Defending Champ Rune Back In Munich; Zverev, Fritz Top Threats

by Staff | April 16th, 2023, 9:01 pm
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Germany hosts its first ATP stop of the season with a strong field in Munich feature defending champion Holger Rune, American No. 1 Taylor Fritz and home hero Alexander Zverev.

All three played well in Monte Carlo with Rune coming up just short in the title match. And Zverev is a 2-time champion.

The seeded list is: 1 Holger Rune, 2 Taylor Fritz, 3 Alexander Zverev, 4 Botic Van De Zandschulp, 5 Sebastian Baez, 6 Lorenzo Sonego, 7 Roberto Carballes Baena and 8 Marc Andrea Huesler.

The top seeded Rune is projected to meet 6 Sonego in the quarters, No. 3 Zverev – 5 Baez, No. 7 Carballes Baena – 4 Van De Zandschulp, and 8 seed Huesler – 2 Fritz.

The semifinals could see Holger Rune-Alexander Zverev and Taylor Fritz-Botic Van De Zandschulp.

Former finalist Dominic Thiem is a also in the field.

Former champions: Rune, Garin, Zverev(2).
Former finalists: Struff, Van De Zandschulp, Thiem.

Last year, Holger Rune defeated (8) Botic Van De Zandschulp by retirement to win his first career title.

2022 Holger Rune d Botic Van De Zandschulp 3-4 RET
2021 Nikoloz Basilashvili d Jan Lennard Struff 6-4, 7-6(5)
2019 Cristian Garin d Matteo Berrettini 6-1, 3-6, 7-6(1)
2018 Alexander Zverev d Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 6-3
2017 Alexander Zverev d Guido Pella 6-4, 6-3
2016 Philipp Kohlschreiber d Dominic Thiem 7-6(7), 4-6, 7-6(4)
2015 Andy Murray d Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6(4), 5-7, 7-6(4)
2014 Martin Klizan d Fabio Fognini 2-6, 6-1, 6-2
2013 Tommy Haas d Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 7-6(3)
2012 Philipp Kohlschreiber d Marin Cilic 7-6(8), 6-3

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