STARNBERG, July 22, 2019
A trio of Top 10 players — Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev, and Fabio Fognini — headline the Hamburg European Open, an ATP 500 clay-court event.
Zverev returns to his hometown tournament for the first time since 2016. He achieved his best result here five years ago as a 17-year-old, when he made a run to the semi-finals. World No. 4 Thiem will aim to improve upon last year’s quarter-final finish, while Fognini will look to reclaim the title he won in 2013.
Defending champion Nikoloz Basilashvili, two-time winner Leonardo Mayer and 2016 titlist Martin Klizan also return to Hamburg.
Willkommen bei den #hamburgopen 👋
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Bautista Agut top seed in Gstaad
Last year’s runner-up Roberto Bautista Agut leads the way at this year’s J. Safra Sarasin Swiss Open Gstaad, fresh from his run to the Wimbledon semi-finals. The World No. 13, who owns a 6-3 record at the tournament, is joined in the field by 2011 runner-up Fernando Verdasco, Croatia Open Umag champion Dusan Lajovic and 2014 winner Pablo Andujar.
Fellow seeds Lorenzo Sonego, Joao Sousa, Roberto Carballes Baena and Corentin Moutet will be aiming to add their names to an impressive list of champions at the clay-court ATP 250 event. The honour roll includes home favourite Roger Federer, who captured the Gstaad trophy in 2004.
Isner returns to Atlanta
Top seed and defending champion John Isner leads the field at the BB&T Atlanta Open, an ATP 250 event that marks the beginning of the North American hard-court swing. Isner seeks his sixth title and second three-peat in Atlanta.
Second-seeded US-American Taylor Fritz looks to build on winning his maiden ATP Tour title last month in Eastbourne. #NextGenATP Aussie Alex de Minaur and Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert round out the top four seeds, while Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov and Jack Sock from the United States also highlight the field.