ATP Previews: Gasquet, Ferrer Lead at Bogota, Hamburg
by Staff | July 12th, 2014, 9:16 pm
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BET-AT-HOME OPEN
Hamburg, Germany; Surface: clay


Seeds:
David Ferrer, Fabio Fognini, Tommy Robredo, Alexandr Dolgopolov, Mikhail Youzhny, Roberto Bautista Agut, Philipp Kohlschreiber, Marcel Granollers, Fernando Verdasco, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Santiago Giraldo, Gilles Simon, Federico Delbonis, Joao Sousa, Carlos Berlocq, Andreas Seppi

Floaters: Juan Monaco, Jerzy Janowicz, Al Montanes, Lukas Rosol

Notes: All 16 seeds receive opening-round byes in the 48-player draw…Dolgopolov has not won a match at Hamburg in three attempts, and fellow seeds Youzhny, Kohlschreiber, Granollers and Giraldo also have losing records in the ‘burg…Tough potential starts for (16) Seppi vs. Monaco, (4) Dolgopolov vs. Janowicz, (7) Kohlschreiber vs. Montanes, and (14) Sousa vs. Rosol…107th edition of the event…Wildcards went to Ferrer and Germans Peter Gojowczyk, Tobias Kamke, Julian Reister and Alexander Zverev…Pulling from the event were Nicolas Almagro, Jeremy Chardy, Tommy Haas, Denis Istomin, Jurgen Melzer and Stephane Robert…Fognini beat Delbonis in last year’s final, saving three match points…Returning former champs in the field are Fognini (2013), Monaco (2012), Simon (2011), Andrey Golubev (2010), and Robredo (2006).

CLARO OPEN COLOMBIA
Bogota, Colombia; Surface: hard

Seeds: Richard Gasquet, Ivo Karlovic, Vasek Pospisil, Radek Stepanek, Alejandro Falla, Alejandro Gonzalez, Matthew Ebden, Victor Estrella Burgos

Floaters: Sam Groth

Notes: Not a lot of depth with No. 90-ranked (at time of seedings) Victor Estrella Burgos grabbing the No. 8 seed…Karlovic is the defending champ, last year beating the home hope Falla in the first year of the event after it relocated from Los Angeles…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Potential tough start for (1) Gasquet vs. the hot-handed Groth…Wildcards were awarded to Colombians Juan Sebastian Cabal and Eduardo Struvay, and Aussie Bernard Tomic…Max Gonzalez and Dmitry Tursunov withdrew from the event…No. 137-ranked Brits Ken and Neal Skupski are the No. 4 seeds in doubles.

 


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One Comment for ATP Previews: Gasquet, Ferrer Lead at Bogota, Hamburg

jonathan Says:

Jeff Sackmann
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Alexander Zverev is youngest ATP QFist since 2003 Bastad (Nadal). Of actives, only Hewitt, Roger, and Rafa reached first QF at earlier age.
To match Nadal, Zverev will need to reach four more ATP quarterfinals before his 18th birthday.

Could very well be the real deal. Chasing the GOAT at such a young age. Such a loooong climb. Admirable nonetheless.

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