Top-seeded Kevin Anderson will be tested by defending champion Pablo Carreno Busta and returning runner-up Gilles Muller among the participants at this year’s Millennium Estoril Open in Portugal.
Barcelona runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas and young Americans Tennys Sandgren and Frances Tiafoe will attempt to disrupt the seeds in some early-round match-ups.
MILLENNIUM ESTORIL OPEN
ESTORIL, Portugal; surface: clay
Seeds: Kevin Anderson, Pablo Carreno Busta, Kyle Edmund, Gilles Muller, Albert Ramos Vinolas, Robin Haase, Leonardo Mayer, Daniil Medvedev
Floaters: Stefanos Tsitsipas, Joao Sousa, Tennys Sandgren, Frances Tiafoe
Anderson the lone Top 10 player in the field; the Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…
Interesting starts include (1) Anderson vs. the Barcelona finalist Tsitsipas if the Greek isn’t too gassed, (8) Medvedev vs. the veteran Sousa, and (4) Muller on his worst surface (although he reached the final last year) vs. the American Sandgren-Tiafoe match winner…
Australian Alex de Minaur received a wildcard as did Portugal’s Frederico Ferreira Silva
and Pedro Sousa…
Pulling from the field were David Ferrer, Nick Kyrgios and Benoit Paire…
De Minaur is playing doubles with former Aussie No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt…
Carreno Busta (2017) is the lone former champion in the field, last year defeating Muller in the final.
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