ATP Tennis Previews: Bucharest, Metz Led by Monfils


Posted on September 19, 2009

Open De Moselle
Metz, France
Surface: indoor carpet

Seeds: Gael "Force" Monfils, Philipp Kohlschreiber, Paul-Henri Mathieu, Philipp Petzschner, Fabrice "The Magician" Santoro, Benjamin Becker, Andreas Beck, Ivan Ljubicic

Floaters: (WC) Sebastien Grosjean, Jarkko Nieminen, (WC) Michael Llodra, Richard Gasquet, Yen-Hsun Lu, Rainer Schuettler

Notes: (1) Monfils potentially difficult opener after bye against either (WC) Grosjean or Nieminen; (1) Monfils vs. (8) Ljubicic in quarters?; (7) Beck tough opener against Lu (betting alert!); (2) Kohlschreiber to open against another German in either Schuettler or Bjorn Phau; defending champ Dmitry Tursunov missing; Monfils has never won a title on home soil.

BCR Open Romania
Bucharest, Romania
Surface: outdoor red clay

Seeds:
Victor Hanescu, Nicolas Almagro, Juan Monaco, Igor Andreev, Al Montanes, "Crazy" Dani Koellerer, Andreas Seppi, Pablo Cuevas

Floaters: (WC) Andrei Pavel, Simone Bolelli

Notes: Not an easy opener for (2) Almagro against Davis Cupper Bolelli; two-time defending champ Gilles Simon takes a pass with an injured knee.

Rankings
ATP - Sep 15 WTA - Sep 15
1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Rafael Nadal2 Simona Halep
3 Roger Federer3 Petra Kvitova
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Maria Sharapova
5 David Ferrer5 Agnieszka Radwanska
6 Milos Raonic6 Na Li
7 Tomas Berdych7 Eugenie Bouchard
8 Kei Nishikori8 Angelique Kerber
9 Marin Cilic9 Caroline Wozniacki
10 Grigor Dimitrov10 Ana Ivanovic
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