ATP Previews: Montpellier, Quito, Zagreb

by Staff | February 1st, 2015, 11:08 pm

Montpellier, France; Surface: indoor hard
Gael Monfils, Gilles Simon, Philipp Kohlschreiber, Richard Gasquet, Jerzy Janowicz, Denis Istomin, Joao Sousa, Jan-Lennard Struff

Floaters: Jarkko Nieminen, Dustin Brown

Notes: The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Tough openers for seeds go to (8) Struff vs. the veteran Nieminen and (5) Janowicz vs. Brown…Wildcards went to Frenchmen Laurent Lokoli, Vincent Millot and Lucas Pouille…Pulling from the event were Julien Benneteau, Andrey Golubev and Andrey Kuznetsov…In last year’s final Monfils beat Gasquet…Former champs in the field are Monfils (2014,’10), Gasquet (2013,’06), and Paul-Henri Mathieu (2002).

Quito, Ecuador; Surface: clay

Seeds: Feliciano Lopez, Santiago Giraldo, Fernando Verdasco, Martin Klizan, Paolo Lorenzi, Thomaz Bellucci, Dusan Lajovic, Victor Estrella Burgos

Floaters: Nobody

Notes: The Ecuador Open Quito (formerly Vina del Mar) is the first clay court
tournament of the ATP World Tour 2015 season and a five-tourney clay swing…Hey ATP, you can’t write “Top seed Feliciano Lopez hopes to raise his fifth trophy in Quito. A title at the end of the week would also be the Spaniard’s first on clay” and then not list the past champions in “Quito.” Or explain what the hell that means…Wildcards went to Hungary’s M�rton Fucsovics and Ecuador’s Gonzalo Escobar and Giovanni Lapentti.

Zagreb, Croatia; Surface: indoor hard

Seeds: Ivo Karlovic, Adrian Mannarino, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Gilles Muller, Andreas Seppi, Mikhail Youzhny, Viktor Troicki, Marcel Granollers

Floaters: Marcos Baghdatis, Jurgen “Tuna” Melzer, Igor Sijsling

Notes: Tough openers for (1) Karlovic after a bye likely vs. Baghdatis, (8) Granollers vs. Tuna Melzer, and (2) Mannarino vs. Sijsling…Wildcards went to Croats Toni Androic, Mate Delic, and Antonio Veic…Pulling from the event were Simone Bolelli, two-time defending champ Marin Cilic, Vasek Pospisil, and Jir� Vesel�…Returning former champs in the field are Youzhny (2012), Dodig (2011), Sergiy Stakhovsky (2008), and Baghdatis (2007).


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6 Comments for ATP Previews: Montpellier, Quito, Zagreb

Hamza Says:

Apparently Cilic pulled out of Zagreb. I really really really hope his injury woes don’t keep him out for too long.

It would be a shame if Del po and Cilic both aren’t able to compete for a significant number of tournaments this year.

Wog Boy Says:

Goran Ivanisevic was on Channel 7 during AO and stressed that Cilic didn’t have shoulder operation, just minor intervention on one of the bones (whatever that means) and should start with practice in a week or two, that was last week.

Hamza Says:

@Wog Boy

Glad to know. Thanks.

Wog Boy Says:

No prob

Wog Boy Says:

I think I can put this news here, John Tomic said it is time for his son to go his way, without him, Tony Roche is new mentor and Bernard’s coach, he will share his time between Tomic and Hewitt until next AO, after Hewitt’s retirement they hope he can joing the team too.
Father John Tomic is going to coach his 16 year old daughter Sara, should we feel sorry for Sara or not? Any thoughts?

Humble Rafa Says:

Father John Tomic is going to coach his 16 year old daughter Sara, should we feel sorry for Sara or not? Any thoughts?


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