No Top 10ers but plenty of players in Winston-Salem next week looking for that last-minute match play before moving on to Flushing Meadows and the US Open.
Here’s a look at the field:
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., USA; Surface: hard
Seeds: Roberto Bautista Agut, Pablo Carreno Busta, John Isner, Pablo Cuevas, Steve Johnson, Paolo Lorenzi, Fernando Verdasco, Gilles Simon, Yuichi Sugita, Viktor Troicki, Aljaz Bedene, Chung Hyeon, Borna Coric, Daniil Medvedev, Jiri Vesely, Joao Sousa
Floaters: Alexandr Dolgopolov, Ernests Gulbis
All 16 seeds receive opening-round byes…48 players are in the field…
No Top 10 seeds, and three of the Top 20…
Potential tough starts for (7) Lorenzi vs. The Dog, and (17) Sousa vs. the mercurial Gulbis…
Wildcards were awarded to Gulbis, Cyprus’ Petros Chrysochos, Coric, and American Taylor Fritz…
Pulling from the field were Kevin Anderson, Nikoloz Basilashvili, Thomaz Bellucci, Ryan Harrison, Nicolas Mahut, Sam Querrey and Diego Schwartzman…
Carreno Busta beat Bautista Agut in last year’s all-Spanish stadium-emptying final…
Former champions in the field are Carreno Busta (2016), Isner (2012-11), and Verdasco (2009).
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