Medvedev, Khachanov Lead Antwerp; Wawrinka, Murray In Antwerp; Dimitrov In Stockholm
by Staff | October 13th, 2019, 9:08 pm

The European indoor swing goes full-on this week on the ATP with three events marking the start of the final month of the season.

In Moscow, Russian stars Daniil Medvedev, Karen Khachanov and Andrey Rublev lead the way. Medvedev, who just won Shanghai, has won 29 of his last 32 matches and made the finals at his last six events.

Medvedev could face Rublev in the quarters and then Marin Cilic in the semifinals.

Last year, Khachanov beat Adrian Mannarino for the title.

In Antwerp, 3-time Slam winner Stan Wawrinka along with top seed Gael Monfils, former champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and home favorite David Goffin.

Andy Murray is also in the event. The unseeded Scot continues his comeback against Belgian Kimmer Coppejans. With a win, Murray would face either Hugo Dellien or Pablo Cuevas. He could Diego Schwartzman in the quarters and Goffin in the semifinals.

A year ago, Kyle Edmund upended Monfils for the win.

Over in Stockholm, Stefanos Tsitsipas won’t defend his crown, but former champion Grigor Dimitrov returns along with top seed Fabio Fognini and North American stars Taylor Fritz, Reilly Opelka, Sam Querrey and Denis Shapovalov.

Fognini, who has a bye, could face Opelka in the quarterfinals. 2013 winner Dimitrov could tangle with Querrey in his opener.

Last year, it was Stefanos Tsitsipas over Ernests Gulbis for his first title.

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20 Comments for Medvedev, Khachanov Lead Antwerp; Wawrinka, Murray In Antwerp; Dimitrov In Stockholm

j-kath Says:

Well done, Andy – but you need to beat next opponent too – make your serve more trustworthy – life would be easier.

j-kath Says:

Great Andy – keep it up.

RZ Says:

Finally an easier win for Andy.

Some of the players with an outside chance for one of the last WTF spots are probably out of the running. Fognini, Goffin, and Monfils all lost today.

tylecuocbong Says:

After all, the final victory belongs to Medvedev

Giles Says:
Many congratulations to Rafa and Mery on their special day. Wishing you both lots of joy and happiness. Vamos.
Sorry didn’t know where else to post this

RZ Says:

Ugh, Murray was serving for the match against Copil and got broken. Then in the tiebreak he had a match point and ended up losing the set. Going three. Always the rollercoaster for us Murray fans!

Alison Hodge Says:

Same for all fans not just Murrays ….

RZ Says:

True, but Fed, Rafa, and Djoker fans have all had periods when they could breathe easy for their guys. Not sure the same is true for Murray’s fans.

In any case, Andy pulled out the win finally.

j-kath Says:

Och – RZ: I’m accepting a less higher expectation for Andy at the moment – (although his game loosens dandruff I never knew I had!!)- PS: He’s no longer rated as 350 in the world now down to approx. 200’s!!! No. 1 again in our lifetime??????????????

Giles: I couldn’t find Rafa’s photos. PS: I shouldn’t worri about mentioning player’s personal highs – it is always interesting to US tennis followers to hear personal highs for our tennis players.

Alison Hodge Says:

It comes across as been a bit patronizing to be honest, been a Murray fan is a rollercoaster blah blah, i Dont think its quite the same for secondary fans of a player, Federer is a player thats won everything , done everything, all gravy blah blah, so been a fan, means everything in the gardens rosy, same for Nadal and Djokovic to a lesser extent, anyway well done Murray, hes getting there ….

RZ Says:

Hi Alison – didn’t mean it that way. I’m just tired of watching 3 set matches that (I feel) should be done in two.

J-Kath – I should adopt the same attitude but I’m impatient!

Alison Hodge Says:

RZ Okay true too ….

j-kath Says:

RZ: Could it be that Andy still lacks confidence?… element that is a bit difficult to achieve – usually takes time?

Giles….was eager to see the wedding photos….and thought I’d missed them….

Giles Says:

J-K. Photos will be released at some point. I’ll post them.

j-kath Says:

Hey RZ – Andy will probably drop to under 200 in world????
It would be stunning if he wins next match – but not holding my breath.

Taa Giles.

Daniel Says:

Murray x Wawa final in Antwerp. Nice see the old dogs still in it.

RZ Says:

Yay Andy in the final! I can’t see him beating Wawrinka but a fantastic week for him.

Andy Mira Says:

Wooohoooo!!…Andy in the final!!…
RZ!…Heh heh….i too can’t c him beating wawa…but hey!….MAGIC ANDY 2:0 is happening!…i will not be surprised if it’s happen either!

Btw…Many2 congrats to Witch from Welsh who picked Andy to the final & win it in a Bracket!….Hope u’re right Witchwelsh!
Yeahh!…i look at u M!…Miss u!!

C’mon Andy!!

j-kath Says:

Agree with RZ…..there will be less “wrinkles” from “Wawa”.
But still – it’s Andy’s first final for a long time so progress is being achieved.

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