This Week On The ATP Tour – CW43

bett1HULKS ATP Cologne (photo: bett1HULKS/Paul Zimmer)

STARNBERG, October 19, 2020

For the second week in a row, Cologne will stage an ATP 250 indoor hard-court tournament. Alexander Zverev and Felix Auger-Aliassime are set to return for the bett1HULKS Championship and they will be joined by Diego Schwartzman and Denis Shapovalov.

Zverev will be aiming to capture his second straight title in Cologne after beating Auger-Aliassime in the bett1HULKS Indoors final. Three of the German’s 12 ATP Tour titles have come on home soil, including back-to-back victories in Munich (2017-18).

Schwartzman will play his first tournament as a member of the Top 10, having cracked the elite group following his semi-final appearance at Roland Garros. Shapovalov arrives in Cologne fresh from his run to the St. Petersburg semi-finals. Hubert Hurkacz, Jan-Lennard Struff, Adrian Mannarino and Marin Cilic are also seeded at the ATP 250 event.

Goffin leads the field in Antwerp

The European Open has crowned four different champions since its first edition in 2016. Top 20 stars David Goffin, Pablo Carreno Busta, Karen Khachanov and Grigor Dimitrov will be among the players looking to continue that trend as they aim to capture their first title of the 2020 season.

Top seed Goffin achieved his best finish at his home event in 2016, when he reached the semi-finals. Carreno Busta, Khachanov and Dimitrov will be making their Antwerp debuts. Carreno Busta has shown his best level since the ATP Tour’s return in August, advancing to the US Open semi-finals and the Roland Garros quarter-finals.

Kei Nishikori, Milos Raonic and 2016 champion Richard Gasquet all feature in the top half of the draw. In the bottom half, Daniel Evans will attempt to become the third straight British player to claim the trophy.