Alcaraz, Sinner, Rune, Musetti Lead Youthful Umag; Kyrgios In Atlanta, Thiem In Kiztbuhel
Three of the best young talents are assembled at the clay stop in Umag this week. 5-time ATP champion Carlos Alcaraz headlines a field that includes Jannik Sinner, Holger Rune and the Argentine Sebastian Baez.
Newly crowned winner Lorenzo Musetti joins in along with Fabio Fognini.
Alcaraz could meet Rune or Fognini in the semifinals. In the bottom half, Musetti is slated to face Baez in the quarters and then Sinner in the semifinals.
The other clay event this week is in Kitzbuhel where home favorite Dominic Thiem will look to build on his comeback. After dropping his first six matches, Thiem has won 6 of his last 8, and comes off a semifinal this past weekend in Gstaad where he lost to Matteo Berrettini.
Gstaad finalists Casper Ruud and Berrettini both withdrew leaving Roberto Bautista Agut and Aslan Karatsev as the top two seeds.
The North American hard court officially opens in Atlanta this week where big men Reilly Opelka and John Isner are the top two seeds.
Opelka is a 2-time semifinalist at the event while Isner has won Atlanta six times including a win last year over Brandon Nakashima.
Also in the field is Wimbledon finalist Nick Kyrgios plus Jenson Brooksby, Sebastian Korda, Frances Tiafoe and Tommy Paul.
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