Three of the Top 10 post for the ATP 500 event in Brazil, where top-seeded Marin Cilic will try his hand on clay with No. 2 seed Dominic Thiem defending his title.
RIO OPEN PRESENTED BY CLARO
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil; Surface: clay
Seeds: Marin Cilic, Dominic Thiem, Pablo Carreno Busta, Albert Ramos Vinolas, Fabio Fognini, Diego Schwartzman, Pablo Cuevas, Fernando Verdasco
Floaters: Gael Monfils
Tough start for (1) Cilic vs. a qualifier then Monfils…
Wildcards were awarded to Brazilians Thomaz Bellucci and Thiago Monteiro, and Norway’s Casper Ruud…
Pulling out of the field were Alexandr Dolgopolov, Kyle Edmund, Paolo Lorenzi, and Cedrik-Marcel Stebe…
Thiem is the defending champion, in last year’s final defeating Carreno Busta…
Former champions in the field are Thiem (2017) and Cuevas (2016).
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