This Week On The ATP Tour – CW05

Melbourne Park

STARNBERG, January 31, 2021

For the first time since last February, Nick Kyrgios is set to return to action this week at the Murray River Open at Melbourne Park. The 13th seed has long enjoyed competing at home, and he will try to find his form at the ATP 250.

Kyrgios could potentially play Bernard Tomic in the second round. It would be the Aussie pair’s first ATP Head2Head meeting.

Former World No. 3 Stan Wawrinka is the top seed. The 35-year-old faces a tricky path to the trophy, with sixth seed Taylor Fritz, 2014 US Open champion Marin Cilic and former Top 10 star Richard Gasquet all in his quarter of the draw.

Grigor Dimitrov, the 2017 Nitto ATP Finals champion, is the second seed. Other players to watch include #NextGenATP Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, fourth seed Borna Coric and rising Norwegian Casper Ruud.

Goffin leads Great Ocean Road Open field

Jannik Sinner finished his 2020 campaign with a title in Sofia. Will the #NextGenATP Italian begin his 2021 season with a trophy at the Great Ocean Road Open?

The 19-year-old is the fourth seed at this ATP 250, where he will meet Yen-Hsun Lu or Aleksandar Vukic in his opening match. Sinner is the youngest player in the Top 100 of the FedEx ATP Rankings.

The top seed is David Goffin, the 2017 Nitto ATP Finals runner-up. Goffin is joined by Delray Beach titlist Hubert Hurkacz and entertaining Kazakhstani Alexander Bublik in his half of the draw.

Other players to watch at the Great Ocean Road Open include second seed Karen Khachanov, big-serving sixth seed Reilly Opelka and former World No. 5 Kevin Anderson.