Alcaraz, Medvedev, ATP Race Headline 16 Of Top 20 In Basel, Vienna
The last of the ATP 500s take place this week split between Basel and Vienna.
In Basel, US Open finalists Carlos Alcaraz and Casper Ruud lead the way along with Pablo Carreno Busta, Marin Cilic and weekend winners Felix Auger Aliassime, Lorenzo Musetti and Holger Rune.
Alcaraz opens against rising Brit Jack Draper with Carreno Busta in the quarters and either Musetti or Auger-Aliassime in the semifinals.
Ruud has a blockbuster first rounder against Stan Wawrinka. He could face Andy Murray in the quarters.
In Vienna, Daniil Medvedev is the top seed followed by Stefanos Tsitsipas. Medvedev will start against Nikolaz Basilashvili while Tsitsipas takes on Austrian wildcard Dennis Novak. The Greek could face Borna Coric in the second round.
Also, Hubert Hurkacz will meet Frances Tiafoe, Andrey Rublev meets Diego Schwartzman and Dominic Thiem takes on Tommy Paul all in the first round.
At both events, a big subplot will be the race to Turin. Five spots have been filled with three still to be determined.
Alcaraz, Rafael Nadal, Tsitsipas, Ruud and Novak Djokovic are in. Medvedev and Rublev are virtually locked in with Auger-Aliassime, Fritz and Hurkacz fighting for the last spot.
ATP Race To Turin
1. Carlos Alcaraz
2. Rafael Nadal
3. Stefanos Tsitsipas
4. Casper Ruud
5. Novak Djokovic
6. Daniil Medvedev
7. Andrey Rublev
8. Felix Auger-Aliassime
9. Taylor Fritz
10. Hubert Hurkacz
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