Zverev, Thiem Lead Next Gen Surge at ATP Vienna; Preview
by Staff | October 22nd, 2017, 12:39 pm
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ERSTE BANK OPEN 500
VIENNA, Austria; surface: hard indoor


Seeds:
Alexander Zverev, Dominic Thiem, Grigor Dimitrov, Pablo Carreno Busta, John Isner, Sam Querrey, Kevin Anderson, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Floaters: Viktor Troicki, Gilles Simon, Ernests Gulbis, Karen Khachanov, Fabio Fognini, Diego Schwartzman, Richard Gasquet, Feliciano Lopez, Andrey Rublev

Notes:

Three of the Top 10, including Zverev and Thiem, make Vienna a Next Gen playground…

A field of floating mine traps for the top players includes (1) Zverev vs. the resurgent Troicki (winner to meet the Simon-Gulbis winner), (8) Tsonga vs. Khachanov, (4) Carreno Busta vs. a qualifier then the Fognini-Schwartzman winner, and (2) Thiem vs. the riser Rublev, then the Gasquet-Lopez winner…

Wildcards went to Dimitrov, Gulbis and Austrian Sebastian Ofner…

The draw is quality despite the withdrawals of Tomas Berdych, Ivo Karlovic, Gael Monfils and Milos Raonic…

Andy Murray, currently injured, beat Tsonga in last year’s final…

Former winners in the field are David Ferrer (2015), Tsonga (2011) and Lopez (2004).


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