Roger Federer goes to Turkey to collect a check, Andy Murray makes a Munich debut, and Estoril loads up on claycourt talent this week on tour:
BMW OPEN BY FWU AG
Munich, Germany; Surface: clay
Seeds: Andy Murray, Gael Monfils, Roberto Bautista Agut, David Goffin, Philipp Kohlschreiber, Bernard Tomic, Martin Klizan, Fabio Fognini
Floaters: (WC) Janko Tipsarevic
Notes: The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…The No. 2-seeded Monfils could have plenty of chances to implode in the second round against either Pablo Andujar or Joao Souza…Andy Murray makes his debut in Munich and his debut as a married man…Potential tough start for (6) Tomic against comeback player Tipserevic…Joining Tipsarevic as wildcards are Germans Florian Mayer and Alexander Zverev…Pulling from the event were Julien Benneteau, Ivo Karlovic and Andreas Seppi…Last Year Klizan as a qualifier won the title, beating Fognini in the final…Returning former champs in the field are Klizan (2014) and Kohlschreiber (2012,’07).
MILLENNIUM ESTORIL OPEN
Estoril, Portugal; Surface: clay
Seeds: Feliciano Lopez, Kevin Anderson, Tommy Robredo, Leonardo Mayer, Richard Gasquet, Jeremy Chardy, Nick Kyrgios, Gilles Muller
Floaters: Nicolas Almagro, Borna Coric, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez
Notes: The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Potential tough starts for (4) Mayer vs. Almagro, (6) Chardy vs. Coric, and (2) Anderson vs. Garcia-Lopez…Wildcards were granted to Portugal’s Gastao Elias, Rui Machado and Frederico Ferreira Silva…Withdrawing from the event were Marcos Baghdatis, Carlos Berlocq and Adrian Mannarino…The ATP considers this a “first-time event” as the event has switched cities and ownership in Portugal.
TEB BNP PARIBAS INSTANBUL OPEN
Istanbul, Turkey; Surface: clay
Seeds: Roger Federer, Grigor Dimitrov, Pablo Cuevas, Santiago Giraldo, Andreas Haider-Maurer, Mikhail Kukushkin, Mikhail Youzhny, Diego Schwartzman
Floaters: Thomaz Bellucci, Ivan Dodig
Notes: The first-ever ATP World Tour event in Turkey debuts, with organizers spending for Roger Federer to mark the occasion…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes, but potential tough starts for (7) Youzhny vs. Bellucci, and (5) Haider-Maurer vs. Dodig…Wildcards were awarded to Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili, Turkey’s Cem Ilkel, and Russian Andrey Rublev.
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