Thiem Leads Floater-Filled Field at ATP German Open Hamburg; Preview
by Staff | July 22nd, 2018, 12:00 pm
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Dominic Thiem heads a field that includes a slew of unseeded claycourt challengers including Benoit Paire, last year’s finalist Florian Mayer, Andreas Seppi, Gilles Simon, David Ferrer, and Gael Monfils.
HAMBURG, Germany; surface: clay

Seeds: Dominic Thiem, Diego Schwartzman, Pablo Carreno Busta, Damir Dzumhur, Philipp Kohlschreiber, Marco Cecchinato, Richard Gasquet, Fernando Verdasco

Floaters: Benoit Paire, Florian Mayer, Andreas Seppi, Gilles Simon, David Ferrer, Gael Monfils


Thiem the lone Top 20 player in the field, and no seeds receive opening-round byes…

The field is loaded with floating landmines — first-round matches of interest include (7) Gasquet vs. Paire in an all-French,(3) Carreno Busta vs. last year’s finalist (WC) Mayer, (5) Kohlschreiber vs. Seppi, and (6) Cecchinato vs. Monfils…

Wildcards were awarded to Germans Mayer and Rudolf Molleker, and Norway’s Casper Ruud…

Withdrawing from the field were Filip Krajinovic, Lucas Pouille and Stefanos Tsitsipas…

Leo beat Florian in the all-Mayer final last year…

Former champions in the field are Leo Mayer (2017,’14) and Simon (2011).


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