Both players didn’t perform that well in the current ATP250 in Sofia (Tsitsipas) and Montpellier (Shapovalov) as both lost as early as in the quarters after receiving a bye in the first round.
Stefanos is trying to access the top10. Currently ranked no.12, the Greek lost in the Sofia quarters at the hands of a great Gael Monfils.
In Rotterdam, Tsitsipas will be seeded no.3, and he has the following projected path.
R1 – Dzumhur
R2 – Haase/Kukushkin
1/4 – Goffin/Monfils
1/2 – Khachanov/ Medvedev
Fin – Nishikori/Raonic
Last year, Stefanos lost in the first round of the qualifications in Rotterdam at the hands of Martin Klizan.
Denis had a good start in Montpellier after he defeated an in-form Marcel Granollers. However, the Canadian lost in the following round by Pierre-Hugues Herbert 7-5 7-6 (4).
This is Denis’s projected path in Rotterdam
R1 – Qualifier
R2 – Nishikori
1/4 – Bautista Agut
1/2 – Raonic/Pouille
Fin – Tsitsipas/Medvedev/Khachanov
Denis didn’t play this event last year.
These are the projected quarters in Rotterdam
Nishikori – Bautista Agut
Raonic – Pouille
Goffin – Tsitsipas
Medvedev – Khachanov
The defending champion is Roger Federer that decided to compete this year.
This is the full draw
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