Haas, Veterans Look to Spice-Up Dull German Open Field; Preview
by Staff | July 22nd, 2017, 3:06 pm
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German Tennis Championships 2017
HAMBURG, Germany; surface: clay


Seeds: Albert Ramos Vinolas, Pablo Cuevas, Karen Khachanov, Gilles Simon, Benoit Paire, Diego Schwartzman, Fernando Verdasco, David Ferrer

Floaters: Martin Klizan, Andrey Kuznetsov

Notes: Ah how far the Hamburg event has fallen since its Masters-designation days — only one Top 25 player in Ramos Vinolas leads the field…

Tough start for (2) Cuevas vs. Kuznetsov who he is 0-1 career against…

Wildcards went to Germans Daniel Altmaier, Tommy Haas and Maximilian Marterer…Haas was a finalist in 2011, falling to Juan Monaco…

Pulling from the field were Pablo Carreno Busta, Borna Coric, Richard Gasquet, Yuichi Sugita and Janko Tipsarevic…

Former tournaments winners include modern-day former No. 1s Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Gustavo Kuerten, Marcelo Rios, Stefan Edberg and Ivan Lendl…

Former champs in the field are the defending champ Klizan who beat Cuevas in last year’s final, and Simon (2011).


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