Argentinian Diego Schwartzman, fifteenth player in the ATP rankings, was confirmed on Tuesday as a participant in the Los Cabos Open, which will be held from August 1 to 6 and will feature a high profile poster led by Russian Daniil Medvedev , number one in the world. first racket
ATP 250 category tournament director Geoffrey Fernández celebrated Schwartzman’s inclusion in the main draw, with four titles on the tour, including 2019’s in Los Cabos.
In a press conference, Fernández endorsed the three favorites, announced in March, Medvedev, the Canadian Felix Auger Aliassime, ninth in the ranking, and the Briton Cameron Norrie, twelfth in the world list.
The Los Cabos Open, with a prize pool of $873,000, is considered one of the top 250 ATP tournaments, with great acceptance among players as it takes place at the start of the tour before the US Open, the last Grand Slam of the season. .
In addition to Medvedev, Aliassime and Norrie and Schwartzman, two other figures placed among the 30 in the world were announced on Tuesday, the American John Isner, twenty-fourth, and the Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic, thirty.
The competition will feature its last three winners, defending champion Norrie, Italian Fabio Fognini, 63 in the standings, champion in 2018 and Schwartzman himself.
Last year, Norrie beat 56th-placed American Brandon Nakashima 6-2, 6-2, who will come back after reaching the knockout stages at Wimbledon.
“This year’s draw will be one of the top three of the 39,250 tournaments of the year; it’s the strongest we’ve ever had,” Fernandez said.
The other players confirmed on Tuesday were the Portuguese Joao Sousa, 60th in the world, the Australians Jordan Thompson (76th), Thanasi Kokkinakis (79th), John Millman (85th) and Jason Kubler (99th), the Argentineans Tomás Martín Etcheverry (77th) and Facundo Bagnis (102), Frenchman Quentin Halys (82), American Steve Johnson (93) and Taiwanese Chun-Hsin Tseng (95).
The event will take place on a hard court, one week before the 1000 Masters in Montreal, and two before Cincinnati, which will bring together the best tennis players in the world before the US Open, with a start date of August 29.
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