ATP/WTA Previews: Moscow, Stockholm, Vienna, Luxembourg
by Staff | October 14th, 2012, 10:21 pm

Kremlin Cup
Moscow, Russia
Surface: hard

Women’s Seeds: Sam Stosur, Marion Bartoli, Caroline Wozniacki, Ana Ivanovic, Dominika Cibulkova, Nadia Petrova, Maria Kirilenko, Lucie Safarova
Women’s Floaters: Alize Cornet, Francesca Schiavone

Women’s Notes: (1) Stosur after a bye could open against Cornet, and (3) Wozniacki after a bye against the Slam winner Schiavone…Pulling from the event were Marina Erakovic, Sara Errani, Kaia Kanepi, and Aleksandra Wozniak…Returning champs in the field are Cibulkova (2011) and Schiavone (2009).

Men’s Seeds: Alexandr Dolgopolov, Andreas Seppi, Viktor Troicki, Thomaz Bellucci, Nikolay Davydenko, Denis Istomin, Carlos Berlocq, Tatsuma Ito

Men’s Floaters: “Dr.” Ivo Karlovic, Alex Bogomolov, Jr.

Men’s Notes: Rough draw for (5) Davydenko vs. Bogomolov then Dr. Ivo…Not a lot of unseeded talent in Moscow…Wildcards went to Russians Evgeny Donskoy, Teymuraz Gabashvili, and Andrey Kuznetsov…Returning champs in the field are Troicki (2010) and Davydenko (2007-06,’04).

If Stockholm Open
Stockholm, Sweden
Surface: hard

Seeds: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Tomas Berdych, Nicolas Almagro, Florian Mayer, Feliciano Lopez, Mikhail Youzhny, Marcos Baghdatis, Jarkko Nieminen

Floaters: Paul-Henri Mathieu, David Goffin, Kevin Anderson, Lleyton Hewitt, Gael Monfils

Notes: Tough draws for (5) Lopez vs. Mathieu, (7) Baghdatis vs. Goffin, (WC) Hewitt vs. Anderson to face (8) Nieminen, and (6) Youzhny who opens against American Brian Baker, winner to face Monfils…Wildcards went to Almagro, Hewitt, and Swede Patrik Rosenholm…Returning champs are Monfils (2011) and Baghdatis (2009).

Erste Bank Open
Vienna, Austria
Surface: hard

Seeds: Juan Martin del Potro, Janko Tipsarevic, Tommy Haas, Jurgen Melzer, Fabio Fognini, Robin Haase, Benoit Paire, Xavier Malisse

Floaters: Gilles Muller, (WC) Ernests Gulbis

Notes: Del Potro gets a bye, then faces the winner of two qualifiers…(4) Melzer starts against the winner of Muller and Steve Darcis…(2) Tipsarevic vs. (WC) Gulbis potential second rounder…Returning champs in the field are Melzer (2010-09) and Haas (2001).

BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open
Surface: hard

Seeds: Roberta Vinci, Julia Goerges, Jelena Jankovic, Yanina Wickmayer (withdrew), Sabine Lisicki, Sorana Cirstea, Tamira Paszek, Carla Navarro Suarez

Floaters: Daniela Hantuchova

Notes: Vinci (2010) the lone returning champ in the field. Victoria Azarenka captured the title last year.

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3 Comments for ATP/WTA Previews: Moscow, Stockholm, Vienna, Luxembourg

Alok Says:

I see Gulbis has surfaced with the aid of a WC. What a pity this guy is not more dedicated. His game is so awesome. I’ve never seen a better HC drop shot player than Gulbis.

jane Says:

Wow, Delpo’s match featured 62 ACES!! Insane and historic for a 3 setter!!!!

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