Bautista Agut, Tsonga, Popular Fognini Lead ATP St. Petersburg; Preview

by Staff | September 16th, 2017, 9:41 pm

St. Petersburg, Russia; surface: hard

Seeds: Roberto Bautista Agut, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Fabio Fognini, Adrian Mannarino, Philipp Kohlschreiber, Paolo Lorenzi, Viktor Troicki, Jan-Lennard Struff
Floaters: Borna Coric, Danill Medvedev


No Top 10 players in the field…

Tough starts for (8) Struff vs. Coric, then the winner likely facing the streaking Medvedev…

Wildcards went to Tsonga and Russians Evgeny Donskoy and Evgeny Tyurnev…

Withdrawing from the event were Aljaz Bedene, Federico Delbonis, Kyle Edmund, Leonardo Mayer, Gael Monfils and Janko Tipsarevic…

Neither of last year’s finalist are in attendance as Alexander Zverev beat Stan Wawrinka in the 2016 final…

Youzhny (2004) is the lone former champion in the field.

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11 Comments for Bautista Agut, Tsonga, Popular Fognini Lead ATP St. Petersburg; Preview

Okiegal.... Says:

Regarding the weak era….. I have heard commentators say that Roger played in a weak era. I could not believe those words were uttered by them because Roger is so loved by all of the former tennis greats…….I was say the least……..

J-Kath Says:

Van Persie:

You’ve just “pipped me” by a whisker – I was just about to post the same Metro article!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Van Persie Says:

Haha JK, well, do not think I am faster, you are just one hour behind, different time zone :)

J-Kath Says:

Van Persie:

Not for much longer – unfortunately we will lose Summer time soon – in Scotland (Highlands) we really do get close to 24 hours light – I once asked an American if he wanted to go Haggis hunting at 3.00am (still light) and he said OK – he was – believe it not – a nuclear scientist…

Anyway, back to tennis – really not interested in the O2 this year (missing 2 interesting) but hoping 2018 gets really exciting again.

J-Kath Says:

Okiegal: Well now – oh dear-a-me, do hope you have recovered from the shock – please sit down and take deep breaths.

Okiegal Says:

@JK……😱😱😱 I have recovered nicely…….LOL!!! I’m taking deep breaths JK…..but not from shock, however, but fat!! Lol 🐷🐷🐷 😋😋😋

J-Kath Says:

Okiegal: Seeing you have recovered, I’m hoping the following information will simply appear as an irritating fly on your ceiling.

Okiegal.... Says:

You nailed it!! IRRITATING……

Okiegal.... Says:

@JK…. 😡😡😡😡 grrrr

Willow Says:

Hes the most famous and decorated tennis player out there, so can have what he likes i suppose, but the off court kitsch can be mind boggling and suffocating at times, with some of these players ….

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