Thiem Headlines, Wawrinka Spices-Up St. Pete Open; ATP Preview

by Staff | September 16th, 2018, 3:02 pm
  • 1 Comment

Stan Wawrinka takes a wildcard into St. Pete where as an unseeded player he is looking at a meeting with No. 4 Karen Khachanov in the second round.
Dominic Thiem headlines the field where Damir Dzumhur will try and duplicate the magic that brought him to the 2017 final.

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia: surface: hard

Seeds: Dominic Thiem, Fabio Fognini, Marco Cecchinato, Karen Khachanov, Roberto Bautista Agut, Damir Dzumhur, Denis Shapovalov, Daniil Medvedev

Floaters: Andrey Rublev, Mikhail Kukushkin, Joao Sousa, Marcos Baghdatis, Lukas Lacko, (WC) Stan Wawrinka


The Top 10-er Thiem leads the field at the small ATP 250-level event…the Top 4 seeds receive first-round byes…

Interesting starts for (1) Thiem vs. the “Next-Gen” Rublev, (8) Medvedev vs. Sousa then Kukushkin, (3) Cecchinato vs. the Baghdatis-Lacko winner, and (4) Khachanov vs. (WC) Wawrinka…

Wildcards were awarded to Bautista Agut, Wawrinka, and the soon-to-be-retired Mikhail Youzhny…

Pulling from the field were Jozef Kovalik and Leonardo Mayer…

The No. 6 seed Dzumhur won the title last year, coming from a set down to defeat Fognini…

Former champions in the field are Dzumhur (2017), Martin Klizan (2012), Kukushkin (2010), and Youzhny (2004) who is 1-2 career in St. Pete finals.


You Might Like:
Thiem, Defending Champ Khachanov at ATP Chengdu; Preview
Cilic, Thiem, Carreno Busta Favorites at ATP Rio; Preview
Top 10ers Thiem, Carreno Busta at ATP Argentina Open in Buenos Aires; Preview
Top-seeded Thiem vs. Zverev in Opening Round at Strong ATP Rotterdam; Preview
Djokovic Withdrawal Leaves Thiem in Charge at ATP Doha; Preview

Don't miss any tennis action, stay connected with Tennis-X

Get the FREE TX daily newsletter

One Comment for Thiem Headlines, Wawrinka Spices-Up St. Pete Open; ATP Preview

PK Says:

Wawrinka through to the round of 16, Rublev already out.

Top story: Tsitsipas Streaks To 10 Straight On Clay, Gets Rematch With Ruud In Barcelona Final