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Australian Open entry lists out, stars miss out on seedings




Spain’s Feliciano Lopez could have a tough first round draw after being confirmed in a place outside the seedings (

The entry lists for the first grand slam tournament of 2018 have been released. A lot of familiar names look set for unfamiliar seedings.


World No.1 Rafael Nadal is the top seed. He is followed by Roger Federer, Grigor Dimitrov, and Alexander Zverev.

Yet is further down the lists that some names look oddly placed. Novak Djokovic is set for the 12th seed, one place behind Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro. Fellow former No.1 Andy Murray is set to be seeded 16th. Former grand slam finalists Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic are set for the 21st and 24th seeds respectively.

In the 30th seeded position Bosnia’s Damir Dzumhur looks set for a seeding at a grand slam for the first time in his career. Richard Gasquet (31) and Pablo Cuevas (32) grab the last two seedings according to this entry list. Cuevas earned a timely move up the rankings late in the season after winning the Montevideo Challenger that boosted his chances of a seed.

Some familiar names have missed out completely on seedings. Former Roland Garros finalist David Ferrer (37) will be a tough draw for anyone in the first round, as will Queen’s champion Feliciano Lopez (36). Other names without seedings include Fernando Verdasco, Gael Monfils, and Gilles Simon.

Next Gen stars Andrey Rublev, Jared Donaldson, and Denis Shapovalov will also feature after being confirmed. Four players have a protected ranking strong enough for direct entry into the event. These players are Andreas Haider-Maurer, Yoshihito Nishioka, John Millman, and Ricardas Berankis.

The first group of alternates are also listed. These are players to be moved into the main draw should a withdrawal take place. These include the United States’ Taylor Fritz, former Australian Open finalist Marcos Baghdatis, and Davis Cup winner Nicolas Mahut. James Duckworth and Pablo Andujar’s protected rankings are enough to see them into the alternates list.


Updated Entry List For Australian Open Qualifying




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The men’s Australian Open qualifying tournament is starting tomorrow at the Doha’s Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex.


For the first time the qualifying matches will not be played in Australia, because of the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic. While the women’s tournament has switched to the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, the men will play in Doha (Qatar).

The players will battle from the 10th to the 13th of January, and the 16 winners will have the chance to fly to Melbourne for the mandatory quarantine before the Australian Open. The Wild-Cards for the qualifying draw have been given to Blake Mott, Jason Kubler, Akira Santillan, Matthew Ebden, Rinky Hijikata, Dane Sweeny, Tristan Schoolkate and John-Patrick Smith.

USA’s Sebastian Korda, Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic, Argentine’s Leonardo Mayer and Spain’s Nicola Kuhn are among the players who have withdrawn. France’s Gregoire Barrere and Bolivia’s Hugo Dellien will be the first two seeds.

NEWS: Dmitry Popko pulls out and he’s replaced by Blake Mott. Mott’s Wild-Card goes to Harry Bourchier.

NEWS: Kyle Edmund has withdrawn from AO main draw, Ilya Ivashka takes his place. Mischa Zverev receives the last qualifying Wild-Card.

Australian Open (Doha, QAT) qualifying, entry list:
OUT Sousa, Pedro (POR)
OUT Seppi, Andreas (ITA)
OUT Majchrzak, Kamil (POL)
OUT Ivashka, Ilya (BLR)

Barrere, Gregoire (FRA)
Dellien, Hugo (BOL)
Karatsev, Aslan (RUS)
Kudla, Denis (USA)
Daniel, Taro (JPN)
Seyboth Wild, Thiago (BRA)
Dzumhur, Damir (BIH)
Hoang, Antoine (FRA)
Donskoy, Evgeny (RUS)
Bagnis, Facundo (ARG)
Stebe, Cedrik-Marsel (GER)
Seyboth Wild, Thiago (BRA)
Daniel, Taro (JPN)
OUT Korda, Sebastian (USA)
Dzumhur, Damir (BIH)
OUT O’Connell, Christopher (AUS)
Hoang, Antoine (FRA)
Donskoy, Evgeny (RUS)
Bagnis, Facundo (ARG)
Stebe, Cedrik-Marcel (GER)
Musetti, Lorenzo (ITA)
Gunneswaran, Prajnesh (IND)
OUT Altmaier, Daniel (GER)
Kuznetsov, Andrey (RUS) PR
Kovalik, Jozef (SVK)
OUT Jung, Jason (TPE)
Soeda, Go (JPN)
Laaksonen, Henri (SUI)
OUT Mayer, Leonardo (ARG)
OUT Nagal, Sumit (IND)

Gaio, Federico (ITA)
Milojevic, Nikola (SRB)
Cerundolo, Francisco (ARG)
Otte, Oscar (GER)
Alcaraz, Carlos (ESP)
Petrovic, Danilo (SRB)
Taberner, Carlos (ESP)
Rodionov, Jurij (AUT)
Gojowczyk, Peter (GER)
Lorenzi, Paolo (ITA)
OUT Karlovic, Ivo (CRO)
Huesler, Marc-Andrea (SUI)
Zapata Miralles, Bernabe (ESP)
Klizan, Martin (SVK)
Giustino, Lorenzo (ITA)
Griekspoor, Tallon (NED)
Safwat, Mohamed (EGY)
Rola, Blaz (SLO)
Van de Zandschulp, Botic (NED)
OUT Varillas, Juan Pablo (PER)
Ofner, Sebastian (AUT)
Gomez, Emilio (COL)
Gaston, Hugo (FRA)
Andreozzi, Guido (ARG)
Brown, Dustin (GER) PR
Zhang, Zhizhen (CHN)
Bonzi, Benjamin (FRA)
Nakashima, Brandon (USA)
Giannessi, Alessandro (ITA)
Cressy, Maxime (USA)
Tabilo, Alejandro (CHI)
OUT Popko, Dmitry (KAZ)
OUT Bolt, Alex (AUS)

Fabbiano, Thomas (ITA)
Maden, Yannick (GER)
Mmoh, Michael (USA)
Domingues, Joao (POR)
Coppejans, Kimmer (BEL)
Rinderknech, Arthur (FRA)
Diez, Steven (CAN)
Marcora, Roberto (ITA)
Gulbis, Ernests (LAT)
Safiullin, Roman (FRA)
Ferreira Silva, Frederico (ESP)
Istomin, Denis (UZB)
Horansky, Filip (SVK)
Ito, Tatsuma (JPN)
Clarke, Jay (GBR)
OUT Kokkinakis, Thanasi (AUS) PR
Broady, Liam (GBR)
Torpegaard, Mikael (DEN)
Ramanathan, Ramkumar (IND)
Vilella Martinez, Mario (ESP)
Krueger, Mitchell (USA)
Menezes, Joao (BRA)
Machac, Tomas (CZE)
OUT Vukic, Aleksandar (AUS)
Haase, Robin (NED)
Escobedo, Ernesto (USA)
Rosol, Lukas (CZE)
Lacko, Lukas (SVK)
Troicki, Viktor (SRB)
Stakhovsky, Sergiy (UKR)
Halys, Quentin (FRA)
Collarini, Andrea (ARG)
Ymer, Elias (SWE)
OUT Ficovich, Juan Pablo (ARG)
Muller, Alexandre (FRA)
Schnur, Brayden (CAN)
Marterer, Maximilian (GER)
Janvier, Maxime (FRA)
Couacaud, Enzo (FRA)
Kwiatkowski, Thai-Son (USA)
Bourgue, Mathias (FRA)
Olivo, Renzo (ARG)
Marchenko, Illya (UKR)
Copil, Marius (ROU)
Mollelker, Rudolf (GER)
Polansky, Peter (CAN)
Ilkel, Cem (TUR)
Garcia-Lopez, Guillermo (ESP)
Gojo, Borna (CRO)
Viola, Matteo (ITA)
Benchetrit, Elliot (MAR)
Robredo, Tommy (ESP)
Lestienne, Constant (FRA)
Tomic, Bernard (AUS)
Bemelmans, Ruben (BEL)
Cid Subervi, Roberto (DOM)
Harris, Andrew (AUS)
Moroni, Gian Marco (ITA)
WC Kubler, Jason (AUS)
WC Santillan, Akira (AUS)
WC Smith, John-Patrick (AUS)
WC Ebden, Matthew (AUS)
WC Hijikata, Rinky (AUS)
WC Sweeny, Dane (AUS)
WC Schoolkate, Tristan (AUS)
WC Bourchier, Harry (AUS)
WC Zverev, Mischa (GER)
IN Meligeni Rodrigues Alves, Felipe (BRA)
IN Kolar, Zdenek (CRO)
OUT Sela, Dudi (ISR)
IN Li, Zhe (CHN)
IN Eubanks, Christopher (USA)
IN Kamke, Tobias (GER)
IN Mena, Facundo (ARG)
IN Purcell, Max (AUS)
IN De Greef, Arthur (BEL) PR
IN Moriya, Hiroki (JPN)
IN Trungelliti, Marco (ARG)
IN Blanch, Ulises (USA)
IN Wu, Tung-Lin (TPE)
IN Masur, Daniel (GER)
IN Vatutin, Alexey (RUS)
IN Moraing, Mats (GER)
IN Lenz, Julian (GER)
OUT Jaziri, Malek (TUN)
OUT Kuhn, Nicola (ESP)

IN Mott, Blake (AUS) PR
IN Karlovskiy, Evgeny (RUS)

Alt.1 Kubler, Jason (AUS)
Alt.2 Cagnina, Julien (PR, BEL)
Alt.3 Zverev, Mischa (GER)
Alt.4 Menendez Maceiras, Adrian (ESP)
Alt.5 Gabashvili, Teymuraz (RUS)
Alt.6 Choinski, Jan (GBR)
Alt.7 Santillan, Akira (AUS)
Alt.8 Blancaneaux, Geoffrey (FRA)

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Updated Entry Lists For Delray Beach And Antalya




The 2021 ATP World Tour season is going to start with two hard-court tournaments.


With a brand new calendar, the tennis season is set to begin on the 5th of January, when the Delray Beach Open (Florida, USA) and the Antalya Open (Turkey) kick off. The first main draw matches are scheduled to happen on the 7th of January, as the qualifying tournaments will be played in the first two days.

Milos Raonic, Cristian Garin and John Isner will be the first three seeds in the main draw of the Delray Beach Open. Andy Murray was handed a Wild-Card but he later decided to skip the tournament. Former champions Sam Querrey, Reilly Opelka, Frances Tiafoe and Ivo Karlovic are committed to play as well.

The Antalya Open is a new ATP 250 tournament with a single-year license. Matteo Berrettini, David Goffin, Fabio Fognini and Alex De Minaur are among the players who have signed in the entry list. Borna Coric, Jannik Sinner and Benoit Paire have withdrawn from the event.

Both tournaments’ finals will be played on the 13th of January. During the week, the Australian Open qualifying tournament is also scheduled to take place in Doha (Qatar).

NEWS: Milos Raonic withdraws from Delray Beach. Tomas Etcheverry replaces him in the main draw.

NEWS: Vasek Pospisil pulls out from Delray Beach, Ji-Sung Nam takes his place.

NEWS: Reilly Opelka withdraws from Delray Beach, being replaced by Thomaz Bellucci.

ATP 250 Delray Beach (USA, Hard), entry list:
OUT Raonic, Milos (CAN)
Garin, Cristian (CHI)
Isner, John (USA)
OUT Evans, Daniel (GBR)
Hurkacz, Hubert (POL)
Mannarino, Adrian (FRA)
OUT Opelka, Reilly (USA)
OUT Nishikori, Kei (JPN)
Querrey, Sam (USA)
Paul, Tommy (USA)
Tiafoe, Frances (USA)
Andujar, Pablo (ESP)
OUT Pospisil, Vasek (CAN)
OUT Koepfer, Dominik (GER)
Norrie, Cameron (GBR)
OUT Delbonis, Federico (ARG)
Monteiro, Thiago (BRA)
OUT Ymer, Mikael (SWE)
Kwon, Soonwoo (KOR)
Mager, Gianluca (ITA)
Martin, Andrej (SVK)
WC Rubin, Noah (USA)
WC Harrison, Ryan (USA)
OUT Sousa, Pedro (POR)
IN Galan, Daniel Elahi (COL)
IN Korda, Sebastian (USA)
IN Karlovic, Ivo (CRO)
IN McDonald, Mackenzie (USA)

IN Etcheverry, Tomas Martin (ARG)
OUT Karlovskiy, Evgeny (RUS)
OUT Fratangelo, Bjorn (PR, USA)
IN Nam, Ji Sung (KOR)
IN Fratangelo, Bjorn (USA)

IN Bellucci, Thomaz (BRA)
Alt.1 Galovic, Viktor (CRO)
Alt.2 Oliveira, Goncalo (POR)

Barrios Vera, Marcelo Tomas (CHI)
Bellucci, Thomaz (BRA)
Galovic, Viktor (CRO)
Oliveira, Goncalo (POR)
Sakamoto, Pedro (BRA)
Quiroz, Roberto (ECU)
Aragone, JC (USA)
Ritschard, Alexander (USA)
Haerteis, Johannes (GER)
King, Kevin (USA)
Young, Donald (USA)
Kozlov, Stefan (USA)
Harrison, Christian (USA)
Dougaz, Aziz (TUN)
WC Draxl, Liam (CAN)
WC Khan, Zane (USA)

ATP 250 Antalya (TUR, Hard), entry list:
Berrettini, Matteo (ITA)
Goffin, David (BEL)
Fognini, Fabio (ITA)
De Minaur, Alex (AUS)
OUT Coric, Borna (CRO)
OUT Paire, Benoit (FRA)

Struff, Jan Lennard (GER)
OUT Sinner, Jannik (ITA)
Basilashvili, Nikoloz (GEO)
Kecmanovic, Miomir (SRB)
Bublik, Alexander (KAZ)
Djere, Laslo (SRB)
Vesely, Jiri (CZE)
Travaglia, Stefano (ITA)
Chardy, Jeremy (FRA)
Caruso, Salvatore (ITA)
Gerasimov, Egor (BLR)
OUT Cecchinato, Marco (ITA)
Herbert, Pierre-Hugues (FRA)
Ruusuvuori, Emil (FIN)
OUT Harris, Lloyd (RSA)
OUT Sousa, Joao (POR)

Albot, Radu (MDA)
WC Celikbilek, Altug (TUR)
WC Kirkin, Ergi (TUR)
OUT Sugita, Yuichi (JPN)
OUT Wu, Tung-Lin (TPE)
IN Jaziri, Malek (TUN)
IN Kuhn, Nicola (ESP)
IN Grenier, Hugo (FRA)
OUT Karlovskiy, Evgeny (RUS)
IN Zuk, Kacper (POL)
IN Lamasine, Tristan (FRA)
IN Arnaboldi, Andrea (ITA)

Alt.1 Kavcic, Blaz (SLO)
Alt.2 Kotov, Pavel (RUS)
Alt.3 Bachinger, Matthias (GER)

Krstin, Pedja (SRB)
Kavcic, Blaz (SLO)
Kotov, Pavel (RUS)
Bachinger, Matthias (GER)
Pellegrino, Andrea (ITA)
Ortega-Olmedo, Roberto (ESP)
Kuzmanov, Dimitar (BUL)
Klein, Lukas (SVK)
Mukund, Sasi Kumar (IND)
Miedler, Lucas (AUT)
Vrbensky, Michael (CZE)
Molcan, Alex (SVK)
Vavassori, Andrea (ITA)
Basic, Mirza (BIH)
Orlov, Vladyslav (UKR)
Sachko, Vitaliy (UKR)
Lazarov, Alexandar (BUL)
Heliovaara, Harri (FIN)
Golubev, Andrey (KAZ)
Tsitsipas, Petros (GRE)

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Updated Entry List For Paris-Bercy




The last Master 1000 event of the ATP World Tour season will be played in Paris as usual, on indoor hard courts.


The Rolex Paris Masters is one of the most prestigious events of the indoor season, being one of the nine Master-1000 events of the ATP calendar. This year it is not placed in the last week of the season before the ATP Finals, as an additional week has been introduced to stage the Sofia Open in Bulgaria.

With the defending champion Novak Djokovic not committed to play, Spain’s Rafael Nadal leads the main-draw entry list, followed by Austria’s Dominic Thiem and Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas. The withdrawals of Gael Monfils, Denis Shapovalov, Fabio Fognini and John Isner have already been announced, while the Wild-Cards have been given to French players Corentin Moutet, Pierre-Hugues Herbert, Hugo Gaston and Benjamin Bonzi.

NEWS: Sam Querrey and Roberto Bautista-Agut withdraw from the main draw; they are replaced by Feliciano Lopez and Tommy Paul.

ATP Master 1000 Paris-Bercy (FRA, Hard indoor), entry list:
OUT Djokovic, Novak (SRB)
Nadal, Rafael (ESP)
Thiem, Dominic (AUT)
Tsitsipas, Stefanos (GRE)
Medvedev, Daniil (RUS)
Zverev, Alexander (GER)
Rublev, Andrey (RUS)
Schwartzman, Diego (ARG)
Berrettini, Matteo (ITA)
OUT Monfils, Gael (FRA)
OUT Shapovalov, Denis (CAN)

OUT Bautista Agut, Roberto (ESP)
Goffin, David (BEL)
OUT Fognini, Fabio (ITA)
Carreno Busta, Pablo (ESP)
Raonic, Milos (CAN)
Khachanov, Karen (RUS)
Wawrinka, Stan (SUI)
Dimitrov, Grigor (BUL)
Auger-Aliassime, Felix (CAN)
Garin, Cristian (CHI)
OUT Isner, John (USA)
Coric, Borna (CRO)
De Minaur, Alex (AUS)
Lajovic, Dusan (SRB)
Ruud, Casper (NOR)
Paire, Benoit (FRA)
Fritz, Taylor (USA)
Krajinovic, Filip (SRB)
Hurkacz, Hubert (POL)
Humbert, Ugo (FRA)
Evans, Daniel (GBR)
Struff, Jan-Lennard (GER)
OUT Opelka, Reilly (USA)
Basilashvili, Nikoloz (GEO)
OUT Nishikori, Kei (JPN)
OUT Pella, Guido (ARG)

Mannarino, Adrian (FRA)
Kecmanovic, Miomir (SRB)
Cilic, Marin (CRO)
OUT Kyrgios, Nick (AUS)
Millman, John (AUS)
Ramos-Vinolas, Albert (ESP)
OUT Edmund, Kyle (GBR)
WC Moutet, Corentin (FRA)
WC Herbert, Pierre-Hugues (FRA)
WC Gaston, Hugo (FRA)
WC Bonzi, Benjamin (FRA)
IN Sonego, Lorenzo (ITA)
IN Sandgren, Tennys (USA)
IN Bublik, Alexander (KAZ)
OUT Querrey, Sam (USA)
IN Nishioka, Yoshihito (JPN)
IN Bedene, Aljaz (SLO)
IN Gasquet, Richard (FRA)
IN Andujar, Pablo (ESP)
IN Simon, Gilles (FRA)

IN Thompson, Jordan (AUS)
IN Lopez, Feliciano (ESP)
IN Paul, Tommy (USA)
Alt.1 Verdasco, Fernando (ESP)
Alt.2 Cuevas, Pablo (URU)
Alt.3 Fucsovics, Marton (HUN)

Qualifying entry list:
OUT Bublik, Alexander (KAZ)
OUT Nishioka, Yoshihito (JPN)

Fucsovics, Marton (HUN)
OUT Bedene, Aljaz (SLO)
Djere, Laslo (SRB)
OUT Gasquet, Richard (FRA)
OUT Andujar, Pablo (ESP)
OUT Simon, Gilles (FRA)

OUT Paul, Tommy (USA)
OUT Thompson, Jordan (AUS)
Davidovich Fokina, Alejandro (ESP)
OUT Lopez, Feliciano (ESP)
OUT Tiafoe, Frances (USA)
OUT Koepfer, Dominik (GER)
OUT Vesely, Jiri (CZE)

Cuevas, Pablo (URU)
OUT Johnson, Steve (USA)
OUT Chardy, Jeremy (FRA)

Travaglia, Stefano (ITA)
OUT Moutet, Corentin (FRA)
Delbonis, Federico (ARG)
Caruso, Salvatore (ITA)
Pospisil Vasek (CAN)
OUT Anderson, Kevin (RSA)
WC Rinderknech, Arthur (FRA)
WC Grenier, Hugo (FRA)
WC Cornut-Chauvinc, Antoine (FRA)
IN Cecchinato, Marco (ITA)
OUT Gerasimov, Egor (BLR)
OUT Sousa, Joao (POR)
IN Albot, Radu (MDA)
IN Giron, Marcos (USA)
IN Coria, Federico (ARG)
OUT Martinez, Pedro (ESP)
IN Hanfmann, Yannick (GER)
IN Mager, Gianluca (ITA)
IN Carballes Baena, Roberto (ESP)
IN Martin, Andrej (SVK)
IN Gombos, Norbert (SVK)

IN Sousa, Pedro (POR)
IN Polmans, Marc (AUS)
IN Jung, Jason (TPE)

IN Galan, Daniel Elahi (COL)
IN Lorenzi, Paolo (ITA)
OUT Karlovic, Ivo (CRO)
IN Zapata Miralles, Bernabe (ESP)
IN Giannessi, Alessandro (ITA)

Alt.1 Rinderknech, Arthur (FRA)
Alt.2 Diez, Steven (CAN)
OUT Istomin, Denis (UZB)
OUT Ito, Tatsuma (JPN)
OUT Stakhovsky, Sergiy (UKR)
Alt.3 Troicki, Viktor (SRB)

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