Top-seeded Thiem vs. Zverev in Opening Round at Strong ATP Rotterdam; Preview
by Jeremy Davis | February 11th, 2017, 7:23 pm
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands; surface: indoor hard

Seeds: Marin Cilic, Dominic Thiem, David Goffin, Tomas Berdych, Grigor Dimitrov, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Roberto Bautista Agut, Lucas Pouille

Floaters: Benoit “Grow a” Paire, Viktor Troicki, Richard Gasquet, Philipp Kohlschreiber, Mischa Zverev, Nicolas Mahut, Gilles Simon, Alexander Zverev

Notes: Tops 10ers Cilic and Thiem lead the field…The match of the tournament could be the first-round blockbuster (2) Thiem vs. the young riser Alexander Zverev…Other openers of the interest include (1) Cilic coming off an early loss last week vs. the mercurial Paire, (4) Berdych after opening against a qualifier vs. the Gasquet-Troicki winner, (8) Pouille vs. the veteran Kohlschreiber, and (5) Dimitrov challenged by the older net-rushing Zverev…If (2) Thiem can get by the younger Zverev he would face the French Mahut vs. Simon winner…Wildcards were awarded to Dutchmen Tallon Griekspoor and Robin Haase, and Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas…Star power pulling from the event were Rafael Nadal, Stan Wawrinka and Marcos Baghdatis…Martin Klizan beat Gael Monfils in last year’s final…Former champs in the field are Klizan (2016) and Berdych (2014).

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Alexander Zverev should feel good about Rotterdam coming off his second ATP title run in Montpellier. His game brings so much to the tour, and he has the complete potential to evolve into a new young contender. His continued rise will be one of the key stories for 2017:

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