Rublev, Kyrgios, Murray Star In American-Heavy ATP Washington

by Staff | August 1st, 2022, 12:37 am
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While Americans are well represented in Washington this week at the ATP stop, Andy Murray, Nick Kyrgios and Andrey Rublev are the star attractions.

Murray, a former Washington finalist, begins his summer hard court campaign against Mikael Ymer of Sweden. He could face Aslan Karatsev and Hubert Hurkacz in his path.

Kyrgios, who won the 2019 title over Daniil Medvedev, returns hoping to shake off a knee issue which kept him from playing singles in Atlanta last week (he won the doubles). If his knee and head are ok, the unseeded Australian will play his first singles match since the Wimbledon final against Marcos Giron. He would then face Tommy Paul in the second round with potentially No. 4 seed Reilly Opelka in the third.

Rublev is the top seed and a former semifinalist. The Russian could face the young Brit Jack Draper and then the big-serving American Maxime Cressy.

No. 2 seed Hubert Hurkacz, Taylor Fritz, Frances Tiafoe, Karen Khachanov, Holger Rune, Sebastian Korda, Denis Shapovalov and Atlanta winner Alex De Minaur are also in the field. De Minaur could face Jenson Brooksby in his first match in an Atlanta rematch.

Last year, Jannik Sinner took the title over Mackenzie McDonald.

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