Isner, Cilic, Anderson And Tsitsipas Headline ATP Washington With 5 Of Top 15

by Staff | July 28th, 2019, 10:56 pm

One-third of the Top 15 players will be in Washington, D.C. all seeking the first August title.

After 2-time defending champion Alexander Zverev declined to play and former winners Kei Nishikori, Juan Martin del Potro and Gael Monfils all pulled out, only 2014 champion Milos Raonic is the lone former titlist in the field.

But John Isner is a 3-time finalist and Alex De Minaur comes in on hot off an Atlanta title.

US Open champion Marin Cilic is also in the draw along with top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas, second seed Karen Khachanov, Kevin Anderson, Daniil Medvedev and 18-year-old Felix Auger-Aliassime. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Nick Kyrgios, Reilly Opelka, Jack Sock and Ivo Karlovic are all featured.

There are a lot of tall players in this one including Khachanov who apparently might have Nikolay Davydenko in his coaching box this week.

Projected quarterfinals: Tsitsipas-Isner, Anderson-Goffin, Cilic-Medvedev, Raonic-Khachanov.

Andy Murray returns in doubles with brother Jamie to test that hip on the hard courts.

Last year, Zverev topped De Minaur. As to why the German didn’t sign up:

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2 Comments for Isner, Cilic, Anderson And Tsitsipas Headline ATP Washington With 5 Of Top 15

j-kath Says:

Just noticed that gorgeous Grigor is no. 60 in world and is losing/lost against Pela in Mexico – what a waste of talent!

skeezer Says:

Saw the Kyrgios vs Tsitsipas, match, and wow was it entertaining. If Kyrgios could have this behavior all the time he would be one of the most entertaining sports athletes to watch. These 2, when on point, show what the next generation can do to replace the aging domination of the top 3. Kyrgios continues to get my attention as he has basically no discipline for the game, yet he can still beat anyone without a coach and training of any kind. Tsitsipas is well on his way also, look forward to seeing these guys get better. They have the roadmap to do it, study Fed, Rafa & Djoker’s preparations (minus guru).

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