KONZUM CROATIA OPEN UMAG
Umag, Croatia; Surface: Clay
Seeds: Pablo Cuevas, Joao Sousa, Jeremy Chardy, Fabio Fognini, Nicolas Almagro, Pablo Carreno Busta, Martin Klizan, Jiri Vesely
Floaters: Guillermo “G-Lo” Garcia-Lopez, Andreas Seppi
Notes: No. 24 Cuevas the top seed…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…(1) Cuevas could have a difficult start against G-Lo, and (6) Carreno Busta “Rhymes” starts against the veteran Seppi…The all-Croat wildcard line-up went to Nikola Mektic, Nino Serdarusic, and Franky Skugor…The absent Dominic Thiem beat Sousa in last year’s final…Cuevas (2014) is the only former champ in the field.
Kitzbuhel, Austria; Surface: clay
Seeds: Dominic Thiem, Philipp Kohlschreiber, Marcel Granollers, Paolo Lorenzi, Lukas Rosol, Dusan Lajovic, Inigo Cervantes, Jan-Lennard Struff
Floaters: (Q) Daniel Gimeno-Traver
Notes: Thiem the lone Top 10 or Top 20 player in the field…(7) Cervantes in trouble against the seasoned qualifier Gimeno-Travers…Wildcards were awarded to Austrians Jurgen “Tuna” Melzer and Dennis Novak, and Japan’s Akira Santillan…Struff the No. 8 seed is ranked No. 86…The tournament has been held since 1894…Kohlschreiber beat the absent Paul-Henri Mathieu in last year’s final…Kohlschreiber (2015) and Granollers (2013) are the lone former champs in the field.
J.SAFRA SARASIN SWISS OPEN GSTAAD
Gstaad, Switzerland; Surface: clay
Seeds: Feliciano Lopez, Gilles Simon, Albert Ramos-Vinolas, Thomaz Bellucci, Guido Pella, Fernando Verdasco, Mikhail Youzhny, Paul-Henri Mathieu
Floaters: Juan Monaco
Notes: No. 20 F-Lo the lone Top 20 player in the field…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…(4) Bellucci looking at a tough opener against Monaco…The all-Swiss wildcards were awarded to Antoine Bellier, Henri Laaksonen, Johan Nikles…Dominic Thiem beat David Goffin in last year’s final…Former champs in the field are Mikhail Youzhny (2013), Thomaz Bellucci (2012,’09), and Paul-Henri Mathieu (2007).
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