STARNBERG/HAMBURG, July 12, 2021
ATP Tour action is set to return to Swedish clay courts, as the Nordea Open welcomes back 2018 champion Fabio Fognini to the ATP 250 event.
Norway’s Casper Ruud and Chile’s Cristian Garin will lead the field as the top two seeds, and they will each be aiming for their second tour-level title of the season on clay in Bastad. #NextGenATP star Lorenzo Musetti, who is in fourth position in the ATP Race To Milan, will compete as he looks to claim his maiden ATP Tour title.
Richard Gasquet, John Millman and Emil Ruusuvuori will also feature, while brothers Mikael Ymer and Elias Ymer seek to become the first Swedish singles champion in Bastad since Robin Soderling in 2011.
ATP250 Bastad main draw pic.twitter.com/aYOqiVtEBH
— Michal Samulski (@MichalSamulski) July 10, 2021
Tsitsipas leads the field in Hamburg
Stefanos Tsitsipas is back in action on the clay courts in Hamburg as he headlines the field at the Hamburg European Open, an ATP 500 event.
The World No. 4 is pursuing his third clay-court title of the year in Germany, hoping to go one step further after reaching the Hamburg final last year. Tsitsipas, who sits in second position in the ATP Race To Turin, holds a 22-4 record on clay this year and leads the tour with 39 matches won.
He will be joined at the tournament by Spaniards Pablo Carreno Busta and Albert Ramos-Vinolas, while Jan-Lennard Struff leads the German charge on home soil. Nikoloz Basilashvili will aim to make it a hat-trick in Hamburg after lifting the 2018 and 2019 trophies.
— Hamburg European Open 〽️ (@hamburgopen) July 10, 2021
Grass-court season concludes in Newport
The 2019 finalist Alexander Bublik leads the field at the Hall of Fame Open in Newport, Rhode Island – the only ATP Tour grass-court event in North America. He will be joined by heavy hitters and home favourites as he seeks to lift his first tour-level trophy at the ATP 250.
American Steve Johnson, who won the title in 2018, will compete alongside countrymen including Sam Querrey and Jack Sock. Big-serving Kevin Anderson and 2016 champion Ivo Karlovic are set to return to Newport, while Japanese lefty Yoshihito Nishioka will make his tournament debut.
America’s only professional grass court tournament is back. 🎾🌱
— Tennis Hall of Fame (@TennisHalloFame) July 12, 2021