Montero and Czech junior Lehelka are also in the district.
The three quarters are led by fourth seed And Russian secret weapon Nikolai Karatsev, who has been enjoying a recent revival and will face the winner of sonago or Lajovic in the second round.
Both men have reached at least the last four at the Clay-court Masters, which will be one of the most intriguing matches of the first round.
Second seed Beretini is expected to play German Hoffman in the opening match. Tim, who has been back on the road to spring, will play French veteran Gasquet in the first round.
As a veteran player and a player of the Mesozoic era in the FIELD of SLR, such a duel is rarely seen again and again. Gasquet has been in good form lately.
He also boasted in previous interviews that his SLR was in the top three in the world, ahead of “almost life-long rival” Roger Federer and his next first-round opponent, Tim.
If Tim passes, the last eight is likely to be played again with Beretini. In gastad, the two former tournament champions met in the semi-finals.
In the end, the Italian beat Tim in two straight sets. If Thiem is looking for revenge as soon as possible, he has to beat sixth seed, Dutchman Griesper.
Based on Tim’s last three races, his next race tends to be one more round than his last. Does that mean he’ll be back in the Tour finals soon? Let’s see!