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ATP Stuttgart: Six top 20 players serve at Weissenhof

After the US duo Taylor Fritz (ATP rank 9) and Frances Tiafoe (ATP-12) as well as the Italian defending champion Matteo Berrettini (ATP-20), the Pole Hubert Hurkacz (ATP-15), the US-American Tommy Paul (ATP-17) and the Italian Lorenzo Musetti (ATP-19) announced three more stars from among the 20 best tennis players in the world for the lawn tournament at Weissenhof.

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last edit: May 19, 2023, 08:36 am

Hubert Hurkacz will also be in Stuttgart
© BOSS Open/Paul Zimmer
Hubert Hurkacz will also be in Stuttgart

According to the current status, the top 4 Fritz, Tiafoe, Hurkacz and Paul will enjoy a bye in the first round of the BOSSOPEN , which is endowed with 795,730 euros . At the same time, this means that on the first two days of the main draw (Monday and Tuesday, June 12/13) games with the stars Matteo Berrettini, Lorenzo Musetti (both ITA), Nick Kyrgios (AUS), Denis Shapovalov (CAN ) and Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) are on the program. The German local hero Jan-Lennard Struff is also likely to take part in events at the Weissenhof on one of these two days.

Hubert Hurkacz made the headlines at Wimbledon 2021 when he defeated 20-time Grand Slam tournament winner Roger Federer in three sets in the quarterfinals. It should be the last individual match of the Swiss tennis icon on the ATP tour. The 26-year-old Pole also showed his advantages on grass in Halle last year, where he won the title by beating Daniil Medvedev in the final. After his success in the current season in Marseille, Hurkacz has already won six ATP tournaments.

Musetti also agrees

Tommy Paul made his big showing by reaching the semi-finals of the Australian Open earlier this season. A little later he also reached the final of the ATP 500 tournament in Acapulco and thus laid the basis for the advance to position 17 in the world rankings - the best placement of the 25-year-old right-hander in the ATP ranking.

One of the most interesting players on the men's tour is also coming to Stuttgart. We're talking about Lorenzo Musetti, who already has some sensational match wins to his name. Last July, the young star defeated the Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz in the final in Hamburg and recently also the Serbian superstar Novak Djokovic at the ATP Masters 1000 event in Monte Carlo. When it comes to Musetti, all the experts agree: the Italian has a great and successful future ahead of him!

Grigor Dimitrov can already look back on a great career! The 32-year-old Bulgarian has won eight ATP tournaments - the highlight being his triumph at the 2017 ATP Finals in London. Dimitrov, whose trademark is the one-handed backhand, made it to the semi-finals at Wimbledon in 2014.

For the first time a man from China at the start

With Wu Yibing, the first Chinese tennis pro to win an ATP tournament in the "open era" (since 1968) is coming to Stuttgart. In February of this year, the 23-year-old lost to John Isner (USA) in the Dallas final in a dramatic tie-break thriller. In the short decision of the third set, Wu prevailed 14:12! "I made history for my country and my homeland," Wu rejoiced after his biggest coup to date.

“The field of participants at this year's BOSS OPEN is characterized by many different types of players. This guarantees an interesting course of the tournament and top-level lawn tennis. We still have three wildcards available, the allocation of which also depends on the course of the French Open in Paris. Irrespective of this, the BOSS OPEN will offer exciting and high-class matches from the first day of the main draw,” tournament director EdwinWeindorfer is convinced.

by p.m

May 18, 2023, 09:35 pm
last edit: May 19, 2023, 08:36 am