Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem are the big stars in Hamburg, but they received a rather tough draw from the very beginning as the German will face Nicolas Jarry while the Austrian will play Pablo Cuevas.
The 8 seeds in German are Thiem, Zverev, Fognini, Basilashvili, Paire, Djere, Struff, and Garin. The defending champion is Basilashvili.
Sascha decided to play this ATP500 to recover some of his lost confidence after an extremely tough year plagued with many personal problems such as the one with the former agent Patricio Apey and the complicated relationship with his girlfriend Olya Sharipova.
The German had a complicated draw to face Nicolas Jarry in the first round before possibly play Marco Cecchinato, Laslo Djere, and Benoit Paire in the semifinal.
Seeded no.1, the Austrian will face in the 1st round probably the most dangerous unseeded player: Pablo Cuevas. After the Uruguayan, Thiem may face Philipp Kohlschreiber, Cristian Garin, and Fabio Fognini in the semifinal.
Here the projected quarters
Thiem – Garin
Fognini – Struff
Paire – Basilashvili
Zverev – Djere
Here the full draw
|ZVEREV AND THIEM
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