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Entry Lists For Estoril, Istanbul and Munich LIVE

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Updated entry lists for the three ATP 250 events set to be played next week. 

The clay-court season will continue with the Millennium Estoril Open in Portugal, the BNP Paribas Istanbul Open in Turkey and the BMW Munich Open in Germany. The tournaments are taking place from the 1st to the 7th of May.

Defending champions are Spain’s Nicolas Almagro in Portugal, Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber in Munich and Diego Schwartzman in Istanbul.

World’s number six Milos Raonic has committed to play the Istanbul Open, which will be his first tournament since Miami.

NEWS: Albert Ramos-Vinolas withdraws from the Estoril Open, he gets replaced by Yuichi Sugita.
NEWS: Nick Kyrgios pulls out from Estoril Open due to the death of his grandfather.

 

ATP Estoril (POR, Red Clay Outdoor), Main Draw:
OUT Kyrgios, Nick AUS 16
2 Carreno Busta, Pablo ESP 19
3 Gasquet, Richard FRA 22
OUT Ramos-Vinolas, Albert ESP 24
5 Muller, Gilles LUX 29
6 del Potro, Juan Martin ARG 34
7 Sousa, Joao POR 35
8 Paire, Benoit FRA 39
9 Edmund, Kyle GBR 45
10 Harrison, Ryan USA 47
11 Jaziri, Malek TUN 53
12 Almagro, Nicolas ESP 56
OUT Delbonis, Federico ARG 57
14 Robredo, Tommy ESP PR,57
OUT Nishioka, Yoshihito JPN 58
OUT Medvedev, Daniil RUS 60
17 Berlocq, Carlos ARG 69
18 Istomin, Denis UZB 70
OUT Monaco, Juan ARG 72
OUT (SE)
OUT (SE)
22 (Q)
23 (Q)
24 (Q)
25 (Q)
26 (WC)
27 (WC)
28 (WC)
Alternates:
IN Anderson, Kevin RSA 74
IN Donskoy, Evgeny RUS 81
OUT Robert, Stephane FRA 88
IN Elias, Gastao POR 89
IN Garcia-Lopez, Guillermo ESP 90
OUT Chung, Hyeon KOR 92
OUT Pavlasek, Adam CZE 96
IN Sugita, Yuichi JPN 97
IN Olivo, Renzo ARG 98
OUT Stepanek, Radek CZE 99
IN Daniel, Taro JPN 100
OUT Bagnis, Facundo ARG 102
OUT Kicker, Nicolas ARG 104
IN Mathieu, Paul-Henri FRA 106
OUT Copil, Marius ROU 107


ATP Estoril, Qualifying:
OUT Estrella Burgos, Victor DOM 84
OUT Robert, Stephane FRA 86
3 Escobedo, Ernesto USA 91
OUT Olivo, Renzo ARG 92
OUT Daniel, Taro JPN 96
OUT Giraldo, Santiago COL 103
7 Fratangelo, Bjorn USA 116
8 Rublev, Andrey RUS 118
9 Cervantes, Inigo ESP 132
10 De Schepper, Kenny FRA 145
11 Ymer, Elias SWE 155
12 Gaio, Federico ITA 164
13 Lopez-Perez, Enrique ESP 174
14 Gulbis, Ernests LAT 175
15 (WC)
16 (WC)
Alternates:
IN Jarry, Nicolas CHI 191
IN Lamasine, Tristan FRA 195
IN Groth, Sam AUS 196
IN Sousa, Pedro POR 212
OUT Smith, John-Patrick AUS 220
OUT Jahn, Jeremy GER 223
IN Caruso, Salvatore ITA 239
OUT Sijsling, Igor NED 241
OUT Sieber, Marc GER 243
OUT Munar, Jaume ESP 245
OUT Riba, Pere ESP 247
OUT Baker, Brian USA 261
OUT Hanfmann, Yannick GER 262
IN Domingues, Joao POR 270

 



ATP Istanbul (TUR, Red Clay Outdoor) Main Draw:
1 Raonic, Milos CAN 5
2 Lorenzi, Paolo ITA 37
3 Troicki, Viktor SRB 38
4 Granollers, Marcel ESP 41
5 Schwartzman, Diego ARG 42
6 Tomic, Bernard AUS 44
7 Darcis, Steve BEL 49
8 Baghdatis, Marcos CYP 50
9 Khachanov, Karen RUS 52
10 Vesely, Jiri CZE 54
11 Basilashvili, Nikoloz GEO 59
12 Coric, Borna CRO 62
13 Dzumhur, Damir BIH 66
14 Thompson, Jordan AUS 79
15 Sela, Dudi ISR 83
16 Dutra Silva, Rogerio BRA 84
17 Lajovic, Dusan SRB 85
18 Albot, Radu MDA 86
19 Youzhny, Mikhail RUS 87
OUT (SE)
21 SE Djere, Laslo SRB 184
22 (Q)
23 (Q)
24 (Q)
25 (Q)
26 WC Cilic, Marin CRO 8
27 (WC)
28 (WC)
Alternates:
OUT Robert, Stephane FRA 88
OUT Garcia-Lopez, Guillermo ESP 90
OUT Chung, Hyeon KOR 92
IN Bedene, Aljaz GBR 94
OUT Pavlasek, Adam CZE 96
OUT Sugita, Yuichi JPN 97
OUT Olivo, Renzo ARG 98
OUT Copil, Marius ROU 107
1. Stakhovsky, Sergiy UKR 111

ATP Istanbul, Qualifying:
OUT Bedene, Aljaz GBR 76
OUT Garcia-Lopez, Guillermo ESP 94
OUT Chung, Hyeon KOR 102
4 Giannessi, Alessandro ITA 121
5 Kamke, Tobias GER 142
6 Basic, Mirza BIH 171
7 Diez, Steven CAN 179
OUT Djere, Laslo SRB 184
9 Tsitsipas, Stefanos GRE 198
10 Safwat, Mohamed EGY 201
11 Menendez-Maceiras, Adrian ESP 206
12 Bellotti, Riccardo ITA 208
13 Brands, Daniel GER 209
OUT Velotti, Agustin ARG 210
15 (WC)
16 (WC)
Alternates:
OUT Jahn, Jeremy GER 223
IN De Minaur, Alex AUS 229
OUT Clezar, Guilherme BRA 238
OUT Caruso, Salvatore ITA 239
IN Sieber, Marc GER 243
IN Riba, Pere ESP 247
IN Grigelis, Laurynas LTU 249
IN Vatutin, Alexey RUS 274
1. Karatsev, Aslan RUS 293
OUT Ungur, Adrian ROU 307

 


ATP Munich (GER, Red Clay Outdoor), Main Draw:
1 Monfils, Gael FRA 11
2 Bautista Agut, Roberto ESP 18
3 Zverev, Alexander GER 20
4 Haas, Tommy GER @25
5 Kohlschreiber, Philipp GER 31
6 Zverev, Mischa GER 33
7 Fognini, Fabio ITA 40
OUT Mayer, Florian GER 46
OUT Young, Donald USA 51
10 Klizan, Martin SVK 61
11 Struff, Jan-Lennard GER 63
OUT Mannarino, Adrian FRA 65
13 Bellucci, Thomaz BRA 71
14 Zeballos, Horacio ARG 75
15 Kukushkin, Mikhail KAZ 76
16 Chardy, Jeremy FRA 77
17 Brown, Dustin GER 78
18 Seppi, Andreas ITA 80
19 Monteiro, Thiago BRA 82
OUT (SE)
OUT (SE)
22 (Q)
23 (Q)
24 (Q)
25 (Q)
26 WC Marterer, Maximilian GER
27 WC Ruud, Casper NOR
28 (WC)
Alternates
OUT Robert, Stephane FRA 88
OUT Tursunov, Dmitry RUS @89
OUT Garcia-Lopez, Guillermo ESP 90
IN Chung, Hyeon KOR 92
OUT Pavlasek, Adam CZE 96
OUT Sugita, Yuichi JPN 97
OUT Olivo, Renzo ARG 98
OUT Stepanek, Radek CZE 99
OUT Daniel, Taro JPN 100
OUT Bagnis, Facundo ARG 102
IN Kicker, Nicolas ARG 104
OUT Giraldo, Santiago COL 105
OUT Andujar, Pablo ESP @105
OUT Mathieu, Paul-Henri FRA 106
IN Copil, Marius ROU 107
OUT Escobedo, Ernesto USA 108
IN Melzer, Gerald AUT 109
IN Stakhovsky, Sergiy UKR 111

ATP Munich, Qualifying:
OUT Sugita, Yuichi JPN 93
OUT Kicker, Nicolas ARG 100
OUT Melzer, Gerald AUT 105
OUT Lacko, Lukas SVK 108
5 Stakhovsky, Sergiy UKR 109
6 Benneteau, Julien FRA 111
OUT Copil, Marius ROU 114
OUT Mathieu, Paul-Henri FRA 115
OUT Marterer, Maximilian GER 129 
10 De Greef, Arthur BEL 134
11 Bublik, Alexander KAZ 140
12 Pella, Guido ARG 143
13 Kovalik, Jozef SVK 148
14 Ignatik, Uladzimir BLR 150
15 (WC)
16 (WC)
Alternates:
IN Janowicz, Jerzy POL 169
OUT Lamasine, Tristan FRA 195
IN Masur, Daniel GER 211
OUT Smith, John-Patrick AUS 220
IN Jahn, Jeremy GER 223
IN Eysseric, Jonathan FRA 224
OUT Caruso, Salvatore ITA 239
OUT Sijsling, Igor NED 241
IN Mertens, Yannick BEL 251
OUT Montanes, Albert ESP 254
IN Maden, Yannick GER 256
OUT Baker, Brian USA 261
IN Hanfmann, Yannick GER 262

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Motivation, Pressure And Expectations – Novak Djokovic Targets History At Wimbledon

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Novak Djokovic has broken numerous records throughout his career but he still feels the pressure of trying to make history in the sport. 

The world No.2 is through to his 10th Wimbledon final where he will play Carlos Alcaraz, who beat him at this stage of the tournament 12 months ago. There is plenty on the line for the Serbian who could equal Roger Federer’s record for most men’s titles won at SW19 and break the overall record for most major singles won in the sport if he triumphs over the Spaniard. Djokovic currently has 24 Grand Slam trophies to his name which is the same as Margaret Court, who won some of her titles before the Open Era started. 

“Obviously I’m aware that Roger [Federer] holds eight Wimbledons. I hold seven. History is on the line.” Djokovic said on Friday after beating Lorenzo Musetti.

“Also, the 25th potential Grand Slam. Of course, it serves as a great motivation, but at the same time it’s also a lot of pressure and expectations.”

Coming into Wimbledon, there had been doubts over Djokovic’s form after he underwent surgery to treat a knee injury he suffered at the French Open. However, he has defied the odds to reach the final. His run has also seen him beat Alexi Popyrin and Holger Rune before getting a walkover in the quarter-finals from Alex de Minaur, who sustained an injury during the tournament. Then on Friday, he overcame a spirited Musetti in three sets. 

Despite the challenge, Djokovic has insisted that his expectations to do well are always high no matter what the situation is. During what has been a roller-coaster first six months of the season, he is yet to win a title this year or beat a player currently ranked in the top 10. Although he will achieve both of these if her beats Alcaraz on Sunday. 

“Every time I step out on the court now, even though I’m 37 and competing with the 21-year-olds, I still expect myself to win most of the matches, and people expect me to win, whatever, 99% of the matches that I play.” He said.

“I always have to come out on the court and perform my best in order to still be at the level with Carlos [Alcaraz] or Jannik [Sinner] or Sascha [Zverev] or any of those guys, Daniil [Medvedev]. 

“This year hasn’t been that successful for me. It’s probably the weakest results the first six months I’ve had in many years. That’s okay. I had to adapt and accept that and really try to find also way out from the injury that I had and kind of regroup.”

Djokovic hopes that a Wimbledon win will help turn his season around like it has done in the past for him. 

“Wimbledon historically there’s been seasons where I wasn’t maybe playing at a desired level, but then I would win a Wimbledon title and then things would change.” He commented.

“For example, that was the case in 2018 when I had elbow surgery earlier in the year, dropped my rankings out of top 20, losing in fourth round of Australian Open, I think it was quarters of Roland-Garros, and just not playing the tennis that I want to play. Then I won Wimbledon and then won US Open and then later on became No.1 very soon.”

Meanwhile, 21-year-old Alcaraz is hoping to stop Djokovic in his tracks. Should he defend his title at Wimbledon, he would become the first player outside the Big Three to do so since Pete Sampras more than 20 years ago. He has won their only previous meeting on the grass but trails their head-to-head 3-2. 

“I’m sure he knows what he has to do to beat me,” said Alcaraz.

“But I’m ready to take that challenge and I’m ready to do it well.”

When the two players take to the court to play in the Wimbledon final, Djokovic will be 15 years and 348 days older than Alcaraz. Making it the largest age gap in a men’s Grand Slam final since the 1974 US Open. Whoever is victorious will receive £2,700,000 in prize money. 

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Carlos Alcaraz And Novak Djokovic Wouldn’t Yield To Medvedev And Musetti At Wimbledon

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Carlos Alcaraz seemed to be on his own against a vastly improved Daniil Medvedev. The defending Wimbledon champion appeared to be out of tricks.

And Medvedev sensed it.

Alcaraz still scored a 6-7 (1), 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Medvedev. It may look rather easy on paper, but there was nothing easy about Alcaraz’s victory. The young Spaniard just came through when he needed it to advance to what he hopes will lead to his fourth Grand Slam title.

MEDVEDEV APPLIED ENDLESS PRESSURE

Medvedev was always there, ready to pounce on any mistake by Alcaraz. But mistakes didn’t happen that often after Medvedev took the first set in a tie-breaker.

Alcaraz hadn’t served that well in the first set that Medvedev had taken in a tiebreaker. But it was a different story once Alcaraz found the mark on his serves. He just kept holding service until the match was his.

Remember, he’s only 21 years old. But now he faces someone in this Wimbledon final almost twice as old in 37-year-old Novak Djokovic.

NOVAK DIDN’T LET INJURED KNEE STOP HIM

Early in the match, Djokovic looked like he might have problems against Lorenzo Musetti. He appeared to have a slight limp in the right knee that was covered by a band. Of course, it’s been less than six months since Novak underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in that knee.

Djokovic didn’t always chase after balls in situations where his service game wasn’t in jeopardy. He just hit winners when the opportunities came along, and his serve was always ready to win a point, a game or the match.

MUSETTI WASN’T THE SAME

Young 25th seed Musetti had been so strong and talented in his quarterfinal upset of Taylor Fritz. The 22-year-old Italian had looked like he might be a threat to the likes of Djokovic and Alcaraz in the last two rounds in London.

Musetti appeared to be able to run down everything against the speedy Fritz, until Fritz seemed to grow tired in a fifth set that Musetti won easily.

The Italian wasn’t the same against Djokovic.

Djokovic was just too good and too consistent to allow Musetti to stop his bid for another title.

NOVAK THE VIOLINIST

The setting was completely different this time with Djokovic looking questionable at the start. But Musetti could hardly push Djokovic, and ended up losing by a 6-4, 7-6 (2), 6-4. Once Novak charged through the second set tiebreaker, dropping only two points, Musetti couldn’t get back into the match.

And then Novak came out pretending to play a violin on his racket for his precious 6-year-old daughter Tara, whom Novak said has been learning to play the violin for about six months.

Some fans apparently didn’t like this, but then there probably were others who became Novak Djokovic fans. Novak obviously is a great guy and dad these days.

After all, Novak has just played his 97th Wimbledon match, and he’s hoping in his 37th Grand Slam final to tie Roger Federer’s record of eight Wimbledon titles.

James Beck was the 2003 winner of the USTA National Media Award  for print media. A 1995 MBA graduate of The Citadel, he can be reached at Jamesbecktennis@gmail.com. 

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Daniil Medvedev Calls For Video Replays After ‘Small Cat’ Insult At Wimbledon Umpire

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Daniil Medvedev admits the use of his words against the umpire in his Wimbledon semi-final match was not pleasant but he believes he didn’t cross a line. 

The world No.5 was issued with a code violation for unsportsmanlike conduct during the first set of his clash with Carlos Alcaraz. Medvedev was visibly irritated when umpire Eva Asderaki ruled there was a double bounce before he returned a ball during a rally. He was then caught on camera mouthing an insult to Asderaki who consulted with the tournament supervisor before issuing him with a violation. Verbal abuse towards match officials can lead to players being defaulted from matches. 

Medvedev went on to win the first set before losing in four to Alcaraz. After his exit from the tournament, he was quizzed about what he said. 

“I would say small cat, the words are nice, but the meaning was not nice here,” he said without elaborating any further.

Continuing to defend his actions, the 28-year-old said he had previously been involved in a similar incident involving Asderaki where a double-bounce call was made against him at the French Open. Medvedev says memories of what happened were triggered today. 

“I don’t know if it was a double bounce or not. I thought no. That was tricky. The thing is that once long ago at Roland Garros against (Marin) Cilic I lost, and she didn’t see that it was one bounce. So I had this in my mind. I thought, again, against me,” he said.

“I said something in Russian, not unpleasant, but not over the line. So I got a code for it.”

It is not the first time Medvedev has used the phrase ‘small cat’ as an insult. During a heated match against Stefanos Tsitsipas at the 2022 Australian Open, told umpire Jaume Campistol he would be a small cat if he did not take action against claims that Tsitsipas was being coached illegally during the match.

The former US Open champion says he did not fear being defaulted from his latest match before going on to say video replays should be allowed in the sport. A comment that was also made by Coco Gauff during the French Open earlier this year after she was caught up in a dispute concerning a double-bounce.

“Not at all because, as I say, I didn’t say anything too bad,” he replied when asked if he was concerned he might be disqualified for what he said on Friday.

“The thing is that I think it would be so much easier with a challenge system. The challenge system shows a bounce. So if there was a bounce, it would show it. 

“Then if we use it, we would never have this situation. So I don’t know why we don’t use the challenge system for double bounce, the Hawk-Eye or whatever.”

Medvedev’s focus will now turn back to the clay ahead of the Olympic games which will be held at Roland Garros. 

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