This Week On The ATP Tour – CW45

Moselle Open at Les Arènes Metz (photo: Florian Heer)

STARNBERG, November 5, 2023

The final ATP 250 action of 2023 takes place in Metz and Sofia, where a host of top stars line up at a pair of indoor hard-court events.

Australia’s Alex de Minaur, Karen Khachanov of Russia and Swiss veteran Stan Wawrinka are among the stars at the Moselle Open in France, where Lorenzo Sonego of Italy returns as the defending champion.

Home favourites will also be action. In the top half, Hugo Gaston will face a qualifier and Gregoire Barrere will be up against the tournament’s No. 7 seed Yannick Hanfmann of Germany. In the bottom half, Constant Lestienne will take on a qualifier, while Luca Van Assche will face Botic Van De Zandschulp from the Netherlands. The only all-French first-round clash will feature two wild card entries: Pierre-Hugues Herbert will play Arthur Cazaux.

Musetti to headline Sofia Open

Lorenzo Musetti of Italy, Roberto Bautista Agut from Spain and Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff will take to court at the Sofia Open in Bulgaria. The tournament will take place as a single-year licence, replacing the Tel Aviv Watergen Open.

Stefan Tzvetkov, Bulgarian Tennis Federation President, said: “We’re excited to host ATP Tour tennis back in the historic city of Sofia again. It goes without saying that we wish the circumstances were different, and our thoughts remain with all those affected by the terrible conflict. Our appreciation goes to ATP, the Bulgarian Government, the Municipality, and our team. We look forward to working together with ATP to deliver a successful event for the players and the incredible fans of Bulgaria.”