This Week In Tennis
11. Bautista Agut
12. Carreno Busta
23. M. Zverev
24. del Potro
PLAYERS TO WATCH
- Nick Kyrgios - Seemingly in a good place mentally, Kyrgios is coming off a runner-up finish at the Cincinnati Masters 1000 event.
- Juan Martin del Potro - The 2009 champ is a danger to any opponent on any given day. Unfortunately for the Argentine, he too is drawn in the lopsided top half of the men's draw.
- Diego Schwartzman - the world's greatest Jewish tennis player is having a career year, and could benefit from Marin Cilic taking Andy Murray's spot in the draw.
- Karen Khachanov - A huge talent steadily moving up the rankings, Khachanov landed in a fairly soft section of the bottom half.
- Denis Shapovalov - The 19-year-old Canadian had to qualify after failing to receive a wild card. He begins the event with three match wins already under his belt to go along with his run to the Montreal semifinals (including a win over #1 Rafael Nadal).
FIRST ROUND INTRIGUE
(15) Berdych vs. Harrison
(3) Federer vs. Tiafoe
Verdasco vs. Pospisil
(11) Bautista Agut vs. Seppi
(5) Cilic vs. Simon
Kohlschreiber vs. Paire
D. King vs. A. Zverev
Shapovalov vs. Medvedev
Kokkinakis vs. Tipsarevic
- Five of the top eleven ranked players in the world are absent from this year's event, all due to injury: Murray, Djokovic, Wawrinka, Nishikori, and Raonic.
- Stan Wawrinka is out for the rest of the season, and will be unable to defend his title from one year ago.
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