This Week On The ATP Tour – CW42

VTB Kremlin Cup Moscow (photo: Florian Heer)

STARNBERG, October 18, 2021

Russian Andrey Rublev leads the field at the VTB Kremlin Cup, where he is the reigning champion on home soil. The World No. 5 is targeting his second tour-level title of the season, after triumphing in Rotterdam.

Countrymen Aslan Karatsev and 2018 Moscow titlist Karen Khachanov are also in action, as they attempt to continue Russian success at the ATP 250. Since 1990, the tournament singles champion has been Russian 16 times.

Two-time Moscow winner Marin Cilic from Croatia, fourth seed Filip Krajinovic of Serbia, Kazakhstan’s Alexander Bublik and Winston-Salem champion Ilya Ivashka from Belarus are also among the players to watch.

Sinner leads the field in Antwerp

Italian Jannik Sinner will aim to capture his fourth ATP Tour title of the season at the European Open in Antwerp and boost his chances of qualifying for the Nitto ATP Finals.

Former World No. 1 Andy Murray, Buenos Aires champion Diego Schwartzman of Argentina and Australian Alex de Minaur, who made the Antwerp final last year, will try to stop the 20-year-old at the ATP 250 event.

Other players to watch include third-seeded Chilean Cristian Garin, Toronto finalist Reilly Opelka from the United States, #NextGenATP Italian Lorenzo Musetti and seventh-seeded South African Lloyd Harris.