Medvedev, Sinner Out Of Rotterdam; Tsitsipas, Murray Headline
While the Rotterdam even lost two of its stars in Daniil Medvedev and Jannik Sinner, the tournament still has 2009 champion Andy Murray along with top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas and defending champion Andrey Rublev.
Tsitsipas returns for a sixth straight year but has just four wins to show for it, though he made the semifinals last year when he lost to eventual champion Rublev.
In the draw, Tsitsipas wouldn’t meet Rublev until the final.
Tsitsipas could meet Alex De Minaur in the quarters, Hubert Hurkacz or Denis Shapovalov in the semifinals.
“It takes a little bit more time to adjust here, having played outdoors for a long time,” said Tsitsipas this weekend. “It’s always tricky coming back and playing indoors, so I think a few days of practice will definitely help adjust to these new conditions.
“I think I am able to play on all surfaces,” said Tsitsipas. “I don’t want to be a player that is only good on one surface. I’m capable of playing equally well on all surfaces and earn points on all the surfaces that the ATP has to offer every season.”
Rublev could run into former Australian Open semifinalist Aslan Karatsev in the quarters with former finalist Felix Augur-Aliassime in the semifinals.
Murray opens against Montpellier champion Alexander Bublik.
2017 champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga already lost earlier today to Hurkacz.
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