Americans Fritz, Tiafoe Top Seeds At ATP Washington; Nishikori, Anderson, Murray In Field

by Staff | July 30th, 2023, 6:03 pm
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The 48-draw in Washington is once against American-heavy with nine of the Top 10 men from the U.S. in action.

American No. 1 Taylor Fritz, who is in the Atlanta final, is the top seeded followed by his good friend and Washington native Frances Tiafoe. Sebastian Korda, Ben Shelton, Christopher Eubanks and JJ Wolf are also seeded for the U.S. side.

Former champion Kei Nishikori and one-time runner-up Kevin Anderson continue their return to the sport.


And former No. 1 Andy Murray is also among the entrants.

The top 16 seeds are 1 Taylor Fritz, 2 Frances Tiafoe, 3 Felix Auger Aliassime, 4 Hubert Hurkacz, 5 Grigor Dimitrov, 6 Alexander Bublik, 7 Adrian Mannarino, 8 Sebastian Korda, 9 Daniel Evans, 10 Yoshihito Nishioka, 11 Christopher Eubanks, 12 Tallon Griekspoor, 13 Ugo Humbert, 14 Ben Shelton, 15 Andy Murray, 16 JJ Wolf

No. 1 Fritz is projected to meet 7 Mannarino in the quarters, No. 4 Hurkacz – 6 Bublik, No. 5 Dimitrov – 3 Auger Aliassime, and 8 seed Korda – 2 Tiafoe in the bottom quarter.

The projected round of 16 looks like: No. 1 Fritz – 15 Murray, No. 11 Eubanks – 7 Mannarino, No. 4 Hurkacz – 16 Wolf, and 12 seed Griekspoor – 6 Bublik in the top half.

Bottom half 16s: No. 5 Dimitrov – 10 Nishioka, No. 13 Humbert – 3 Auger Aliassime, No. 8 Korda – 9 Evans, and 14 seed Shelton – 2 Tiafoe.

The semifinals could see Taylor Fritz-Hubert Hurkacz and Felix Auger Aliassime-Frances Tiafoe.

TAYLOR FRITZ QUARTER
Seeds: 1 Fritz, 7 Mannarino, 11 Eubanks, 15 Murray
Floaters: Nakashima, Vukic, Svajda, Harris, Nishikori, Anderson
Projected 3R matches: 1 Fritz – 15 Murray, 11 Eubanks – 7 Mannarino

HUBERT HURKACZ QUARTER
Seeds: 4 Hurkacz, 6 Bublik, 12 Griekspoor, 16 Wolf
Floaters: Giron, Mmoh
Notable openers: Gael Monfils-Bjorn Fratangelo
Projected 3R matches: 4 Hurkacz – 16 Wolf, 12 Griekspoor – 6 Bublik

FELIX AUGER ALIASSIME QUARTER
Seeds: 3 Auger Aliassime, 5 Dimitrov, 10 Nishioka, 13 Humbert
Floaters: Ruusuvuori, McDonald, Wu, Kokkinakis, Schwartzman
Notable openers: Mackenzie Mcdonald-Diego Schwartzman
Projected 3R matches: 5 Dimitrov – 10 Nishioka, 13 Humbert – 3 Auger Aliassime

FRANCES TIAFOE QUARTER
Seeds: 2 Tiafoe, 8 Korda, 9 Evans, 14 Shelton
Floaters: Karatsev, Cressy, Shevchenko
Projected 3R matches: 8 Korda – 9 Evans, 14 Shelton – 2 Tiafoe

Former champions: Monfils, Nishikori
Former finalists: McDonald, Nishioka, Anderson

Last year, Nick Kyrgios defeated Yoshihito Nishioka 6-4, 6-3.

LAST 10 WASHINGTON CHAMPIONS/FINALS
2022 Nick Kyrgios d Yoshihito Nishioka 6-4, 6-3
2021 Jannik Sinner d Mackenzie Mcdonald 7-5, 4-6, 7-5
2019 Nick Kyrgios d Daniil Medvedev 7-6(6), 7-6(4)
2018 Alexander Zverev d Alex De Minaur 6-2, 6-4
2017 Alexander Zverev d Kevin Anderson 6-4, 6-4
2016 Gael Monfils d Ivo Karlovic 5-7, 7-6(6), 6-4
2015 Kei Nishikori d John Isner 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
2014 Milos Raonic d Vasek Pospisil 6-1, 6-4
2013 Juan Martin del Potro d John Isner 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
2012 Alexandr Dolgopolov d Tommy Haas 6-7(7), 6-4, 6-1


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