Thiem To Face Strong Field Of Competition In Kitzbühel

Dominic Thiem

KITZBÜHEL, June 18, 2018

The Generali Open, an ATP 250 clay-court event to be held July 27 to August 3, 2019 in Kitzbühel, has released its player entry list on Tuesday, which is led by World No. 4 Dominic Thiem.

The tournament’s local hero will face strong competition from former Top 10-players, ex-champions as well as a couple of young guns. Thiem is seeking his first title on home soil. In-form Serbians Dusan Lajovic, who finished runner-up at Monte-Carlo earlier in the season, and Filip Krajinovic as well as Italian Marco Cecchinato will be three of the main contenders for the Kitzbühel crown this year.

ATP Kitzbühel Entry List

A strong contingent of Spanish players is also part of the line-up, as Fernando Verdasco, Pablo Carreno Busta, Pablo Andujar and Roberto Caballes Baena will come to the Tyrolean Alps. The field includes a couple more clay-court specialists such as six-time ATP Tour champion Pablo Cuevas from Uruguay and Federico Delbonis of Argentina. 20-year-old Austrian Juri Rodionov has been awarded a wild card.

“It won’t be easy for Dominic. There will be a lot of dangerous players in the draw,” tournament director Alexander Antonitsch commented in a press release.