Preview and recommendations for Doha, Marseille, Rio de Janeiro and Delray Beach – Tennis Sports

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If quantity is a priority over quality, the February swing on the ATP Tour is the best choice. In fact, the quality isn’t bad, but it’s the huge amount of tournaments that define the moon. This particular week is the biggest week with four events scheduled for Doha, Marseille, Rio de Janeiro and Delray Beach. Half of the top 10 are active: Stefanos Tsitsipas, Matteo Berrettini, Andrey Rublev, Casper Ruud, Felix Auger Aliassime.

Qatar Exxon Mobile Open

Where: Doha, Qatar
Water surface: difficult
point: 250
Prize money
: $ 1,071,030

Top seed: Denis Shapovalov
Defending champion: Nikoloz Basilashvili

Draw an analysis: Doha used to be the season opener, but when the Covid-19 pandemic began to change the tennis schedule in 2020, everything changed. Currently, this tournament is a much weaker field than usual, lost a bit in the February shuffle. result. Denis Shapovalov is the 12th top seed in the world, and even Marin Cilic has a first round buy, even though he is out of the top 20. Speaking of Cilic, Bye is the only good thing about his draw. The 33-year-old Croat will have to face Beautic van de Zandshurp in the second round, with quarter-final enemies including Karen Khachanov and Emil Ruusuvuoli. Roberto Bautista Agut, Dan Evans and Andy Murray are also part of the lower half loaded.

The Shapovalov side of the bracket is more familiar. But Canadians aren’t in great shape, and the doors of Nikoloz Basilashvili, Alexander Bublik, Lloyd Harris, Sunwoo Kwon, Arthur Lindark Netch, or Lorenzo Musetti could be opened. Bublik recently won his first ATP title in Montpellier, but Musetti regained his coveted momentum by reaching the Rotterdam quarterfinals last week.

Quarterfinal forecast: Denis Shapovalov’s Arthur Lindarknetch, Lorenzo Musetti’s Sunwoo Kwon, Emil Ruusuvuoli’s Beautic van de Zandshulp, Dan Evans’ Roberto Bautista Agut

Semifinal: Lindark Netch’s Kwon and Van Desand Sulp’s Bautista Agut

Last: Kwon’s Bautista Agut

Open 13

Where: Marseille, France
Water surface: Indoor hard
point: 250
Prize money
: 545,200 euros

Top seed: Stefanos Tsitsipas
2021 champion: Daniil Medvedev (not playing)

Draw an analysis: Auger-Aliassime finally won his first ATP title on Sunday. After spending a 0-8 life in the ATP Finals, the Canadians defeated Rublev in the Rotterdam semifinals and Tsitsipas in a championship match. His path to the Marseille final could be reversed. He is on a collision course with Tsitsipas in the semi-finals and Rublev is on the other side of the draw. Auger-Aliassime shouldn’t have any issues in the first two rounds. The same is true for Tsitsipas.

Rublev’s road may be a little more difficult. The second-seeded Russian is waiting for either Mikael Ymer or Richard Gasquet in Round 2 before encountering the informal Tallon Griekspole in the quarterfinals. Aslan Karatsev is Rublev’s potential semi-final opponent in an intriguing all-Russian showdown.

Quarterfinal forecast: Alexei Popyrin’s Stefanos Tsitsipas, Ilya Ivashka’s Felix Ogeriasime, Kamil Majchr’s Aslan Karatsev, Tallon Griekspol’s Andrey Rublev

Semifinal: Auger-Tsitsipas Aliassime and Karatsev Rublev

Last: Auger-Aliassime on Rublev

Rio Open

Where: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Water surface: Clay
: 500
Prize money
: $ 1,660,290

Top seed: Matteo Berrettini
Defending champion: Christian Garin

Draw an analysis: Like Marseille’s Auger Ali Asime vs. Tsitsipas, there may be a semi-final rematch in Rio as well. Ludo is on the same side as Rio’s draw last weekend, beating Diego Schwartzman in three sets in the Buenos Aires title. However, Schwartzman will meet Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the last eight years, and Ludo’s section includes Lorenzo Sonego, Laslo Jere, and Miomir Kecmanovic, so it’s easy to get there. It’s not that.

Casper Ruud

Berrettini has a rare appearance on the Golden Swing, and he is greeted with a rough draw. The Italian launches his campaign against Sebastian Baez or Brazil’s own Thiago Monteiro, but Carlos Alcaraz is also in the top quarter. Berrettini needed five sets to pass Alcaraz at the Australian Open. Meanwhile, defending champion Cristian Garin is in a relatively open section featuring veterans Pablo Carreño Basta, Fabio Fognini and Fernando Verdasco.

Quarterfinal forecast: Matteo Berrettini’s Carlos Alcaraz, Christian Garin’s Pablo Carreño Basta, Albert Ramos-Vinolas’ Diego Schwartzman, Miomir Kecmanovic’s Casper Ruud

Semifinal: Carreño Basta’s Alcaraz and Schwartzman’s Ludo

Last: Ludo against Alcaraz

Delray Beach Open

Where: Delray Beach, Florida
Water surface: difficult
: 250
Prize money
: $ 593,895

Top seed: Cameron Norrie
2021 champion: Hubert Hurkacz (not playing)

Draw an analysis: As always, Delray Beach has a unique American taste. Just half of the 28 players on the field come from the host country. This includes Reilly Opelka and Tommy Paul, the first round buy recipients. Opelka, who lives in Del Rey, will be untitled in Dallas on Sunday. 6’11”Americans will be more confident for this week as they won their hometown tournament in 2020. All three of Opelka’s ATP titles appeared in the United States in the 250s. But the second round of Jack Sock and the quarter Brandon Nakashima may not be easy for Opelka.

On the other side of the bracket, Sebastian Korda wants to go one step further than last year’s Delray Beach. Adelaide Champion Tanashiko Kinakis is the tough first-round opponent of Corda in the section that is also home to Cameron Norrie, the first seed. With Norrie struggling to build a groundbreaking 2021 campaign so far, Dallas runner-up Jenson Brooksby could be favored to reach another final.

Sebastian Korda

Quarterfinal forecast: Cameron Norrie’s Sebastian Korda, Tommy Paul’s Jenson Brooksby, Grigor Dimitrov’s Maxime Cressy, Brandon Nakashima’s Reilly Opelka

Semifinal: Brooksby’s Corda and Crecy’s Opelka

Last: Opelka’s Corda

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